Historical increases in expert performance suggest large possibilities for improvement of performance without implicating innate capacities
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):419-420 (1998)
Innate talents supposedly limit an individual's highest attainable level of performance and the rate of skill acquisition. However, Howe et al. have not reviewed evidence that the level of expert performance has increased dramatically over the last few centuries. Those increases demonstrate that the highest levels of performance may be less constrained by innate capacities than is commonly believed.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chester Wolfsont, Sara Nora Ross, Patrice Marie Miller, Michael Lamport Commons & Miriam Chernoff (2008). Domain-Specific Increases in Stage of Performance in a Complete Theory of the Evolution of Human Intelligence. World Futures 64 (5 - 7):416 – 429.
David Henry Feldman & Tamar Katzir (1998). Natural Talents: An Argument for the Extremes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):414-414.
Geoff Moore (2001). Corporate Social and Financial Performance: An Investigation in the U.K. Supermarket Industry. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 34 (3-4):299 - 315.
Robert S. Dooley & Linda D. Lerner (1994). Pollution, Profits, and Stakeholders: The Constraining Effect of Economic Performance on CEO Concern with Stakeholder Expectations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (9):701 - 711.
Wolfgang Schneider (1998). Innate Talent or Deliberate Practice as Determinants of Exceptional Performance: Are We Asking the Right Question? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):423-424.
Simon Baron-Cohen (1998). Superiority on the Embedded Figures Test in Autism and in Normal Males: Evidence of an “Innate Talent”? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):408-409.
David C. Rowe (1998). Talent Scouts, Not Practice Scouts: Talents Are Real. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):421-422.
K. Anders Ericsson (1998). Basic Capacities Can Be Modified or Circumvented by Deliberate Practice: A Rejection of Talent Accounts of Expert Performance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):413-414.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #195,517 of 1,096,597 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #50,170 of 1,096,597 )
How can I increase my downloads?