Daniel Nadolny


I am a social psychologist located at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. My interest is in what leads individuals to contribute to different charitable organizations. In particular, I am interested in examining how donations are influenced by the role of perceived connection of donors with those who are helped by charities, as well as how threats to the perceived orderly and controllable nature of the world spur people to regain control through philanthropic behaviour.


Milyavskaya, M., &Nadolny, D.(2016). Health goals among American adults: Prevalence, characteristics, and barriers. Journal of Health Psychology.

Milyavskaya, M., Nadolny, D., & Koestner, R. (2015). Why do people set more self-concordant goals in need satisfying domains? Testing authenticity as a mediator. Personality and Individual Differences.

 Milyavskaya, M., Nadolny, D., & Koestner, R. (2014). Where do self-concordant goals come from? The role of domain-specific psychological need satisfaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Bashir, N., Lockwood, P., Chasteen, A., Nadolny, D., & Noyes, I. (2013). The ironic impact of activists: Negative stereotypes reduce influence. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Phills, C., Kawakami, K., Tabi, E., Nadolny, D., & Inzlicht, M. (2011). Mind the gap: Increasing associations between the self and Blacks with approach behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 197-210.

Awards and Distinctions

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011-2012)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2007-2008)