UBC Centre for Infant Cognition – Research Assistant

UBC Centre for Infant Cognition is currently looking for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in volunteering as research assistants.

About the Lab:

The Centre for Infant Cognition’s research explores the origins of social and moral thought from a developmental perspective. In particular, we examine our tendency to judge individuals’ actions as good or bad, as deserving of reward or punishment, and as morally praiseworthy or blameworthy. We ask whether and how these social and moral evaluations influence our understanding of others’ future acts, their mental states, and their underlying personalities. We also study how these evaluations affect our willingness to perform prosocial behaviours.


Looking for motivated undergraduates who:

  • Are interested in social cognitive development
  • Would love to work with infants and young children

Note: this is an in-person volunteer opportunity. Previous research is an asset, but is not required.


Some opportunities you’ll have in this role are as follows:

  • Maintaining ongoing positive relationships with participating families including contacting families and scheduling appointments using a research database
  • Completing the consenting process with participating families
  • Entering data into a research database according to established protocols
  • Assisting with validating and cleaning of data
  • Assisting with data analysis

Time Commitment: 10 hours a week for two continuous semesters.


To apply, interested applicants should send the following items to hamlinlab@psych.ubc.ca

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (e.g. SSC grades)
  • Availability 9-7 (Mon – Sat)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, the sooner the better!