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Ericsson's Home Page with brief biography of his research and unpublished papers Research Interests Thinking, reasoning and planning that mediate problem solving, learning and skilled performance. The structure of cognitive processes and attention revealed by the analysis of think-aloud protocols and retrospective verbal reports. The acquisition of expert performance through deliberate practice in domains, such as music, science, golf and darts.

The structure and acquisition of Long-Term Working Memory.

  • Concurrent verbal reports on reading and text comprehension;
  • Relatively recent publications on this topic Moxley, J;
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 73-80;
  • Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7, 231-254.

Current Research Anyone interested in my most recent publications should go to Google Scholar: Relatively recent publications on this topic Moxley, J. The effects of experience and disuse on crossword solving. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 73-80. A refined technique for identifying chunk characteristics during recall of briefly presented chess positions and their relations to chess skill. Current Biology, 24, 508-510. Why expert performance is special and cannot be extrapolated from studies of performance in the general population: A response to criticisms.

A view from the expert-performance approach. Training history, deliberate practice and elite sports performance: Generalizable aspects of the development of expertise in ballet across countries and cultures: A perspective from the expert-performance approach.

High Ability Studies, 24, 21-47.

  • Contrasting think-aloud protocols with descriptions and explanations of thinking;
  • Memorization and recall of very long lists accounted for within the Long-Term Working Memory framework;
  • Innovative and flexible aspects of expert performance;
  • Sometimes, she said, she contemplated suicide.

Complex perceptual-cognitive expertise in a simulated task environment. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7, 231-254. Deliberate practice spells success: Why grittier competitors triumph at the National Spelling Bee. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 174-181. An expert-performance approach to the study of giftedness. The scientific study of expert levels of performance can guide training for producing superior achievement in creative domains.

In Proceedings from International conference on the cultivation and education of creativity and innovation pp. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Discovering deliberate practice activities that overcome plateaus and limits on improvement of performance. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 pp. Relevant basic publications Ericsson, K.

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Prospects and limits in the empirical study of expertise: Prospects and limits pp. The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological Review, 100 3363-406. Its structure and acquisition. American Psychologist, 49 8725-747.

Expert and exceptional performance: Evidence of maximal adaptations to task constraints. Annual Review of Psychology, 47. Deliberate practice and elite performance in young and older pianists. Journal of Experimental Psychology: The historical development of domains of expertise: Performance standards and innovations in music.

Oxford University Press Ericsson, K. The acquisition of expert performance: An introduction to some of the issues. The acquisition of expert performance in the arts and sciences, sports, and games pp.

Evolution or revolution?

Creative expertise as superior reproducible performance: Innovative and flexible aspects of expert performance. Psychological Inquiry, 10 4329-333.

How experts attain and maintain superior performance: Implications for the enhancement of skilled performance in older individuals. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 8, 346-352.

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The development of elite performance and deliberate practice: An update from the perspective of the expert-performance approach. Recent advances in research on sport expertise pp. Human Kinetics Ericsson, K. How the expert-performance approach differs from traditional approaches to expertise in sports: In search of a shared theoretical framework for studying expert performance. The acquisition of expert performance as problem solving: Construction and modification of mediating mechanisms through deliberate practice.

The search for general abilities and basic capacities: Theoretical implications from the modifiability and complexity of mechanisms mediating expert performance. Dart performance as a function of facets of practice amongst professional and amateur men and women players. Deliberate practice and the modifiability of body and mind: Toward a science of the structure and acquisition of expert and elite performance.

International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38, 4-34. Capturing the naturally occurring superior performance of experts in the laboratory: Toward a science of expert and exceptional performance.

  • British Journal of Psychology, 91, 571-588;
  • Toward a solution to the central problems of introspection as a source of scientific data.

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 346-350. How do experts learn? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30, 1-11. Toward a science of exceptional achievement: Attaining superior performance through deliberate practice. Annals of New York Academy of Science, 1172, 199-217. Professional Development Over time the work on deliberate practice has been geared toward application in established domains of expertise, such as medicine, nursing, and surgery.

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Relatively recent publications on this topic Hashimoto, D. Surgical Endoscopy Ericsson, K. Acquisition and Maintenance of Medical Expertise: Academic Medicine Ericsson, K. The expert performance approach and deliberate practice: Implications for studying creative performance in organizations. Academic Press Nandagopal, K. Enhancing students' performance in traditional education: Implications from the expert-performance approach and deliberate practice. Harris Editor in ChiefC.

Theories, constructs, and critical issues pp. Deliberate practice on a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator enhances the quality of surgical technical skills. Annals of Surgery, 253, 1216-1222. Enhancing learning, teaching, practice and research pp. Interpreting, 5 2187-220. The path to expert golf performance: Insights from the masters on how to improve performance by deliberate practice. Attaining excellence through deliberate practice: Insights from the study of expert performance.

Deliberate practice and the acquisition and maintenance of expert performance in medicine and related domains. Academic Medicine, 79, S70-S81.

Expert performance in nursing: Reviewing research on expertise in nursing within the framework of the expert-performance approach. Advances in Nursing Science, 30, E58-E71.