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Angela Duckworth



Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD, is an American academic, MacArthur Fellow, psychologist, and popular science author who studies grit and self-control, especially in the context of helping adolescents. She is also the founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit with a mission to advance the science and practice of character development.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic...

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Why Millennials Struggle for Success

So, why are millennials at the bottom of the heap in grit?

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEnthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.

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What Is Grit?

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5+ Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset Using Grit and Resilience

Grit, resilience, and growth mindset are intertwined. Some believe these traits are innate, but others . . . believe they can be developed.

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How Can Schools Teach Character?

The Character Lab was created to study strategies and practices that build character, to create educational tools from scientific insights, to create new ways to measure character and to change the conversation about character development in K-12 education.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOur potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.

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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work hard and adapt in the face of temptation, distraction, and defeat.

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What Quality Do the Most Successful People Share? True Grit

What makes a person successful? For Professor Angela Duckworth, the answer is grit, an intangible trait that motivates passion and perseverance. In a study at West Point, Duckworth found that grit mattered more for success than leadership ability, intelligence and physical fitness.

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