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Bailis, Daniel S.

Professor, Psychology

Department Head, Psychology

Research Affiliate, Centre on Aging


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Keyword Discipline

Social Psychology

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Research Description

My interests are in the area of social psychology and health. I am currently investigating goal conflict as a barrier to regular physical activity. This line of research will investigate 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, self-determination, collective self-esteem, and social comparison.

Teaching Description

PSYC 2410 Social Psychology 1

PSYC 2420 Social Psychology 2

PSYC 3340 Design and Analysis for Psychological Experiments

PSYC 3530 Health Psychology

PSYC 4520 Honours Research Seminar

PSYC 7190 Social Psychology and Health (open to honours students)

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