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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Contents

Trait Complexes Cognitive Investment and Domain Knowledge
1
Intelligence as Adaptive Resource Development and Resource Allocation A New Look Through the Lenses of SOC and Expertise
31
Developing Childhood Proclivities into Adult Competencies The Overlooked Multiplier Effect
70
The Search for General Abilities and Basic Capacities Theoretical Implications from the Modifiability and Complexity of Mechanisms Mediating Exp...
93
On Abilities and Domains
126
Expertise and Mental Disabilities Bridging the Unbridgeable?
156
The Early Progress of Able Young Musicians
186
Expertise Competence and Creative Ability The Perplexing Complexities
213
Biological Intelligence
240
What Causes Individual Differences in Cognitive Performance?
263
Index
275
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