Reeshad S. Dalal

Reeshad S. Dalal

Reeshad S. Dalal


Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Job performance, judgment and decision-making, work situations, personality, job attitudes and job-related mood/emotions, and psychological approaches to the study of cybersecurity.

Phonetic Pronunciation:

REE-shahd THE-lall
("a" in "shahd" and "lall" pronounced like "a" in "car")


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 MethodsOrganizational 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) decision-making (primarily advice-taking processes and individual decision-making skill and style), (3) the interplay of personality and job situations, (4) job attitudes and mood/emotions, and (5) organizational science approaches to studying cybersecurity. Dr. Dalal is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). 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.

Current Research

For current and recent research, see:

Personal website

Google Scholar profile

ResearchGate site

My goal is to help my Ph.D. students publish their research in top-tier, highly-cited journal publications. I strongly encourage Ph.D. applications from international students as well as domestic (U.S.-based) students who are members of underrepresented groups.


Selected Publications

For publications, see:

Personal website

Google Scholar profile

ResearchGate site

Expanded Publication List

Grants and Fellowships

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with additional funding from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Courses Taught

-PSYC 333: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

-PSYC 601: Applied Data Analysis I

-PSYC 627: Performance Management

-PSYC 631: Industrial and Personnel Testing and Evaluation (aka "Employee Selection")

-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 743 (formerly 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

In the Media



Dissertations Supervised

Balca Alaybek, A Meta-analysis of the Peak-End Rule and its Boundary Conditions (2020)

Jennifer P. Green, A Taxonomy of Leadership Situations: Development, Validation, and Implications for the Science and Practice of Leadership (2020)

Alan Tomassetti, On the Reliability of Judgments Made in Policy Capturing Measures: A Meta-analytic Review and Experimental Analysis (2017)

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)