Psych Scoop, 2/28/23

February 28th, 2023

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Summer Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Summer 2023 courses is open! Registration is open to all students. Some courses might be subject to change, we recommend checking Schedule Builder for Summer term PSY courses. All psychology courses in the summer will be offered online. Any updates with course availability will be communicated through future Psych Scoop postings. Note the following classes being offered for Psychology in Summer 2023:

Foundation Classes
PSY 1001
PSY 3801 - prereq: PSY 1001
PSY 3001W - prereq: PSY 3801

Area A:
PSY 3031: Sensation and Perception

Area B:
PSY 3206: Health Psychology
PSY 3604: Psychopathology (formerly known as Abnormal Psychology)

Area C:
PSY 3511: Counseling
PSY 4521: Psych of Stress and Trauma - prereq: 3001W

Psychology Capstone:
PSY 3901W - seats reserved for BS students
PSY 3902W - limited availability, email to join the waitlist
PSY 3903W - available for BA Students

**Note: Capstone prereqs strictly enforced: PSY 1001, 3801, 3001W, AND Distribution Areas A, B, and C completed before Summer 2023.

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.

2. Join Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC)!

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IPOC) was reactivated this past semester and continues to grow. If you are looking to be an active member of a club on campus and are curious about the I/O Psychology field then we would love to hear from you! Our goal as a club is to help undergraduates become more involved in I-O psychology by connecting them to peers, graduate students, and faculty with similar interests. If you are interested in learning more and joining IOPC, visit their campus club website. If you have any questions please contact


3. CLA Research & Creative Activities Showcase

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

CLA's Office of Student Experience is hosting the CLA Research & Creative Arts Fair to showcase undergraduate research opportunities in various departments/units throughout the college. Although this event is primarily aimed at undergraduate students, CLA faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

4. ICD Undergrad Research Fair

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Campbell Hall

The event is an open house, so you can drop in and leave anytime from 4-6 pm on Tuesday, March 14. Come to the main floor of Campbell Hall and look for the signs to guide you. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in psychology and working with young people to expand their knowledge on the research going on here at ICD! Come hear from advisors, faculty, and graduate students about research, and chat with representatives about courses, majors, and minors more generally. Research in our department can be done as a volunteer or for CPSY 4994 credit. See the various sections under Research on our Current Students site for much more additional info. RSVP through our Google Form.

5. Health Professional School Expo

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union

The Health Professional School Expo showcases health professional degree programs together from around the country. Their admissions representatives will be available to meet with pre-health students from the University of Minnesota and beyond. This event features health professional schools and colleges around the U.S., representing a variety of health degree programs, such as medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, public health, optometry, etc. This event will be open for UMN students, as well as students at colleges and universities in the region. If you would like to know more about the event and how to prepare, visit their website. Pre-register in Handshake if you are interested in attending.

6. American Marketing Association Case Competition

Friday, April 14, 2023, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Carlson School of Management - 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Carlson School of Management is partnering with the American Marketing Association to host a Case Competition event at Carlson on April 14, 2023. The event is open to undergraduate students from any major and they will work on teams of 3-8 to develop a solution for a real-world marketing challenge. They will present their solution and recommendations during the event and have the chance to win cash prizes ($1,000 for first place and $500 for second place). For more details about the competition please visit the American Marketing Association website. Students who are interested in registering with their team can reach out to Rod Hagedorn at

7. Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 10:00 am- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual research fair held every Spring that gives all undergraduate researchers from all of the University of Minnesota campuses a chance to share their research, scholarly, and creative projects with the University community. If you're interested in attending please register here. If you have any questions about the event, please email

Courses of Interest

8. Think Like a Researcher Mini-Course

University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research, is offering "Think Like a Researcher," an online mini-course to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of research opportunities. The Think Like a Researcher mini-course is designed to help undergraduate students learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with research including volunteering, taking a course, applying to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and more. The workshops are free and open to all U of M undergraduate students. Those who want to participate are asked to complete a short registration form. The Canvas course will include a mix of videos, short activities, and discussion posts. In total, the online course will take about 2-3 hours to complete on your own timeline. Visit the University Libraries "Think Like a Researcher" webpage to register and learn more! If you have any questions, please contact Kate Peterson, at, 612-626-3746.

