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What Factors Besides Intelligence Predict Success?

Predicting success isn’t as straightforward as University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth thought. Duckworth has done pioneering work in the area of grit; a characteristic often described as putting passion and perseverance toward important long-term personal goals. In a prospective longitudinal study of more than 11,000 West Point cadets, the research team discovered that both […]

Factors Related To Psychological Resilience

Studies show that there are several factors which develop and sustain a person’s resilience: The ability to make realistic plans and being capable of taking the steps necessary to follow through with them Confidence in one’s strengths and abilities Communication and problem-solving skills The ability to manage strong impulses and feelings Resilience is negatively correlated […]