Daniel Sullivan

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2008

Daniel Sullivan received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and German Studies from the University of Arizona in 2008, where he was a recipient of the Flinn Scholarship. He studied as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Salzburg from 2007-2008. He received his Master’s degree (with Honors) in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2010. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology under the direction of Dr. Mark Landau. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation through a Graduate Research Fellowship award, which he received in 2010. Mr. Sullivan has published over 25 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics such as terror management theory (a social psychological theory of how human awareness of death influences motivation) and the psychology of enemyship. His interest in applying psychology to film and other art forms has led to a series of recent publications demonstrating the relevance of terror management theory and existential perspectives to film and literary analysis.