The volume has been revised and updated to reflect the concern to understand and explain the processes underlying skilled behaviour, and to examine contemporary skills research into those cognitive processes that have always been required, but have less frequently been acknowledged. A major change is that the engineering emphasis of the original feedback chapter has now been replaced by a stress on psychological and physiological considerations. The entire history of the acquisition of skill is discussed, and an additional chapter on cognitive skills concentrates on the processes that control a representative selection of practical skills. The book should be of interest to applied psychologists and specialists in ergonomics.
Skills research, Dennis H.Holding; sensorimotor feedback, Carolee Winstein and Richard A.Schmidt; motor programmes, Jeffrey J.Summers; attention and skilled performance, Christopher D.Wickens; discrete movements, Denis J.Glencross and Nicholas Barrett; sequential reactions, Patrick M.A.Rabbit; tracking, M.Hammerton; motor skill learning, Alan W.Salmoni; cognitive motor skills, Ann M.Colley; handicap and human skill, Clark A.Shingledecker; final survey, Dennis H.Holding.