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    Paras Gala

    Area of Specialization

    Organizational Behavior Group

    About me

    A curious and passionate social scientist. I wish to deepen the connection between academia and practice; first, by contributing meaningfully to applied scientific research in management and second, by actively promoting evidence based management at work.

    Currently, I am a first year doctoral student in the OB group (coursework phase).

    I love reading, debating, acting and exercising.

    Work experience

    Assistant Manager, Corporate HR at Syntel (May 2015 to May 2018)

    I was an integral part of corporate HR team that was planning and executing an organization wide change management program. The learning experience at work was an enriching one, with amazing opportunities to apply whatever I had learnt during my Masters program. My experience at work helped me greatly in developing a practitioner's perspective, something which I feel will guide me in producing good applied research.

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    Educational background

    MA, Applied Psychology (I/O specialization) from University of Mumbai- 2015 (CGPA: 5.75/7)

    BA, Psychology from D. G. Ruparel College, University of Mumbai- 2013 (81%, top 5% in college)

    HSC, Arts from Ruia College, Mumbai- 2010 (80%, top 10% in college)

    SSC from Saraswati Vidyalaya, Thane- 2008 (91.5%, top 10% in school)

    Research interests

    Although still in the coursework phase, I am currently interested in the areas of social cognition, attitudes and social influence. Also, I am quite keen on exploring how research in experimental social psychology can be applied to managerial contexts.

    PS: Areas of evolutionary psychology and personality psychology have always fascinated me. In future, I would love to do research in these areas.

    Journal publications



    Completed experimental research in Evolutionary Psychology on ‘Sleeping Site Preferences in Humans’- presented the research paper at Bombay Psychological Association Conference, 2015


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