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The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

(Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

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This book was the first handbook where the world's foremost 'experts on expertise' reviewed our scientific knowledge on expertise and expert performance and how experts may differ from non-experts in terms of their development, training, reasoning, knowledge, social support, and innate talent. Methods are described for the study of experts' knowledge and their performance ...more
Paperback, 901 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2006)
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Reuel
Apr 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Ed. K. Anders Ericsson, Neil Charness,(both of Florida State Univ.) and P.J. Feltovich, & R. R. Hoffman (both of Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition). 901 pages. Anthology of 42 scholarly articles on various aspects of expertise, divided into six sections: overview; methodology; acquisition/maintenance of expertise; research methods; domains of expertise (professions, arts/sports/motor skills, games) and generalizable mechanisms mediating expertise <--fascinating section) I read 18 ...more
Davidagha
Sep 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
probs a bit dry, consider one of these two:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
(written by ericsson as well)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78...
(more journalisty)
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Tim
Jun 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
Quite good. Everything you wanted to know about being good at anything.
Yen Ling
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I cherry-picked because half of the book was on research methods in education.
What I've learnt: One can get better in certain fields, such as math and music, with zeal and (a lot of) hard work.
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Shelves: gistily-read
Just read selections from this book.
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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 deliberate
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