Experience, skill acquisition, and deliberate practice

Robert W. Proctor, Aiping Xiong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The entry for expert in the Online Eytomology Dictionary (etymonline.com) includes: late 14c., “having had experience; skillful,” from Old French expert, espert “experienced, practiced, skilled” and directly from Latin expertus (contracted from experitus), “tried, proved, known by experience,” past participle of experiri “to try, test” (see experience).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science of Expertise
Subtitle of host publicationBehavioral, Neural, and Genetic Approaches to Complex Skill
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781351624848
ISBN (Print)9781138204379
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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