Note: This course is free and will not be graded or recorded on transcripts.

9. PSY 3960: Undergraduate Seminar in Psychology - 1 Credit - Spring 2023

Joining a research lab can be a fun way to enhance undergraduate education in psychology. However, getting involved is not always straightforward. This course is designed to help students with all levels of experience learn more about research to develop new skills that will support success in future research placements, such as a 5993 course. We will cover a broad range of topics including different career paths in research, preparation of application materials, how to look for scientific articles, and different expectations that labs may have. Throughout these topics, we will emphasize issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in science. We hope to provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds to explore how personal identity can play a meaningful role in the research experience. This course is a second half-term course starting on March 14, 2023.

PSY 3960 will meet in Elliott Hall S1060, Tuesdays from 5:30 pm - 7:10 pm CST

Instructor: Caroline Ostrand ( and Walter Wu (

Note: This course counts as elective credit for Psychology majors only.

10. New This Summer - PSY 3903W Capstone in Psychology - Community Engagement Option Offered!

PSY 3903W Capstone in Psychology: Community Engagement will be offered for the first time over the summer THIS summer in 2023! This is an exciting opportunity for BA students who want or need to complete the Capstone course over the summer. The Community Engagement option for the capstone involves volunteering during the summer and your coursework will be related to the volunteering position. You can read more about the Capstone options online. Students have volunteered in a variety of locations including The Advocates for Human Rights, Mental Health Minnesota, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), YWCA Minneapolis, Dress for Success Twin Cities, Marcy Arts Magnet School, and many more. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to us by email or schedule an appointment through our website.

11. FSOS 4152: Examine Queer Families and Their Unique Contributions - 3 Credits - Summer 2023

The class includes five Zoom meetings, 4-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays on May 30, June 13 and 27, July 11 and August 1. This course examines queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in families and their unique contribution to the understanding of diversity among families. Current research, theory, personal narratives, and opportunities for self-reflection will be pathways to learning more about the diverse experiences of those who participate in families with LGBTQ members. Methodological issues in research and clinical issues for serving LGBTQ families will also be addressed. The online course with five synchronous Zoom meetings will give students from diverse locations opportunities to connect and consolidate their learning as well as learn from community experts and speakers. If you have any questions about the course, email Cynthia Meyer at

FSOS 4152 will meet online, Tuesdays on May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, and August 1 from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Instructor: Cynthia Meyer (

Note: This course does not count as credit toward the Psychology major or minor.

12. May and Summer Online American Sign Language Classes

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) in less time during May and Summer terms. Complete up to two ASL courses in three weeks (vs. 15 weeks during the fall or spring term). Our online asynchronous courses offer flexibility for students. They also are excellent refresher courses for those who are looking to build on their language fluency. Even if you've never taken ASL before, you can start learning the language now by taking ASL 1 in May and taking ASL 2 during the summer. View the course announcement and requirements. If you are interested in learning more information, contact



13. *Volunteer or Credit* 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 4993 in Summer 2023. 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 May 29th - June 2nd (~20 hours, 5 synchronous and 15 asynchronous). Weekly meetings will be held throughout the summer to discuss progress and assist with any difficulties (held virtually through Zoom for the entirety of the summer). 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 Summer semester position is May 1st, but applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

14. *Volunteer or Credit* 1 year+ RA Position with a Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members

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 2022-2023 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 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 are able to make a multiple-semester commitment. Those with prior experience conducting human subjects research, veterans and military-connected students as well as those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in science as defined by the National Science Foundation are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.

Learning Abroad

15. Study Psychology in Cologne, Germany Summer 2023!

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to experience a splash of Cologne, Germany through CLA. The Psychology Department will offer a course in this brand new abroad program. PSY 3604 - Introduction to Psychopathology (formerly titled "Intro to Abnormal Psychology") will be offered in a 3-week session (July 10th - July 28th) taught in English by Professor Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, and may count towards your PSY major or minor requirements. PSY 3604 will cover an overview of the causes, prevalence, and treatments of depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and other serious mental health problems that are experienced around the globe. Taking this opportunity to learn about the traditions and customs of Germany and other parts of central Europe, this course will examine how culture and historical events may serve to shape the risk and protective factors of psychopathology. The deadline to apply for this learning abroad opportunity is April 1st, 2023. To learn more information please visit the Learning Abroad Center website.

