Psych Scoop, 3/14/23

March 14th, 2023

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Countdown to Registration - 4 Weeks Out

Registration is right around the corner! Psych Advising is here to help. With registration about a month away, this is a great time to start reviewing your APAS and thinking about what classes you might take for the Fall semester (as a reminder, summer registration is currently open!). Appointments are currently available to meet with a Psych Advisor. We recommend scheduling sooner than later if you would like to meet with Psych Advising because our office can become very busy once registration starts!

2. Internships in Psychology Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm CST
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm CST
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join this session to learn more about the PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class, earning credit for your work, and opportunities for funding! 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 Summer or Fall 2023. Please email with questions or to request disability-related accommodations.

3. Getting Started with Psychology Research: Info Session Workshop

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 3:15 pm- 4:30 pm CST - N219 Elliott Hall
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm CST - S204 Elliott Hall
Thursday, April 14, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm CST - N668 Elliott Hall
Cost: Free
Location: Various locations in Elliott Hall

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. To RSVP for one of the info sessions, please visit the link.

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. Getting to Know Faculty - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club

Monday, March 20, 2023, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliot Hall S150

Would you like to learn more about the I/O Psychology field? Our club will be hosting a meet and greet with Professor Nathan Kuncel to provide students the opportunity to ask questions and hear from one of the University's best! Join us on March 20th, 4:30-5:30 pm, at Elliot Hall S150. To register for the event, fill out the Google Form! If you have any questions about this event, contact


5. Psychology Advising Transfer Pizza Party

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: N219, Elliott Hall

Are you a transfer student who is interested in getting more connected to the psychology major and other transfer students? The Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office is hosting a Transfer Pizza Party event this spring semester to help connect transfer students in a fun and casual way. We plan to have games, resources, and pizza available for students to come in and enjoy. This will be a casual event so students can come and go as they need. If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP via this google form by Monday, March 13th. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about this event, please contact

6. 2023 Summer Institute Diversity Fellowship Webinar

Monday, March 20, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Please join us for the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship information session on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This fellowship opportunity is a two-week program (July 10-21, 2023) geared toward upper-level undergraduates offered through the 2023 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques. The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high-quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice, and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys. Register for the info session here.

7. Equitable Advisors: Backpacks to Briefcases

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Amundson Hall, Room 120

Open to all students, especially students registered in CLA 3002. This event counts as an Employer Engagement Activity. This session covers considerations students face in picking a career path: the impact of their work, their life’s financial trajectory, career satisfaction, and personal fulfillment. We explore the role of values, passions, and unique abilities in guiding career choices. Overview and insights into financial services as an industry, career paths available, and factors of success for those considering financial advising as a career path. Discussion on how the habits, communication, and skills learned as a student translates to life after graduation and a career as a financial professional. To register for this event, visit Handshake. Contact with any problems registering or questions about the event.

8. Pathways to Forensic and Legal Psychology Info Session

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Considering a career in forensic psychology? Learn more about the forensic & legal psychology field, job opportunities, and necessary education, and hear about how to successfully apply to graduate programs. The info session will start at 6:00 pm. To register please visit the website. For questions about the session, please contact

9. 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.

10. Thinking About Graduate School? An Honest Conversation for BIPOC students

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Come talk with Black, Indigenous, and grad students of color from the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies graduate writing group (CRES) pursuing their PhDs in the humanities and social sciences. We'll share a bit about our experiences in higher education, what it means to navigate academic institutions and institutional violence, how we dealt with the application process, and particularly answer any questions/concerns folks who are considering graduate school might have for us. Open to all BIPOC undergraduate students considering applying to grad school with the support of CLA Career Services and the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (RIDGS). Pre-register for the event using the link.

11. Big Problems Being Solved with Psychology Colloquium Series

Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

David Blustein, Ph.D. - Psychological Responses to Radical Changes in the Workplace: Resisting Precarity and Marginalization - This presentation will describe the radical shifts in the workplace related to growing precarity, marginalization, and commodification. Dr. David Blustein will present an overview of theory and research that have been informed by research and advocacy in vocational and counseling psychology, particularly within the psychology of the working community. The psychology of working theory is reviewed as the conceptual framework for research, practice, and public policy responses to growing inequity and marginalization at work. The presentation will include a review of a new evidence-based practice initiative that is designed for vulnerable workers and unemployed adults. Pre-Register for the event here.

12. Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bethel University: 3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul, MN 55112

Bethel University is hosting this year's Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference! Students who are interested in submitting their research proposals to present as a poster or talk should register on the MUPC website. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ka Ip, is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development and is excited to talk about his research findings in his area of focus. Visit the MUPC website to learn more about Dr. Ka Ip and his research, as well as the schedule for the conference. For questions, please contact Angela Sabates at

Courses of Interest

13. PSY 3960: Psychology of College Life (Undergrad Seminar)

This class will explore how psychological principles play in your everyday life as a college student. We will explore how psychological theories and research contribute to our understanding of aspects of university life, including but not limited to academic performance, career planning, campus involvement, identity development, racism and discrimination, mental and physical health, and traumatic experiences. This is a 3 credit, Remote Class (online-synchronous meetings) that will utilize various learning methods, including lectures, discussions, writing reflections, and readings. Additional asynchronous online participation is required.

