Psych Scoop, 9/19/23

September 19, 2023

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Department of Psychology Social

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliot Hall N219

Psychology Undergraduate Advising is hosting the Psych Social event this Fall semester! Join us to chat with psychology peers, student groups, and advisors to learn more about research, courses, and resources we offer through the department! Grab some cookies and paint tote bags, coasters, and more while you meet some peers! Please RSVP by Monday, 9/25 using the Google Form.

2. Psych Student Advisory Council Application 2023-24

Are you a declared PSY major interested in helping the Psychology department move forward on its goals (focused on inclusion, diversity, equity, and access)? Do you want to improve your experience and other students’ experiences in the department? The Psychology Undergraduate Student Advisory Council (SAC) is the perfect way to do that! We are looking for engaged and energized psychology majors to serve as members of the SAC. The SAC meets with the department leadership at least once a semester to discuss their experiences and ideas as undergraduates. The position is for the entire academic year (2023-24) with the option of continuing membership for future terms. If you are interested in joining this group, please fill out the Google Form by (tomorrow!) Wednesday, September 20th.

3. Psychology Engagement Award - Fall Application Now Open!

Are you volunteering in your community this Fall? Or, participating in an unpaid internship here or abroad this semester? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in unpaid learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship, etc.). Up to three awards of $500 will be offered for Fall 2023. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 20th (12:00 p.m. CST). For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. If you have any questions feel free to email

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. Chinese Psychology Student Association Recruiting Club Leaders and Members!

The Chinese Psychology Student Association (CPSA) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. Candidates from all years are welcome, Members will be in charge of content creation (article composition/video editing), event planning, and public relations management on social media. CPSA is an academic student association composed of Chinese students with a major in psychology at UMN. Our intention is to set a foundation to unite and provide a platform to communicate, share, and establish comprehensive information in the psychological field between alumni and students, including topics on academic discussions, research/graduate programs, career perspectives, etc. We are looking forward to having people who would love to learn and share psychology knowledge join us. For more information, please email Pengxiang Xia at


5. New Transfers: Make the Most of your First Six Weeks!

The First Six Weeks!
Cost: Mostly free, some may vary
Location: In-Person, Online, and Hybrid

There is a lot to explore and learn as you transition to a new campus! In order to help you get off to a strong start and take advantage of all the U has to offer, the Office for Transfer Student Experience created a calendar of events and resources just for you. Some of these events are just for transfer students, some are college or major-specific, and some are open to all U of M students. We are sure you will find something that interests you!

6. Colloquium Series: Dr. Nancy Segal

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: N219 Elliott Hall

Dr. Nancy Segal from the California State University, Fullerton, will be presenting on Timely Twin Topics: The Twin Children of the Holocaust and the Twin Citizenship Case That Captured the World. A brief overview of twin-based approaches to behavioral and physical development will be presented. This overview is followed by a discussion of the origins, methods, findings, and implications of two recent twin-related books authored by Nancy Segal.


7. Boynton's Health's Nutritious U Food Pantry

12:00 - 5:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th full week of the month, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Location: Coffman Memorial Union Room 103A, directly behind the Goldy Gopher statue

Boynton’s Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry is an on-campus, free food pantry available to any graduate and undergraduate student attending the University of Minnesota. The food pantry is open from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th full week of the month, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. September dates are the 12th - 13th and 26th - 27th. Students may come once per pantry week (Tuesday or Wednesday), meaning one or two times per month. Please direct questions to Natalie Gerkin, Pantry Coordinator, at

8. Help get started with faculty-sponsored research


The UMN Libraries and Office of Undergraduate Research are offering "Think Like a Researcher" to help undergraduates get started with faculty-sponsored research. It is a self-paced mini-course with videos and short activities (2-3 hours to complete on your own timeline). Register today.

Learning Abroad

9. Learning Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm CST
Location: Outside on the West Bank Plaza

The Learning Abroad Center is holding its annual fair on Wednesday, September 20 from 10–2:30. Visit us outside on the West Bank Plaza to learn about the many international opportunities available. Registration is not required for you to attend this event, you may just show up. If you do choose to register, the Learning Abroad Center will send you a calendar invite and a reminder for this event. Registering also lets us know you're interested, even if you're unable to attend.

Graduate School

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

10. North Carolina State University - Graduate Program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology


Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

We are seeking qualified applicants for our doctoral program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology at North Carolina State University, and we would appreciate your assistance in bringing our program to the attention of potential students. The program as well as the Department of Psychology has an active and growing group of faculty with expertise in development across the lifespan and particular strengths in the intersections among emotion, social cognition, and everyday cognitive functioning. Students in the program obtain a strong grounding in theory, research, and methodology in Lifespan Development, and are supported through graduate research and teaching assistantships. Please email Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey for a copy of the recording if you are unable to attend ( The webinar will review the program, faculty, and application process. Additional information can be found on our website.


11. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Spring 2024 Application Now Open!

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides current University of Minnesota undergraduates $1,800 scholarships so that they can partner with a faculty member on research, which enables undergrads to explore academic and career interests, apply classroom learning to real-time research, and prepares them for a career or graduate school while working closely with a U of M faculty member. The application process is a two-step one. The student application deadline occurs first; once that has closed, faculty mentors will have a week to enter their recommendations. Due to security restrictions, mentors will not be able to access the site until the student portal has closed. The Application for Spring semester 2024 projects is now open. The deadline to apply is October 9th, 2023. If you have any questions please direct them to

12. *Volunteer* Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research

The Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research (MCEDR) at the University of Minnesota conducts research on eating and weight disorders and related behaviors, across a broad range of content areas, including identifying and intervening upon risk and maintenance mechanisms of these concerns. MCEDR's volunteer research assistants gain exposure to eating disorders and clinical research through their involvement with current research projects and educational seminars. The deadline is on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit the form. Any questions can be directed to or 612-625-1542.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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13. Gender & Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life is Hiring!

Come join our team! The GSC is a flexible, affirming workplace and we are looking to add students to our staff. Interested? Take a look at the University Job System for the following job postings. Tongues United Program Coordinator (Job ID: 357416), Social Media and Web Coordinator (Job ID: 357419), and Student Leadership & Outreach Coordinator (Job ID: 357418).

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