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 George Mason University in August 2007. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, following which he spent 4 years as faculty at Purdue University. Dr. Dalal has obtained over 4 million dollars in external funding as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator, primarily from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. His research has been published in top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has also co-edited two books, one on judgment and decision-making in organizational settings and the other on organizational science approaches to cybersecurity. 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 skill and style). Dr. Dalal is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He serves, and has previously served, on the editorial boards of several journals. He also previously served (2013-17) as the Chair of the Psychology Department at George Mason University.
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)