Uploaded on Nov 12, 2009
True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught?
Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of
Pennsylvania. Angela studies non-IQ competencies that predict success both academically
and professionally. Her research populations have included West Point cadets, National
Spelling Bee finalists, novice teachers, salespeople, and students.
About TEDx, x=independently organize event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-
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At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep
discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized
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