Duckworth in 2013
|Alma mater||Harvard College
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
|Notable awards||MacArthur Fellowship|
Angela Lee Duckworth (born 1970) is an American psychologist and popular science author. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. She is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She's also the Founder and Scientific Director of an educational nonprofit called Character Lab. Her lab studies grit and self-control.
Duckworth earned an A.B. in neurobiology at Harvard College in 1992. She then graduated at the University of Oxford in 1996 with an M.Sc. in neuroscience on a Marshall Scholarship, and at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with a Ph.D. in psychology.
Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, was released in May 2016. A review of this book in the New York Times called Duckworth "the psychologist who has made 'grit' the reigning buzzword in education-policy circles."
- "Angela Duckworth". MacArthur Foundation. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
- "Angela Duckworth". University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
- "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance".
- Shulevitz, Judith (May 4, 2016). "'Grit,' by Angela Duckworth". The New York Times. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
- Angela Duckworth - Faculty — University of Pennsylvania
- Angela Lee Duckworth (personal) — University of Pennsylvania
- The Duckworth Lab — University of Pennsylvania
- Angela Lee Duckworth at TED
- Grit: It's what separates the best from the merely good — E. Packard, November 2007
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