Psych Scoop, 3/15/22

March 15th, 2022

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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. Get to Know Your Faculty: Homing in on Health Psych

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

This spring semester, we are featuring Dr. Traci Mann, from the social psychology area. Dr. Mann teaches PSY 3206 Health Psychology and PSY 4206 Interventions for Health and Wellness. She also runs the Health and Eating Lab and has even collaborated with NASA in the past to prevent weight loss in astronauts! Stop by to learn more about Dr. Mann’s research and to connect with her on a personal and professional level. RSVP online.

3. Psychology Undergraduate Town Hall

Thursday, March 25, 2022, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Psychology Department is hosting the Spring 22 Town Hall for undergraduate students. The goal of these town halls is to connect students directly with the Department of Psychology leadership. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Google Form to RSVP. If you are unable to attend this event, you can leave comments/questions in the form; feedback will be shared anonymously at the Town Hall. The town hall won't be recorded, however, meeting minutes will be shared out afterward. Meeting minutes for past Town Halls can be found here.

4. Internships in Psychology Information Session

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm CST
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

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

5. Getting Started with Psychology Research: Info Session Workshop

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Interested in getting started with Psychology Research? Are you in need of finding a research position for Capstone (3901W) enrollment? Sign up for an information session that will focus on sharing resources 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. RSVP online.

6. Central Office Student Assistant - Department of Psychology

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 the faculty of the Psych Department! Starting pay is $12.50 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 346471.

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.

7. Association of Black Psychology Students - Information Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2020, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

We are working to bring back the Association of Black Psychology Students organization. Are you are interested in joining and/or helping to this student organization? The mission of the Association of Black Psychology Students has been to support the academic, social, and career needs of students of African descent in psychology and related disciplines. ABPS gives students of African descent an opportunity to develop a professional network geared towards social sciences. Please join us for an informational and organizing meeting to talk about the future of the group. Email Mike Houlahan to be added to the event and to receive the Zoom link to join.


8. Bridge to the Doctorate: Exploring Interdisciplinary Health & Life Sciences

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you a first-generation college student, Pell-eligible, and/or from an underrepresented community seeking a pathway to transform systems? Have you ever thought about pursuing a doctorate degree or going to graduate school? Interested in the life sciences and health professions? Life Sciences and health professions increasingly require collaboration across fields and disciplines to address and solve complex real-world health care problems. What does this mean for you as a student interested in majors and careers in the Life Sciences and Health Professions? RSVP and learn more online.

9. Post-OPT Visa Options: H-1B cap, H-1B Cap Exempt, & Open Avenues Foundation

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join us for a live presentation discussing the H-1B cap and H-1B cap exemptions including the innovative H-1B cap exemption opportunity with Open Avenues Foundation. Information shared about the H-1B cap and H-1B cap exemption can be applicable to UMN international students of any major/field of study. The presentation will be done by Robert “Bob” Webber, a Twin Cities-based immigration attorney with 20+ years of experience in employment-based immigration law, and Danielle Goldman, co-founder and executive director of Open Avenues Foundation, a Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to build pathways for global talent to contribute to the US economy and educate the future STEM and Business workforce. This event will also be recorded and shared on the ISSS website. Please register via Zoom to attend the live workshop, or to request a recording, and to share your questions with us.

10. Black In Psych Week

Sunday, March 20, 2022 - Saturday, March 26, 2022
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Black in Psych is a platform to promote visibility, community, and networking opportunities between Black professionals and trainees across the field of psychology. We seek to celebrate, amplify, and support Black voices in psychology and to encourage dialogue around the intersections of psychology, race, social justice, and equity. Join us for a week of events around research, Black identity in psychology, and more. RSVP and learn more online.

11. Health Professional School Expo

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Health Professional School Expo will take place in a virtual format on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022! The Health Professional School Expo will showcase 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. This event features health professional schools and colleges around the U.S, representing a variety of health degree programs, such as medicine, pharmacy, physicians assistant, public health, optometry, etc. This event will be hosted in Handshake. Student registration is open now. A list of participating schools is available on the Handshake event page. More schools continue to register, so check back regularly for an updated list. RSVP online.


