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Kira McCabe

Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Area: Quantitative Methods


Broadly, my research is in personality, motivation, and personality development.

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Representative Publications

McCabe, K. O., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (in press). Who Shines Most Among the Brightest?: A 25-Year Longitudinal Study of Elite STEM Graduate Students. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, xx, xxxx – xxxx. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000239

Hamstra, M. R. W., McCabe, K. O., Klekamp, B, & Rietzschel, E. F. (2018). Regulatory Focus and Individual Sales Performance of Field Marketers: A Constructive Replication. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 40, 414-420. doi:10.1080/01973533.2018.1526086

McCabe, K. O., Modecki, K. L., & Barber, B. L. (2016). Participation in Organized Activities Protects Against Adolescents’ Risky Substance Use, Even Beyond Development in Conscientiousness. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0454-x

McCabe, K. O., & Fleeson, W. (2016). Are traits useful? Explaining trait manifestations as tools in the pursuit of goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(2), 287-301. doi:10.1037/a0039490

McCabe, K. O., Van Yperen, N. W., Verbraak, M, & Elliot, A. J. (2013). Big Five Personality Profiles of Context-Specific Achievement Goals. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 698–707. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.06.003

McCabe, K. O., & Fleeson W. (2012). What is Extraversion For? Integrating Trait and Motivational Perspectives and Identifying the Purpose of Extraversion. Psychological Science, 23, 1498-1505. doi:10.1177/0956797612444904

McCabe, K. O., Mack, L., & Fleeson, W. (2012). A guide to data cleaning in experience-sampling studies. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life. New York, NY: Guilford Press.