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

Will Biden’s American Families Plan Pay Off?

The American Families Plan would cost significantly more than the Biden administration's estimate of $1.8 trillion, according to a new analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model. But the plan’s proposals for free education would help to offset some of those costs in the long run.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/11/2021
What Stops Digital Businesses from Succeeding Globally?

In an interview about his new book ‘The Platform Paradox,’ Wharton’s Mauro Guillén explains why digital platforms can dominate some markets while floundering in others, and what it takes to create a successful global strategy.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/11/2021
Do You Prefer Cats or Dogs? Why Self-expression Increases Giving

People donate more to charity and tip more when they are given a chance to express themselves through choices, according to a new study co-authored by Wharton’s Jonah Berger.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/10/2021