12. CLA General Scholarships

CLA general scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $16,000 per year, for one to three years starting with the 2022-23 academic year. The Psychology Mortensen Scholarships (Academic and Study Abroad) are included in this application process! Be sure to get started on your applications and apply by Monday, April 4, 2022, at 9:00 am CST. Learning Abroad Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 9:00 am CSTApply online.

13. The Nonprofit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for a worthy cause? If so, the Nonprofit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $2,000.00 award) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Nonprofit Scholarship. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 pm CST on Thursday, April 14, 2022.


14. Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual research fair held every Spring that gives all undergraduate researchers from all University of Minnesota campuses a chance to share their research, scholarly, and creative projects with the University community. Students who wish to present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium can register with the link below. Please review the details under "Info for Presenters" before you register. The registration form will close on March 25.

15. Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium & MAS Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:45 am- 4:15 pm CST
Cost: Pricing Varies
Location: Hamline University

Preparing undergraduates to enter STEM fields by providing a forum for students to showcase their scientific research, receive comments from professional scientists and peers, and network with professionals in the fields they aspire to enter. The symposium includes a keynote lecture, student presentations, breakout sessions, and the MAS Annual Meeting. All undergraduate students in MN and nearby states engaged in original research are welcome to attend. Each attendee must register individually. Interested in presenting? Proposals are due March 27th. If you're interested in attending, RSVP by March 27th for early bird. Final registrations are due April 9th.

16. The 2022 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Macalester College

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

MUPC is the oldest undergraduate psychology conference in the United States. The conference provides a forum for the presentation of original research, applications, and conceptual papers by undergraduates in psychology from around the state and surrounding areas. Planning to attend MUPC? Anyone who plans to attend (Students, Staff, or Faculty) must register using this form. This year, registration is open from March 04, 2022, to April 11, 2022. Should MUPC 2022 need to switch from in-person to online, Macalester College will announce that your registration using this form has now changed to an online event (still to be held on April 30, 2022). If this occurs, know also that the notification will be made well in advance, and no later than April 8, 2022.

17. *Credit or Volunteer* 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 2021-2022 school year and beyond! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. This is a volunteer position and requires a minimum of 10-12 hours per week commitment onsite at the Minneapolis VA and attendance at our in-person weekly lab meeting. Students accepted to the lab can apply to receive research credit for the course PSY 4993 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. Veterans or those with experience working with veterans or the military may be given priority. To apply, send an email with “ARMOR RA Position” in the subject line to the Project Coordinator, Shelly Hubbling at Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.

Graduate School

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

18. Master of Marketing Career Panel Session

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST, Careers Panel Session RSVP
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Learn more about the versatile field of marketing and the abundant job opportunities. You will also hear from our current students in the program about their career goals and how the Master of Marketing program is helping get them there!


19. Association for Psychological Science's Spring Rally Weeks

The Association for Psychological Science elevates Psychology to a whole new level. APS is the home of leading psychological scientists, academics, clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, and students from more than 80 countries, APS members study some of life’s biggest questions and are positioned to solve some of society’s most difficult problems. Join by March 21, 2022, online for 50% off memberships (Use Discount Code: RALLY22). To learn more please contact your APS Campus Representative, Joshua Braverman at or email:

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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20. Research Assistant Position Available at the Minneapolis VA

The Technology and Research Applications in Neuromodulation (TRAIN Lab) at the Minneapolis VA is looking for a full-time, salaried research assistant. The research assistant would assist on several studies under the direction of Dr. Kelvin Lim, M.D. Current studies involve assessment of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and electroencephalography (EEG). Patient populations include Veterans with brain injury, depression, substance use, and obesity. Research assistant responsibilities will include conducting medical record reviews, recruiting study subjects, consenting and conducting study assessments, entering and analyzing data, and other tasks as needed. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree by spring 2022, be extremely detail-oriented, able to work independently and handle shifting priorities, as well as possess strong communication (written and oral) skills. Successful candidates must have a valid SSN (required to work on-site at the VA). If interested, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and current unofficial transcripts to Molly Carson at

