Psychological perspectives on expertise

Guillermo Campitelli*, Michael H. Connors, Merim Bilalic, David Z. Hambrick

*Corresponding author for this work

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This Research Topic sought to advance psychological understanding of expertise by drawing together lines of research from many different domains of expertise. The outcome is a collection of 35 articles in such diverse areas as chess, music, perception, teaching, intensive-care diagnosis, video-games, sports, dance, mathematics, climbing, and fingerprint analysis.

The articles can be classed into five broad categories based on their focus: (a) the cognitive processes in expertise, (b) the development of expertise, (c) the relationship between expertise and general cognition, (d) the transfer of skills between domains, and (e) methodological issues and frameworks in expertise research. We give a brief overview of the research across these five themes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number00258
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2015


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