Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

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

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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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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

Using a Company’s Own Words to Assess Its Risks

Using a text-based approach to assess a company's risks by analyzing its own disclosures yields surprising results, according to new Wharton research.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/03/22
Exhausted by Scandal: ‘Dieselgate’ Continues to Haunt Volkswagen

The SEC is after the German automaker’s CEO for allegedly defrauding bondholders by not coming clean on its emissions “defeat device.”

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/03/21
Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Supermarket?

Amazon's new grocery stores are expected to merge bricks-and-mortar and online experiences, then power it with data analytics. Will it work?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/03/21