People at the Centre

Find out more about the team behind the CCD!

Faculty and Students

Darko Odic,
Director
darko.odic@psych.ubc.ca

Dr. Darko Odic, Director (CV)

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia


Email: darko.odic@psych.ubc.ca

Personal Website: odic.psych.ubc.ca


Carolyn Baer,
Graduate Student,
cebaer@psych.ubc.ca


Carolyn Baer, Graduate Student

Carolyn is interested in the fundamental processes that help children learn about the world around them and act as social agents. In the lab, Carolyn's research bridges social and cognitive developmental psychology. She is working on projects concerning how children reason about their own confidence, and whether this relates to their ability to evaluate others. She is also working on projects investigating how children develop as social agents, by teaching others and cooperating, and what processes these skills rely on.

Email: cebaer@psych.ubc.ca

Personal Website: cebaer.wix.com/carolyn-baer


Denitza Dramkin,
Graduate Student,
ddramkin@psych.ubc.ca


Denitza Dramkin, Graduate Student

Children are overwhelmed with a lot of information within their environments. How do they learn to make sense of it all, and how do they know what information to pay attention to? To solve these puzzles, Denitza explores how language interacts with cognition by investigating one key role of language: narrowing children’s attention to specific representations. She also looks at how children learn to interface language across different dimensions (e.g., number, length, and area) and across development, and how children reason about conflicting information within their environments (e.g., when there are competing perceptual, linguistic, or social cues).


Email: ddramkin@psych.ubc.ca

Personal Website: ddramkin.wixsite.com/denitzapdramkin

Staff and Research Assistants

Research Coordinator

Inderpreet Gill,
Coordinator,
coordinator@cogdev.psych.ubc.ca

Inderpreet Gill, Research Coordinator

Inderpreet is responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the Centre, including calling parents, running studies, and coordinating all of the research assistants. If you are ever in doubt of who to contact, contact Inderpreet!


Email: coordinator@cogdev.psych.ubc.ca

Current Research Assistants

Bana Ashour
Directed Studies Student

Deveena Basi
Research Assistant

Emilie Kneifel
Directed Studies Student

Hailey Drebot
Research Assistant

Harris Wong
Directed Studies Student

Hillary Smith
Research Assistant

Jessica Chen
Research Assistant

Nicaela Weigel
Research Assistant

Nicole Gertz
Research Assistant

Paris Gappmayr
Research Assistant

Precilia Kong
Research Assistant

Puja Malik
Research Assistant

Sally Poon
Research Assistant

Tina Li
Research Assistant

Interested in Joining the Centre?

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our research team!

If you are interested in applying to be a graduate student or post-doc, please contact Dr. Odic directly.

If you'd like to volunteer in the lab as a Research Assistant, please fill out the form below! Somebody from the lab will email you back once we have open slots. Please keep in mind that we can only accept UBC students as volunteers in our lab.

Interested in finding out even more?

We'd love to have you at the Centre, either as a participant in one of our studies or as a member of the lab!