Graduate School

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

16. Early Career Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 8:00 am - 9:30 am CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (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 Open House! Learn about each of our graduate programs and have access to our entire recruitment team for Q&A and application tips! Visit the Carlson School Of Management website to register!

17. M.A. in Counseling Program Virtual Info Session

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

In this info session, you will meet your enrollment counselor and hear from the program director and a faculty member about the opportunity to earn your master’s degree in counseling through a CACREP-aligned program online through Northwestern College. Learn more about our faith-integrated program with a team-oriented, collaborative, and purpose-driven community. Program courses are offered 100% online in asynchronous and synchronous formats. Two programs are available to choose from Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. If you have any specific questions about our online counseling program or your next steps, please let us know. The enrollment counselor, Rachel, is available to talk in person, by email, by phone, or via Zoom. Visit their website to register for the virtual info session!

18. Shippensburg University Applied Psychology Program

Shippensburg University is located in south-central Pennsylvania and our graduate program, although now the M.S. in Applied Psychology is 100% online and can be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2 years on a part-time basis. The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems. The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc.) across a variety of sectors in business, education, government, and non-profit settings. In addition, there are multiple specialties that students can pursue including a Six Sigma black belt certification, UX Design, a Behavior Specialist Certificate that provides advanced coursework in Applied Behavioral Analysis for those interested in working with individuals with developmental impairments, or a research paper option for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. If you're interested in the program, contact or visit their website to learn more.

19. Info Session for Lamar University Master's in Applied Psychology Program

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

We would like to share with you an exciting (and easily accessible) opportunity for students to learn about the Master’s Program in Applied Psychology at Lamar University. Lamar University is part of the Texas state university system (TSUS) in Beaumont, Texas. We invite any students who may be interested in pursuing either Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Clinical Psychology, to attend one of our online information sessions within the next 3 weeks. Interested students can reserve a spot in any session using the link. During the information sessions faculty will provide an overview of both the Industrial/Organizational track and Clinical track within our Applied Psychology program, discuss the advantages of our program, and answer any questions students may have. If you have any questions about the program or info session, please contact Jeremy Shelton at

Scholarships & Awards

20. Scholarly Excellence in Equity & Diversity (SEED) Award

Calling undergrads! Apply for the Scholarly Excellence in Equity & Diversity Award (SEED), honoring underrepresented students doing outstanding work to advance diversity, equity & inclusion at the U & in the community. Please consider applying if you're eligible and/or encourage juniors and seniors in your networks to apply. Undergraduate SEED Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000. Awardees will also participate in a video/photoshoot and will be guests of honor at the U of M Equity and Diversity Breakfast in November 2023. Deadline to apply for the SEED award is March 31st, 2023. If you have any questions about this award please contact the Office for Equity and Diversity at

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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21. MCAE is Hiring Student Staff!

If you're looking to be an MCAE Kick-Off Leader, Office or LLC Intern, Front Operations Team Member, or Academic Consultant, apply using this application form! Check the application for a full list of open positions and all job details (eligibility requirements, etc.). If you are interested in applying for multiple positions, you only need to fill out one application. If you have any questions or would like to learn more information about the positions, contact

22. Part-Time PCA Position

Seeking regular support for an 11-year-old, 5th-grade child in our South Minneapolis home and/or as he accesses community activities typically in Minneapolis or Edina. This high-functioning and highly intelligent child requires support with self-regulation as described in the job description. He loves Minecraft, Legos, and drawing. Perfect opportunity for a psychology, special education, or social work student looking to build hands-on experience with special needs children, specifically one with emotional and behavioral needs, as well as executive functioning challenges. While in our home or at activities, parents will frequently be there as well, but sometimes will not be. The work schedule may vary but will be planned in advance. Average hours are Thursdays & Fridays from 3:30/4 pm - 8:30/9 pm. (Summer would shift to 5:00 pm start time), Saturdays from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and occasional additional weekdays or weekend hours will be available to pick up. To apply, please contact Rebecca Swartz at 617-501-3377 or at Highly responsive via text, so that is a preferred option for setting up a time to connect and discuss the opportunity in further detail.

