O’Keefe, P. A. (2024, February 19). Opportunities are more than luck. Psychology Today. WEB

O’Keefe, P. A. & Horberg, E. J. (2023, September 29). Stop trying to ‘find’ your passion—there’s a better way to love what you do. Scientific American. WEB

O’Keefe, P. A. & Horberg, E. J. (2023, February 27). How you think about opportunities can influence your success. Character & Context Blog (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). WEB

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Dweck, C. S., Walton, G. M. (2023). A growth-theory-of-interest intervention increases interest in math and science coursework among Arts undergraduates. Journal of Educational Psychology. PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Lee, F., & Dweck, C. S. (2023). Implicit theories of opportunity: When opportunity fails to knock, keep waiting or start cultivating? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Chaffee, K. E., Horberg, E. J., Plante, I., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2022). Multiple pathways to academic achievement: How achievement goals predict grades via distinct task values in two year-long courses. Learning and Individual DifferencesPDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Chen, P., & Savani, K. (2021). Should you pursue your passion as a career? Cultural differences in the emphasis on passion in career decisions. Journal of Organizational Behavior. PDF

Chen, P., Lin, Y., Pereira, D. J. H., O’Keefe, P. A., & Yates, J. F. (2021). Fanning the flames of passion: A develop mindset predicts intentions to use strategies for up-regulating passion. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.634903 PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Lee, H. Y., & Chen, P. (2021). Changing students’ beliefs about learning can unveil their potential. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences8(1), 84–91. doi: 10.1177/2372732220984173 PDF

O’Keefe, P. A. (2021, May 3). Universities must cultivate a growth mindset in their students. Times Higher EducationWEB

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Saherwal, A., Ibasco, G. S., & Zainal, A. (2021). Thinking beyond boundaries: A growth theory of interest enhances integrative thinking that bridges the arts and sciences. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 162, 95–108. PDF

O’Keefe, P. A. (2019, August 3). Your passion isn’t waiting to be ‘found’. You need to develop it. The Business Times.WEB

Plante, I., O’Keefe, P. A., Aronson, J. M., Fréchette-Simard, C., & Goulet, M. (2019). The interest gap: How gender stereotype endorsement predicts academic interests. Social Psychology of Education, 22(1), 227–245. doi:10.1007/s11218-018-9472-8 PDF

O’Keefe, P. A., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (2018, September 10). Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests. Harvard Business ReviewWEB

O’Keefe, P. A., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (2018). Implicit theories of interest: Finding your passion or developing it? Psychological Science29(10) 1653–1664. doi:10.1177/0956797618780643 PDF

O’Keefe, P. A. & Harackiewicz, J. M. (Eds.) (2017). The science of interest. Springer: Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55509-6 (EDITED VOLUME)

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. (2014, September 7). Liking work really matters. The New York Times, p. 12. WEB

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. doi: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 (*co-first authorship) PDF

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

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

Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Middleton, M., Ciani, K. D., Easter, M. A., O’Keefe, P. A., & Zusho, A. (2012). The Strength of the Relation Between Performance- Approach and Performance-Avoidance Goal Orientations: Theoretical, Methodological, and Instructional Implications. Educational Psychologist47(4) 281–301. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2012.722515 PDF

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.

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. (2002). Teenager: A damaging and outdated label. [Review of T. Hine (Ed.), The rise and fall of the American teenager]. Contemporary Psychology47, 480–481. PDF



Douglas, K. M., Sutton, R. M., van Lissa, C. J. … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (in press). Identifying important individual- and country-level predictors of conspiracy theorizing: A machine learning analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Westgate, E. C., Buttrick, N., Lin, Y., Helou, G. E., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2023). Pandemic boredom: Little evidence that lockdown-related boredom affected risky public health behaviors across 116 countries. Emotion.

Reitsema, A. M., Jeronimus, B. F., Bos, E. H. J., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). Age differences in hedonic adaptation to societal restrictions: Positive and negative affect trajectories during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 33 nations. Emotion.

