Paul A. O’Keefe, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, assistant professor at Yale-NUS College, and Director of the Mindsets & Motivation Lab. He also holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Management and Organisation at the NUS Business School. His research focuses on motivation and goal pursuit with attention to individual differences, such as implicit self-theories (mindsets), interest, and passion.
His research has been published in leading scientific journals and featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes, World Economic Forum, Newsweek, CNBC, VICE, ABC Australia, Entrepreneur, Inc., Financial Times, and Business Insider. He has also contributed articles to popular outlets such as The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. He co-edited the book The Science of Interest, and his research has been supported by various funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the Ministry of Education (Singapore).