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psyc 471 october 4

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 471
Professor
Richard Koestner
Semester
Fall

Description
The Relevance of Research on Expertise to Our Everyday LivesSeptember 29 2011Types of ExperienceDeliberate practice individualized training on tasks selected by a qualified teacherHas a clear focused goal on improving specific skillsDifferent from play is that there is no immediate social or any other goalFeels hard effortful you are doing drillsPlay primary goal is the inherent enjoyment of the activityWork public performances competitions or other performance motivated by Opportunity to develop a skill is limited Erikson saysGoals are different in eachCosts are different so that problem with deliberate tasks selfcontrol tiring wearing seems to be a limitMost of us spend very little time doing deliberate practice well invest time only at the beginning of our efforts ObservationsSurprising FactIn most domains years of experience with an activity is only weakly related to level of performancePeopl
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