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


Cory Bonn,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
cory.bonn@psych.ubc.ca


Cory Bonn, Postdoctoral Fellow

I am broadly interested in how humans create and update generative, mental models of events and objects in the world with statistical information. Currently, I am studying the intuitive number sense and intuitive magnitude and ratio processing: how do we integrate prior knowledge of how quantities are generated by the natural world with the information generated by our sensory systems?

Email: cory.bonn@psych.ubc.ca

Personal Website: corydbonn.github.io/


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

Sally Poon,
Coordinator,
ccd.coordinator@ubc.ca

Sally Poon, Research Coordinator

Sally 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: ccd.coordinator@ubc.ca

Current Research Assistants

Anna Gao
Research Assistant

Beatriz Araujo
Research Assistant

Carlin Bannister
Directed Studies Student

Charul Maheshka
Research Assistant

Elicia Sinclair
Research Assistant

Emily Borrell
Research Assistant

Grace Tu
Research Assistant

Hillary Smith
Research Assistant

Nathan Louie
Research Assistant

Jordan Hassett
Research Assistant

Justine Lerose
Research Assistant

Leona Cheng
Research Assistant

Lisa Yu
COGS402 Student

Nathan Louie
Research Assistant

Nick Fai
Research Assistant

Paris Gappmayr
Honours Student

Pavan Tutt
Research Assistant

Tanya Pardiwalla
Research Assistant

Vera Bao
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 email us at ccd.joinus@ubc.ca 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!