Angela Duckworth on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Scott Barry Kaufman

Angela Duckworth researches self-control and grit, which is defined as passion and perseverance for long term goals. Her research has demonstrated that there are factors that can be more predictive of success than IQ. In this episode we cover some of her findings on grit, including academic and popular misconceptions of this work. We also discuss research on standardized testing, self-control and more.

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