Psych Scoop, 10/12/22

October 12th, 2022

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1. Department of Psychology Update: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

We are pleased to share the Department of Psychology's first Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Accountability Report, 2021-22.

This report is meant to communicate progress on action steps identified in our Recommendations to Enhance Equity and Inclusion in our Teaching, Research, and Service document, completed in 2021. It serves as an acknowledgment of our shared responsibility to enhance IDEA in our Department, in psychology education and research, and the discipline and profession more broadly. We recognize that it is also incumbent upon us to educate leaders who will work to address structural inequality and injustice. This is a progress report meant to highlight both the work we have accomplished, and the work we have yet to do, and is by no means to be taken as an indicator that we are finished.

The IDEA Accountability Report addresses the following five areas, undergraduates are likely to be most interested in the second and fourth categories below:
-Graduate Student Support
-Undergraduate Student Support
-Recruitment, Retention, and Climate
-Curriculum and Instruction
-Research and Programming

Note that Page 3 of the report details how to interpret the color coding system we will use to communicate progress made on each action step in 2021-22. This report will be updated and communicated annually to facilitate ongoing transparency and accountability with this work. All students are invited to share feedback about their experiences. We will also plan to review this effort to gather feedback from our 22-23 Psychology Student Advisory Council this Fall.

2. Psychology Internship Info Sessions

Various Dates
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join this session to learn more about the PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class, earning credit for your work, and funding opportunities! Please RSVP to sign up for this event. In this session, you will learn about the PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class. You will discover how internships can fit into your Psychology Major and/or overall enhance your undergraduate experience. Ideally, you will also leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for an Internship in Spring or Summer 2023.
Join us at any listed times!
1.) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
2.) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST
3.) Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST
4.) Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CST
5.) Thursday, November 10th, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

3. IOPC Student Group - Returning Fall 2022

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. The goal of the I-O Psychology Club is to help undergraduates become more involved in I-O psychology by connecting them to peers, graduate students, and faculty with similar interests. For more information, contact Alex Zolnosky, at, or follow the link to the club website!

4. Psychology Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Akerman Hall 211

Come and join us for a fun time diving into clinical psychology. The meeting will be held on October 18th from 4-5 pm at Akerman Hall room 211. We will be looking over some case studies. After reading through them we will be trying to guess the diagnosis. If you are able to guess the right one you will earn some candy! Make sure to RSVP and to bring your friends - email for the RSVP form!


5. Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 28, 2022, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

The Career Fair allows Government and Nonprofit agencies to meet with candidates and alumni from the 30 participating Minnesota 4-year colleges and universities and participating regional colleges. You must register ahead for this eventYou can view the list of participating companies online.


6. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology (URJP) at UCLA

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2023. URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research. To submit, the papers must be original work completed by undergraduates (Including senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing) and have never before been published. Read more and submit your paper online.

7. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Assistant Position for Spring 2023

Thanks for your interest! Dr. Jeffry Simpson from the Department of Psychology's Social Interactions Lab is looking for undergraduate RAs for the upcoming Spring 2023 semester. We are looking at parent-child interactions and coding them for behavior related to the parent-child relationship or the relationship between the parents. If you’re interested in applying to be a RA in this project, please fill out the Qualtrics form provided. You can also email Mo at

Learning Abroad

8. Learning Abroad Center Announcing Linked Internships

The Learning Abroad Center is excited to announce a new program model, the Linked Internship, which will be offered to start in Spring 2023 in Buenos Aires and Florence. This new option has evolved from the Virtual Internships that we have been offering since the Summer of 2020. It allows students the dual professional experience of working with an organization virtually as well as in person. This is also a cost-effective model! Students will start with a virtual internship during the spring semester and then go abroad in the May term to intern on-site with that same organization. Students will link the virtual internship to the in-person one and also link their experience here to their experience abroad. Linked internships are available for Buenos Aires and Florence.

9. May 2023 Learning Abroad Opportunity: Japanese Traditions & Psychology of Well-Being

In this seminar, immerse yourself in Japanese culture while exploring family-focused topics and examining rituals and traditions, with an emphasis on how Japan promotes well-being or emotional struggles. These topics have important relevance to extending knowledge in the areas of psychology, human development, and cultural studies. Students receive credit for PSY 3621 - approved for Psychology Distribution Area B course OR as Psychology Elective credit for the Psychology Majors or General Psychology Minor. Applications are now open! Enrollment in this program is limited to 25 students. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program. Learn more online.

10. National Student Exchange (NSE) - Exchanges Still Available for spring 2023

120+ NSE campuses are still accepting students for spring 2023. See campus availability and deadlines here. NSE allows Uof M students to study at another school in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year. The most popular exchange locations for U of M students include Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Montana, New York, and Puerto Rico. In addition to many public and private colleges and universities, NSE includes 12 HBCUs, 30 HSIs, and 8 AANIPISIs. NSE is affordable! Pay U of M tuition (or in-state tuition to your host campus), and most U of M financial aid and scholarships will follow you. Sign up for an NSE Info Session here. The priority application deadline for the 2023/2024 school year is February 15, 2023. You may begin your NSE application anytime. Start planning your study-away adventure now!

Graduate School

Find Diversity Weekend programs - includes Fall, Spring, and Summer programs. Updated frequently.

11. Fall 2022 UMN Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Sessions

Thursday, October 13, 20, 27, 2022, 9:00 am- 10:00 am and 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Curious about graduate school? Wondering if it’s right for you? The Graduate Admissions Office hosts virtual information sessions for prospective applicants. Whether you’re already working on an application or even just thinking about pursuing a graduate degree, we would love to meet with you! These sessions are designed to provide general information about the process of applying to a graduate program and answer any questions you may have. RSVP and learn more online.

