Intelligence as Developing Expertise

Contemp Educ Psychol. 1999 Oct;24(4):359-375. doi: 10.1006/ceps.1998.0998.


This essay describes how intelligence can be viewed as developing expertise. The general conception of intelligence as developing expertise is described. Then research examples are given that, in conjunction, seem odd under traditional interpretations of abilities but that make sense as a whole in the context of the developing-expertise model. It is concluded that this new model offers potential for better understanding intelligence-related phenomena. Copyright 1999 Academic Press.