UBC’s Department of Psychology is a top-ranked research department in Canada and in the world. Our 58 faculty members and 132 full-time graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conduct research across the spectrum of psychology, representing eight sub-disciplinary specializations: Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive Science, Developmental, Health, Quantitative Methods, Social & Personality,  and Teaching & Learning.

Research highlights:

  • With over 45 laboratories, research centres and interdisciplinary hubs of collaboration, UBC Psychology is home to numerous ground breaking research programs.
  • Our interactive Living Lab at Vancouver’s Science World aims to make science fun for kids and parents, while improving our understanding of early child development.
  • A Centre for Gambling Research at UBC has been established to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
  • Our faculty is well known for their research expertise in happiness, language acquisition, gambling, child development, gender roles, environmental behaviour, and neuroscience.