What Are Examples of Psychomotor Skills?

Psychomotor skills include hand-eye coordination tasks such as throwing a ball, driving a car, operating a machine, playing an instrument or typing. Psychomotor skills emphasize coordinated physical activity using arms, hands, fingers and feet.

Psychomotor skills require some level of practice to gain proficiency and do not include bodily reflexes such as sneezing. Performance of psychomotor skills is based on one’s ability to process external sensory stimuli in conjunction with the muscular sensations involved in the action.

Psychomotor skills can be divided into two types: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills describe activities in which large muscles are involved, such as throwing, while fine motor skills refer to actions using only the hands or fingers, such as typing.