Psych Scoop, 11/2/21

November 2nd, 2021

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Registration Starts in 7 Days - Schedule Soon!

If you would like to speak to a psychology advisor about course planning before registration, you will need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible (we are currently booking 1-2 weeks out). Please be aware that our appointments book out far in advance this time of year. To ensure you can meet with an advisor before your registration queue, please plan ahead and submit an appointment request now! It is also very important to notify our office if you are no longer able to make a scheduled appointment so that we can open those appointment times up to other students. Keep in mind that we will have virtual drop-ins available for students and you can always ask questions over email to

2. Get to Know Your Faculty: Connections in Psych

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Exciting news- we are featuring Dr. Amanda Woodward, the psych department’s newest faculty hire and instructor for PSY 3801 Psych Stats this semester! Dr. Woodward is joining us after teaching at the University of California. Stop by to connect with our featured faculty on a personal and academic level. Her research interests lie in early social cognition. Her current focus is on how children think about those who have included or excluded them and what factors influence these judgments. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 9th. We can't wait to see you there!

3. Internships in Psychology Information Session

Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST OR 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

This session provides an overview of internship opportunities for Psychology students. How to search for internship opportunities, an overview of our PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class, and find out how to make an internship part of your Psychology Major or undergraduate experience. Sign-up to attend!

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.

4. IOPC: Speaker Event!

today!, Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: S160 Elliott Hall

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is having its second meeting! We will be meeting on Tuesday the 2nd at 6 pm in Elliot Hall S160. We will be hosting Jiayin Qu, an alum of the UMN I/O Grad program to hear about her journey, current work, and tips! Direct any questions to and to join our email list, please fill out this form.


5. Fraser's Virtual Hiring Event!

Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Fraser is Hiring! Join Fraser's Virtual Hiring Event on Thursday, November 4th, and learn more about the opportunity of becoming a part of something bigger than yourself. Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. We are seeking staff members in Autism, Mental Health, Pediatric Therapy, Direct Care, Psychology, Teachers, and Administration. Fraser offers a full benefits package to full-time employees, training, support, mentorship, growth, and career opportunities! In addition, we offer scheduling flexibility, part-time and full-time positions. RSVP today.

6. Applying to and Succeeding in Graduate School

Sunday, November 7th, 2021, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

PsychMic podcast host Maya Metser is hosting a Graduate Student panel this Sunday, November 7th, 4-5 pm CST. Invited panelists include four current graduate students pursuing different degrees (Clinical Psychology Ph.D., Psy.D., and M.S.W) who will answer questions about the application process and their experiences in graduate school. After the panel, participants will be able to join breakout rooms to speak with the graduate students individually. RSVP to attend. For more great resources, check out more PsychMic podcast interviews with professionals in Psychology and related areas.

7. Mini-Medical School: Health and Wellness During a Pandemic

Monday, November 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Few people could have predicted the world would be approaching the second year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, but here we are with the rollout of effective vaccines, new and more aggressive variants, and still many unknowns about what lies ahead. How do we persevere while maintaining health and wellness in the changing tide of a pandemic? Health and Wellness During a Pandemic is an exploratory journey of real-time updates on COVID-19, variants, and vaccines, the state of other diseases and infections during the pandemic, and mental health in this “new normal.” RSVP for one or all of the dates.

8. SIOP Diversifying I-O Psychology Program and Conference

Monday, November 8th, 2021 - Tuesday, November 9th
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's (SIOP) Diversifying I-O Psychology Program (The DIP) will kick off next month with a virtual conference designed to help racial and ethnic minority individuals, particularly undergraduate students, learn more about I-O psychology. The vision for The DIP is to help build a significantly larger talent pipeline of Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native Americans for I-O graduate education and ultimately SIOP. Day One will focus on the I-O Ph.D. experience. Attendees will hear from distinguished speakers about what a career in I-O psychology is like, how to pursue a career in I-O psychology, and what a Ph.D. program involves. Day Two will focus on the application process, including how to find programs that are a good fit, the application itself, interviewing, and preparing to start the program. RSVP today.


