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Paul Ward Expert and Exceptional Performance Capturing the Naturally Occurring Superior Performance of Experts in the Laboratory : Toward a Science of

  title={Paul Ward Expert and Exceptional Performance Capturing the Naturally Occurring Superior Performance of Experts in the Laboratory : Toward a Science of},
  author={K. Anders Ericsson and Paul Ward},
Expertise researchers have traditionally shied away from studying the highest levels of achievement in favor of studying basic cognitive processes, such as memory and categorization. In this article, we present a different approach that is focused on capturing superior (expert) performance on representative tasks that reveal the essential characteristics of expertise in a given domain. In domains where expert performance is measurable, acquisition is gradual and the highest levels are only… 

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