PSY 3960 will meet online (synchronously), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CST - Meets June 5th - July 28th, 2023

Instructor: Liza Meredith (

Note: PSY 3960 may be used as Elective Credit in the Psychology Major.

14. 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.

15. Developmental Psychology Summer Online Courses

Registration for is now open for online Developmental Psychology courses that count for Psychology majors. CPSY 3301- Introduction to Developmental Psychology and CPSY 4303- Adolescent Psychology will be offered this summer! CPSY 4994- Directed Research in Developmental Psychology is also available for Psych majors who have a research position in the Institute of Child Development.

16. 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



17. *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.

18. *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

19. 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.

20. Carlson School of Management Women in Finance Event

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom) and In-Person

The Carlson School's Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance programs can open doors to many different career paths in finance! On March 29th we will be hosting a Women in Finance event to share insight on how to navigate the finance industry as a woman, explain why finance is a great career path for women and share advice for women looking to launch their career in finance. Register to attend in person on our campus or join virtually over Zoom! Questions about this event can be directed to

21. 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.

22. Special Ed MEd/licensure and Online ASD Certificate Info Sessions

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Considering graduate school or taking graduate-level classes for fall 2023? We hope you can join us on March 28 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm for an info session on our MEd/teaching licensure programs, including academic behavior specialist (ABS), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), and early childhood special education (ECSE), to learn more about graduate and professional programs in special education at the University of Minnesota. Register to attend here. Any questions about the info sessions can be directed to Laura Paczkowski at

Scholarships & Awards

23. Scholarships for Current CLA Students

Collegiate scholarships vary in awarding criteria, but most are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The timeline to apply for these funds is early in the spring semester. Awards are made for the following academic year. Some awards may be annually renewable, depending on class year and the number of credits. To be considered for these awards, you must meet the following qualifications: you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in CLA or another college at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, you are in good academic standing, and you will be enrolled as a CLA degree-seeking student for the 2022-23 academic year. The CLA General Scholarship application is now open for scholarships being awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year. CLA General Scholarship applications for scholarships being awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year are due by April 7 at 9:00 am CST. To learn more about the scholarships and apply, visit the CLA Scholarship website. Questions regarding scholarship information can be directed to

24. Learning Abroad Scholarships

CLA offers scholarships specifically for students planning to study abroad. These scholarships can provide financial support for one semester or even up to a year's worth of study in a different country. These scholarships can be found in different areas of the college, as well as around the university. College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Education typically offers learning abroad scholarships for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $6,000 per semester. The CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship application is currently open for learning abroad during the May 2023 and Summer 2023 term. CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship applications for learning abroad during the May 2023 and Summer 2023 term are due by March 31 at 9:00 am CST.

25. 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. The 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

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.

26. Psychology Central Office is Hiring A New Student Office Assistant!

The Department of Psychology Central Office seeks to hire a Central Office Student Assistant. The student assistant is responsible for management, organization, and guest relations of the Central Office in the Department of Psychology. This is a great position to learn more about the department overall and meet faculty! Starting pay is $15 an hour, with raises available for time and performance. Read more information about the position and apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 354516. The priority application deadline is March 14th, 2023 but applications will be reviewed through March 17th, 2023.

27. Research Professional 1 - MCTFR

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire a Research Professional 1 (8352P1) responsible for the recruitment and assessment of participants for MCTFR research protocols. Candidates are expected to have the following experience: prior recruitment, family/community engagement, or customer service experience; excellence in communication (verbally and written) with research participants, coworkers, and supervisors; a track record of setting and achieving goals; ability to perform record-keeping of daily activities, including participant contact and progression through the study protocol; and the ability to work well and flexibly with a larger team to achieve the organization’s missions. This position works closely with the MCTFR Principal Recruiter, other MCTFR assessment staff, and the general public, so outstanding communication and organizational skills are essential. Starting pay is $16.82 an hour. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job ID 354462. If you have any questions about this position please contact Bethany Simon at

28. Group Leader

University Recreation & Wellness Youth Programs is hiring for Summer 2023! If you love getting outdoors, being active, and working with school-age kids, apply now to be a Group Leader. Full- and part-time hours are available at $16+/hour. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to The application deadline is May 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the position please contact Erica Churchill at or 612-625-2242.

29. 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

30. 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

31. Research Technician

Addictive, Compulsive, and Impulsive Disorders Lab is recruiting for a Research Assistant which includes subject interviews for treatment, imaging, and observational studies; working with large datasets for data entry and analysis; running MRI scans; coordinating with study sponsors; writing and/or editing manuscripts and presenting research. Subject interviews for treatment, imaging, and observational studies. Responsibilities include; Working with large datasets for data entry and analysis, running MRI scans, coordinating with study sponsors, writing and/or editing manuscripts and presenting research, providing technical and administrative support for a research project, and collecting and entering data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents, may assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; and assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. If you're interested in applying, visit their website. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Eve Chesivoir at 773-702-9066 or

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