Michael A. McDaniel

Michael A. McDaniel is an American industrial and organizational psychologist and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was concurrently a research professor in the Department of Psychology. He is known for his research on personnel selection and publication bias,[1] as well as on the relationship between brain size and intelligence.[2] His current research interests include personnel selection, publication bias, and research integrity. He is employed at Work Skills First, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in personnel selection and expert witness services related to personnel selection. He was elected as a Fellow into the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 2015, he served a one-year term as president of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR).[3]

Michael A. McDaniel
Alma materGeorge Washington University
Known forPersonnel selection
AwardsDean's Scholar from Virginia Commonwealth University (2016-2017)
Scientific career
FieldsIndustrial psychology
InstitutionsVirginia Commonwealth University
ThesisThe evaluation of causal model of job performance: the interrelationships of general mental ability, job experience, and job performance (1986)


  1. "Michael McDaniel". Virginia Commonwealth University. Archived from the original on 2016-02-28.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. Britt, Robert Roy (20 June 2005). "Bigger Brains Make Smarter People". LiveScience.com.
  3. "ISIR Officers". ISIR. Retrieved 2017-10-27.

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