Understanding Expertise: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Dec 11, 2015 - Psychology - 328 pages
What makes an expert? Do gifted children really exist? How do musicians differ from non-musicians? In exploring questions like these, Gobet provides a comprehensive overview of the field of expertise. With research from psychology, neuroscience, sociology, artificial intelligence and philosophy, this is the best possible guide to the subject.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Perception and Categorisation
11
Memory
29
Problem Solving
61
Decision Making
85
Intuition Insight and Creativity
97
Talent Individual Differences and Gender Differences
115
Learning and Education
138
NeuroExpertise
170
Experts and Society
185
Sociology
203
Philosophy
217
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
230
Putting It All Together
237
References
252
Index
293

Development and Ageing
158

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About the author (2015)

Fernand Gobet earned his PhD in psychology in 1992 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. After collaborating with Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon for six years at Carnegie Mellon, he held MA26 positions at the University of Nottingham and Brunel University London. Since 2013, he is Professor of Decision Making and Expertise at the University of Liverpool. His main research interest is the psychology of expertise, which he studies in numerous domains including board games, physics, language acquisition and nursing. His research combines experimental methods with computational modelling. He has written nine books, including Foundations of Cognitive Psychology (2011).

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