Angela Lee Duckworth


  • Angela Lee Duckworth was interviewed on Choiceology podcast with Katy Milkman about why its so tempting to make short-sighted decisions and how we can exert more self-control.

  • Angela Lee Duckworth was interviewed on Larry Rifkin on his American Trends podcast on her book "GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance".  

  • Penn's top behavioral scientists are getting closer to discovering how to make lasting positive change in people's lives. In September, the Behavior Change for Good Initiative received a $2 million donation from 1983 Wharton graduate Marc J. Leder. Executive Director Dena Gromet said the leaders of BCFG are thrilled about the donation.  The initiative, which was started two years ago by well known professors Angela Lee Duckworth and Katherine Milkman, aims to learn how behavioral science can teach people to be healthier, better educated, and more responsible with their finances. Read more here and here.

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology

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

Recent Publications


  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,"
  • Angela Lee Duckworth on Behavior Change
  • Angela Lee Duckworth - Penn College Graduation Ceremony 2018