The Living Lab is the product of an exciting partnership between Science World and the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
In the Living Lab, Science World visitors get to work directly with UBC researchers who are studying cognitive development. Children from infancy through adolescence can participate in research projects that explore their social reasoning (e.g., empathy, perspective taking, moral reasoning, stereotyping and cooperation). UBC researchers are here every day and may introduce themselves to you during your visit. You can also visit them in the Living Lab to find out more about their research or to participate in a study.
Each study lasts no more than 15 minutes and provides a great learning opportunity for both children and adults.
Living Lab Online Resources
Read more about the Living Lab (UBC Public Affairs)
Learn about the research studies conducted in the Living Lab
Learn about the UBC Early Development Research Group