Psych Scoop, 1/31/23

January 31st, 2023 

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Psychology Engagement Award - Spring Application Now Open

Are you volunteering in your community this Spring? Or, participating in an unpaid internship here or abroad this semester? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in unpaid learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship, etc.). Up to three awards of $500 will be offered for Spring 2023. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (12:00 pm CST). For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage

2. Get to Know Your Faculty: Connections in Industrial Organizational Psychology!

  Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00 pm- 2:15 pm CST
  Cost: Free
  Location: Zoom 

Exciting news! By popular demand, Dr. Deniz Ones has been selected as our next faculty for our event 'Get to Know Your Faculty'. Connect with our featured faculty, Dr. Deniz Ones, on a personal and academic level. Dr. Deniz Ones runs the Research in the Corporate Social Responsibility Lab. Her research focuses on categorizing socially responsible behavior in organizations. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2023. We can't wait to see you there! 

Psychology Student Group Announcements

3. Support Psychology Club & Psi Chi by Getting a Slice of Pizza! 

  Wednesday, February 1st, 2023; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  Location: Blaze Pizza, Minneapolis, 1000 Washington Ave SE

Come to support Psychology Club & Psi Chi by ordering a slice of pizza from Blaze Pizza! Orders that are placed online must be placed via the Blaze Pizza App or if ordering online, enter code 1119A into the Promo Code field at checkout to have your transaction count toward the fundraiser. If ordering in-restaurant, show the event flyer on your phone before paying. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal back to Psychology Club/Psi Chi.


4. Pre-Health Opportunities Fair

  Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm CST
  Cost: Free
  Location: RecWell MAC Gym, 4th floor

Connect with local and on-campus organizations that provide experiences to prepare you for health professional school. This includes volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs, study abroad programs, gap year programs, research positions, and more! The Pre-Health Opportunities Fair is open to ALL University of Minnesota pre-health students and alumni (up to two years post-graduation). Pre-health is the larger umbrella that includes pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-nursing, pre-PA, pre-vet, and other health professions. Anyone interested in exploring career pathways in healthcare is welcome to attend! Check out the CBS Career Fair Prep Guide for tips and tricks for before, during, and after a career fair. Any questions about the event, please contact

5. UMN Job & Internship Fair

  Friday, February 24, 2023, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm CST
  Cost: Free
  Location: Huntington Bank Stadium & McNamara Alumni Center

More than 200 organizations from all employment sectors will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs, internships, and other employment opportunities. The University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair is open to all enrolled University of Minnesota students, including undergraduates and graduates, and alumni who graduated within the past three years (2020 - 2022). You must have your student UCard or know your ID # to get in. Check in to receive your nametag for entry. There is a free coat check upon entry, and make sure to dress to impress! Questions about the event, please contact your career services office. 


6. *Credit or Volunteer* RA Position with Teen Depression Treatment Study

We are looking for student RAs to work on the Adaptive Treatment for Adolescent Depression Study in Child Psychiatry. The research project evaluates the effectiveness of personalized interventions for adolescent depression delivered in community mental health care settings. Students will also have the chance to work on other ongoing projects related to teen mental health in the lab. Primary responsibilities will include administering data collection procedures with adolescents and parents and data entry. In addition, students will attend a 1-hour bi-weekly Zoom meeting. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or a related field and be willing to commit 4 hours per week for the semester, including some weekday evenings and weekend mornings. Preference will be given to students who can commit to more than 1 semester and summer availability. Students can earn 1-3 credits of PSY 4/5993. To apply, please send a cover letter and rescue (including GPA and class year) to ptad@umn.eduFor more information about the position, please visit the website.

