Participate in Research

Human Subject Pool
The Human Subject Pool (HSP) is an essential and valuable component of UBC Psychology’s teaching and research. Undergraduate students can also earn extra credits by participating.

UBC Psychology Paid Studies
Need some extra cash? Take part in paid studies. Please check the eligibility requirements for each study. Some studies are only open to UBC students, others are open to the general public.

Partners in Time: a Scientific Study
Wondering how time impacts you and your partner’s decision making? Take part in this new study and find out! UBC Psychology’s Social Cognition and Emotion Lab is collecting data for a study investigating how time impacts couples’ daily decision making. 

Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab
A clinical lab in the Department of Psychology is offering a free parenting support group for parents of children (6-11 years old) with ADHD and poor social skills. Parents will learn about helping their child build friendships. Groups meet in East Vancouver one evening per week. Free child care is available, and participating families receive money for completion of study measures.

Interested in Political and Environmental Psychology? The Reactions to Environmental Stress and Trauma Lab (REST Lab) is looking for and welcoming volunteer Research Assistants. Learn more.

SAVE Study
Couples aged 60+ are invited to participate in a study on how couples can help each other with simple computer tasks. This study involves a 2 hour in-person appointment at the UBC Point Grey Campus. Each couple will receive $40, with each member receiving $20. Couples will also be reimbursed bus fare or parking.

Social Cognitive Development Lab
Want to learn about child development through fun and innovative research? Join the Social Cognitive Development Lab as a Research Assistant! Contact the Social Cognitive Development Lab for more details.
Web: Email: livinglab[at]

Social Cognition and Emotion Lab
Wondering how time impacts you and your partner’s decision making? Take part in this new study and find out! The lab is collecting data for a study investigating how time impacts couples’ daily decision making. There are no restrictions to participate in this study; the only requirement is that participants are in a current romantic relationship.

Social Health Lab
Are you a first year student? Are you interested in finding out more about psychology research? The Social Health Lab would love your participation in our First Year Experiences Study. This study will take place over the school year, and if you are eligible, you would receive either course-credit or cash for participation. To determine if you are eligible to participate in this study, please complete a brief (~5 minute) survey here: Eligibility Survey.

UBC Visual Cognition Lab
The UBC Visual Cognition Lab has multiple interesting experiments running all summer long that need your help. Sign up on

Research Assistant Positions

Understanding our Psychological Sense of Community
This is a supervised position for volunteer assistance in examining how the psychological sense of community [PSC] is conceptualized and measured.  This concept refers to the feeling of connection one has with others in the communities to which they belong.  The goal of this project is to clarify the meaning of this important psychological construct.

Duties/expected work activities:

  • Identify, retrieve, and summarize pertinent literature
  • Prepare a professional presentation on PSC
  • Design slide images of key points for presentation using MS PowerPoint


The experience will be especially useful for those who want to apply psychological knowledge to understand current issues within our local community. There is an opportunity for presentation /publication co-authorship. Letters of reference will be provided. Applicants should provide a brief introduction, succinct statement of interest, and contact information via telephone at 604-822-9724. 

Looking for Research Experience in Clinical Psychology?
The UBC Interpersonal Lab is looking for volunteer research assistants to help with research projects on  Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety. Our lab has research projects investigating the roles of Empathy, Social Support, and Memory as mediating factors for social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders. These positions are ideal for candidates looking for clinical research experience and the ability to be involved at all stages of the data gathering process. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic transcript, a solid work ethic (i.e., be dedicated, reliable, organized) and an interest in studying anxiety and its mediating factors.  Time commitment of 6-8 hours/week.
For more information and to apply email your resume and unofficial transcript to aldenlab[at]