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Information and Tools for Promoting Character Development

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The Character Lab website houses an online collection of tools for understanding and promoting character development, designed for use by families and educators. Organized into three groups of “strengths”: Strengths of Heart (e.g., gratitude and purpose), Strengths of Mind (e.g., self control and curiosity) and Strengths of Will (e.g., Grit, and Growth Mindset), this user-friendly website provides easy-to-read information and research evidence for each “strength” as well as strategies for promoting their development in children. There are also visually appealing posters about each strength that can be downloaded for use in the classroom.

The Character Lab is headed by Angela Duckworth, a renowned researcher in character development. Based in the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the Character Lab strives to advance the science and practice of character development.