Paul A. O’Keefe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Lab Director
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Liz Horberg, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Emily Kim, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Emily Kim is a post-doctoral fellow in the Mindsets & Motivation Lab at Yale-NUS College. Emily’s research interests lie in the intersection of culture and motivation. She examines the role of implicit theories on individuals’ motivation and interests, as well as how their cultural backgrounds play an important role in this relationship. As her postdoctoral project, Emily is excited about conducting large-scale social-psychological interventions that target college students’ subjective experiences in school.
Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University in 2010. Before coming to Yale-NUS, Emily completed her doctoral training in social psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she studied under Professor Dov Cohen.
Gabriel C. Ibasco
Research Assistant
Gabe is a junior at Yale-NUS College. As a psychology major, he is particularly interested in how socio-cultural differences influence motivational patterns and strategies used to overcome obstacles. Additionally, through work in the lab, Gabe hopes to gain insight into how research about fixed and growth mindsets can be applied to remedy issues of inequality.
Anandita Sabherwal
Research Assistant
Hi, I am Anandita (translates to someone who spreads happiness!), a sophomore at Yale-NUS college. I have been fascinated with Psychology for about a decade now and the study of mindsets and motivation epitomises the applicability of Psychology to me. Also interested in pedagogy, I feel that Psychological research can facilitate educators and hence infuse a culture of positivity, growth, and grit in students. I am really excited to explore how people’s mindsets can shape their motivations, and how studying these can help me be a better educator.

Past Members

Adlin Zainal
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Ryan Mak
Crystal Lee
Damian Lee
David Zhang