Job performance, judgment and decision-making, work situations, personality, job attitudes and job-related mood/emotions, and psychological approaches to the study of cybersecurity.
Dr. Dalal joined GMU in Fall 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. Dr. Dalal’s research has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His major programs of research are: (1) employee performance (primarily counterproductive/deviant and citizenship behavior), (2) job attitudes and mood/emotions, (3) the impact of situations (both directly and in conjunction with personality) on performance, and (4) decision-making (primarily advice-taking processes and individual decision-making competence).
For current and recent research, see:
My Ph.D. students typically aspire to a career in academia. While in graduate school, they focus on basic/academic research (rather than purely applied research) involving top-tier, highly-cited journal publications.
For publications, see:
U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI); U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
-PSYC 333: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
-PSYC 636: Survey of Industrial Psychology
-PSYC 639: Survey of Organizational Psychology
-PSYC 668: Personality: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches
-PSYC 741: Psychology of Work Motivation
-PSYC 892: Behavior and Performance at Work
Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology (minor in quantitative psychology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
M.A. in social psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Vias Nicolaides, Predicting Daily Attendance Behaviors: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach (2016)
Irwin Justin Jose, Exploring the Role of Leadership in Understanding Subordinate Trait-Behavior Relationships (2013)