Dr. Negin Toosi (Visiting Scientist)

Behavioral Science and Management


Negin R. Toosi is an experimental social psychologist with a special focus on diversity and intergroup relations. Her research deals primarily with social identities such as race, gender, and religion, as well as the intersections between them. Dr. Toosi completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she double-majored in Psychology and International Relations, and wrote her honors thesis under the supervision of Jennifer Eberhardt. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from Tufts University where she worked with Nalini Ambady and Sam Sommers, and subsequently completed a post-doc with Kathy Phillips at Columbia Business School. Her work has been featured in Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality Science, and other academic journals.


Selected Publications





  • Managerial Negotiations, Spring 2012 (one section), Spring 2013 (two sections). Instructor. Approximately 38 students per section.

  • Psychology of Religious Conflict and Peace, Spring 2011. Instructor. One seminar session with 15 students.

  • Environmental Action: Shifting from Saying to Doing, Fall 2010. Co-taught class with Prof. Tina Woolston. One seminar session with 16 students.

  • Experimental Psychology, Spring 2010. Teaching assistant for Prof. Heather Urry. Taught one lab section of 28 students.

  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Fall 2008. Teaching assistant for Prof. Tali Ditman-Brunye. Taught two lab sections of 24 students each.



Diversity Intergroup Relations
Social Psychology