16 labs, 59 lab members, and 15 PSU, BNSS, and FASS mentor volunteers were present at Psychology Research Lab Fair 2019. An average of 60-65 students visited each table, with some tables reaching 85-120 visitors per table!

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered at the event! We’re looking forward to hosting another Research Lab Fair next year.

Participating Labs


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.

Cognitive Science Lab

We will present a poster outlining one of our attention/category learning experiments. Additionally, we will discuss our newer research using virtual reality.

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

Featuring research on how people pay attention to the visual world, with examples of change detection studies using the Flicker Task.