May 25, 2018

Best of: Peak Performance and the Science of Expertise with Anders Ericsson

Best of: Peak Performance and the Science of Expertise with Anders Ericsson

When you think of the idea of “deliberate practice” and the study around that concept, one name comes to mind: Anders Ericsson. He shared with us his thoughts on what that is, how we use...


When you think of the idea of “deliberate practice” and the study around that concept, one name comes to mind: Anders Ericsson. He shared with us his thoughts on what that is, how we use that to attain peak performance, and the importance of teachers in our lives.

 

K. Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is internationally recognized as a researcher in the psychological nature of expertise and human performance. He’s also the author of Peak: The New Science of Expertise

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ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice. He has edited "Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance" (2006) and "The Development of Professional Expertise" (2009).In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell based his "10,000 hour rule" on Ericsson and colleagues's research on musicians.