PSYC Research Lab Fair 2019

Tuesday October 1st | 11:30-2:30PM | North AQ

The Department of Psychology will be hosting Psychology Research Lab Fair on Tuesday October 1st, 2019 in the North AQ! All six areas of psychology (Clinical Science, Cognitive & Neural Science, Developmental Psychology, History, Quantitative, & Theoretical, Law & Forensic Psychology, and Social Psychology) will be present to showcase the exciting research that is being conducted in their labs. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about new Psychology research, discover volunteer and research assistant positions, and to connect with faculty, grad students, and research assistants.

The following 16 labs will be featuring their research:

-Adolescent Risk and Resilience Lab
-Adolescent Health Lab
-Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL)
-Attention Lab
-Children’s Memory Research Group
-Cognitive Aging Lab
-Couples Lab
-Culture, Behavior, Evolution, and Development (CuBED)
-Human Electrophysiology Lab (HEL)
-Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab
-Measurement & Modelling Lab
-Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience
-Social Cognition & Emotion Lab
-Supporting Relationships & Wellbeing Lab
-Sustainability, Inequality, and Social Change Lab
-Vision Lab

The Research Lab Fair is open to all students to attend! We look forward to seeing you all there.

PSYC Research Lab Fair 2018

Tuesday October 16th | 11:30-2:30PM | North AQ

Fifteen labs and 57 lab members were present at the 2018 Research Lab Fair. An average of 54 students visited each table and some tables had up to 87 guests. Lab members favourite part of the fair was getting to interact, to connect, and to share experiences with undergraduate students.

Thank you to our PSU, BNSS, and FASS Mentor volunteers!

Past Labs

Participating Labs


Adolescent Forensic Psychology Lab

Provided an overlook of some of our studies, risk assessment, and risk management tools.

Adolescent Health Lab

Presented research on adolescent mental health and attachment.

Attention Lab

Showcased some classic perceptual experiments combined with modern, state-of-the-art, vision-science technologies.

Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab

Since 2012, the ADDL has held a summer camp for children with and without autism spectrum disorder. This year we recruited many dedicated volunteers to make our 2019 SFU Social Science Camp a great success! 

Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Institute

Presented structural and functional brain imaging research in developmental cognitive neuroscience.

Children’s Memory Research Group

Described current and past research happening in the lab, as well as examples of study stimuli.

Cognitive Aging Lab

Presented recent research findings, samples of common neuropsychological measures, and opportunities to participate or volunteer.

Couples Lab

Presented an overlook of our current studies that included helpful relationship tips and skills that intersect with our research.

Human Electrophysiology Lab

Presented research on electrical neuroimaging of attention control and visual search.

Measurement & Modelling Lab

Presented examples of the questionnaires we are currently studying as well as a description of the research goals of the lab, supplemented with relevant pictures and diagrams.

Mental Health Law and Policy Institute

The Director of the Institute is Ronald Roesch, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Various members of the MHLPI will be represented, student opportunities are situated in the broad domain of individuals with (and without) serious mental illness who are in some way involved in the criminal justice system. Our booth provided concrete examples of projects and studies and described research opportunities with Dr. Kevin Douglas, Dr. Stephen Hart, and Dr. Tonia Nicholls. 

Psychological Foundations Lab

Presented studies that we are currently running at the lab and invited students to find out which hemisphere is dominant for language processing.

Social Cognition and Emotion Lab

Presented posters of past research, provided application forms and application information, mingled with students, and shared our experiences as research assistants. 

Supporting Relationships and Wellbeing Lab

Our research aims to understand how social relationships can foster better psychological and physiological wellbeing. Given the crucial role of intimate relationships in protecting people against psychological and physical health problems, our research aims to determine when and for whom relationships foster greater wellbeing. While past research suggests that coupled people experience greater wellbeing compared to single people, relationships can also be a source of hurt and conflict, which single people can avoid. We also conduct research which aims to understand factors that maximize single peoples' wellbeing.

Vision Lab

Featured research on how people pay attention to the visual world.


PSYC Research Lab Fair 2017

Tuesday November 14th | 12:00-3:00PM | North AQ

Fifteen labs and 54 lab members were present at the 2017 Research Lab Fair. An average of 44 students visited each table and benefits to students included networking with faculty and grad students, learning about the different labs and the variety of research they conduct, and being presented with opportunities to participate in research and to become a research assistant.

Research presentations convered topics such as:

  • The development of giving behaviour in infants
  • How people pay attention to the visual world
  • How people process others and their social world
  • Structural and functional brain imaging research in developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • Research on neurocognition and health to better understand predictors of successful aging
  • Supporting families of children with developmental disabilities
  • Tackling research questions aimed at advancing measurement and modeling of Psychological Phenomena, particularly in the areas of health and well-being (e.g, depressive symptomology, physical activity, concussion symptoms, sexual health)