Iam an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. I have received my PhD in Organizational Behavior from the London Business School, a Master of Science in Industrial Psychology from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics (double major) from Tel-Aviv University.
My research looks at how the social context impacts employees’ decision making. I examine situations in which people in organizational settings behave in ways that run counter to what one would expect them to do when seeking a specific goal because of innate social needs, such as the need to belong or the need for social status. Importantly, I apply psychological theories to critical organizational challenges (e.g.how organizations should structure employees’ jobs; How should organizations design their selection practices?) to seek solutions that improve employees’ lives at the workplace and organization’s success. I use multi-methods approach, combining field surveys, field experiments, laboratory experiments and archival data analysis.
The focus of my research revolves around two specific areas: (1) behavioral ethics (2) selection decisions and biases.