Angela Lee Duckworth


  • The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG), co-directed by Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associate), at the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, today released findings from two of the largest-ever research studies aimed at increasing vaccine adoption. Read more about the research in Penn Today.

  • Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) was featured in USA Today and Yahoo News about a new study aimed at increasing flu vaccinations during the Fall 2020 flu season. The results of the study will be well-timed to assist with encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about a new Grit Lab course that teaches Penn undergrads how to develop more passion and perseverance for long-term goals.

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006


  • Wharton Q&A: Angela L. Duckworth on Maintaining Emotional Well Being During the COVID19 Crisis
  • Wharton's Coronavirus Course: Angela L. Duckworth on the Psychology of the Covid-19 Crisis, Happiness, Grit and How to Manage a Workforce Remotely
  • The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau: Angela L. Duckworth on Why Effort Matters More Than Talent