Obesity in Children

Resources & References


Online Resources



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    • Pink, Daniel. Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation. TEDGlobal Video. July 2009.
    • Ames, Carole., Archer, Jennifer. Achievement Goals in the Classroom: Students Learning Strategies and Motivation Processes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 1988, Vol. 80, No. 3, 260-267.
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    • Robert S. Weinberg, Daniel Gould, (2007) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology-4th Edition. Human Kinetics.
    • Frank L. Gardner, Zella E. Moore, (2006) Clinical Sport Psychology. Human Kinetics.


    • Garcia, Teresa. Pintrich, R. Paul. The Effects of Autonomy on Motivation and Performance in the College Classroom. Contemporary Educational Psychology, Volume 21, Issue 4, October 1996, Pages 477-486.
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    • Yoshiyuki Nakata (Ph. D.). Exploring the links between motivation, autonomy, and experience in foreign language learning. Independent Learning Association Conference, 2007, Chiba, Japan.
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    • Pink, H. Daniel. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Hardcover, 2009.
    • Maslow, A. H. (1954) Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Bros.


    • Childhood Obesity: Causes and Prevention. Symposium Proceedings, October, 1998. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
    • Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future, October 2010. US Department of health and Human Services.
    • MyPyramid.gov website. OMB Number 0584-0535. United States Department of Agriculture.


    • Loehr James, E., “The New Toughness Training For Sports”, First Plume Printing, New York, 1999.
    • Payne Gregory, V., &, Isaacs Larry, D., “Human Motor Development, A Lifespan Approach”, 3rd Edition, Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, CA., 1995.
    • National Strength Training and Conditioning Association, Baechle, Thomas, R, & Earle, Roger, N, “Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning”, 2nd Edition, Human Kinetics, New York, N.Y., 2000.


    • Pink, H. Daniel. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Hardcover, 2009.
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1993). Policy statement: Infant exercise programs. Pediatrics, 82(5). 800.
    • DeOreo, K. O. (1974) The performance and development of fundamental motor skills in preschool children. In M. Wade & R. Martens (Eds.), Psychology of motor behavior and sport. Urbana. IL. Human Kinetics.
    • DeOreo, K O. (1975) Dynamic balance in preschool children: Process and product. In D. Landers (ed.). Psychology of sport and motor behavior 11. Proceedings of NASPSPA, Pennsylvania State University.
    • Dorfman, P. W. (1977). Timing and anticipation: A developmental perspective. Journal of Motor Behavior. 9.67-79.
    • Haywood, KM. (1980) Coincidence-anticipation accuracy across the lifespan. Experimental Aging Research. 6. 451-462.
    • Seefeldt, V. (1974). Perceptual-motor programs. In 1.H. Wilmore (Ed.). Exercise and sport science reviews, vol. 2. New York: Academic Press.
    • Williams, H.G., (1983). Perceptual and motor development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
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    • Beunen, G., & Malina, R. M. (1988). Growth ,and physical performance relative to the timing of the adolescent spurt. In K B. Pandolf (Ed). Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. New York: MacMillan.
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    • Keogh, J., & Sugden, D. (1985). Movement skill development. New York: Macmillon.
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    • Isaacs, L. D. (1983). Coincidence-anticipation in simple catching. Journal of Human Movement Studies. 9,195-201.
    • Magill, R. A. (1985). Motor Learning: Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. Dubuque. IA: Brown.
    • Morris, G. S. (1977) Dynamic visual acuity: Implications for the physical educator and coach. Motor Skills: Theory into Practice, 2. 15-20.
    • Oxendine, J. B. (1984). Psychology of motor learning. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall.
    • Whiting, H. T. A., & Sanderson, F. H. (1972). The effect of exercise on the visual and auditory acuity of table tennis players. Journal of Motor Behavior, 4. 163-169.
    • Williams, H. G. (1983). Perceptual and motor development. Englewood Cliffs. NJ: Prentice-Hall.
    • Roberton, M. A. (1983). Changing motor patterns during childhood. In J. Thomas (Ed.). Motor development during childhood and adolescence. Minneapolis: Burgess.
    • Halverson, LE., & Roberton, M.A. (1979). The effects of instruction on overhand throwing development in children. In G. Roberts & K. Newell (Eds.), Psychology of motor behavior and sport -1978. Champaign. lL: Human Kinetics.
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    • Morris, G. S. D. (1976). Effects ball and background color have on catching performance of elementary school children. Research Quarterly, 47, 409-416.
    • Maslow, A. H. (1954) Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Bros.


    • Seligman, Martin, E. P., “What You Can Change and What You Can’t, Ballantine Books, New York, 1993.
    • Lombard, Jay, &, Renna, Christina, “Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life”, John Wiley & Son Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2004.
    • Seligman, Martin, “Learned Optimism”, Pocket Books, New York, N.Y.,1998.
    • Hawkins, David, R., “Power vs. Force, Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior”, Hay House Inc., Carlsbad, CA., 1995.
    • Maslow, A. H. (1954) Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Bros.


    • Colgan, Michael, “Optimum Sports Nutrition, Your Competitive Edge”, Advanced Research Press, New York, N.Y., 1993.
    • Ross, Julia, “The Diet Cure”, Penguin Books, New York, N. Y., 1999.


    • Pink, H. Daniel. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Hardcover, 2009.
    • Salili, F. (1995). Explaining Chinese students’ motivation and achievement: A sociocultural analysis. In P.R. Pintrich, & M. L. Maehr (Eds), Advances in Motivation and Acheivement, 9, 73-11.
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    • Brophy, J. (1999). Research on motivation in education:past, present, and future. In T. C. Urdan (Ed.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement, 11, 1-44.


  • Jennings, K.D., Yarrow, L.J., Martin, P.P.. Mastery Motivation and Cognitive Development: A Longitudinal Study from Infancy to 34 Years of Age. International Journal of Behavioral Development, November, 2010; 34 (6).
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