Haleh Yazdi

Haleh Yazdi



Ph.D. candidate, Psychology, University of California, San Diego (2013-present)

M.Sc., Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, U.K. (2012)

B.A., Psychology & Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, summa cum laude (2008)


Yazdi, H., Barner, D., & Heyman, G.D. (2020). Children’s intergroup attitudes: Insights from Iran. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.13363

Yazdi, H., Heyman, G.D., & Barner, D. (2020). Children are sensitive to reputation when giving to both ingroup and outgroup members. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2020.104814

Heyman, G.D. & Yazdi, H. (2019). The role of individuation in the development of intergroup relations. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.2121.

Yazdi, H., Heyman, G.D., & Barner, D. (2016). The influence of reputation concerns and social biases on children’s sharing behavior. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Cognitive Development Society Diversity Award (2019)

Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) Fellow, Templeton World Charity Fund, (2018, 2019)

Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny Fellowship, UCSD, (2016-2019)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2014-2017)

International Institute Graduate Research Fellowship, UCSD, (2019)

Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars Fellowship, UCSD, (2018)

Society for Philosophy and Psychology Diversity & Travel Award (2018)

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, UCSD, (2016, 2019)

Friends of the International Center Scholarship, UCSD, (2014)

Norman H. Anderson Travel and Research Fund Award, UCSD, (6-time recipient)

Competitive EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Fellowship, UCSD, (2013)

Award of Distinction for Dissertation, University of Oxford, (2012)


Science Communication and Outreach, Fleet Science Center (2018-present)

McNair Scholar Graduate Mentor (2019-present)

Graduate Student Community Assistant, UCSD, (2018-2020)

Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative, UCSD, (2016-2018)

Paths to PhD Panelist, UCSD, (2017)

Career Transition Representative, UCSD, (2016-2018)

Two Scientists Community Outreach, Fleet Science Center, (207-2019)

University of Oxford's Development Office, Fundraising Officer (2012)