Ben Scofield

Ben Scofield

… rarely updated

16 Feb 2018

Everyday expertise

The Winter Olympics are on! We’re in the first week of watching athletes who’ve spent years honing their skills and now get to amaze us with …
31 Jan 2018

My January in reading and podcasts

I had so much fun doing my Reading and Podcast years in review for 2017 that I’ve decided to do more frequent look-backs this year. I don’t …
27 Jan 2018

The continuity of expertise

One of the (many) things that makes research on the highest levels of expertise challenging is that — by definition — there aren’t that many …
14 Jan 2018

Expertise and attention

So, my last few posts started to describe a theory of expertise as something like: the set of factors acquired over time that help someone …
30 Dec 2017

My 2017 in podcasts

I had a lot of fun doing my post about my reading for the past year , so I figured I’d take a shot at doing something similar for my podcast …
28 Dec 2017

My 2017 in reading

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts — three years, to be exact — but I had a few goals going into this year that I wanted …
15 Nov 2017

Expertise: success in a domain

So, in my last post I defined expertise as the set of acquired factors that contribute to success in a domain, and waved my hands at …
09 Nov 2017

Expertise (n.)

If we’re talking about “expertise” instead of “experts,” it’s only natural to wonder what “expertise” actually is. Hold on to your butts, …