Danny Heller completed both his BA in Business Administration and Psychology and MA in Organizational Behavior at the Hebrew University. He obtained his Ph.D in Personality and Social Psychology from the University of Iowa.
Before joining Tel-Aviv University in 2006, Danny taught for 3 years in the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo.
Danny serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Research in Personality , and reviews regularly for: Journal of Personality , Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science , and Social Psychological and Personality Science .
Fields of Interest
Contextual personality/self, power, employee well-being, cross-cultural issues
Judge, T. A., Heller, D. , & Mount, M. K. (2002). Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87 , 530-541 .
Heller, D. , & Levin, I. P., & Goransson, M. (2002). Selection of strategies for narrowing choice options: Antecedents and consequences. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 89 , 1194-1213.
Heller, D ., Watson, D., & Ilies, R. (2004). The role of person vs. situation in life satisfaction: A critical examination. Psychological Bulletin, 130 , 574-600.
Heller, D. , & Watson, D. (2005). The dynamic spillover of satisfaction between work and marriage: The role of time and mood. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90 , 1273-1279.
Brown, D. J., Ferris, L.D., Heller, D. , & Keeping, L.M. (2007). The antecedents and consequences of upward and downward social comparisons at work. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 102 , 59-75.
Heller, D. , Komar, J., & Lee, W. B. (2007). The dynamics of personality states, goals and well-being . Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 , 898-910.
Heller, D. , Watson, D., Komar, J., Min, J., & Perunovic, W. Q. E. (2007). Contextualized personality: Traditional and new assessment procedures. Journal of Personality, 75 , 1229-1254.
Perunovic, W.Q.E., Heller, D. , & Rafaeli, E. (2007). Within-person changes in the structure of emotion: The role of cultural identification and language. Psychological Science, 18 , 607-613.
Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Heller, D. (2009). Organizational supports and organizational deviance: The mediating role of organization-based self-esteem. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , 108 , 279-286.
Heller, D. , Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Watson, D. (2009). The influence of work personality on job satisfaction: Incremental validity and mediation effects. Journal of Personality, 77 , 1051-1084.
Heller, D. , Perunovic, W. Q. E., & Reichman, D. (2009). The future of person-situation integration in the interface between traits and goals: A bottom-up framework. Journal of Research in Personality, 43 , 171-178.
Ferris, D. L., Rosen, C. C., Johnson, R. E., Brown, D. J., Risavy, S., & Heller, D. (2011). Core self-evaluations and the hierarchical model of approach/avoidance motivation. Personnel Psychology . 64, 137-161.
Heller, D. , Stephan, E., Kifer, Y., & Sedikides, C. (2011). What will I be? The role of temporal perspective in predictions of affect, traits, and self-narratives. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology . 47, 610-615.
Perunovic, W. Q. E., Heller, D . , Ross, M., & Komar, S. (2011). The within-person dynamics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, affective states, and cultural identification: A diary study of bicultural individuals. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 635-641.
Kifer, Y., Heller, D ., Perunovic, W.Q.E., & Galinsky, A. (in press). The good life of the powerful: The experience of power and authenticity enhance subjective well-being. Psychological Science .
Van Dijk, Seger, T., & Heller, D . (in press). Life-threatening event reduces subjective well-being through activating avoidance motivation: A longitudinal study. Emotion .
Honours, Awards and Grants
Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Research Grant, approximately $72,000
European Commision, FP6, Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (IRG), €80,000
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant, $82,461
Canadian Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Award- $117,525 ("Mobile Behavioral Lab"; with Scott Jeffery & Natalia Kotchetova)
Positive Psychology Summer Institute Scholar, Italy (1 of 16 Promising Young Scholars, selected from over 130 Candidates from all over the world)
UW/SSHRC Seed Grant (Amount awarded $5,500)
Student Travel Award for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Savannah, Georgia
Awarded Solomon Fellowship for international doctoral study from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel