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Expertise and Knowledge
Expertise and knowledge

The goal of this chapter is to examine how age, knowledge, and expertise interrelate by addressing definitions of terms, exploring measurement issues, and discussing some of the fundamental issues that the field is trying to address. Questions about the relation of age and human performance have a relatively long history (e.g., Quetelet, 1842/1969). A specific focus on the relation between aging and expertise is provided in reviews such as Bosman and Charness (1996), Krampe and Baltes (2003), Krampe and Charness (2006), and Salthouse (1990).

The field of expertise research is primarily concerned with how people develop and maintain high levels of performance in a given domain of human endeavor. Experts are important to society because they typically quickly find excellent solutions ...

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