12. Master of Marketing: Admissions 101 Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual

Information sessions are a great opportunity for you to get general information about the Master of Marketing program, presented by the MS Programs staff. Following a program overview presentation is a Q & A session. This is an ideal session for people who want to pursue a Carlson School Master of Marketing program but did not have the chance to research the program. RSVP online.

13. Penn State Psychology Graduate Program Info Session

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you an underrepresented student interested in Penn State Psychology Graduate Programs? Join us for our information session and panel! Hear from different faculty and students from Penn State's Psychology departments (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I-O, and Social). RSVP and learn more online.

14. UMass Amherst Clinical Psychology Program Open House

Monday, October 17, 2022, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm CST
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Clinical Psychology Program at UMass Amherst will hold a Virtual Open House for Graduate Applicants from Underrepresented Backgrounds on Monday, October 17, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EST. This event will be open to all underrepresented applicants such as BIPOC persons, individuals with disabilities, first-gen students, and LGBTQIA+ folk. Meet the DCT and Clinic Director, and visit Faculty Labs who are recruiting students: Dr. Constantino, Dr. Galano, Dr. McDermott, and Dr. Ready. Additionally, Drs. Galano, McDermott, and Ready will host separate virtual open houses for all other applicants interested in their labs on Tuesday, October 18th, 4:00-5:00 pm EST. Registration for these events is available on our website.

15. Leadership in Student Affairs MA Info Session - University of St. Thomas

Monday, October 17, 2022, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Designed through a collaborative effort of student affairs team members and program faculty, the Master of Arts degree in Leadership in Student Affairs prepares you to lead in higher education. Our program has a unique focus on leadership, social justice, and theory-to-practice, providing an opportunity for broad application upon graduation. Student affairs professionals work side-by-side with faculty and staff to create a dynamic learning environment for students. Every day, they help to shape the mission and culture of their college or university. In this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and learn about the unique focus of our program on leadership, social justice, and theory-to-practice, providing an opportunity for broad application upon graduation. The session will be led by Leadership in Student Affairs Program Director, Dr. Jayne K. Sommers, and current students in the program. RSVP and learn more online.

16. NC State Lifespan Development Ph.D. Applicant Webinar

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Ph.D. Program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology at North Carolina State University invites potential applicants to an information webinar on Tuesday, Oct 18th at 12PM EST. The webinar will be recorded and shared after the event. Please email Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey if you would like a copy of the recording ( The webinar will review the program, faculty, and application process. Highlights of the lifespan developmental program and a list of faculty and their current research projects are included here as well. Additional information can be found on our website. Applications for our program are due December 1st, 2022. No RSVP is required, the Zoom link is available.

17. Carlson School of Management Early Career Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you about to graduate from your undergraduate program or have recently graduated? Stop by the Carlson School of Management's Early Professional Program Virtual Open House! Learn about each of our graduate programs and have access to our entire recruitment team for Q&A and application tips! Register online.

18. Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023 Admission - Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas

The Clinical Child Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Kansas aims to develop leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of clinical psychological science to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families. The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as a training program in Clinical Psychology with a Child Emphasis. Clinical child and adolescent psychologists, including pediatric psychologists, are specialists that work with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and their families when conducting research and delivering clinical services. Our graduates fill leadership roles in a range of service settings, including universities, medical centers, government agencies, mental and behavioral health systems, and community mental health centers. Learn more and apply online. The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2022.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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19. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! Apply today for positions starting this semester, winter break, or secure a spot for the Spring. You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities. You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, min of 12hrs/week (shifts are 4, 6, or 8hrs...any combo to reach 12 hours) but of course, you could work more. Starting pay is $15-$17/hr depending on the shift you work, paid training, and we have locations near campus, and you don't need to have a car! On top of all of that, we even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist. Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

20. Undergraduate Research Assistant (Work Study) - RISE Lab

The RISE Lab is a growing lab in psychiatry focused on researching stressful experiences. We are currently hiring and are excited to welcome an Undergraduate Research Assistant to the team (Work Study). Some potential duties include: completing medical chart reviews, manuscript editing, literature reviews, submitting Manuscripts to journals, creation of tables, graphs, and or other graphics, social media/website maintenance, participation in regular team meetings (9 AM Tuesdays) to keep the projects on track, problem-solve, and otherwise assure regular progress is made toward team goals and deadlines. If you have any interest in gaining more research experience and or learning more about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Headaches, PTSD, and Depression please do consider applying. Hours are flexible and can be done remotely. Duties can be contingent on what experience and skills a student wants to develop. Contact Clara Godoy-Henderson at for more questions.

21. ABCD Research Assistant - MCTFR

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (Research Professional 1, 8352P1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD (Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, substance use, and more. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 351546.

22. Research Coordinator - VA Health Care System

We have an opening at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for a full-time Research Coordinator (RC) under the direction of Casey Gilmore, Ph.D. The RC will be responsible for coordinating the “Effects of Neuromodulation and Cognitive Training for Suicide in Veterans (ENACTS)” study and assisting with the performance of various research projects (depending on current study needs) in a clinical setting. Data collection may involve the use of technology including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This position will require working directly with clinical patients in a research capacity. Clinical populations include high-risk suicide inpatients, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, substance use, and impulsivity. For the complete job description and more information please contact Dr. Casey Gilmore at

23. Institute on the Environment Hiring For Multiple Student Positions!

We are hiring for the following, part-time undergrad positions. Starting pay is $15.91/hr. Apply online at the University job page under "Students". Environmental Justice Storytelling Assistant | Job ID 351654. Communications & Marketing Program Assistant | Job ID 352057.

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