Angela is the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to advance the science and practice of character development. Its researchers, designers, and educators work together on three related aims:
Discover the beliefs, strategies, and experiences that build character.
The Character Lab co-designs, funds, and carries out research studies in schools to learn more about how to intentionally cultivate strengths like gratitude, grit, curiosity, and more.
Translate scientific insights into educational tools.
The Character Lab creates practical tools, including interactive online activities for students and professional development materials for teachers.
Create next-generation measurements for the purposes of research and self-reflection.
The Character Lab believes that it is far easier to understand and grow something you can measure with precision. To that end, it is creating new measures of character—not for high-stakes accountability but for learning and growth.