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.


Why We Should Stop Worrying About What Others Think of Us

New research coauthored by Wharton’s Alice Moon shows that the judgment of others regarding our competency on particular tasks is not as extreme as we tend to think.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/03/31
COVID-19 Pandemic: What Will the Next Six Months Bring?

The next few months will be painful, and the key questions involve how we will respond to the pain, writes Wharton’s Eric K. Clemons.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/03/31
Will the $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Be Enough?

Economic recovery in the U.S. will be slow and require continued relief beyond the current measures, according to experts at Wharton.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/03/31