Monday, April 09, 2007

The dark side of being an expert

An interesting (brief) article in Psychological Science re: how the advantage experts enjoy in a specific domain (domain-specific expertise) can also have a slight "dark side"....namely, having a well organized body of knowledge can result in "intrusion errors" when recalling information. All-in-all......being an expert is what we all strive for in given domains.

This may also explain why experts may make errors when interviewed live on TV. Their recall is so automatic that they may not be alert to possible errors in their recalled information.

I'll now use this article to explain any recall errors I make when making a live professional presentation and I will be nice to blame my slight errors on this being "the price paid to be an expert." :)

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Powered by ScribeFire.

No comments: