Dev Dalal: The (Lack of) Decision Tool Use, and How We Can Do Better
Associate Professor, UConn
Dev Dalal, PhD, an industrial-organizational psychologist, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He is also a Senior Research Affiliate with the Industrial Psychology Application Center, and the principal member of Workplace Research and Application Partners. He has focused much of his research on the development of valid measures of psychological constructs as decision aids for personnel decision making, and on how to convince decision makers to use these tools to help when making decisions in organizations. In pursuit of these goals, his focuses on the basic nuts-and-bolts of pre-employment test development; understanding why decision makers resist these helpful tools; and developing interventions to help decision makers understand how decision aids can be helpful when making decisions.