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.

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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.

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, […]

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.

KID Studies Centre
Volunteer Research Assistants Wanted! Our Developmental Psychology Research Lab is looking for motivated students with strong interpersonal skills to assist with scheduling interested families to visit our lab or assist with study sessions at daycares.  Experience working with children, and a car for community testing are assets. If you can make a commitment of 4-6 […]

Social Health Lab
The Social Health Lab is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to work on research projects examining how physical health is influenced by social factors such as loneliness, friendship, and feelings of belonging. Volunteer research assistants will work closely with graduate student Charlotte Roddick and other lab members throughout the coming school year. Projects will involve collection […]

Early Development Research Group
The Early Development Research Group (EDRG) is looking for motivated undergraduates interested in volunteering! Are you interested in early developmental research? Do you have great people skills and are comfortable on the phone? Can you commit to 8 hours per week for at least 2 terms? Are you able to begin ASAP? This position requires […]

Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab
The Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab is looking for volunteer Research Assistants. We’re expanding on our Pokemon Go research, our past research recently received some media coverage, so if you’re interested in being involved in the next steps, please apply! You will also be involved in our research on parent and child interactions! This position […]