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Dan Bailis

Dan Bailis

My interests are in the area of social psychology and health. I am currently investigating how self-compassion is related to risk-taking. I have previously worked in the area of promoting physical activity and understanding goal conflict as a barrier to regular exercise. 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 been investigating how positive psychological concepts of autonomous motivation and harmonious passion are related to defensive cognition. I thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Sport Canada, and the Manitoba Gambling Research Program for support of my research.

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., & 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, 33, 128-144.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (August, 2018). Passionately motivated reasoning: Biased processing of passion-threatening messages. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2018). When decisions are clouded by passion: A look at casino patrons. Motivation Science, 4, 274-279. DOI: 10.1037/mot0000086.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2017). Lay theories of passion in the academic domain. Educational Psychology, 37, 1029-1043. DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2017.1322178
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2015). Can passion be polyamorous? The impact of having multiple passions on subjective well-being and emotional experiences. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1365-1381.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2015). Predicting longitudinal trajectories of academic passion in first-year university students. Learning and Individual Differences, 40, 149-155.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., & Bailis, D. S. (2015). The two roads of passionate goal pursuit: Links with appraisal, coping, and academic achievement. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 29, 287-304.
  • 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., Bailis, D. S., & Mosewich, A. D. (2016). You have passion, but do you have self-compassion? Harmonious passion, obsessive passion, and responses to passion-related failure. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 278-285, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.003.
  • Schellenberg, B. J. I., Verner-Filion, J., Gaudreau, P., Bailis, D. S., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Vallerand, R. J. (2019). Testing the dualistic model of passion using a novel quadripartite approach: A look at physical and psychological well-being. Journal of Personality, 87(2), 163-180.
  • 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
  • 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) 474-7599

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