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 by Duckworth has reached a dead end as a research program. The present article disagrees … Read more Grit Research is Alive and Well

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 * effort = achievement Is IQ talent or skill? That’s actually a deeper question than it … Read more Why Grit Matters More Than IQ