Psychology Student Participants

If you are a UBC student and would like to participate in a study currently being conducted in the Emotion and Self Lab, please go to the Subject Pool website and sign up. Our studies are conducted on the second and third floors of the Kenny Building at UBC (2136 West Mall), or on-line. We greatly appreciate your participation! If you want to know more about the purpose or findings of a study you participated in, send an email to with the name of the study.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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 recruiting participants to running experiments, to organizing and collecting data, to coming up with ideas for studies and even helping to analyze data and write up results. Directed Studies students typically manage or run a project, taking a leadership role. Volunteering as a research assistant or completing a Directed Studies program is the best way to get research experience and learn about the research process, as well as about graduate programs in social/personality psychology. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about ongoing projects that need the help of research assistants, email our lab manager Calista Leung with an attached CV (

Graduate Students

If you are interested in working with Jess as a doctoral student in the UBC Psychology PhD program, please feel free to get in touch. Email Jess with details about why you’re interested in her research and the lab, as well as your own research experience and background. We look forward to hearing from you!