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Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind

Author: Barbara Gail Montero
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Online access with subscription: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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After exploring some of the contemporary and historical manifestations of the idea that highly accomplished skills are automatic and effortless, the author develops a theory of expertise that emphasizes the role of the conscious mind in expert action. Along the way, she dispels various mythical accounts of experts who proceed without any understanding of what guides their action and analyzes research in both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gail Montero
ISBN: 9780191081705 0191081701 9780191822308 0191822302
OCLC Number: 956731120
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments. Introduction: what can a philosopher tell you about expertise? --
"Don't think, dear; just do" and other manifestations of the just-do-it principle --
Just-do-it versus cognition-in-action --
What is an expert? --
Does thinking interfere with doing? --
Thinking fast --
Continuous improvement --
You can't try too hard --
Effortlessness with effort --
The pleasure of movement and the awareness of the self --
The aesthetic experience of expert movement --
Intuition, rationality, and chess expertise --
Sex, drugs, rock and roll, and the meaning of life. Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Online access with subscription: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Responsibility: Barbara Gail Montero.

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How does thinking affect doing? It is widely held that thinking about what you are doing, as you are doing it, hinders performance. But is this true? Barbara Gail Montero explores real-life examples  Read more...

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