Author Topic: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth  (Read 568 times)

Jurgis

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:02:46 PM »
Haven't read the book yet.

Her TED talk at https://youtu.be/H14bBuluwB8
Google talk at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ONEAcBeTk


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Re: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 05:14:39 PM »
Grit is self-help stuff with great marketing appeal but dubious to non-existent scientific value.

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/05/25/479172868/angela-duckworth-responds-to-a-new-critique-of-grit

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Grit is nearly identical to conscientiousness, which has been known to psychologists for decades as a major dimension of personality. It is not something that's necessarily open to change, especially in adults, whereas Duckworth in her writings suggests that grit is.

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Re: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 04:15:51 PM »
Grit is self-help stuff with great marketing appeal but dubious to non-existent scientific value.

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/05/25/479172868/angela-duckworth-responds-to-a-new-critique-of-grit

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Grit is nearly identical to conscientiousness, which has been known to psychologists for decades as a major dimension of personality. It is not something that's necessarily open to change, especially in adults, whereas Duckworth in her writings suggests that grit is.

I thought it was worth a 5 page essay.  Not worth spending your time to read past chapter 1