May 24:  Personality and Identity Formation in Childhood and Adolescence conference, Chicago

This workshop launched a new effort to study the individual skills and traits, beyond traditional intelligence, that are critical to educational attainment and life outcomes. In true HCEO style, the day brought together multiple disciplines and differing viewpoints to discuss how personality and identity affect human capital.

The organizers of the conference, Professors Angela Duckworth, Rachel Kranton, Armin Falk, and Joseph Kable, began the day by identifying critical areas of common interest, with the goal of furthering research and collaboration.

In addition to informal networking, the workshop featured several formal presentations on issues pertaining to personality change, belief formation, and decision making during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.

For more information on the research presented, please visit the event page.