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Psych Scoop, 10/4/16

October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Want to Study Abroad? Attend this Info Session Next Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2:30-4:00pm, N639 Elliott Hall. RSVP Here.

A learning abroad experience will enhance your understanding of psychology through course work, internships or cross-cultural interactions encountered every day while you live and travel in a new country. Where can you go? What will you do there? How will that count toward your psychology degree? And of course, how will you pay for it? Come find out! Hear from student panelists who studied abroad in Denmark, Ecuador, Norway, and Spain, Learning Abroad Center staff, and psychology advisors! Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP by visiting

2. Changes to Drop-in Availability

Please note the changes in drop-in availability posted in last week's Scoop. Updated fall 2016 drop-in hours can be found at:

As a reminder, Wednesday's (10/5) drop-in hours will be canceled.

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. PISA Bake Sale

Tuesday, October 11th, 10am-4pm, Washington Avenue Bridge (East Bank side)

Next Tuesday, PISA will be holding a Bake Sale fundraiser between 10am and 4pm. Stop by for an awesome sweet treat!

Career/Job-Related Events

Want to stay up-to-date on all job/career related events happening on campus? Subscribe to the CLA Career Services Newsletter!

4. Tonight! Idealist Grad Fair

Tuesday, October 4th, 5-8pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Register here.

The Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair, hosted by University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is free to attend, and perfect for anyone looking to pursue a socially-conscious career path, or advance their skills in the nonprofit and social impact sectors. At the Idealist Grad Fair you'll meet representatives from 50 local, national, and international universities, and learn about graduate programs in: social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more. For more information, visit

5. CLA Practice Interview Days

Friday, October 7th & October 21st. Choose Your Own Time!

Sign up through "Interview on Campus" section of GoldPASS

Want to improve your interviewing skills for jobs/internships? Sign up for a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from the areas of Business/Sales/Communications; Human Services/Government/Education; or STEM/Healthcare. This is a great opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your interviewing skills. Professional recruiters from a variety of organizations volunteer to conduct the interviews. For more information, search the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS.

6. Interview on Campus!

Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester, CLA Career Services will host local and national organizations of all sizes and sectors. Employers interviewing this fall include: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Mills, Kohl’s Department Stores, Macy’s Inc., Securian Financial Group, Target Stores & Distribution, Willis Towers Watson, and more. Check the ‘Interview on Campus’ section on GoldPASS often as new schedules are added regularly!


IMPORTANT: Not all research opportunities listed below are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.

7. TRIO McNair Scholars Program is Accepting Applications

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2017. The application deadline is January 23, 2017. The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the the 10-week summer research program, students will: develop a great relationship and conduct research with a professor that is essential to applying for graduate school; receive a $3,500 stipend; receive guidance through the graduate school process, and present their research at a poster session on campus.

Qualifications: must be a first generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group; have 2.75 GPA or above, be a full-time sophomore or junior and a US citizen or permanent resident.

Please visit the McNair website for more information, and to sign up for a McNair Information session.

8. Research Assistants Needed in Social Interaction Lab

The Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson is looking for conscientious, friendly research assistants to work starting this fall running lab sessions for couples in a new study on emotion regulation and interactions in romantic relationships. This study will continue into the spring. RAs will collect survey, reaction time, video, and physiological data. Please email ASAP with "Interest in RA position" in the subject line for more information and an application.

9. Call for Submissions! UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA is now accepting submissions of original undergraduate research papers to be published for its Spring 2017 issue. URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research. The deadline to submit papers is October 16, 2016. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. For information and a full description of the submission process, please email More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website,

Campus Resources

10. Student Mental Health Resources

During your time at the University it is possible that you may need to access professional assistance to deal with problems related to stress, anger, depression, anxiety and other issues. The University has a number of resources available to help students through tough times. Visit to learn more. These resources may be of assistance to you, as well as friends who may be experiencing emotions and/or displaying behavior that concerns you.

11. Workshop Series for New Transfer Students

Fridays, 1-2pm, 324 Coffman Memorial Union. Registration appreciated but not required

Are you a new transfer student for Fall 2016? The Transfer Student Experience Program is hosting a series of eight workshops just for new transfer students! These workshops will help you explore all that the U of M has to offer so you can make the most of your time as a Gopher. To get more information on the workshop series and to register, click here.


12. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Aurora Center hosts and co-sponsors free events to educate and motivate the campus community to address this serious issue. We support the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women and the many events they host for DVAM. See the Aurora Center's website to learn more and view all of the events planned throughout the month of October!

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.

13. Minnesota Twin Registry is Hiring a Full-Time Interviewer

Dr. Glenn I. Roisman of the Institute of Child Development and Dr. Bob Krueger of the Department of Psychology, Co-Principal Investigators on a five year NIH-funded grant to follow-up the large Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) cohort into late life, seek to hire two Research Assistants (8352R2: Researcher 2) responsible for interviewing study participants (aged 60-80 years) in their homes. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and prepare data for analysis and publication. They will work closely with the MTR research participants, MTR co-investigators, and the MTR project coordinator who schedules visits, so a bachelor degree is required and research experience, knowledge and skills plus outstanding communication and problem-solving skills are preferred. In addition, applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to use their own car to travel for assessments of the older twins in this study. Research Assistants will be compensated for mileage at University rates. A full job description and application can be found on the U of M employment website (Job ID: 313450)