Dr. Angela Duckworth
Dr. Angela Duckworth is a world-renowned psychologist and researcher, known for her work on grit, self-control and success. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Oxford and New York University.
Dr. Duckworth’s research interests include the study of non-IQ competencies, such as grit and self-control, and how they relate to success in various domains. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and a bestselling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, which has been translated into several languages. She is also the founder of the Character Lab, a non-profit organization that aims to advance the science and practice of character development.
At the 2016 Bigelow Forum, Dr. Duckworth spoke on the topic of grit and its importance in achieving long-term success. She shared insights from her research into the factors that contribute to grit and how it can be cultivated — emphasizing the role of passion, perseverance and deliberate practice in achieving one’s goals.
Dr. Duckworth’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Stephen J. Farrell Award for Excellence in Teaching and the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
In addition to her scholarly contributions, Dr. Duckworth is also an active member of the professional community. She has served as a consultant for organizations such as the World Bank, the National Football League (NFL) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She is also a sought-after speaker and has presented her research at conferences and universities worldwide.
Dr. Duckworth’s work has significantly impacted the field of psychology and has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of grit, self-control and success.