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Angela Duckworth

CEO and Co-Founder of Character Lab, UPenn Professor of Psychology, MacArthur fellow

https://www.characterlab.org
Angela Duckworth is co-founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit that uses psychological science to help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she co-directs the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good Initiative and Wharton People Analytics. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela’s TED Talk is among the most-viewed of all time and her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, was a #1 New York Times best seller. You can sign up to receive her Thought of the Week here.
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What the “Wallet Test” Can Teach Us About Raising Honest Children

by Angela Duckworth
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Practice Makes Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth
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Why You Should Try Spending 24 Hours Unplugged

by Angela Duckworth
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How to Help Teenagers Prioritize Their Well-Being

by Angela Duckworth
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How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

by Angela Duckworth
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Why You Should Ask People How They’re Feeling

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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Imagine That: The Connection Between Imagination and Empathy

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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Education Needs to Include Intelligence and Character

by Angela Duckworth
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When It Comes to Memory, Not All Moments Are Created Equal

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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How to Help Your Kids Find Their Passion

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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How to Avoid Misinterpreting Your Kid’s Report Card

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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Ask For What You Want

by Angela Duckworth
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Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Be More Proactive

by Angela Duckworth
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The Power of Proactivity

by Angela Duckworth
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The Power of Questions

by Angela Duckworth
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How Real Conversations Help Us Connect

by Angela Duckworth
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The Hidden Costs of Self-Promotion

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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How Feedback Helps Us Develop Social Intelligence

by Angela Duckworth
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What Gives Me Optimism: GRIT Author and Character Lab CEO Angela Duckworth

by Angela Duckworth
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Well-Being//

How to Raise Kind Kids

by Angela Duckworth
Illustration by Tom McQuaid / Character Lab
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Don’t Wait For an Epiphany to Make a Difference in People’s Lives

by Angela Duckworth
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Why Admitting What You Don’t Know Is a Strength

by Angela Duckworth
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Why We Should Stop Thinking of Our Political Opponents as “Naive”

by Angela Duckworth
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Values Affirmation: How to Help Your Teenager Thrive

by Angela Duckworth

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