The Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise

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Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko
Cambridge University Press, Jun 23, 2003 - Psychology - 280 pages
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The goal of this book is to characterize the nature of abilities, competencies, and expertise, and to understand the relations among them. While some psychologists see these sets of skills as rather distinct, others view them on a continuum with abilities developing into competencies and competencies developing into expertise. This book seeks to integrate into a coherent discipline what formerly have been, to a large extent, three separate disciplines by articulating the interrelationships between abilities, competencies, and expertise. The various chapters present theories, data, and concrete ways people can develop their own abilities into competencies and competencies into expertise.
  

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Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, is Provost and Senior Vice President as well as Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. His PhD is from Stanford and he holds 11 honorary doctorates. Sternberg is the author of roughly 1250 publications and has won two dozen awards. He is President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, and a former President of the American Psychological Association.

Elena Grigorenko is associate professor of child studies and psychology at Yale University and associate professor of psychology at Moscow State University. Grigorenko has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received many professional awards, and her research has been funded by various federal and private organizations. Grigorenko has worked with children from around the world, including those living in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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