TED Talks Education congratulates Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, who was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow on September 25, 2013, for “transforming our understanding of the roles that grit and self-control play in educational achievement.” Learn more about the 2013 MacArthur Fellows.
What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including when it comes to goals in education? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.
What is grit? Find out in her TED Talk, in which Duckworth explains that grit is a better indicator of personal success than IQ, family income and other factors. Take the grit test yourself.