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Character Lab. The VIA Institute on Character. The "V" Channel. Authentic Happiness. DCN Labs. Research Interests Prof.

DCN Labs

Diamond’s lab integrates developmental, cognitive science, neuroscience, and molecular genetic methods to study prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the most complex cognitive abilities ('executive functions' [EFs]) that rely on PFC and interrelated brain regions. EFs include being able to 'think outside the box' and see things from other perspectives (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating different ideas and facts to one another (working memory), and giving a considered response rather than an impulsive one, resisting temptations, and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention).

The Duckworth Lab. Our Work Our lab focuses on two traits that predict achievement: grit and self-control.

The Duckworth Lab

Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions (Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Duckworth & Steinberg, 2015). On average, individuals who are gritty are more self-controlled, but the correlation between these two traits is not perfect: Some individuals are paragons of grit but not self-control, and some exceptionally well-regulated individuals are not especially gritty (Duckworth & Gross, 2014). [ Continue Reading Research Statement ] [ CV ] The Book Angela Duckworth's first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, will be released May 2016.

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Pre-Order on Amazon. MindSet. Quite a Character. The Virtues Project. "The Virtues Project is a model global program for families of all cultures.

The Virtues Project

" United Nations Secretariat, International Year of the Family "The Virtues Project is a bridge between cultures. " Robert Greenway, Tahltan elder We always knew that the main purpose of life on this earth was to develop virtues --- to be 'good' people and 'know' ourselves, but it was The Virtues Project that gave us the knowledge and the tools to begin that journey. Our gratitude for the ongoing growth and development of this great Project is boundless. "TheVirtues Project is one of the best things to happen to the Boys & Girls Club. KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Paul Tough. Random Acts of Kindness. TrueSpark. Positive Psychology News Daily. The Center for Character and Citizenship. The Center engages in research, education and advocacy to foster the development of character, democratic citizenship and civil society.

The Center for Character and Citizenship

Funded by grants, individual donations, and through corporate and foundation support, the Center focuses on generating and disseminating both knowledge and research pertaining to how individuals develop moral and civic character. By providing scholars, educators and social organizations with the tools they need to contribute to this development, the Center plays the role of a think tank, offering workshops, consulting, and professional development.

The Center also provides resources and tool kits to assist educators, parents and scholars in character and citizenship education. The Center’s core programs include: the Leadership Academy in Character Education, Youth Empowerment in Action! , Kids Voting Missouri, Missouri Youth Engaged in Local Government, and the Journal of Character Education and graduate degree programs (M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D). Lifeplan Institute. Positive Psychology? Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge.

Positive Psychology?

This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings prosper and lead healthy, happy lives. While many other branches of psychology tend to focus on dysfunction and abnormal behavior, positive psychology is centered on helping people become happier. Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describe positive psychology in the following way: "We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise that achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving in individuals, families, and communities.

" Over the last ten years or so, general interest in positive psychology has grown tremendously. Today, more and more people are searching for information on how they can become more fulfilled and achieve their full potential. The History of Positive Psychology Important People in Positive Psychology Major Topics in Positive Psychology. What Matters Most? - Psycology Today. Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience & Contemplative Wisdom. Tayyab Rashid. Flourish. The university campus is a fertile setting for students to flourish – i.e., to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and to translate this growth into action, habit and purpose.


Flourish is a UTSC program to help you learn skills that foster growth. By systematically identifying academic and character strengths, the program will help you to learn effective stress management, improve your academic performance and boost your overall well-being. Flourish is a collaborative initiative involving Academic Advising & Career Centre, AccessAbility Services, Athletics & Recreation, Health & Wellness Centre, Office of the Registrar, Office of the Dean (Academic), and the Office of Student Affairs & Services.

Our sincere goal is to support your success at UTSC by creating an inclusive learning environment where you: • are intellectually and socially engaged; • harness the best within you toward a purpose that you have defined • feel that you matter! The Corner On Character Blog.