Get Involved in Research

Put your psychology skills to use by volunteering, or working in one of our research labs. Students will build their knowledge by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data – in addition to gaining insight into human behaviour and other psychological phenomena.

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RA positions

Participate in a study and learn first-hand about leading research by UBC Psychology. Below are UBC Psychology labs seeking participants.Looking to work or volunteer in a lab? Below are UBC Psychology labs with open Research Assistant positions.

UBC Interpersonal Lab
Are you socially anxious? Is social anxiety your main concern? We are looking for adults with social anxiety to participate in a study on UBC campus. If you are interested, we will conduct a brief 10-15 minute phone interview to assess your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will be invited into the lab for two sessions, […]

UBC Visual Cognition Lab
The UBC Visual Cognition Lab has multiple interesting paid experiments running all term long that need your help. Sign up at: Lab website:

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 […]

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]

This project invites stroke survivors and their partners to participate in a study on everyday health behaviours, such as physical activity and diet. Take part in our research and help us understand how we can promote the health of stroke survivors and their spouses in the future! Couples participating in the study will be given […]

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.

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.

Visual Cognition Lab Technical Manager
The Visual Cognition Lab is looking for a new Tech Manager! Training can start as early as May with official transferring of duties in August. Training will happen on campus, during the weekends. Basic skills for the next manager: Self-motivated Willingness to take initiative Ability to work independently Excellent communication skills Excellent problem solving skills Experienced with […]

Visual Cognition Lab
Interested in getting into research? The UBC Visual Cognition Lab is looking for ‘Co-Pilots’ to join our projects. To be a co-pilot, you don’t need to have any background in research and you can help out whenever you want. Co-Pilots sign a contract with the lab that lasts for a school term, with the possibility for renewal. Co-Pilots […]

UBC Parenting Lab
The UBC Parenting Lab is looking to hire two part-time Student Research Assistants to assist with studies of parents and children. Successful applicants will: Be available to work approximately 18-20 hours per week, beginning sometime this spring and continuing throughout next year. At the time of employment,  be enrolled as UBC students (at least one […]