7. *Volunteer or Credit (under PSY 4/5993 or CPSY 4994 Credit)* Undergraduate Research Opportunity with Adolescent Suicide Risk and Depression Study

Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently recruiting motivated Undergraduates to come acquire clinical research experience in her Health and Emotions in Adolescents Trajectories (HEAT) Lab. Our ongoing study specifically looks at the use of real-time functional magnetic research, such as neurofeedback, to study brain function of adolescents with suicide ideation and behaviors. There is an opportunity to gain Directed Research credit! We are interested in students who can commit to at least one semester in the lab and who can begin working at any time. We are looking for help with data entry, organizing data folders, using photoshop/fantamorph to create morphed-face images, prepping study visit materials, editing questionnaires/surveys using RedCap, and recruiting participants. Committed and dedicated volunteers will have the opportunity to be trained in participant-interfacing tasks. Our lab is located in West Building - M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center. If you are interested in the opportunities please send an email to with 1) a brief introduction about yourself, 2) a copy of your resume/CV, 3) your unofficial transcript, and 4) how many in-person hours you can commit per week. The email should have the subject line "HEAT LAB Research Opportunity". 

8. *Credit or Volunteer (under PSY 4/5993 or CPSY 4994 Credit)* RA Position in the Aging, Cognition, and Technology Lab

Dr. Adriana Hughes' Cognition, Aging, and Technology Lab is recruiting one motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistant to start in the spring of 2023 or in the summer of 2023. 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 order 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 credits, though there is an opportunity for this position to become a paid position in the future. We are especially looking for applicants who could commit to working in the lab for at least two semesters. Because our lab is affiliated with the VA, RAs are required to have US Citizenship. If you are interested, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please email Catherine Ju at

Learning Abroad 

9. National Student Exchange (NSE) - Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year! 

Now is the time to plan your NSE exchange for summer 2023, fall 2023, or spring 2024! Through NSE, you can study at another school in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! There are over 180 NSE campuses available for exchange. NSE is affordable and accessible, and credits transfer back easily into your degree. February 15th, 2023 is the priority application deadline for the 2023/2024 school year. Begin your NSE application anytime. If you want to learn more about NSE, join the Center for Community-Engaged Learning for a virtual NSE Info Session.

10. Study Psychology in Cologne, Germany Summer 2023!

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to experience a splash of Cologne, Germany through CLA. UMN-TC Communications, Journalism, and Psychology will offer four different courses in a new learning abroad program this summer. The courses are offered in two sessions that each last 3 weeks (6/19-7/7 & 7/10-7/28), taught in English by a CLA faculty member, and may count towards your major and minor requirements. No previous knowledge of the German language is needed and there are CLA scholarships available. We are highlighting PSY 3604: Intro to Psychopathology (formerly "Intro to Abnormal Psych") as a great opportunity to take the class in a smaller setting for a 3-week (2nd Session) July 10th-28th, 2023! (3 credits; PSY 3604 credit) Applications are due April 1, 2023.

Graduate School Information

11. Early Career Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session 

  Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
  Cost: Free
  Location: Zoom 

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 Information Session! Learn about each of our graduate programs and have access to Q&A and application tips! Those who are interested, register here! If you have any questions about the event or the program, email


12. Master of Marketing: Admissions 101 Virtual Information Session 

  Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
  Cost: Free
  Location: Zoom 

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's Master of Marketing program but did not have the chance to research the program. Those who are interested, register here!  If you have any questions about the event or the program, email


13. The Presidential Fellows Program - Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science invites full-time students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities who are interested in conducting academic research on the Presidency, the national policy-making process, or the President's relationships with Congress and other political actors to apply for the Presidential Fellows Program offered by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. The Presidential Fellows Program is a year-long, non-resident program in which students will conduct original academic research culminating in a 10-15 page research paper, consult regularly with a professional Mentor chosen to match their interests, travel to Washington D.C. for a leadership conference, engage with national political leaders throughout the year, and build a network of peers from across the US and around the world. Only one student per year will be chosen from the University of Minnesota to participate in this long-standing and prestigious program. That student will be known as the Eiger Family Presidential Fellow. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in conducting political research and participating in American national politics. Applications are due February 26, 2023. For more details regarding the Presidential Fellows Program and the application, please visit the Department of Political Science's Research Opportunities Website. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Soper at

