Angela Duckworth, Character Lab CEO and University of Pennsylvania professor, has found that grit is the hallmark of high achievers in every domain. Defining grit as the “combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal,” Duckworth has identified scientific evidence that grit can grow and determined that grittiness, not IQ or natural talent, explains why some people succeed while others fail.
Join Angela and WHYY’s Voices in the Family host Dr. Dan Gottlieb for a discussion of success, failure, character and the way psychology plays a role in grit.
WHYY’s Voices in the Family
Thoughtful discussions led by family psychologist Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D., Voices in the Family highlights issues and experiences that affect individuals and society with an emphasis on behavioral health and wellbeing. Dan addresses recent developments in the fields of psychology and sociology and brings his unique talents as a psychotherapist and radio professional to each interview and each caller. As such, the audience is treated to a radio experience that is both eye-opening and heart-opening. Both the show and Dr. Dan have received numerous local and national awards.