Tag: grit

Caplan on Genetic Studies Applied to Grit

I’ve recently been talking about grit. Industrial psychology has some literature deflating grit which I criticized. That is, I have been defending grit. One criticism I gave was that I think some of the genetic claims are incorrect. Bryan Caplan

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Grit Research is Alive and Well

“True Grit…” by Rimfeld et al (2016) is a current and well received paper. It also gives academic credibility to a rumor I’ve heard around the GMU campus. The rumor is that the personality trait called grit which was pioneered

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Why Grit Matters More Than IQ

“Hard work beats talent that doesn’t work hard.” That’s an old saying my coach would always tell the football team. That notion is captured by Duckworth’s equations in the early chapters of Grit: talent * effort = skill skill *

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