Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, MAGIC Lab
Douglas T. Kenny Building
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Dr. Kristin Laurin joined UBC’s Department of Psychology on July 1, 2016. Prior to this she was Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Drawing from her own life, she’s interested in how people’s goals and motivations can shape their beliefs and ideologies, and vice versa.

Academic degrees

  • PhD in Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2012
  • MA in Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2008
  • BSc (Honors) in Psychology, McGill University, 2006

Kristin Laurin is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department of the University of British Columbia. Her research investigates how people’s goals and motivations interact with their beliefs and ideologies – about politics, about religion, or about the nature of the world. She is especially interested in how beliefs about societal, organizational and interpersonal structures can affect people’s ability to self-regulate in pursuit of their important goals. She also studies how various motivations can shape people’s beliefs and ideologies.

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For a list of lab publications, click here.

To see Kristin’s CV, click here.