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Understanding Expertise

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

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Hardcover - 9781137572059

21 December 2015

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21 December 2015

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What makes an expert? What strategies do they use? If you're an expert in one domain, are you more likely to become an expert in a second?

In examining questions like these, Professor Fernand Gobet provides a comprehensive...

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What makes an expert? What strategies do they use? If you're an expert in one domain, are you more likely to become an expert in a second?

In examining questions like these, Professor Fernand Gobet provides a comprehensive overview of the field of expertise. With research from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, sociology, philosophy, education, law and artificial intelligence, this is the definitive guide to the subject.

Understanding Expertise: A Multidisciplinary Approach

• considers expertise on a number of levels ranging from the neural to the psychological and the social;
• critically evaluates current theories and approaches;
• addresses issues of key importance for society, with implications for training methods and the development of artificial expert systems.

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Covers a uniquely broad range of perspectives on the role of expertise and its development

Addresses the question of expertise from multiple academic disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, sociology, artificial intelligence and philosophy

Features many helpful and illuminating figures and diagrams

The author is an experienced writer and a wellestablished figure in the field, having conducted research on expertise for over 20 years.

1. Introduction
2. Perception and Categorisation
3. Memory
4. Problem Solving
5. Decision Making
6. Intuition, Insight and Creativity
7. Talent, Individual Differences and Gender Differences
8. Learning and Education
9. Development and Aging
10. Neuroexpertise
11. Experts and Society
12. Sociology
13. Philosophy
14. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
15. Putting It All Together.

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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 academic 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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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 academic 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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