The Science of Character

Neuroscience and psychological sciences research has found that “character strengths,” such as self-control, conscientiousness, resilience, grit, empathy and social-emotional skills are linked to greater school, college, career and life success, higher test scores, less bullying and behavior problems and better social and cognitive functioning. Research has also discovered that we can use the brain’s neuroplasticity to train these skills, often called non-cognitive or soft skills, in students through instruction, video games and meditation. Discover the science behind these character strengths, why they lead to academic and life success and how educators can train these skills in students.

November 13-15, 2015
at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA

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Jaci Smith