Expertise researchers at the University of Queensland just started a massive online open course (MOOC) in edX titled "The Science of Everyday Thinking". The course includes interviews with Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, memory researcher Loftus and other great researchers. You can access to the course for free here.
Our response to Ericsson's criticism to our article in Intelligence has been accepted! You can access the article "Accounting for expert performance: The devil is in the details" here.
We have just heard from Europe's Journal of Psychology that the paper "Mental Models for the Negation of Conjunctions and Disjunctions", which I wrote in collaboration with Guillermo Macbeth (National University of Entre Rios, Argentina) was accepted.
I am really impressed by this journal: it is open access, no article registration fees are charged, the review process is very thorough (indeed, I got a paper rejected previously), and they really try hard to complete the review as soon as possible.
I am leading the team of Guest Associate Editors of the research topic "Psychological perspectives on expertise" in the journal Frontiers in Cognition. The other Guest Associate Editors are Michael Connors (Macquarie University, Australia), Merim Bilalic (University of Klagenfurt, Austria) and Zach Hambrick (Michigan State University, United States of America).
We are accepting submissions until 31st March 2014.
We have just accepted the first article and two more are under review...
The blog Indecision, http://indecisionblog.com/, is highly recommended. It contains interviews to a number of top decision making researchers.
Psychology of expertise, psychology of judgement and decision making, and general approaches to psychology
OK. First post of this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to comment on three very broad topics in psychological research:
While conducting my research with expert chess players I realise that the Economics Nobel laureate and pioneer cognitive scientist, Herbert Simon, used his expertise research as an excuse to investigate how people make decisions. Therefore psychology of expertise and psychology of judgement and decision making are strongly connected.
At the same time, because chess as a research environment could be used to investigate almost every cognitive process, I was interested in general approaches to psychology. (Another great cognitive scientist, Allen Newell, who worked with Simon, made a call for the development of Unified Theories of Cognition (UTC), instead of micro-specific models of cognitive processing.) Again, the field of psychology of expertise is also strongly connected to general approaches to psychology.
Well, it is not fair to say that I came to this realisations on my own. My PhD supervisor, Fernand Gobet, co-authored several influential articles in expertise with Herbert Simon. So, a lot of my ideas are influenced by him.
I hope you enjoy this blog...
I [Guillermo Campitelli] am a psychological scientist who conducts research in psychology of expertise, psychology of judgement and decision making, and the development of a general psychological model.