14. Applications for the 2023-24 Discover Dental School (DDS) are Open!

DDS will be a hybrid, year-long program running June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024. The program will include live Zoom sessions, asynchronous online learning and assignments via Canvas, and some live, hands-on sessions at the dental school. Programming will be tailored to the participants' program of interest (DH, DT, or DDS). The program is free for participants. More details will be provided to the selected participants. Application is required. The priority application deadline is Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 at 10:00 pm CSTThe final application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10:00 pm CST - no late or incomplete applications will be accepted or considered. The application includes required essays and the name of one professional reference. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Friday, March 31, 2023. If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, email Susan Wold at

15. UC Irvine Psychological Science Post-Bacc Program

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program. The program is designed for people who have a bachelor's degree; who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research, and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in doctoral-level or master's degree programs in a range of areas of psychology or health can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person's qualifications and goals. The program consists of eight courses, which may include lower and upper-division lectures, and small seminars (including advanced statistics and research methods courses). For more information, please visit our website. An informational session will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 1:00 pm CST via zoom. If you are thinking about applying and/or would like to learn more, you are encouraged to attend. Applications for Fall 2023 admission are due on April 15, 2023, for domestic students, and February 15, 2023, for international students. All are welcome! 

Engagement Opportunities

16. Sukoon Helpline Respondent - Volunteer Opportunity

Sukoon: Healing of the Minds is a nonprofit that strives to provide culturally informed, holistic support and resources to meet the needs of Minnesota's uniquely diverse communities. We do this through community conversations and services such as the Sukoon Helpline, a free and confidential Helpline open to all, operating from 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, 7 days a week. A Sukoon Helpline Respondent is a volunteer who is responsible for responding to text messages and calls remotely via the Helpline communication platform with the purpose of providing emotional support, de-escalating crisis situations, and providing appropriate referrals and resources to users during helpline operating hours. This volunteer program is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in others' lives while gaining interpersonal communication skills, building emotional intelligence, and learning mental health first-aid skills ALL individuals can benefit from. No background in mental health is needed, and all necessary training will be provided. All you need is a secure personal laptop, a strong internet connection, a weekly 4-hour time block to work a scheduled shift, and the desire to touch others' lives through empathy and support. For questions or more information, check out our website, or reach us at Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Apply today or share the opportunity with someone who might.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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17. Behavior Therapist - Comfort Autism Center

Comfort Autism Center is a St. Paul-based facility that provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children with autism. Our staff is well-trained in the principles and practices needed to support our clients and help them become more independent in their daily life. We would love to have you join our team and see the amazing difference you can make in a child's life. The position currently open is a Behavior Therapist that works 1:1 with the clients throughout the day. Pay ranges from $18-$20/hour. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm. Responsibilities and duties range from providing direct client care, following prescribed individual treatment plans and behavior intervention plans, assisting with toilet training, recording, and tracking data to observe progress, and much more. Reach out today to learn more about the responsibilities you will have, the benefits we offer, and more! We offer intensive training on the services we provide and are happy to help you start your career in behavioral therapy. If you have any questions contact Elise Powers at or you can call 1(651)-644-2440. If you are interested in applying, visit the website. Applications are due March 31, 2023.  

18. Spanish Speaking Data Collector - Department of Educational Psychology

Do you speak Spanish? Are you interested in working in schools with young children? The IGDI Lab in the Department of Educational Psychology is hiring data collectors, starting as soon as possible. The IGDI Lab builds technology-based assessments to assess language and literacy skills in early childhood. Candidates must speak Spanish, have reliable transportation, be available during the school day, and be interested in research in early childhood. Data collectors travel to schools and conduct assessments with preschool students. The position will pay $16/hr plus reimbursement for mileage. If you have any questions regarding this position contact Erin Lease at Applications are due by February 10, 2023. 

19. Undergrad Admin Support - The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire an Undergraduate Research Assitant in Admin/Support Services. Duties & Responsibilities include 50% Processing mail with the highest level of accuracy and completing other clerical duties as assigned by full-time staff members. Acquire and maintain accurate information. 25% Ordering Supplies: Monitoring stock and compiling/placing orders for office supplies, lab supplies, and research participant lunches. 25% Financial Justification and Purchasing: Make purchases of needed supplies, follow up on timely delivery and compose detailed and accurate justifications for purchases made of procurement card (credit card), etc. The position is restricted to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota. Must have problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently. Starting pay is $15/hr. To learn more and apply, go to the UMN Job Board, click students, and find Job ID 353739. If you have any questions about this position contact Rachel Hawley at 1(612)-626-0882. Applications are due February 13, 2023. 

