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Dan Bailis

Dan Bailis

My interests are in the area of social psychology and health, where I am currently investigating goal conflict as a barrier to regular physical activity. I have also worked in the area of healthy aging and have a long-term interest in topics such as perceived control, collective self-esteem, and social comparison. With my students, I have also recently been investigating how positive psychological concepts of autonomous motivation and self-compassion are related to defensive cognition and risk perception. I thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Sport Canada for support of my work.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Bailis, D. S., & Chipperfield, J. G. (2006). Emotional and self-evaluative effects of social comparison information in later life: How are they moderated by collective self-esteem? Psychology and Aging, 21, 291-302.
  • Bailis, D. S., Chipperfield, J. G., & Helgason, T. R. (2008). Collective self-esteem and the onset of chronic conditions and activity reduction in a longitudinal study of aging. Social Science and Medicine, 66, 1817-1827.
  • Bailis, D. S., Chipperfield, J. G., & Perry, R. P. (2005). Optimistic social comparisons of older adults low in primary control: A prospective analysis of hospitalization and mortality. Health Psychology, 24, 393-401.
  • Bailis, D. S., Chipperfield, J. G., Perry, R. P., Newall, N., & Haynes, T. (2008). Exploring the commonalities between adaptive resources and self-enhancement in older adults' social-comparative judgments of physical activity. Journal of Aging and Health, 20, 899-919.
  • Bailis, D. S., Fleming, J. A., & Segall, A. (2005). Self-determination and functional persuasion to encourage physical activity. Psychology and Health, 20, 691-708.
  • Bailis, D. S., & Segall, A. (2004). Self-determination and social comparison in a health-promotion setting. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 26, 25-33.
  • Bailis, D. S., Segall, A., & Chipperfield, J. G. (2010). Age, relative autonomy, and change in health locus of control beliefs: A longitudinal study of members of a health-promotion facility. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 326-338.
  • Bailis, D. S., Segall, A., & Chipperfield, J. G. (2003). Two views of self-rated general health status. Social Science and Medicine, 56, 203-217.
  • Bailis, D. S., Segall, A., Chipperfield, J. G., & Mahon, M. J., & Dunn, E. M. (2001). Perceived control in relation to socioeconomic and behavioral resources for health. Social Science and Medicine, 52, 1661-1676.
  • Bailis, D. S., Thacher, T. M., Aird, N., & Lipschitz, L. J. (2011). Affective and behavioral traces of goal conflict with physical activity. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
  • Newall, N. E. G., Chipperfield, J. G., & Bailis, D. S. (2013, July 26). Predicting stability and change in loneliness in later life. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0265407513494951
  • Newall, N. E. G., Chipperfield, J. G., Bailis, D. S., & Stewart, T. L. (2012, August 13). Consequences of loneliness on physical activity and mortality in older adults and the power of positive emotions. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0029413
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (in press). Predicting longitudinal trajectories of academic passion in first-year university students. Learning and Individual Differences.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (in press). The two roads of passionate goal pursuit: links with appraisal, coping, and academic achievement. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2014). Can passion be polyamorous? The impact of having multiple passions on subjective well-being and emotional experiences. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., Bailis, D. S., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2013). Passionate hockey fans: Appraisals of, coping with, and attention paid to the 2012-2013 National Hockey League lockout. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 842-846. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.06.004
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., Gunnell, K. E., Mosewich, A. D., & Bailis, D. S. (2014). Measurement invariance of the Passion Scale across three samples: An ESEM approach. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 18, 242-258
  • Swift, A. U. A. A., Bailis, D. S., Chipperfield, J. G., Ruthig, J. C., & Newall, N. (2008). Gender differences in the adaptive influence of compensatory control beliefs: A longitudinal study of life satisfaction. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 40, 104-112.
  • Thacher, T. M., & Bailis, D. S. (2012). Selective defensiveness or nondefensiveness: How does relative autonomy relate to excuse-making when goal pursuits do not succeed? Motivation and Emotion, 36, 323-337.

Other Publications:

  • Bailis, D. S., & Chipperfield, J. G. (2012). Hope and optimism. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behaviour (2nd ed., Chapter 193, 28 ms pp.). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Courses Taught:

  • Design and Analysis for Psychological Experiments
  • Health Psychology
  • Honours Research Seminar
  • Social Psychology 1
  • Social Psychology 2
  • Social Psychology and Health

Dan Bailis
Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba
P407 Duff Roblin Building, 190 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

  • Phone: (204) 474-9360
  • Fax: (204) 474-7917

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