Dr David Hambrick

A psychology professor at Michigan State University, known for his research on the effects of practice on proficiency in various skills. Hambrick’s research has concluded that practice is important in explaining ability in fields such as chess, music, and academics, but less so than argued by other psychologists, notably K. Anders Ericsson.  Hambrick contends that, in addition to amount of practice, working memory capacity is associated with better performance on a wide variety of tasks.

Education

PhD, Experimental Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000 
MS, Experimental Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997 
BS, Psychology, Methodist College, 1994

Curriculum Vitae: Zach Hambrick