Innate talent or deliberate practice as determinants of exceptional performance: Are we asking the right question?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):423-424 (1998)
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Abstract

Howe et al. proposed that the “talent account” is not suited to explain exceptional performance in specific domains. Their conclusion that early experiences and deliberate practice are highly important for high levels of skill is supported by numerous studies on the acquisition of expertise. However, the two popular views they contrast (experts are born versus experts are made) do not seem representative of current theorizing. Models that integrate the effects of basic abilities and deliberate practice are more appropriate in light of the available evidence.

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