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1. Cacola, Priscila Martins. Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective.

Degree: PhD, Kinesiology, 2012, Texas A&M University

The primary intent of this study was to gain insight into the developmental nature of spatial perception and representation. More specifically, the work presented here examined 1) the age-related ability to modulate peri- and extrapersonal space via hand and tool use, 2) the adjustment period associated with extending and retracting spaces, and 3) the effect of tool length on modulation of space. Seventy children representing age groups 7-, 9-, 11 years and adults were presented with two experiments using an estimation of reach paradigm involving hand and tool conditions and a switch-block of the opposite condition. Experiment 1 tested Hand and Tool (20cm length) estimation and found a significant effect for Age, Space, and an Age x Space interaction (ps <.05). Both children and adults were less accurate in extrapersonal space, indicating an overestimation bias. Interestingly, the adjustment period during the switch-block condition was immediate and similar across age. Experiment 2 was similar to Experiment 1 with the exception of using a 40cm length tool. Results of 55 participants also revealed a difference in estimation responses between Age groups (p <.05); 7- and 9-year-olds were similar and less accurate than adults, and 11-year-olds were not different from any other age group. There was also a difference in Space (p <.05), revealing that participants underestimated their reaching abilities with higher accuracy in extrapersonal space. Interestingly, whereas participants overall overestimated with the 20cm tool, they tended to underestimate while using the 40cm tool. This finding suggests that participants were less confident when presented with a longer tool, even though the adjustment period with both tool lengths was similar. Considered together, these results hint that: (1) children as young as 6 years of age are capable of re-scaling peripersonal space via tool use in the context of estimation reach, (2) the adjustment period associated with extending and retracting spaces is immediate rather than gradual, and (3) tool length may influence confidence of participants, shifting the general direction of error from overestimation with a 20cm tool to underestimation with a 40cm tool. Advisors/Committee Members: Gabbard, Carl P. (advisor), Wright, David (committee member), Buchanan, John (committee member), Wilcox, Teresa (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: tool; peripersonal; extrapersonal; space; children; reach

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APA (6th Edition):

Cacola, P. M. (2012). Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-9857

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cacola, Priscila Martins. “Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed September 20, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-9857.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cacola, Priscila Martins. “Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective.” 2012. Web. 20 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Cacola PM. Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2012. [cited 2020 Sep 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-9857.

Council of Science Editors:

Cacola PM. Modulating Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Reach Space: A Developmental Perspective. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-9857


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2. Waples, Steven Ballard. Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts.

Degree: EdD, Physical Education, 2005, Texas A&M University

Literature has indicated that there are psychological characteristics in elite athletes of various sports that are significantly different than those of non-elite level athletes. The purpose of this study was to discover the different psychological characteristics associated with elite level gymnasts, and contrast the results with psychological characteristics of competitive gymnasts of other levels using the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28. Participants in this study were 195 gymnasts from gymnastics training centers throughout the United States. Results indicated that there was a significant difference in the Personal Resources Score (PCR) between the elite gymnast and all other levels. Furthermore, a significant difference was demonstrated among four of the seven sub-scales making up the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28. The study supports the hypothesis that the psychological make-up of "elite" level gymnasts is different than that of other competitive gymnastics levels. Advisors/Committee Members: Gabbard, Carl P. (advisor), LeUnes, Arnold (committee member), Ashley, Frank (committee member), Batista, Paul (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: psychological; gymnastics; ACSI-28; coping

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APA (6th Edition):

Waples, S. B. (2005). Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1634

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Waples, Steven Ballard. “Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts.” 2005. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed September 20, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1634.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Waples, Steven Ballard. “Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts.” 2005. Web. 20 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Waples SB. Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2005. [cited 2020 Sep 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1634.

Council of Science Editors:

Waples SB. Psychological characteristics of elite and non-elite level gymnasts. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2005. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1634

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