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! 17 labs within all 6 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 Research Lab Fair is open to all students to attend! We look forward to seeing you all there.

Participating Labs

Description

Adolescent Forensic Psychology Lab

We will be presenting an overview of some of our studies, risk assessment, and risk management tools.

Adolescent Health Lab

Research at the AHL focuses on understanding risk and protective factors among adolescent girls and boys at high risk for violence and victimization. We are strongly committed to knowledge translation, and the development of evidence based interventions to prevent and reduce risk.

Attention Lab

The Spalek Lab will be presenting current research projects and volunteer opportunities in our various research areas: attention, memory, perception, vision, eye-tracking, driving-simulation, electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

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 are looking for volunteers for 2020 Summer Camp and our new Sport and Nutrition Camp for youth with Intellectual Disabilities in January/February 2020! 

Children’s Memory Research Group

Our research is focused on child witnesses, witness credibility, and witness memory among many other exciting topics. We will be available to discuss our ongoing research in the lab and answer any questions from students interested in experimental forensic psychology.

Cognitive Aging Lab

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

Couples Lab

Are you interested in learning about relationships? Then join us for a fun day of games, friends, and prizes!

Culture, Behavior, Evolution and Development Lab (CuBED)

The CuBED lab is searching for 1-2 additional Undergraduate research assistants, and is also recruiting for Graduate school applications this Fall. We will have info about our lab's research in Vancouver and in the Fijian islands to share with interested students.

Human Electrophysiology Lab

Demonstration of electrical brain activity recordings (called EEG) and methods used to estimate the neural sources of the scalp-recorded EEG.

Intergroup Relations & Social Justice Lab

The IRSJ lab will be presenting social psychological research including results from the Making Ends Meet Poverty Simulation study.

Measurement & Modelling Lab

In the Measurement and Modeling Lab, we tackle 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). MML research projects include studies of data collection and data analytic strategies that are employed in many disciplines, but with specific emphasis on understanding factors (e.g., language background, item wording) influencing people's response processes in the generation of responses to questionnaires/surveys at a single time point and over time, and on advancing novel strategies to model correlational patterns of interest. 

Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience

Research in the circadian rhythms laboratory at Simon Fraser University seeks to understand the functions and neurobiological mechanisms of circadian clocks and sleep in mammals. We hope to gain an understanding of how food availability, behavioural regulation, and sleep loss mechanisms influence circadian rhythms and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

Social Cognition and Emotion Lab (Helping & Happiness Lab)

In the Helping and Happiness Lab, we study what makes people happy, the emotional consequences of kind or generous behavior, and the well-being outcomes of specific spending choices.

Supporting Relationships and Wellbeing Lab

Our research aims to understand how social relationships can foster better psychological and physiological wellbeing. We conduct research on how romantic couples can reduce insecurities and foster satisfaction in their relationships, and on factors that help single individuals deal with societal stigma and pressures in order to maximize single peoples' happiness. The REWE lab will be presenting current research activities, fun activities and games, sign-ups for research participation, and an opportunity to talk to research assistants about their experiences and inquire about current research assistant positions.

Sustainability, Inequality and Social Change

The SISC lab focuses on social psychological questions related to climate change, environmental activism, privilege and oppression. Most of our work focuses on people's collective identities and how they shape and are shaped by the social context. We employ a range of methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Vision Lab

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

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

Description

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.

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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)

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