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ERIC Number: EJ800367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
E Pluribus Unum--From DNA to Social Systems: Understanding Physical Activity through an Integrated Perspective
Hatfield, Bradley D.
Quest, v60 n1 p154-177 Feb 2008
The latter half of the 20th century witnessed the dramatic rise of specialization in the subdisciplines of kinesiology, which resulted in scholarly development, but fragmentation. A need is articulated herein for an "issues-based" approach to research that will attract scholars from multiple subdisciplines, address compelling challenges of social significance, and foster a strong professional identity. Two examples of integrative approaches, embodied as centers, are developed in both the health- and performance-related areas of kinesiology. Initially, the multilevel research possibilities relevant to a Center for Physical Activity and the Dementias are discussed and followed by the possibilities for a Center for the Study of Elite Performance. The benefits of an integrative approach to societal interests and the discipline of kinesiology are described. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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