Living Lab

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
Beliefs About Emotion

Contact Us

If you would like to ask a member of the Living Lab a question about child development or about research you observed while visiting Science World at TELUS World of Science, please send an email to the Living Lab Director, Dr Andrew Baron:

livinglab@psych.ubc.ca

We will do our best to respond to your email within 72 hours.

Living Lab Relocated

From Sept–Dec 2016, the Living Lab will set up a temporary home in the Kidspace Gallery. It will return to its usual home when the new Wonder Gallery opens.