Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

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

Links: CV, Personal Website

Overview

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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Teaching

Past Courses

  • PSYC001 - INTRO TO EXP PSYCH

    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.

Knowledge@Wharton

Why Social Enterprises Must Use Data to Drive Outcomes

Funders of educational and social initiatives want to see measurable results, says Cicero Group’s Trent Kaufman.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/01/27
U.S.-China Trade Deal: Looking Beyond the Truce

The U.S.- China trade agreement signed on January 15 is a truce but it’s a step in the right direction, says Wharton’s Mauro Guillen.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/01/20
Can Universal Basic Income Work?

Are guaranteed payments to every citizen a solution to the widening wealth gap or a detriment to the long-term health of the economy? A pilot program in Stockton, California, is aiming to find some answers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/01/17