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Maarten A. Immink

embracing the diversity of global research in the motor learning and development fields, JMLD can stimulate and enrich our research disciplines, increase scholar visibility, grow research networks and collaborations, and attract new scholars to the NASPSPA community. References Arunachalam , S. ( 2004

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David I. Anderson and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

its conflicts were connected with discussions about the appropriateness of the shift from the professional focus to a disciplinary focus espoused by Henry ( 1964 ) and the appropriate label for a discipline with such a diversity of content, methods of inquiry, and potential applications ( Henry, 1978

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R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

moving forward, with ever increasing sophistication, scope, and diversity, in the enquiring spirit proposed by Osterhoudt almost 50 years ago. Integration of the Philosophy of Sport With Other Disciplines When Brooks’s volume was published 40 years ago, the philosophy of sport was not well integrated

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Diane L. Gill, Erin J. Reifsteck, and Leilani Madrigal

for cultural sport psychology , with more research on cultural issues, as well as cultural competence and social justice, in professional practice (e.g.,  Fisher et al., 2003 ; Ryba et al., 2010 ; Schinke & Hanrahan, 2009 ). Recent events have called attention to cultural diversity, equity, and

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Bridget C. Foley, Mathew McLaughlin, Sarah Edney, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Jessica Seymour, Louisa R. Peralta, Angela Douglas, Simon Rosenbaum, Holly Thorpe, Janice Atkin, Tim Olds, and Ding Ding

aimed to engage a wide network of professionals working in the physical activity field across Australasia. The ASPA Early Career Network elected physical activity experts, who were not involved in either societies’ board, for recruitment as one of 6 debaters. We prioritized diversity in geographic

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Jane E. Clark and Jill Whitall

. Second, it would be wrong to assume that almost everyone adopted this approach. Diversity of research perspectives always exists. In summary, after 1982, the Dynamical Systems/Perception Action Approach was influential in reconceptualizing the emergence of invariant behavioral stages or motor programs

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Terese Wilhelmsen, Marit Sørensen, and Ørnulf N. Seippel

ability in PE may also impede positive peer relations and lead to rivalry and devaluation of diversity ( Obrusnikova & Dillon, 2012 ). Previous studies support the association between perceived mastery climate and positive correlates such as enjoyment, task orientation, and confidence in sport and PE, and

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George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis, and Chris Mosier

terminology. Illustrative of the diversity of language used, Beemyn and Rankin ( 2011 ) collected data from over 1,200 transgender individuals. They asked the participants to list the term they preferred when describing their gender identity and expression, and 479 unique descriptors emerged. Examples include

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Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, and T. Gilmour Reeve

to broader understandings in kinesiology. In addition, an understanding of philosophical and historical issues will help prepare the future professionals for the numerous ethical questions they will face on graduation. Coursework in the humanities helps students understand and appreciate diversity

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Elin Ekblom-Bak, Örjan Ekblom, Gunnar Andersson, Peter Wallin, and Björn Ekblom

those individuals who are not engaged in additional PA outside of school hours, as school PE classes are thought to present a diversity of activities for the child/adolescent to try and perform. PE class participation (in women) and, in a dose–response manner, increasing PA outside school hours increase