Human Expertise

  • P. Reimann
  • M. T. H. Chi


The intention of this chapter is to provide the reader with a glimpse of the kind of questions and research that have been investigated on the nature of expertise in problem solving. For more detailed descriptions of the actual research results, the reader is referred to an edited volume on the nature of expertise by Chi, Glaser, and Farr (1988). This chapter is not meant to be an integrated interpretation of problem solving theories. Such a review may be seen in a chapter by VanLehn (in press). Instead, we view this chapter as an updated version of the review of the expertise literature in problem solving as provided in Chi, Glaser, and Rees (1982), and Chi and Glaser (1985). Descriptions of our own research in the context of problem solving are discussed more extensively in Chi, Bassok, Lewis, Reimann, and Glaser (in press), and Chi and Bassok (in press).


Goal State Problem Solver Human Expertise Procedural Knowledge Problem Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Reimann
    • 1
  • M. T. H. Chi
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology InstituteUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgWest Germany
  2. 2.Learning Research and Development CenterUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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