Welcome to the Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles! 

The ultimate goal of our lab is to understand what makes people happy and healthy across the lifespan, with a particular focus on childhood and adolescence. We are particularly interested in how our environments, relationships, and cognitions converge to influence our emotional experiences at the level of the brain and behavior. The lab is led by Jennifer Silvers, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCLA, and is supported by a diverse, enthusiastic, and hardworking team of trainees and volunteers.



SAND Lab information:


A191 Franz Hall
502 Portola Plaza
University of California – Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095


* (310) 794-4953


* For general inquiries, contact us at sandlab.ucla@gmail.com