Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law (CAPSL)

The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia
What the facility does

Research on issues at the intersection of psychology and law

Area(s) of Expertise

CAPSL focuses on a wide array of research areas within forensic psychology, including computer-mediated communication; credibility assessment/deception detection; forensic aspects of memory, personality and violence; psychopathy; and therapeutic, recreational and problematic substance use.

Research Services

Consulting, Expert witness, Workshops

Sectors of Application
  • Defence and security industries
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment




Galvanic skin response (GSR) measure


Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • Correctional Services of Canada
  • Health Canada (Drugs & Tobacco Initiatives)