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

How to Bridge Social Justice and the Financial Markets

Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks to Adasina founder and CEO Rachel Robasciotti about her firm’s mission to change the planet through more ethical investing.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/10/23
Will Consumers Spend or Save This Holiday Season?

Retail sales will see modest growth over a holiday season marked by the uneven spending habits of consumers affected by the pandemic, according to experts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/10/20
How Data Science Can Win the Debate on Police Reform

Rooting out racial bias in law enforcement starts with better data, according to Wharton’s Dean Knox and Princeton’s Jonathan Mummolo. Their research is bringing hard science to the emotional debate on police reform.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/10/20