20. Undergrad Student Academic Support Data Manager - The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one undergraduate research assistant registered for study at the U of MN as a "Data Manager UGRA" (2221: Student Academic Support). Data managers are responsible for the processing, organization, and storage of human subjects' research data collected at the MCTFR. The Data Manager is appointed by the MCTFR's Director and reports to Principal Data Manager. The position is hourly and requires a commitment of about 20 hours per week including the academic year and 40 hours per week over summer break. Salary is consistent with the Department of Psychology standards for undergraduate research assistants. The position is restricted to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota. Starting pay is $15/hr. To learn more and apply, go to the UMN Job Board, click students, and find Job ID 353547. If you have any questions about this position contact Jake Anderson at 1(612)-626-7224. Applications are due February 13, 2023. 

21. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! Apply today for positions starting this semester. You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people with 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 incredibly flexible for students, minimum of 12-16 hours per week (shifts are 4, 6, or 8 hours) but you can have additional hours. Starting pay is $15-$19/hour depending on the shift you work. We offer paid training and also have locations near campus so no need to have your vehicle. We also offer custom research-based internships that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is also a licensed psychologist. We are doing interviews now for positions starting this semester and during the summer. If you have any questions or if you're interested in applying contact Kayla Wildes at

22. Research Professional 1 - PARKS Study

The PARKS study is hiring fluent Spanish speakers for recruitment and data collection. This study uses fee waivers and family outreach to promote youth use of park and recreation programs that support physical activity. It is a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis and St. Paul Park systems, and parks serving lower-income diverse youth and families. We need one or more friendly people to help recruit and collect data from Spanish-speaking/English-speaking parents and children. Recruitment involves attending community activities to share information about the study. Data collection includes obtaining consent (explaining the study process) and doing surveys in English and Spanish. Late afternoon hours will be common. 10-14 hours per week (flexible). The pay range is $20-$24/hr. Interested? Please contact Reed Mitchell by email at or read more online. 

23. Job Opening for Psychology/Neuroscience *Full-Time* Research Assistant at Virginia Tech

A full-time research assistant is being sought to support multiple NIH-funded projects in the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu (lab information) and Dr. Brooks King-Casas (lab information) at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia. Projects in the labs are highly interdisciplinary and combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging and Vivo electrochemistry to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). Training will be provided for all aspects of the job. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology/neuroscience. Those who are interested can also visit their website, and search for job posting #524168. 

24. Principal Recruiter - The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research seeks to hire a "Principal Recruiter" (8352P2: Research Professional 2) responsible for overseeing research participant enrollment/recruitment in MCTFR longitudinal research protocols. These protocols include follow-up assessments in our longstanding twin and family studies. Position coordinates activities of one to two additional recruiters and tracks progress toward recruitment goals. It requires maintaining recruitment training materials, documentation, and ethical standards. Candidate expectations are: (1) preferred prior recruitment experience; (2) demonstrated ability to communicate well via multiple modalities; (3) preferred track record of achieving enrollment goals; and (5) able to work with a diverse participant pool. Position works closely with MCTFR Director, Principal Investigators, other committee leads, and all staff within the MCTFR so outstanding communication and organizational skills are essential. Starting pay is $20.01 an hour. For more information about this position and to apply, visit the website.

25. ABCD Research Assistant (Research Professional 1)

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 of self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, 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 to assess complex psychological traits. A bachelor's degree in psychology or a 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 DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to work independently are preferred. For more information about this position and to apply, visit the website.

26. Student Research Support Assistant

We are looking for a new undergraduate to join CLA's LATIS Research team to start this spring semester and continue into summer and fall! Starting at $15.00, this position would involve supporting many technical aspects of LATIS' research support services, such as creating and testing online experiments, assisting with survey research data collection and preparation, helping manage LATIS' research workshops, and occasionally assisting with projects in our College of Liberal Arts social science labs. Please see the job description for more details! 

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