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


Plante, I., O’Keefe, P. A., Aronson, J. M., Fréchette-Simard, C., & Goulet, M. (2018). The interest gap: How gender stereotypes predict 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). Implicit theories of interest: Finding your passion or developing it? Psychological Science, 29(10) 1653–1664. doi:10.1177/0956797618780643 PDF

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

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

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

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

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


O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (under review). A brief intervention portraying interests and cultivated boosts math interest eight months later.

O’Keefe, P. A., Lee, F., & Dweck, C. S. (under review). Implicit theories of opportunity: When opportunity fails to knock, keep hoping or build a door?

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Sabherwal, A., Ibasco, G., & Zainal, A. (invited revision). Thinking beyond boundaries: A growth theory of interest enhances integrative thinking that bridges the arts and sciences.

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