Get Involved in Research

Expand your knowledge of psychology research! We have a number of opportunities available if you’re interested in working, volunteering — or even participating — in a lab. Explore our labs by research area:

Behavioural Neuroscience | Clinical | Cognitive Science | Developmental
Health | Quantitative Methods | Social/Personality

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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.Put your psychology skills to use by volunteering or working in one of our research labs. Below are UBC Psychology labs with open Research Assistant positions.

UBC Social Integration and Well-being Project
Take part in the UBC Social Integration and Well-being Project! We want to know how new students develop friendships and how they feel about their first months in university. You’ll be asked to complete a 10-min online survey at the start of the first term (Sep-Nov 2018) and another 10-min online survey at the start […]

Perfectionism Treatment Study
Perfectionism involves demanding perfection of oneself or others as well as being harshly critical and is associated with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and many other personal problems. The Perfectionism and Psychopathology Lab is currently conducting a study on treatments for perfectionism. If you have difficulties with perfectionism and would like to receive treatment as part […]

The Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding
The Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding is seeking participants for a study on ownership and decision making. Contact the Centre if you are an English speaker and you are at least 19 years old. You will be asked to: Talk about your saving habits on the phone Make decisions about household objects (online or at UBC) Complete several […]

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, […]

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 […]

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:  baronlabmgr[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! After participating in our study, you will receive […]

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.

The Centre for Cognitive Development
Do you love working with kids? The Centre for Cognitive Development is looking for volunteer Research Assistants to help recruit participants, test 2-10 year-old children, attend weekly lab meetings, and do background reading. Don’t like working with kids? That’s OK, they’re also looking for volunteers to work with adults! For more information email: or […]