21. Research Assistant - Hwang Lab at the University of Iowa

The Hwang Lab at the University of Iowa is seeking a full-time researcher to assist our human cognitive neuroscience research projects. The research assistant is expected to execute cognitive neuroscience research protocols under the direction of the lab director and assist EEG/fMRI studies on cognitive control functions. This position is ideal for someone ultimately interested in a career in research. To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to Kai Hwang at

22. Advanced Clerical Support - Neuropsychology

The Adult Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine seeks undergraduate assistance to digitize patient testing files and build a new research database. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the clinical assessments that neuropsychologists use and will observe how brain diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's Disease affect cognitive functioning. We are in the beginning stages of building a patient database for future research and students will be instrumental in getting data into the system to move projects forward. Orientation to detail is a must! Students will also have the opportunity to assist with an upcoming high-profile neuropsychology conference in September 2022. This position is on-campus and in-person in the Neuropsychology Lab, where students will work alongside our faculty clinicians and researchers. Please visit our website to learn more about the division. To learn more about the type of research we do, here is our most recent publication, which measured cognitive outcomes after COVID-19 infection. To apply, please visit the Student Careers website and search for Job ID 346266.

23. Technical/Data Study Coordinator - University of Minnesota

Dr. Adriana Hughes' team is looking for a Technical/Data Study Coordinator (Research Professional 1) for her Aging-Well research study. This position will work independently and within the team to coordinate and carry out technical components of the study protocol, including: set up, deployment, and maintenance of study technologies in the homes of older adult participants; communication with older adult participants to troubleshoot technical problems with study technologies; monitoring incoming data from study technologies and reporting regularly to study PI and other study staff; managing and coordinating inventory of study technologies; entering and managing study device data and participant IDs in a Redcap database and cross-referencing and record-keeping in other study tracking tools; maintaining and distributing weekly and monthly Qualtrics surveys to participants and following up with reminder or troubleshooting calls as needed. More information and job posting can be found online.

24. CLA Student Services Peer Adviser/Office Assistant

Become a CLA Student Services Peer Advisor! Peer advisors serve a vital role to the college by assisting with the management of our front desk in 16 Johnston Hall, helping new students transition during orientation, and peer-mentoring your fellow Gophers with basic advising decisions and referrals to professional advising staff. Must be able to work summer orientation on campus. Hours are flexible to fit your class schedule! Applications must be submitted online with a cover letter and resume for consideration. Apply now.

25. Service to Science Scholars Summer Research Institute - Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System

The Mental Health Service Line at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System through support from the Department of VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) hosts a Veteran and Military-Connected Student Summer Research Program in Mental Health Research. VA and ORD recognize that Veterans are underrepresented among scientists pursuing VA mission-critical behavioral science research. Prior research experience is not required, just an interest and curiosity about the scientific process. Additional opportunities to continue with research involvement for class credit during the school year may be available. This program is open to undergraduate (junior or senior standing) students in psychology and related health science fields who have strong academic records (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale). Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Research Methods or related course prior to application. Students who are interested in pursuing research careers and have an interest in Veteran mental health research are especially encouraged to apply. Program participants must be a US Veteran, a member of the military armed services, or child of a US Veteran, and a US citizen. Applications will also be considered from students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in science as defined by the National Science Foundation. Application materials include a personal statement (500-word (maximum) statement describing your academic and career goals, how the SSS-RP would support those goals, and specific research areas in Veteran mental health that you are interested in, as well as potential faculty mentors.), CV or resume, 3 references, and unofficial transcripts. Email application materials to Derall King at by March 30th, 2022. A $6,000 stipend will be provided for the 10-week program (June 6th – August 12, 2022).

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