Anders Ericsson

2017, Boston, MA

Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University, is the world’s foremost authority on expertise. His newest book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, builds upon decades of original research to provide a powerful approach to learning new skills and becoming an expert in any field, thanks to deliberate, purposeful practice.

Ericsson has also edited several books on expertise, such as the influential Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, and the recent Development of Professional Expertise. His research has been featured in cover stories in Scientific AmericanTimeFortuneThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

He’s given keynote presentations at conferences of surgeons, musicians, teachers, clinical psychologists, athletes, and coaches as well as professional sports organizations such as Philadelphia Eagles, San Antonio Spurs, and Manchester City.  

Ericsson 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, and has published articles in prestigious journals such as ScienceAcademic MedicinePsychological ReviewPsychological BulletinAcademic Emergency MedicineCurrent Biology, and Trends of Cognitive Science.

Ericsson earned his PhD in Sweden and is a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.