Psych Scoop, 3/7/23
March 7th, 2023
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Psychology Advising Announcements
Current majors are expected to know the announcements in the advising announcement section.
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:
**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 email@example.com.
3. Psychology Advising Transfer Pizza Party
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. ICD Undergrad Research Fair
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
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
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, physicians 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. Thinking About Graduate School? An Honest Conversation for BIPOC students
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 pm CST
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.
7. American Marketing Association Case Competition
Friday, April 14, 2023, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm CST
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 email@example.com.
8. Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm CST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses of Interest
9. 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 email@example.com, 612-626-3746.
Note: This course is free and will not be graded or recorded on transcripts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 to 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.
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.
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16. Carlson School of Management Women in Finance Event
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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 email@example.com.
17. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website to learn more.
18. Info Session for Lamar University Master's in Applied Psychology Program
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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 email@example.com.
Scholarships & Awards
19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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20. 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.
21. 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 email@example.com
22. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is May 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the position please contact Erica Churchill at email@example.com or 612-625-2242.
23. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
24. 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 email@example.com.
25. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest.