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The Atlantic and Christian Science Monitor and USC News Cover ICT Grit Research

October 16, 2015

Several outlets covered ICT research finding that grit is not always good.

In a story headlined “Give Up”, the Atlantic quoted study lead author Gale Lucas.

““Right now, there’s an effort to push everyone to be more gritty,” said Lucas. “There’s no reason not to make people grittier, but it’s important to know when to quit and reevaluate rather than blindly push through.”

The Christian Science Monitor noted that knowing when to switch tracks when a strategy is not working is relevant for the military and that the Army and Air Force provided funding for the research that Lucas conducted with ICT’s John Gratch and colleagues from Northeastern University.

USC News and the Syndey Morning Herald also covered the research.

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