O’Keefe, P. A. & Harackiewicz, J. M. (Eds.) (2017). The science of interest. Springer.


O’Keefe, P. A., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (invited revision). Implicit theories of interest: Finding your passion or developing it?

Plante, I., O’Keefe, P. A., Aronson, J., & Fréchette-Simard, C. (under review). The interest gap: How gender stereotypes predict academic interests.

O’Keefe, P. A., Letourneau, S., Milne, C., Homer, B. D., Schwartz, R., & Plass, J. L. (2014). Learning from multiple representations: An examination of fixation patterns in a science simulation. Computers in Human Behavior35, 234–242. dol:10.1016/j.chb.2014.02.040  PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., & Linnenbrink-Garcia, L. (2014). The role of interest in optimizing performance and self-regulation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology53, 70–78. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.02.004  PDF

*Plass, J., *O’Keefe, P. A., Homer, B. D., Case, J., Hayward, E., Stein., M., & Perlin, K. (2013). The impact of individual, competitive, and collaborative mathematics game play on learning, performance, and motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology105(4), 1050–1066. doi: 10.1037/a0032688  PDF (*co-first authorship)

O’Keefe, P. A., Ben-Eliyahu, A., & Linnenbrink-Garcia, L. (2013). Shaping achievement goal orientations in a mastery-structured environment and concomitant changes in related contingencies of self-worth. Motivation and Emotion37(1), 50–64. doi: 10.1007/s11031-012-9293-6  PDF

Plante, I., O’Keefe, P. A., & Théorêt, M. (2013). The relation between achievement goal and expectancy-value theories in predicting achievement-related outcomes: A test of four theoretical conceptions. Motivation and Emotion37(1), 65–78. doi: 10.1007/s11031-012-9282-9  PDF

Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Middleton, M., Ciani, K. D., Easter, M. A., O’Keefe, P. A., & Zusho, A. (2012). Performance approach and avoidance goal orientations: Pressing theoretical and methodological concerns. Educational Psychologist47(4) 281–301. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2012.722515  PDF


O’Keefe, P. A. & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2017). Toward a new science of interest. In P. A. O’Keefe & J. M. Harackiewicz (Eds.). The Science of Interest. Springer. PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Plante, I. (2017). The multifaceted role of interest in motivation and engagement. In P. A. O’Keefe & J. M. Harackiewicz (Eds.). The Science of Interest. Springer. PDF

O’Keefe, P. A. (2013). Mindsets and self-evaluation: How beliefs about intelligence can create a preference for growth over defensiveness. In S. B. Kaufman (Ed.), The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice, 119–134. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794003.003.0008  PDF

Grigorenko, E. L., & O’Keefe, P. A. (2004). Dealing with change: Manifestations, measurements, and methods. In A. Demetriou & A. Raftopoulos (Eds.). Cognitive developmental change: Theories, models and measurement. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511489938.012  PDF

Grigorenko, E. L., & O’Keefe, P. A. (2004). What do children do when they cannot go to school? In R. J. Sternberg & E. L. Grigorenko (Eds.), Culture and competence: Contexts of life success. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/10681-002  PDF


O’Keefe, P. A. (2014, September 7). Liking work really matters. The New York Times, p. 12. WEB

O’Keefe, P. A. (2007). Social judgment theory. In W. Darity (Editor-in-Chief), International encyclopedia of the social sciences (2nd ed.), New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

O’Keefe, P. A. (2002). Teenager: A damaging and outdated label. [Review of T. Hine (Ed.), The rise and fall of the American teenager]. Contemporary Psychology47, 480–481.


O’Keefe, P. A., Butler, R., & Dweck, C. S. (in prep). A tale of two achievement goal theories.

O’Keefe, P. A., Lee, F., & Dweck, C. S. (in prep). Implicit theories of opportunity.