Faculty Research Interests

Cyber Security Incident Response Team Effectiveness

As a collaborative effort led by Drs. Dalal, Tetrick and Zaccaro, this team is examining the factors contributing to cyber security response team effectiveness. This project incorporates most aspects of I/O Psychology from job and team analysis to stress, decision making, attitudinal and performance factors to team outcomes. In addition, many of these teams are situated within multi-team systems so we are exploring the multilevel relations among individual, team and multi-team system levels.

Dr. Cortina’s Research Group

Dr. Cortina's research focuses on methodological and statistical issues IO Psychology, although he dabbles in anything in which his students take an interest (e.g., predictors of citizenship, models of innovation, consequences of sleepieness). His colleagues have manuevered him into domains such as emotions in the workplace, LGBT equality, and even leadership! He has projects ongoing that involve moderated mediation, degrees of freedom in structural equation models, relationships among reliabilities in meta analysis, and big data applications in IO. Dr. Cortina has had great success in involving first year students in these advanced methods projects, so don't be shy.​

Dr. Dalal’s Research Group

Dr. Dalal's group works on projects that are described at https://sites.google.com/site/reeshaddalal.

Dr. Kuykendall’s Research Group

Coming soon!

Dr. Kaplan’s Research Group

Dr. Kaplan's research focuses on the subjective experience of work and on ways to improve that experience. Specific topics of interest include: affect and emotion, job attitudes, job stress, work-related meaning, workplace safety, and personality and individual differences. In addition, Seth also does work on team performance in non-routine and crisis-like situations. He studies teams in high reliability contexts such as aviation crews, nuclear power plant teams, trauma teams, and mine rescue teams. He also has interests in psychometric and statistical issues and in telework.

Dr. King’s Research Group

The goal of this research group is to provide empirical evidence guiding the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. Despite increasing representation of women and minorities in organizations and progress in the treatment of stigmatized individuals, there is little doubt that discrimination still exists. This  research will examine the contemporary experiences of stigmatized individuals in organizations as well as individual and organizational strategies for the reduction of discrimination and its consequences.

Dr. Tetrick’s Research Group

My research group continues to develop and conduct research projects in the area of Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) and in Understanding the Employee-Organization Relationship (EOR). Within OHP, we are continuing a project on the work-family interface, which we intend to extend from a North American cultural perspective to South American and Asian perspectives. Additionally, we are working on a couple of projects focusing on workplace safety and on older workers. Within the area of the EOR, we will be extending the literature on psychological contract and its effects on such individuals and organizations' innovation, productivity and health.

Dr. Zaccaro’s Research Group

The primary research interests in the "Z-Group" include leadership, teamwork, and adaptability. Past lab studies have investigated the role of feedback and variability in fostering team adaptability, in addition to the role of leadership in promoting adaptability. Field projects have included topics such as leader self-development, developmental work assignments, and leader adaptability. Students often receive applied research experience working with the Mirum Corporation on studies funded by the U.S. Army.