You may have heard of the “10,000 hour rule”, popularized by Malcom Gladwell in his book Outliers, suggesting it takes a professional 10,000 hours of practice to “turn pro”. But does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to become a professional athlete? Where was this original research done? Does it really suggest you need 10,000 hours of practice? Does “talent” or genetics play a role in athletic performance at all? This class will discuss these ideas and teach you how to search, read, understand and summarize some of the scientific literature pertaining to these popularized concepts.
Beekley, Matthew, "KINS 197 FYS Does it Really Take Me 10,000 Hours of Practice to Become a Pro Athlete? Beekley Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 51, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.