Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

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

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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.


Latin America in 2019: Will Political Upheaval Stall Growth?

Following elections, several Latin American leaders are charged with finding ways to solve economic problems they have inherited or made worse through poor governance. How will they fare in 2019?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22
Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

Members of generation Z are entering the workforce, and they are different than those who came before them -- or are they?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22
Why India’s Smartphone Revolution Is a Double-edged Sword

An explosion of affordable smartphones is turning Indians into internet users at the rate of three people per second. How is this affecting the country’s culture?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22