Instructor, Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 3428
Fir Building, room FR423


PhD, Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2015.

BA and MA, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011.

"Teaching is the canvas where collaboration and humor are the vibrant colors that paint the path to meaningful results, fostering a lasting passion for learning."


Daniel Barabanov (PhD, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2015) is a personality psychologist whose research interests lie in the study of willpower, volitional traits of personality, self-control and procrastination.

Barabanov obtained his specialist degree (equivalent to a BA and MA) from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). The main focus of this program was on personality psychology and the history of psychology. The focus of his research to date has been on how students develop their self-control and willpower during their university studies.

After receiving his degrees, Barabanov held the position of docent (equivalent to an assistant professor) at several Moscow universities, including the Academy of Public Administration, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, and Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.

From 2017 to 2020, Barabanov supervised the work of the Student Scientific Society, assisting students in understanding research methods and statistics, and facilitating their participation in conferences and the publication of students' research results. In 2022, he emigrated to Canada and continued his work at Capilano University.

Barabanov has always been interested in the topic of higher education and the methodology of scientific research. He has published his research in a wide array of journals.

My decision to pursue a career in academia has deep roots in my family's tradition, spanning three generations of university-educated teachers. In my classrooms, I incorporate the most effective teaching practices gathered from different educational systems worldwide.

I am deeply empathetic to my students' challenges and aim to provide them with valuable guidance and an array of tips and techniques to enhance their performance.

Drawing from my personal experience of immigration, I also have a unique understanding of the struggles faced by international students, which enables me to offer them tailored support.

I stay in touch with many of my previous students and am always ready to help and/or provide them with career advice and guidance.

My research is primarily centred on the study of volitional regulation and self-control. I have a particular interest in understanding how these aspects function in university students.

The academic environment demands highly developed self-control skills and a substantial amount of willpower. However, students exhibit a wide range of individual differences and face various challenges unique to their circumstances.

My research seeks to address the following question: How does volitional regulation change and evolve during the course of university studies?

Barabanov D.D. (2022) The relationship between volitional regulation and procrastination in university students. Experimental psychology. Vol. 15 (4). 112-122. doi:10.17759/exppsy.2022150407 (In Russian, abstract in English)

Barabanov D.D. (2022) Psychometric validation of «Self-rating technique of the volitional traits». International Journal of Medicine and Psychology. Vol. 2. 18-24. (In Russian, abstract in English)

Ivannikov V.A., & Gusev A.N., Barabanov D.D., Aidman E.V. (2020) Meaningfulness and action orientation as predictors of self-control and willpower traits. The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology. Vol. 2. 3-25. DOI: 10.11621/vsp.2020.02.01 (In Russian, abstract in English).

Ivannikov V.A., & Gusev A.N., Barabanov D.D. (2019) The relation of volitional traits self-esteems with meaningfulness of life and action control in students // The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology. Vol. 2. 27-44. DOI: 10.11621/vsp.2019.02.27 (In Russian, abstract in English)

Ivannikov, V., & Barabanov, D., & Aidman, E. (2018). Longitudinal effect of action orientation on willpower is mediated by sense-making. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Vol. 21. 97-98. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.09.221 (In English).

Ivannikov V.A., & Barabanov D.D., Monroz A.V., Shlyapnikov V.N., Aidman E.V. (2014). The role of the notion of will in contemporary psychology. Voprosy Psychologii, 2014. Vol.15-23. (In Russian, abstract in English).

Barabanov D.D. (2013) Comparative analysis of changes in volitional regulation of students from first and second courses (monitoring). The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology. Vol. 4. 119-130. (In Russian, abstract in English).

Barabanov D.D. (2012) Comparative analysis of the features of volitional regulation and motivational-semantic sphere of personality among students of different courses. The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology. Vol. 3. 60-69. (In Russian, abstract in English).

Member of Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).