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Dan Bailis

Dan Bailis

My interests are in the area of social psychology and health. I am currently investigating goal conflict as a barrier to regular physical activity. The question behind this research is whether goal conflict reduces performance of physical activity by various means, including the loss of enjoyment or intrinsic satisfaction from exercise, conditioning of negative emotions to exercise objects and settings, weakening of psychological structures underlying the intention to exercise, and justifying ongoing underperformance of personal exercise goals. 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. I thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Sport Canada for support of my current 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. (2002). Compensating for losses in perceived personal control over health: A role for collective self-esteem in healthy aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 57, P531-P539.
  • 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. (in press). Affective and behavioral traces of goal conflict with physical activity. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
  • 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.

Other Publications:

  • Bailis, D. S., & Chipperfield, J. G. (in press). 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
P404 Duff Roblin Building, 190 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

  • Phone: (204) 474-8777
  • Fax: (204) 474-7917

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