Keynote Speakers for the 2020 National Conference

David Yeager
Tuesday, February 11

David Yeager, PhD, is an experimental development psychologist in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. In his academic research, he examines the causes of and solutions to adolescent health problems, such as bullying, depression, academic achievement, cheating, trust, or healthy eating.   He has co-authored work on grit and grit-testing with Angela Duckworth, PhD, and on growth mindset with Carol Dweck, PhD. In 2013, Dr. Yeager chaired and co-hosted a national summit on mindset interventions at the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy. A former teacher, he often focuses on adolescent transitions—to middle school, to high school, or to college—as a place where there is great opportunity (and risk) for young people’s trajectories.  David’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and beyond.


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