9. *Credit or Volunteer* RA Position with a Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members - 1 Year+

The Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR) Project, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Polusny at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is looking for research assistants for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. This is a volunteer position and requires a minimum of 10-12 hours per week commitment onsite at the Minneapolis VA and attendance at our in-person weekly lab meeting. Students accepted to the lab can apply to receive research credit for the course PSY4993 after committing 2-3 months as a volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5, are available year-round, and can make a multiple-semester commitment. Veterans or those with experience working with veterans or the military may be given priority. To apply, send an email with “ARMOR RA Position” in the subject line to the Project Coordinator, Shelly Hubbling at Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.

10. *Credit, Volunteer, or Paid* Research Assistant Studying Traumatic Brain Injury and Traumatic Stress at Minneapolis VA

Drs. Seth Disner, Nicholas Davenport, and Scott Sponheim are looking for a full-time or part-time paid Research Assistant to work at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. This individual will assist in projects investigating the long-term neurologic effects and treatment outcomes related to traumatic brain injury and stress disorders in military service members. Research methods use genetic analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cognitive testing, and assessments of trauma exposure and symptoms. Responsibilities will include overseeing participant recruitment, collection/management of genetic samples, and management of study-related databases (including large-scale genomic and imaging datasets from international collaborations). Additionally, the opportunity exists for qualified candidates to become involved in data analysis under the supervision of study investigators (including possible MRI and/or genomic analyses). This position is only available to citizens of the United States. Those looking to be paid for the experience must currently hold a 4-year degree. Successful candidates typically have an academic background in psychology or related sciences and a 3.5 GPA or higher. The preferred candidate has experience working with military veteran populations, administering clinical assessments, and experience with data management/statistical analysis programs. If you are interested, please send a copy of your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Seth Disner at

11. *Volunteer* Internship with Clinical and Research Experience

The Center for Practice Transformation in the School of Social Work is seeking highly motivated volunteer student interns to assist with community-based research. CPT is currently conducting outcomes research with a large substance use disorder treatment provider based in Minnesota. Student responsibilities would include participant outreach, phone-based data collection, and data entry. Qualifications include excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Excel, interest in clinical care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, and the ability to work remotely. Preference will be given to students who can commit to 12 months of involvement and have availability after 12 pm for 2-10 hours per week. To apply, please contact Jennifer Wiseman at with a brief statement of your interest and CV or resume.

Graduate School

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

12. Graduate Program in Psychological Science at UMD: Virtual Information Session

Friday, November 5th, 2021, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth is hosting a VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION for our M.A. in Psychological Science (MAPS). The MAPS program prepares students for doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. This Information Session is an opportunity to learn about our graduate program and our 3 tracks (Clinical CounselingExperimentalIndustrial/Organizational). There will be time for questions. Students can meet our faculty using zoom breakout rooms (by track) and current graduate students. You can participate in some or all of these events. Schedule: 1:30-2:15 pm: Program overview; 2:15-3:00 pm: Meet with current faculty: Breakout rooms by track; 3:00-3:30 pm: Meet with current students: Breakout rooms by track; 3:30-4:00 pm Q&A. For planning purposes, we ask that you register in advance. Check out our websiteRSVP today.

13. Master of Marketing Applications Open - Carlson School of Management

Do you enjoy creating experiences, influencing people, or analyzing trends? Are you looking for work that has purpose—and also pays well? There’s a path to your dream job (even if you’re not sure what it is yet, or how to get started): In just nine months, a Master of Marketing degree from the Carlson School can prepare you for a fun, rewarding career where you can make a difference. GRE/GMAT waivers are available! Learn more about the program and application instructions on our website. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with round 1 applications due December 1st.


14. Student Writing Support

Student Writing Support (SWS) offers collaborative one-to-one writing consultations to help student writers develop confidence and effective writing strategies. Our writing consultants will listen to your goals and concerns, read and respond to your written work, pose questions that help you clarify and articulate your ideas, and affirm the experiences and abilities you bring to your writing. We value your life experiences and languages, and we seek to provide a supportive space for you to share and develop your voice. Appointments and drop-ins are available.


