Psych Scoop, 11/8/22 - Research Edition

November 8th, 2022 - Research Edition

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1. Psychology Research Info Sessions

Various Dates
Cost: Free
Location: Online or In Person

Join this session to learn more about getting started with psych research. In the workshop, we will focus on sharing resources on how to get started with research that relates to the Psychology Major. You will learn how Psy 4/5993 research works in the department. You will discover how research can fit into your Psychology Major and/or overall enhance your undergraduate experience. You will leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for a research position. Please email with questions or to request disability-related accommodations. RSVP to sign up for a session.
Join us at any listed times!
1.) Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST, Zoom
2.) Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm CST, N219 Elliott Hall
3.) Wednesday, December 7th, 2022,4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST, Zoom


2. 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 in 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.

3. TRIO McNair Scholars - Applications Due November 11th

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is more than a research program. Scholars have the opportunity to develop their research and leadership skills while simultaneously preparing for graduate school and building a community with their peers. We are now accepting applicants for the 2023 McNair Scholars cohort! If you are eligible and are interested in learning more about the program, please fill out this form to express your interest and we will reach out.

4. 2022 Virtual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

The deadline to register for the Fall Virtual Symposium is November 28! Entries will go live on December 9. This is an excellent venue to present the results of your research to the University Community. Reminder that there is no "live" component to the Fall symposium. Students pre-record presentations and the web pages featuring all of the student participants be live for public viewing for about a month. Learn more and register online.

5. Apply for the Social-Personality Undergraduate Research Program Today

SPSP is now accepting mentor and trainee applications for the Social-Personality Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Program, which aims to expand research opportunities for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Beginning in March 2023, the SPUR Program will gather mentors and trainees who will work together to complete an independent project between March-December. SPUR trainees will complete a poster at the program’s close to summarize the project and attend four seminars designed to promote success in graduate school. Trainees in the program will receive a free SPSP membership, an SPSP Annual Convention registration award, and $1,500 (paid in two installments) for their mentored research time for approximately 120 hours worked across the months of the SPUR program. The SPUR Program is open to individuals from historically underrepresented racial backgrounds who are either currently enrolled in college or recent graduates (within two years of graduation) and intending to apply to Ph.D. programs in social-personality psychology. Learn more and apply online. Applications are due November 11th, 2022.

6. Call for Papers: Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley

The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley (UJPB) is accepting original undergraduate research submissions for publication in UC Berkeley's 2023 psychology journal. We would like to invite undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota involved in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and related sciences to submit their work for review. The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley aims to represent a diverse community of undergraduate scholars, and as such, we encourage submissions from different research laboratories and fields related to the psychological sciences. Apply online through Google Forms. If you have any questions regarding the review process, please email UJPB ( and CC the Editor-in-Chief (

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

8. *Credit or Volunteer* Dr. Deniz Ones' Personality Lab

Dr. Deniz Ones’ Personality Research Lab is recruiting two motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistants to work on a project examining the meta-analytic relationship between personality traits and sleep-wake variables. The responsibilities of the research assistants include conducting systematic literature searches, retrieving journal articles, and dissertations from databases, coding information from the articles, and attending weekly lab meetings for progress updates and discussion. The position can be taken for PSY 5993 credits or through volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have taken courses in the field of personality or workplace psychology. If you are interested, please contact Ziyu Ren at with the subject "Meta Volunteer", an unofficial transcript, and a resume/CV attached.

9. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Research Assistant

D.A.N.C.E (Development, Affective Neuroscience, Culture & Environment) Lab led by Dr. Ka I Ip at the Institute of Child Development is recruiting Research Assistants, starting in Spring 2023. The position is given with a registration of CPSY 4994 with a commitment to at least 2 semesters. D.A.N.C.E lab's current work focuses on typical and atypical emotion regulation development, cultural factors that shape regulation, and how early life stress, social determinants of health and structural racism (e.g., discrimination, neighborhood disparities) may “get under the skin” to confer intergenerational risk and resilience for developmental psychopathology and health disparities, especially among children and adolescents from marginalized backgrounds. Students will gain hands-on experience (but not limited to) (1) literature review, (2) survey design using Qualtrics and RedCap (3) interview assessment, (4) mobile EEG & fNIRS experiment set up, (2) subject recruitment and flyer design, (3) data coding and collection, and (4) other administrative tasks (e.g., IRB) as needed. If interested, please send your Unofficial Transcript, CV/Resume, and cover letter to Yangchenchen Liu at For the cover letter, you may include (1) a self-introduction/background, (2) your interest (3) any research experience in psychology, sociology, and other related fields (4) experience that could be an asset to the lab environment (5) things that you hope to learn and (6) time commitment.

10. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Assistant Position for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023

Dr. Adriana Hughes’ Cognition, Aging, and Technology Lab is recruiting one motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistant to start in the Spring 2023 semester. Research projects in our lab include a project developing a new tablet-based memory and thinking program for older adults as well as a longitudinal study monitoring cognition and instrumental activities of daily living trajectories using in-home technology in older adults with cognitive impairment. The RA’s responsibilities may include recruiting participants, data entry and verification, conducting literature reviews, and attending weekly lab meetings. The RA would need to be able to work onsite at the Minneapolis VA. The position can be volunteer or for PSY 4993/5993 credit. We are especially looking for applicants who could commit to working in the lab for at least two semesters. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above is preferred. If you are interested, please fill out this form. If you have questions, please email Catherine Ju at

11. *Credit or Volunteer* PSY 4993/5993 Opportunity with Prosocial Research Projects

We are looking for a motivated undergraduate student to assist with a doctoral dissertation on volunteering. Due to the nature of the work and the virtual nature of research, successful students will need to be self-motivated. Briefly, the student will assist with tasks related to data collection and data analysis. literature search/review, and R coding. There is a strong preference to those who have some familiarity with the R statistical software as well as are interested in prosocial action and/or volunteering. Interested students can apply online. Please contact Joshua Braverman at with any questions or to express interest. The deadline to apply for the Spring semester position is December 1st.

12. *Credit or Volunteer* I/O Psychology Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity [VIRTUAL]

We are looking for several motivated and responsible students to assist with a current research project on corporate social responsibility in Professor Deniz Ones’ Corporate Social Responsibility Research Lab, headed by Phoebe Hessen. Research assistants can participate in the lab either on a volunteer basis or for credit in PSY 5993 in Spring 2023 (applicants who plan to take the lab for credit will be preferred). The research project is focused on understanding the content of organizations’ social responsibility reporting. RA’s will work closely with a Ph. D. student to carry out tasks including conducting literature reviews and background research, collecting critical incidents of socially responsible behavior from organizations’ sustainability reporting, reading and making judgments about these incidents (i.e., coding), and data analysis. The program will begin with intensive onboarding the week of January 9th-13th (~20 hours, 5 synchronous and 15 asynchronous). Weekly meetings will be held throughout the semester to discuss progress and assist with any difficulties (held virtually through Zoom for the entirety of the semester). Prospective applicants should fill out a brief application. Please contact Phoebe Hessen at with any questions or for more information. The deadline to apply for a Spring semester position is December 5th, but applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

13. *Credit or Volunteer* Community Policing Project

We are looking for an undergraduate who can help with an ongoing community policing project. Having a car is a requirement as some of the work needs to be done at the police station with which we are partnering. Hours are about 10/week. Please send a resume or CV, unofficial transcription, and a brief introduction of who you are and why helping with this research project is of interest to you to Professor Vohs at

14. *Credit* PSYC 5993 Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research Opportunity

Dr. Robert Krueger's lab is recruiting three research assistants (RA) for two longitudinal projects on cognition, relationships, and personality. These projects will involve a range of different tasks including attending lab meetings, data management, participant relocation, and other tasks based on the needs of the projects. Preference will be given to students who are able to commit to more than one semester. Some tasks may be able to be completed remotely. As an RA, you will report to the Project Coordinator. Email Matt Gunderson at for more information.

15. *Credit* NICE Research Lab

The NICE Research Lab, directed by Dr. Moin Syed, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Spring 2023. The focus of our work will be a longitudinal project focused on the psychological and educational experiences of under-represented racial/ethnic minority students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. As an RA, you will help with data collection from participants, read and summarize relevant psychology research on the topic, and conduct a small empirical project of your own using the data. The dataset includes a number of variables related to identity, personality, race/ethnicity, well-being, social relationships, and so on, so there are many possibilities to explore your own interests within the project. No prior experience is necessary. Apply at the link, and we will be in touch!

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