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PUBLIC TALK: Toward a Multifactorial Theory of Expertise: Beyond Born vs. Made

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Today's date is Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Toward a Multifactorial Theory of Expertise: Beyond Born vs. Made : Psychology Colloquium Other events...
The debate over the origins of individual differences in expertise has raged on for over a century in psychology. The “nature” view holds that expertise reflects “innate talent”—that is, genetically-determined abilities. The “nurture” view counters that if talent even exists, its effects on ultimate performance are negligible. While no scientist takes seriously a strict nature view of expertise, the nurture view has gained tremendous popularity over the past several decades. I will argue that, despite its popularity, this environmentalist view is inadequate to account for the evidence concerning individual differences in expertise. More generally, I will argue that the nature vs. nurture debate in research on expertise is over—or certainly should be, as it has been in other areas of psychological research for decades. I will close by describing a multifactorial model for research on the nature and nurture of expertise.
Speaker(s) Prof Zach Hambrick (Michigan State University)
Location Bayliss lecture theatre, G33
Contact Ullrich Ecker <ullrich.ecker@uwa.edu.au> : 6488-3257
Start Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00
End Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:00
Submitted by Ullrich Ecker <ullrich.ecker@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:22
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