23. Student Writing Consultant

The Center for Writing's Student Writing Support (SWS) program invites undergraduate students to apply to be writing consultants during the 2023-24 academic year. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the university to support them in developing confidence and effective writing strategies. The Center looks for candidates who are curious learners and attentive listeners. Strong collaboration skills and attention to detail are also important. Candidates from underrepresented or marginalized communities and identities are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from students from all majors and all language backgrounds - especially students who are going to be sophomores or juniors during the 2023-24 school year. The position starts in Fall 2023; ideal candidates will be able to work for the full academic year or for multiple years. The starting rate of pay for this position is $16.00 per hour. On average, consultants work 8-10 hours per week. For new consultants, all work is on campus in face-to-face settings. Must be an undergraduate student in a degree-granting program for the duration of employment. Must have fulfilled the first-year writing requirement by the start of fall semester 2023 (i.e., enrollment in a first-year writing course in spring 2023 is acceptable). Those with an interest in supporting student learning, as well as effective communication, listening, and collaboration skills, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. To apply, visit the Student Writing Support Center for Writing Website.

24. Internship Opportunities at MN DFL

The Minnesota DFL supports and works to enact the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and strives to sustain the foundations of our Party’s grassroots history. We believe that every American and Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security. The Minnesota DFL is currently seeking interns to help us accomplish these goals. Our positions are paid, starting at $15/hr, and part-time. We ask that interns work roughly 20 hours a week. Available positions include; Data Intern, Party Affairs Intern, Finance Intern, Operations Intern, Communications Intern, and Research Intern. If you are interested in learning more about one or more of these positions, please visit the MN DFL website. If you have any questions about any of the positions listed, please contact Lacey Piotter-Jenkins at

25. Work-Study Eligible Student Positions - Gender & Sexuality Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC) is dedicated to transforming the campus climate for the University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality through education, advocacy, outreach, and support. Our vision is to have a campus that is the national model for intersectional understandings of gender and sexuality, by continuously engaging with University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the broader community. We recognize the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, nationality, immigration status, and all social systems. We work to build and bridge communities that welcome and affirm people to be their whole selves, honoring their multiple identities and life experiences. We work to fight systems of oppression that marginalize individuals and communities based on social identities. The GSC is hiring for two undergraduate student positions for Spring 2023; Student Programs and Tongues Untied Coordinator (Job ID 354093) and Social Media & Web Coordinator (Job ID 354095). Starting pay is $15/hr for 10-15 hours. More information about the job descriptions can be found on the UMN Human Resources website. If you have any questions about these positions, reach out at

26. Youth Advocate for Hope House

Hope House is a six-bed, short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14 –19 who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness. It is the only youth shelter located west of Highway 100 in the greater Twin Cities. Hope House is a comfortable 2-story home. Youth live in a shared community, participate in group activities, can attend their regular school activities, and access supportive services. Youth advocates are responsible for the safety and well-being of current residents. They spend their shift on the floor supervising youth and responding to their needs. They must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. The pay is $20/hour and hours are flexible. If you would like to learn more information about this position and you would like to apply, visit our recruitment website. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sarah Zachariason at

27. ICS Practitioner

Genus Services is hiring both part-time and full-time positions in South St. Paul for their supportive housing role. We are looking for talented psychology majors who are wanting to gain hands-on experience working with people with a variety of mental health diagnoses. You will be able to work with clients to support them in achieving their daily living and long-term goals, learn to manage their emotions, provide emotional support, and accompany them into the community to socialize and engage in purposeful activities. This is a great role for aspiring psychology majors who are looking to help those with mental health diagnoses, as well as looking for experience in the mental health field. Schedules can be built entirely around your class schedule and other commitments. If you are interested, please apply on their website, or contact stating your interest.

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