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Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

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PhD, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania


Lauren earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, following which she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Wharton school.

Research Interests

As a researcher, Lauren tries to motivate people who struggle with goal achievement. 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 studied the science of motivation in collaboration with businesses, educational organizations, Minor League Baseball teams, the Macedonian Ministry of Education, and the World Bank.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Eskreis-Winkler, L., & Milkman, K., Gromet, D., & Duckworth, A (2019). “Giving Advice Raises Achievement—For the Advisor: A Field Experiment With High School Students.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(30), 14808-14810.

Eskreis-Winkler, L., Fishbach, A., & Duckworth, A. L. (2018). Dear Abby: Should I Give Advice or Receive it? Psychological Science, 29(11), 1797-1806.

Eskreis-Winkler, L., Shulman, E., Young, V., Tsukayama, E., & Duckworth, A. L. (2016). Using wise interventions to motivate deliberate practice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111(5), 728-744.