Daniel L. Wann, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Wann


My research program centers on the psychology of sport fandom. In particular, I am interested in the causes and consequences of sport team identification (i.e., the extent to which a fan feels a psychological connection to a team). Currently, I am investigating the following topics as they relate to team identification: fan/spectator aggression, the psychological well-being of fans, the strategies used by fans to cope with their team’s poor performance, behavioral loyalty (e.g., attendance), fan superstitions, and the socialization of sport fans.

In addition to the research listed in my vitae, here are some examples of recent student research projects and theses that I have directed:

  • “Your Team Stinks!” The Impact of Team Identification on Biased Ratings of Odors
  • Team Identification and Need to Belong: Relationships with Growth-Orientation and Deficit Reduction Orientation
  • Mickey Mouse, a Sport Icon: Sport Fandom and Disney brand awareness

Curriculum vitae