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Professor Angela Duckworth Interviewed by Forbes

January 9, 2017

Angela Duckworth: 'A Passion Is Developed More Than It Is Discovered'

 

This is the title of a recent article on the Forbes website. The interview with Dr. Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology and associate faculty member of the Africana Studies department, and her thoughts on passion and what lead to her best-selling book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. 

"I’ve been fascinated by human excellence since childhood. Even as a little girl, I remember debates at the dinner table about the greatest scientists, composers, and painters. Almost always, it was my dad who started these conversations, and my guess is that I owe my early obsession with the psychology of achievement to him."

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