Offering the broadest review of psychological perspectives on human expertise to date, this volume covers behavioral, computational, neural, and genetic approaches to understanding complex skill. The chapters show how performance in music, the arts, sports, games, medicine, and other domains reflects basic traits such as personality and intelligence, as well as knowledge and skills acquired through training. In doing so, this book moves the field of expertise beyond the duality of nature vs. nurture toward an integrative understanding of complex skill. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and students interested in expertise, and for professionals seeking current reviews of psychological research on expertise.
About the Author:
David Z. Hambrick is professor in the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, USA. His research on expertise has been widely published in scholarly journals and featured in the mainstream media, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. He received his PhD in experimental psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
Guillermo Campitelli is senior lecturer in psychology at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. His research aims to understand individual differences in performance, judgment and decision making, with a particular interest in the cognitive processes underlying expertise. He received this PhD in psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2003.
Brooke N. Macnamara is assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Her diverse research interests include the acquisition of expertise, working memory, and bilingualism. She received her PhD in psychology from Princeton University in 2014.