3/13/2019 Peter Durantine

True Grit: Mehlman Speaker to Talk About a Key to Success

One key to successfully reaching your long-term goals, regardless of who you are, is simply a matter of grit. It’s using your passion and perseverance, says psychologist Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Franklin & Marshall College’s spring 2019 Mehlman Talent Initiative Speaker.

On March 25, Eskreis-Winkler, who, with colleague, bestselling author and pre-eminent grit researcher Angela Duckworth, designed and implemented “grit interventions” across the world, will discuss, “Building Grit: Why It’s Important and How it Can Be Cultivated.”

Grit, Eskreis-Winkler says, is a field of study with real-world ramifications. In her 2015 paper, “Building Grit,” the University of Pennsylvania professor concludes that “grit is not only important, but also malleable and can be encouraged via intervention.” 

  • UPenn Psychologist Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Franklin & Marshall College’s spring 2019 Mehlman Talent Initiative Speaker, says the study of "grit" has real-work ramifications. UPenn Psychologist Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Franklin & Marshall College’s spring 2019 Mehlman Talent Initiative Speaker, says the study of "grit" has real-work ramifications. Image Credit: lauren eskreis winkler

Eskreis-Winkler says that grit interventions have helped professional athletes, grade school and college students, and individuals at every level of the workforce. 

A leading researcher at UPenn’s Character Lab, Eskreis-Winkler is considered an expert on the conscious building of grit.

The Mehlman Talent Initiative at F&M identifies teaching and mentoring techniques that help students who prevailed over challenging life circumstances to thrive beyond college.

Professor Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, “Building Grit: Why It’s Important and How it Can Be Cultivated,” 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building.

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