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The Resource Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind, Barbara Gail Montero

Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind, Barbara Gail Montero

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Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind
Title
Thought in action
Title remainder
expertise and the conscious mind
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Gail Montero
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 philosophy and psychology that is taken to show that conscious control impedes well practiced skills. She also explores real-life examples of optimal performance - culled from sports, the performing arts, chess, nursing, medicine, the military and elsewhere - and draws from psychology, neuroscience, and literature to create a picture of expertise according to which expert action generally is and ought to be thoughtful, effortful, and reflective
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Montero, Barbara Gail
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Performance
  • Consciousness
  • Performance anxiety
  • Consciousness
  • Performance
  • Performance anxiety
  • Thought and thinking
  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Denken
  • Handlung
  • Bewusstsein
  • Kontrolle
  • Philosophie
  • Psychologie
Label
Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind, Barbara Gail Montero
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
951120393
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199596775
Lccn
2015953268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951120393
Label
Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind, Barbara Gail Montero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
951120393
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199596775
Lccn
2015953268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951120393

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