15. Joy Project Volunteer

The Joy Project is a non-profit organization operating in St. Paul, Minnesota that aims to empower people struggling with eating disorders by providing real-world, workable strategies and tools for recovery. We provide support, conduct research, and represent the survivor voice in the greater eating disorder advocacy community. We provide a variety of no-cost resources for people affected by eating disorders, including a weekly, virtual support group, Facebook support group, and an online resource archive of information and self-help tools for recovery. We are always seeking feedback from the populations we serve in order to ensure our programming is successful in meeting their needs. Currently, we are seeking volunteers to support us in a variety of projects that contribute to advancing the Joy Project’s reach. Projects may include website management, marketing, editing the website blog, and eating disorder & recovery advocacy. The board of volunteers meets every two weeks to discuss the organization’s needs and review projects. If you are interested or would like to learn more about our organization, please contact us at the Joy Project’s Volunteer Coordinator email at

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. MCTFR Research Professional 1 (ABCD Research Assistant)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352R1: Researcher 1) 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, and substance use, and more. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits. A bachelor's degree in psychology or related field is required, as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends) and the ability to work onsite at and transition between the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Elliott Hall. Research experience, knowledge of the DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently are preferred. Apply online (internal applicants and external applicants).

17. ABCD Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire two undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) registered for study at the University of Minnesota for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study as "ABCD UGRA” (2221: Student Academic Support) responsible for assisting the ABCD Researcher Assistants in completing on-site and remote protocols for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. The position will also require data entry and other miscellaneous duties. Learn more and apply.

18. Residential Counselor - Children's Residential Treatment Center (CRTC)

Children's Residential Treatment Center (CRTC) is looking for more Residential Counselors. CRTC is a great way to gain hands-on, therapeutic experience without needing a Graduate Degree. If any of you are interested in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, learning de-escalation techniques, and being a positive role model for teens with various mental health diagnoses, I highly encourage you to apply to this job. Our Residential Counselors play a huge part in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment for our kids. We are also offering a $500 sign-on bonus. Apply today.

19. Caregiver - English Rose

Earn while you learn! English Rose, a nationally known provider of dementia care, has opportunities for psychology students interested in neurology and dementia. The population 65 and older is growing faster than all other age groups! Within this group, there is probably no other patient population that presents such diversity for a psychologist than those suffering from some form of dementia. English Rose will help you build your knowledge and understanding of dementia and other neurological disorders. Our expertise, holistic approach, and high staff-to-resident ratio (1-3) help to minimize changes in mood and behavior associated with dementia, resulting in an enhanced quality of life for our residents. You’ll be part of a team providing hands-on care, and just as important, building loving relationships. English Rose is a residential care provider located in Edina offering flexible work schedules and highly competitive pay! Work as little as every other weekend or as much as full-time during your breaks and summer vacation. Our wages range from $16-$25 per hour based on experience with a sign-on bonus up to $1,000. No experience or certification is necessary. We provide paid training. Visit us online!

20. Residential Counselor - Avanti

Share your talent and experiences to enrich the lives of youth who are struggling with their mental health. Join a team of passionate people, develop your skills, and begin your career working for the common good. At Avanti, we build lives. Youth who are struggling with their mental health often feel hopeless and lost. Avanti helps youth ages 12-17 and whose sex is assigned as female build hope and a path forward. As part of Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin, Avanti provides therapeutic residential treatment. With the support of staff, residents learn to leverage their strengths to develop self-love, mindfulness, and healthy habits that promote well-being for life. We don’t just save lives; we help build them. Get paid while gaining experience in the mental health field with wages starting at $15.50/hr and performance raises every 6 months. Feel free to visit our website to learn moreApply on our website or reach out to Brienna Cool at if you have any questions about applying. Requirements: must be 21 years of age, must have a driver’s license, and must have a high school diploma or GED.

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