Quality, quantity, and age: the careers of ten distinguished psychologists.

@article{Simonton1985QualityQA,
  title={Quality, quantity, and age: the careers of ten distinguished psychologists.},
  author={Dean Keith Simonton},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1985},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={241-54}
}
The longitudinal relationship between quality and quantity of productive output is examined over the careers of ten recipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. Four alternative models of this relationship-expertise-acquisition, youthful-enthusiasm, peak-age, and constant-probability-of-success-yield distinctive predictions regarding 1) how the ratio of major contributions to total output changes as a career advances and 2) the developmental association between major and… CONTINUE READING

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