Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

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Research Interests: motivation, intervention, learning, failure, grit, resilience

Links: CV, Personal Website


Lauren Eskreis-Winkler earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

The primary focus of her work is to understand how to motivate people who struggle with goal achievement. With this objective, she has developed and disseminated motivational interventions in the U.S., West Africa, Australia, Macedonia, and the UK.  These interventions aim to motivate individuals across the spectrum – struggling athletes, students in grade school and college, individuals in the workforce, smokers trying to quit smoking, and unemployed individuals on the job market.  Lauren has collaborated with businesses, educational organizations, Minor League Baseball teams, the Macedonian Ministry of Education, and the World Bank.

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    This course provides an introduction to the basic topics of psychology including our three major areas of distribution: the biological basis of behavior, the cognitive basis of behavior, and individual and group bases of behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, neuropsychology, learning, cognition, development, disorder, personality, and social psychology.


How a Simple Change Can Protect Crowdfunding Backers from Fraud

Crowdfunding backers who are victims of misconduct often have little recourse. But a simple platform design change could strengthen protections, according to new research from Wharton and Cornell.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/15
Why 2019 Feels Like 1929 — and What We Can Do to Change Course

Armed with a sense of realistic optimism, we can navigate – and help to reverse – some worrisome global trends, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in this opinion piece.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/13
Finding the Value in IPOs: Why Customer Behavior Holds the Key

Wharton's Peter Fader and Emory's Dan McCarthy explain why customer-based corporate valuation is a novel -- and very accurate -- way of determining a firm’s worth.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/13