Participate in Research

We have several research studies going on in the lab. Scroll down for specific information on our studies related to relationships between primary caregivers and adolescents, and studies administered through the SONA system called DREAMS, VERSUS, and FACES.

Daily Conflicts in Parent-Adolescent Dyads: Associations with Parent-Adolescent Development

Purpose: We want to learn more about what daily interactions between primary caregivers and their adolescents are like, and how these interactions are related to individual characteristics  such as developmental status and well-being.

You can participate if:

  • You are an adolescent between the ages of 13-17 year OR
  • You are a primary caregiver and legal guardian (e.g., mother, father, step-parent, etc.) to an adolescent aged 13-17years
  • You live in British Columbia
  • Both participants have access to a smart phone
  • Both the adolescent and caregiver reside at the same address

What does participation involve?

There are two different parts to the study.

Part 1:

Primary caregivers and their adolescent will each complete an online survey that will ask about demographic information and several aspects of your development and aspects of well-being. This will take approximately 30 minutes  to complete.

Part 2:

Primary caregivers and their adolescent will then complete a short survey  once per day for 14 days via a free smart-phone based app.


At the end of the study protocol, participating primary caregivers and adolescents will each receive an honorarium in the form of a gift card of your choosing (Starbucks, Tim Horton’s,, Mosaic Books) to thank you for your time, in accordance with the following:

  • $7 for completing Part 1
  • Up to $28 ($2.00 per completed daily questionnaire) for Part 2
  • Overall: you can each receive up to $35 if you fully complete both parts of this study

UBC Okanagan Behavioural Research Ethics Board Protocol # H21-01599

DISCLAIMER: This study involves discussion/consideration of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact us at

Daily Reactions, Experiences, And Moods Study (DREAMS)

This study is an investigation of undergraduate students’ daily moods and experience of stressors (e.g., relationship, health, academic, financial) in daily life, and how they relate to emotional functioning.

Participants access the instructions for participating via the SONA system.

Variability of Emotion Regulation Strategies in University Students (VERSUS)

This study is an exploration of undergraduate students’ regulation of positive and negative emotions.

Participants access the instructions for participating via the SONA system.

Facial Affect and Concordance of Emotions Study (FACES)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of stress and positive emotions on the regulation of emotion in undergraduate students

Once you have signed up for a specific timeslot in the SONA system, we will email you from with specific information on what to expect during your visit to the lab. Make sure to check your junk folder for this email.