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Overview

The goal of this book is to characterize the nature of abilities, competencies, and expertise, and to understand the relationship between 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 integrates into a coherent discipline what formerly have been, to a large extent, three separate disciplines by articulating the interrelationships between abilities, competencies, and expertise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521007764
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

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