Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind

2016.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Barbara Gail Montero, Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 288pp., $65.00 (hbk),
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2016.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Barbara Gail Montero, Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 288pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199596775. Reviewed by Joseph Mendola, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Some philosophers, psychologists, and authors of popular self-help books maintain that thinking about what you are doing as you are doing it interferes with your performance. This book argues to the contrary that at least optimal expert performance frequently involves the very sorts of conscious mental processes that these philosophers, psychologists, and authors recommend against. What is expert performance? Montero reviews and critically discusses various conceptions of experts, as those who perform automatically, have a large store of knowledge, have good reputations among peers, have domain-related experience, are quick studies, and who achieve reproducibly superior performance. But she adopts a. . .

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