2017 Lecture 2017-07-31T12:10:14+00:00


2017 Pilz Memorial Lecture

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 P.M.- 1:00 P.M |Location: Moss Auditorium l $ Free 
Title: “Making of superior doctors through purposeful and deliberate practice: Insights from the study of chess masters, elite athletes, and outstanding professionals, such as musicians?”

  1. ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, Comradi Eminent Scholar & Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Florida State UniversityDr. K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, is presently Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

    After his Ph. D. in Sweden, he collaborated with the Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Herbert A. Simon on verbal reports of thinking leading to their classic book “Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data” (1984). Currently he studies the measurement of expert performance in domains, such as nursing, law enforcement, sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms and physiological adaptations through extended deliberate practice. 

    Dr Ericsson has edited several books on expertise. His most recent book (2016) “Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise” was co-authored with Robert Pool. He has published articles in prestigious journals, such as Science, Academic Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, and Current Biology,. His research has been featured in cover stories in Scientific American, Time, Fortune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. 

Please join us for a reception immediately following the lecture.

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine Research Building
Moss Auditorium, room 1020
909 South Wolcott, Chicago, Illinois

For more information about this event please contact Gwen Ramirez at (312) 996-4242 or gwenrami@uic.edu

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