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Basic capacities can be modified or circumvented by deliberate practice: A rejection of talent accounts of expert performance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 1998

K. Anders Ericsson
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 ericsson@psy.fsu.edu

Abstract

To make genuine progress toward explicating the relation between innate talent and high levels of ability, we need to consider the differences in structure between most everyday abilities and expert performance. Only in expert performance is it possible to show consistently that individuals can acquire skills to circumvent and modify basic characteristics (talent).

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© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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