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.

The Sexual Psychophysiology and Psychoneuroendocrinology Lab
Looking for Clinical Psychology research experience? The Sexual Psychophysiology and Psychoneuroendocrinology Lab is recruiting enthusiastic volunteer Research Assistants! The position will be a weekly commitment of 6-8 hours, and great for individuals who are interested in gaining clinical research experience. To apply, please e-mail your CV and unofficial transcript to

Perfectionism and Psychopathology Lab
Perfectionism and Psychopathology Lab is looking for volunteer research assistants who would like to be involved in child perfectionism studies. These projects are collaborative projects with a developmental psychology lab at UBC, and all our participants are children and their parents. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in both clinical psychology […]

Mind, Evolution, Culture, and Cognition Labs
A new project at the Mind, Evolution, Culture, and Cognition Labs is looking for RAs. RAs will be coding open-ended data on people’s religious views and moral values according to a coding scheme. They will be expected to commit 4-6h per week but the exact hours are flexible. Importantly, RAs can complete the work on […]

Interpersonal Lab
The Interpersonal Lab is looking for volunteer research assistants who are interested in studying anxiety. Our current projects try to answer the following questions: In what ways do anxious people think differently from non-anxious people? What causes people to feel anxious and to avoid? How do anxious and non-anxious people make decisions? Do socially anxious […]

Interested in learning about how people’s goals and motivations interact with their beliefs and ideologies? Then join the Motivation And Goals In Context Lab! We are seeking enthusiastic and committed volunteers who can contribute 6-9 hours per week. Suitable candidates will also have taken PSYC 101, 102, and 217, with at least a B+ average. Please visit this page […]

Culture and Self Lab
The Culture and Self Lab is looking for curious and dedicated volunteer research assistants! If you are interested in cultural psychology, meaning maintenance, and genetic essentialism, we would love to meet you! Research assistants will have the responsibility of running experiments and managing data. A time commitment of 5-7 hours per week is expected. A […]

Emotion and Self Lab 
The Emotion and Self Lab is currently seeking undergraduate psychology majors who want to learn more about social-personality research to volunteer as research assistants, or do a Directed Studies in the lab. To learn more about current research projects you might get involved in, check out our Projects page. Research assistants and Directed Studies students participate in every aspect of our research, from […]

Centre for Cognitive Development
The Centre for Cognitive Development studies the origins of language and abstract thought in young children. We’re looking for volunteer Research Assistants who love working with kids!  You would recruit participants, test 2 – 10 year-old children in your assigned study, attend weekly lab meetings, and do background reading. We expect a commitment of 10h/week for […]

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 […]