Social Learning Lab

Stanford University

Contact Us


sll.stanford [at]


(650) 498-7832

Mailing address

Social Learning Lab
450 Serra Mall
Jordan Hall, Building 420
Stanford, CA 94301

Joining Our Lab

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Our lab welcomes enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students to work during the school year and summer! Research assistants are involved in developing and making materials for studies, subject recruitment, and running experiments with children and adults. Some assistants may aid with fMRI scans (separate training required). Minimal commitment is 8-10 hours/week for at least two quarters and preferably longer. Candidate also must be comfortable recruiting families at public settings and interacting with them. Previous research experience and/or working with children are not necessary but preferable. Proficiency with MATLAB, R, and working with video editing software is also desirable.

To apply, please contact Grace Bennett-Pierre (lab manager) at sll.stanford [at] with your résumé.

Where to Find Us

The Social Learning Lab is located on the second floor of Jordan Hall. Our main offices are in room 285, and our testing space is located in rooms 261 and 263.


There is limited metered parking on the Campus Oval, near Jordan Hall. If you are traveling to Stanford for one of our studies, please contact us in advance so that we may make arrangements for your arrival. The following directions will lead you to the parking spaces around the Oval:

From I-280 S: Take the Sand Hill Rd. exit. Continue on Sand Hill Rd. for 2.2 milles, then turn right onto Stock Farm Rd. After driving 0.4 miles, turn left and drive on Campus Drive for 0.5 miles, then turn right onto Roth Way. Finally, turn right onto Palm Dr.

From I-280 N: Take the exit toward Palo Alto and continue for 1.2 miles, then turn left onto Junipero Serra Blvd. After 1.8 miles, turn right onto Campus Dr., then drive for 1.1 miles and turn right on Roth Way. Finally, turn right onto Palm Dr.

From I-101 S: Take the exit toward Willow Road W and continue for 1.0 mile. Turn left onto Middlefield Rd., then drive for 0.4 miles and turn right onto Lytton Ave. Continue for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto High St. and take the first right onto University Ave. Continue straight for 0.2 miles—once you pass the Caltrain station, University Ave. will turn into Palm Dr.

From I-101 N: Take the exit toward Embarcadero Rd and drive straight for 2.2 miles. Continue onto Galvez St. and, in 0.1 miles, take a slight right onto Arboretum Rd. Continue for 0.3 miles, then turn left onto Palm Dr. and continue straight for 0.7 miles.

Public transit:

Take the Caltrain to the Palo Alto Station. Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle will pass by periodically near the southbound platform. In particular, the following lines stop near our lab:

P: Take the shuttle to the Campus Oval. Walk west (passing Memorial Court on your left) for 0.1 miles, or approximately 2 minutes.

Y/Y-Lim/Y-Exp: Take the shuttle to the Galvez St. & Serra Mall stop, then walk west (passing Hoover Tower on your left) for 0.2 miles, or approximately 5 minutes.

Please consult the Caltrain and Marguerite schedules before your trip. Most Marguerite shuttle lines are not in service during the weekend or late in the evening. If you are traveling to Stanford for one of our studies, feel free to e-mail us for assistance.