Psychology & Psychiatry

Uncovering links between grit and cognitive function

A new analysis of the personality trait of grit found that people who showed higher levels of grit also had different patterns of cognitive performance—but not necessarily enhanced cognitive performance. Nuria Aguerre of ...

Surgery

Higher grit scores tied to wellness in surgery residents

(HealthDay)—For general surgery residents, higher grit scores are associated with lower likelihood of burnout, thoughts of attrition, and suicidal thoughts, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Surgery.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

True grit? Doesn't matter for resistance training in men or women

"Grit" is associated with courage and strength of character as exemplified by the 1969 American western classic "True Grit" starring John Wayne. This personality trait also reflects an individual's perseverance and consistency ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Keeping the spark lit into the golden years

Research confirms what a lot of folks have guessed: as we age, motivation wanes and getting off the couch and out the door becomes more challenging.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Achievement requires passion and grit

To achieve your goals you need passion, grit and a positive mindset—or expressed another way, the belief that you'll succeed if you just keep at it.

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