Curriculum Vitae

Kira O. McCabe, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University


Ph.D. in Behavioural and Social Sciences, March 2015
University of Groningen
Dissertation: The Role of Personality in the Pursuit of Context-Specific Goals

M.A. in Psychology, May 2009
Wake Forest University

B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, May 2007
Oglethorpe University


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aug. 2016 to present
Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, Vanderbilt University

Research Fellow, YAPS-WA, Sept. 2013 to Jul. 2016
Murdoch University (Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2015)
Griffith University (Jan. 2015 to Jul. 2016)

If you cannot access these publications through the links below, you may send me an e-mail for a copy for personal use only.

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 (journal link)

McCabe, K. O. (in press). Low vision accessibility in structural equation modeling software. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, xx, xxxx – xxxx. doi:10.1080/10705511.2019.1652912 (journal link)

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 (open access journal link)

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, 45, 2292–2306. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0454-x (journal link) (post-print pdf)

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 (journal link)

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 (journal link)

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 (journal link)

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.

Additional Information
My full CV can be found here.