The Psychology of Experts An Alternative View

  • James Shanteau

Abstract

These quotes illustrate two facts: First, the topic of experts and expertise is of interest to many writers, both in literature and in science. Second, these writers disagree about the value of advice from experts. The goal of this paper is to explore the issue of expertise from a psychological perspective and to use that perspective to provide insights into the differing views of experts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Shanteau
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyKansas State UniversityManhattan

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