12 Facts About Angela Duckworth


Angela Lee Duckworth was born on 1970 and is an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author.

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Angela Duckworth's is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies grit and self-control.

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Angela Duckworth's is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

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Angela Duckworth's grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and graduated from Cherry Hill High School East.

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Angela Duckworth's then graduated from the University of Oxford in 1996 with an M Sc.

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Angela Duckworth's quit about a year later to become a math teacher at Lowell High School .

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Angela Duckworth is currently the co-host of the podcast No Stupid Questions on the Freakonomics network.

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Angela Duckworth is best known for her research on grit, a strength she defines as passion and perseverance for long-term goals.

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Angela Duckworth's developed the Grit Scale, a measure of this construct.

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Angela Duckworth has found grit to be a common factor among the high-achievers she has studied.

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Grit has been studied across the lifespan, but Angela Duckworth focuses primarily on how building grit can help adolescents.

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However, Angela Duckworth herself has encouraged caution when applying and, especially, testing character in classrooms.

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