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Excellence and the highest levels of performance in the arts and sciences, sports, and games have always been an object of fascination to both scientists and lay people. Only during the last 20 years have scientists studied these levels of performance in the laboratory in order to identify their mediating mechanisms. Contrary to the common belief that innate talents are th ...more
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Published June 1st 1996 by Psychology Press
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Phil Sykora
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
To anyone without a serious personal or professional interest in the study of the development of expertise: Don’t read this book, at least not in full. Pick up something else, something more reader-friendly. I recommend K. Anders Ericsson’s Peak, Geoff Colvin’s Talent is Overrated, or even Robert Greene’s Mastery. In this volume, you’re going to be sifting through detailed explanations of research protocols and experiment models to find the occasional golden egg of applicable or interesting advice, which really boils down to ...more
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Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
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An academic book collecting a series of articles about the nature of the acquisition of expert performance, and good as long as that's what you're expecting! Doesn't really have strategies to translate that into deliberate practice in your field, which is what I was hoping for.
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K. Anders Ericsson (born 1947) is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is internationally recognized as a researcher in the psychological nature of expertise and human performance.

Currently, Ericsson studies expert performance in domains such as medicine, music, chess, and sports, focusing exclusively on extended
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