Dynamics of acquiring adaptive skills in a complex multi-articular task: Constraints on metastable actions

Orth, Dominic R. (2016) Dynamics of acquiring adaptive skills in a complex multi-articular task: Constraints on metastable actions. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis presents data supporting a re-definition of the concept of learning and transfer of skills in physical activity and sport performance contexts. The key findings indicate that during practice, environmental designs that promote exploratory behaviour facilitate improved performance in modified conditions.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

24 since deposited on 08 Jul 2016
24 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 94003
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kerr, Graham & Davids, Keith
Keywords: affordances, rock climbing, metastability, skill acquisition, transfer, constraints, worn sensor, learning, representative design, performance
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2016 02:04
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 02:04

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page