Reeshad Dalal - Research

Welcome to my Research Lab! 

For an approximately correct list of my publications, please see my Google Scholar profile and/or my ResearchGate profile. To obtain electronic copies of these publications for your personal use, please email me.

My research has a very strong "basic" or "academic" or "scientific psychology" slant. My work is either pure basic research (i.e., Bohr's Quadrant) or use-inspired basic research (i.e., Pasteur's Quadrant). Although I certainly think pure applied research (i.e., Edison's Quadrant) is important as well, it is not my area of focus. My PhD students aim for top-tier, highly-cited journal publications while in graduate school and, typically, an academic career thereafter.

Currently, I am the academic advisor for the following PhD students:

In addition to the above students, I work with several other PhD and MA students on various projects.

In collaboration with my students and other collaborators, I conduct research in the following areas:

  • The interplay of personality and situations, with a focus on "situational strength" and its counterpart, "personality strength." See herehere, and here for recent papers. Ongoing projects examine the antecedents of situational strength and the consequences of personality strength (the latter using experience sampling methods). A planned future project involves the development of behavioral (as opposed to self-report) measures of personality. I am very grateful to the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences for funding much of my work in this area.
  • Behavior and performance at work, with a focus on deviant/counterproductive work behavior (no, this is not a case of "me-search research!") and organizational citizenship behavior, as well as within-person variability in behavior/performance. See here and here for relatively recent papers. The latter is an application of my interests in judgment and decision-making (see below) to the area of job performance. Another recent example (in press at the journal Human Performance, but not yet available online) involves the measurement of counterproductive work behavior for teleworkers. Ongoing projects include an attempt to disentangle the conceptual mess associated with the construct of adaptive performance and an examination of the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to counterproductive work behavior.
  • Judgment and decision-making, with a focus on advice-giving and advice-taking (i.e., "Judge-Advisor Systems" or "Hierarchical Decision-Making Teams"), decision-making skill and style, and "policy capturing." Here is a recent paper on the decision-making style known as maximizing (versus satisficing). See here for a recent  book on judgment and decision-making in workplace settings. Other recent work (not yet available online) includes an entry on "rational models of decision-making" in the forthcoming second edition of this encyclopedia, and a white paper on smart strategies for improving decision-making forthcoming in the SIOP-SHRM Science of HR series. Ongoing projects involve the impact of decision-making competence on task performance and counterproductive work behavior, the impact of socially desirable responding (or "faking") on policy-capturing responses, and a meta-analytic assessment of the test-retest reliability of policy-capturing responses.
  • Industrial and organizational psychology approaches to cybersecurity, with a focus on Cyber Security Incident Response Teams. This is a recent area of interest that provides a setting in which to not just apply but also extend my basic research interests in job performance as well as judgment and decision-making. For instance, through this work I have become interested in performance metrics, naturalistic decision making, cognitive task analysis, and decision-making interventions such as the "pre-mortem." See here and here for recent papers, and see here for a forthcoming book. I am very grateful to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for funding much of my work in this area.