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Robert Pool

 

Robert Pool, Ph.D., is a nonfiction writer specializing in science and technology and has worked as staff for both Science and Nature. He is the author of three previous books before co-authoring, with Anders Ericsson, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise.

 
 
  

Stories by Robert Pool

Articles: The Dark Side of Believing in Natural Talent

By Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool | December 12, 2016

The way we educate students doesn't reflect what scientists know about expertise.

 

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