In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Dr. Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit."
A new book by William Damon and Anne Colby - The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice - explores the nature and uses of authentic humility, along with other essential virtues that support a fulfilling moral life.
The Imagination Institute has announced the recipients of nearly $3 million worth of grants to researchers at 16 institutions. These grants are aimed at the development of better ways of assessing and promoting imagination and creativity.
The Character Lab will award a total of up to $1.2 million in grants to support two-year, school-based research projects focused on character development interventions during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. Each proposal may request up to $300,000. Letters of intent are due by September 1, 2015.
The Happiness and Well-Being Project will award a total of up to $5.1 million to support collaboration among well-being researchers across a wide range of disciplines. Between 12 and 20 grants will be awarded. Letters of intent are due October 15, 2015.