Han, Q., Zheng, B., Leander, N. P., Agostini, M., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Bélanger, J. J. (2022). Impact of national pandemic lockdowns on perceived threat of immigrants: A natural quasi-experiment across 23 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Van Lissa, C., Stroebe, W., vanDellen, M., Leander, N. P., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Bélanger, J. J. (2022). Using Machine Learning to Identify Important Predictors of COVID-19 Infection Prevention Behaviors. Patterns3(4), 100482 PDF

Keng, S-L., Stanton, M. V., Haskins, L. B., Almenara, C. A., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). COVID-19 stressors and health behaviors: A multilevel longitudinal study across 86 countries. Preventative Medicine Reports. 101764 PDF

Schumpe, B. M., van Lissa, C. J., Bélanger, J. J., Nisa, C. F., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). Predictors of Adherence to Public Health Behaviors for Fighting COVID-19 Derived from Longitudinal Data. Scientific Reports12(1), 1–12 PDF

Enea, V., Eisenbeck, N., Carreño, D. F., Douglas, K. M., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). Intentions to be vaccinated against COVID-19: The role of prosociality and conspiracy beliefs across 20 countries. Health Communication. 1–10 PDF

Mula, S., Di Santo, D., Resta, E., Bakhtiari, F., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). Concern with COVID-19 Pandemic Threat and Attitudes Towards Immigrants: The Mediating Effect of the Desire for Tightness. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology. 3, 100028 PDF

Lucas, T., Manning, M., Strelan, P., Kopetz, C., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2022). Justice Beliefs and Cultural Values Predict Support for COVID-19 Vaccination and Quarantine Behavioral Mandates: A Multilevel Cross-National Study. Translational Behavioral Medicine. PDF

Lemay, E. P., Kruglanski, A. W., Molinario, E., Agostini, M., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). The role of values in coping with health and economic threats of COVID-19. Journal of Social Psychology. 1–18 PDF

Resta, E., Mula, S., Baldner, C., Di Santo, D., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). “We’re all in the same boat”: How societal discontent affects helping behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Community & Applied Social PsychologyPDF

Stroebe, W., vanDellen, M., Abakoumkin, G., Lemay, E. … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Politicization of COVID-19 health-protective behaviors in the United States: Longitudinal and cross-national evidence. PLoS ONE.16(10), e0256740 PDF

van Breen, J. A., Kutlaca, M., Koç, Y., Jeronimus, B. F., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Lockdown lives: A longitudinal study of inter-relationships among feelings of loneliness, social contacts, and solidarity during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi: 10.1177/0146167221103660 PDF

Nisa, C. F., Belanger, J. J., Faller, D. G., Buttrick, N. R., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Lives versus Livelihoods? Perceived economic risk has a stronger association with support for COVID-19 preventive measures than perceived health risk. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-88314-4 PDF

Han, Q., Zheng, B., Cristea, M., Agostini, M., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Trust in government regarding COVID-19 and its associations with preventive health behaviour and prosocial behaviour during the pandemic: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Psychological Medicine. doi: PDF

Romano, A., Spadaro, G., Balliet, D., Joireman. J., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Cooperation and Trust Across Societies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. PDF

Han, Q., Zheng, B., Agostini, M., Bélanger, J. J., … O’Keefe, P. A., … & Leander, N. P. (2021). Associations of risk perception of COVID-19 with emotion and mental health during the pandemic. Journal of Affective DisordersPDF

Jin, S., Balliet, D., Romano, A., Spadaro, G., … O’Keefe, P. A.,… & Leander, N. P. (2021). Intergenerational Conflicts of Interest and Prosocial Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Personality and Individual DifferencesPDF

Leander, N. P., Lemay, E. P., Jeronimus, B. F., …  O’Keefe, P. A., … (2020). Towards a globally collaborative behavioral science: An organizational approach from pandemic psychology. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2. PDF

Kreienkamp, J., Agostini, M., Krause, J., & Leander N. P. (on behalf of the PsyCorona Research Collaboration) (2020, October). A world of reactions to COVID-19: How an online data visualization tool reports data from an international psychological survey. WEB