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Race and SportEthnic and Racial RelationsEthnic group: a group of people who share important and distinct cultural traditionsRace: a group of people who are defined by society as different from others on the basis of generically inherited traitsPosition Allocation- stacking hypothesis: stereotypes about certain races (blacks) assumed that blacks weren’t smart enough to lead/carry the burden of being a quarterback on a teamRacial Inequality in Sport?CoachingNCAA Football: 50% black athletes, 6% black head coachesNCAA Basketball: 60% black athletes, 23% black head coachesNFL: 70% black athletes, 23% black head coachesWhy are there so many black professional basketball and football players?Nature vs. Nurture: There is no correlational between skin color and performance factors in sport. Therefore, genetics can’t be the driving factor. Social context is a big reason for this. In black neighborhoods, there are fewer educational opportunities provided to these young kids, athletes are seen as heroes in these neighborhoods, kids are driven to be the best in these areas.Class and SportSocioeconomic status: social position based on wealth, education, and occupational prestigeIs there a relationship between sport participation/spectatorship and class? What factors may account for differences?Upper Class: attend and play activities that are socially exclusive and involves conspicuous consumptionMiddle Class: attend and play activities that are community sponsored or structured leisuredLower and Working Class: are involved in more sedentary sporting experiences- viewing sporting experiencesIs the democratization (sport for all) of sport possible in a capitalistic society?Chapter 8: Motor BehaviorHuman beings motor is our neuromuscular system and our nervous system (brain) tells us what to do.What is motor behavior?The study of how motor skills are learned, controlled, and developed across lifespanApplications focus on what, how, and how much to practiceMotor behavior guides us in providing better situations for learning and practiceValuable to performers and those who teach motor skillsGoals of motor behaviorUnderstand how motor skill are learned: motor learningUnderstand how motor skills are controlled: motor controlKINS 2010 1st Edition Lecture 15Outline of Last Lecture I. Marketinga. Definition of marketing and sport marketingII. 4 P’s of Marketinga. Productb. Pricec. Placed. PromotionIII. Sport Marketing v. Traditional MarketingIV. Focus of Sport Marketersa. Segmentation Outline of Current Lecture I. Race and Sporta. Ethnic groupb. Racec. Position AllocationII. Class and SportIII. Motor Behaviora. What is motor behavior?These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.b. Goals of motor behaviorCurrent Lecture Race and Sport Ethnic and Racial Relations- Ethnic group: a group of people who share important and distinct cultural traditions- Race: a group of people who are defined by society as different from others on the basis of generically inherited traits Position Allocation- stacking hypothesis: stereotypes about certain races (blacks) assumed that blacks weren’t smart enough to lead/carry the burden of being a quarterback on a team Racial Inequality in Sport?- Coaching o NCAA Football: 50% black athletes, 6% black head coacheso NCAA Basketball: 60% black athletes, 23% black head coacheso NFL: 70% black athletes, 23% black head coaches- Why are there so many black professional basketball and football players?o Nature vs. Nurture: There is no correlational between skin color and performance factors in sport. Therefore, genetics can’t be the driving factor. Social context is a big reason for this. In black neighborhoods, there are fewereducational opportunities provided to these young kids, athletes are seen as heroes in these neighborhoods, kids are driven to be the best in these areas. Class and Sport- Socioeconomic status: social position based on wealth, education, and occupational prestige- Is there a relationship between sport participation/spectatorship and class? What factors may account for differences?o Upper Class: attend and play activities that are socially exclusive and involves conspicuous consumptiono Middle Class: attend and play activities that are community sponsored or structured leisuredo Lower and Working Class: are involved in more sedentary sporting experiences- viewing sporting experiences- Is the democratization (sport for all) of sport possible in a capitalistic society? Chapter 8: Motor BehaviorHuman beings motor is our neuromuscular system and our nervous system (brain) tells us what to do.What is motor behavior?- The study of how motor skills are learned, controlled, and developed across lifespan- Applications focus on what, how, and how much to practice- Motor behavior guides us in providing better situations for learning and practice- Valuable to performers and those who teach motor skills Goals of motor behavior- Understand how motor skill are learned: motor learning- Understand how motor skills are controlled: motor controlUnderstand how the learning and control of motor skills change across the life span: motor


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