The Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise

The Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise

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The Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise

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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ISBN-13: 9780521809887
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Robert J. Sternberg; 1. Trait complexes, cognitive investment and domain knowledge Philip Ackerman and Margaret E. Beier; 2. Intelligence as adaptive resource development and resource allocation: a new look through the lenses of SOC and expertise Ralf T. Krampe and Paul B. Baltes; 3. Developing childhood proclivities into adult competencies: the overlooked multiplier effect Stephen Ceci, Susan M. Barnett and Tamoe Kanaya; 4. The search for general abilities and basic capacities: theoretical implications from the modifiability and complexity of mechanisms mediating expert performance Anders Ericsson; 5. On abilities and domains Michael W. Connell, Kimberly Sheridan and Howard Gardner; 6. Expertise and mental disabilities: bridging the unbridgeable? Elena L. Grigorenko; 7. The early progress of able young musicians Michael J. A. Howe and J. W. Davidson; 8. Expertise, competence, and creative ability: the perplexing complexities Dean K. Simonton; 9. Biological intelligence Robert J. Sternberg; 10. What causes individual differences in cognitive performance? Richard E. Mayer.

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