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.


What Will You Need to Retire with Safety and Security?

Wade Pfau, author of 'Safety-First Retirement Planning,' suggests focusing on four Ls -- lifestyle, longevity, legacy and liquidity.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/12/10
Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Free shipping is great for shoppers, but it’s becoming an increasingly significant cost for online sellers. Wharton’s Barbara Kahn and Ron Berman discuss the free-shipping conundrum faced by retailers large and small.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/12/10
Here’s a Better Way to Measure Long-term Shareholder Value

Most executives care about creating long-term shareholder value but haven’t had the right tool to track it. A new performance measure introduced by Wharton’s Nicolaj Siggelkow and INSEAD’s Phebo Wibbens aims to change that.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/12/6