Helia Hosseinpour

Helia Hosseinpour

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Helia Hosseinpour

  • Graduate Student
  • Cognitive and Information Science , UC Merced

Biography

Helia Hosseinpour is a Ph.D. student in the Cognitive and Information Sciences department at the University of California Merced. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology-Neuroscience and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Pennsylvania State University in May of 2020. She was also a certified member of the Presidential Leadership Academy at Pennsylvania State. As a Schreyer Honors Scholar and a Paterno Fellow, she wrote her thesis on The Effect of Natural Affect on Availability and Anchoring Heuristics. In 2018, she received awards for her conceptual poster presentation on the Effect of Mood and Motive on Usage of Availability Heuristics in Thinking Processes at the Psi Chi Research Conference.

Research Interests

decision-making, risk and uncertainty, visual cognition, systematic versus intuitive reasoning, cognitive and unconscious biases, and emotions