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Psych Scoop, 11/6/18

November 6, 2018

November 6th, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Careers & Pizza: Forensics

Friday, November 16th, 2018, 11:00 am- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: N219 Elliott Hall

Are you interested in a career related to research and or forensics? Join Psychology Advising on Friday, November 16th from 11:00 am-1: 30 pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza. Come & listen to Lindsay Horejsi who interned at the Center for Homicide Research & a current student who interned at Hennepin County as a Juvenile Probation Aide. Enjoy a free lunch of Pizza while you connect with these individuals and learn about their experiences.

Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, November 13th by 4:30 pm.

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. IOPC Event: Grad Panel

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Location: Elliott Hall N391

Want to know what it takes to be a grad student? Having difficulty choosing grad schools and programs? Maybe you aren't sure if you'll even survive grad school? IOPC is hosting a Grad Panel featuring graduate students from the UMN's I/O Psychology program! This will be a great opportunity to learn about their experiences and ask questions! We look forward to seeing you all there!

3. Psi Chi / Psychology Club Meeting- Registration Edition

Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Location: Elliott Hall N647

Firstly, we would like to thank all of you who were able to attend our Halloween jeopardy night as well as the first ever Psychology Journal Club meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Jonathan Gewirtz from the Department of Psychology. This was a highly anticipated event and we hope you all enjoyed it and learned something new. If you missed the pilot meeting and are interested in attending the next, don’t worry! We will keep you posted in regards to the next Journal Club meeting this coming December. Please do not hesitate to direct your questions/comments/concerns to

For our next meeting, we will be hosting a night dedicated to all things registration. During this time, Mary Simonsen from Psych Advising will give a short presentation aimed to provide useful information and tips regarding course registration and degree completion. Thereafter, we will open the floor to questions for officers and your peers! If you are feeling overwhelmed or lost in the process of course registration and degree completion planning, this meeting will provide you with some clarity and peace of mind. There will be snacks! We hope to see you there!

4. Apply to Psi Chi, the International Honor in Psychology!

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now, and they are due at 4:30 pm TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 7th. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.

Courses of Interest

5. GCC 5022- The Human Experience of Sensory Loss: Seeking Equitable and Effective Solutions

This course focuses on the visual, auditory and other sensory pathways that convey information about the world to mind and brain. Millions of people worldwide experience deficits in a sensory function that affect their quality of life. We will focus on the characteristics of healthy sensory functioning as well as how sensory disorders can affect personal identity, impede information processing, and alter brain structure and function. The course will combine lectures, discussions, and student-led presentations of research papers. The course will include hands-on demonstrations of assistive technology and panel discussions with people with visual and hearing disabilities. During the semester each student (or pairs of students) will develop a mini research proposal to address a real-world issue related to sensory impairment.

GCC 5022 meets weekly, Thursdays from 2:30 - 5:10

Elliott Hall N423

Instructors: Gordon Legge, Andrew Oxenham, Peggy Nelson, & Meredith Adams

Note: this course does not count as an elective in the Psychology majors or minors


6. International Career Challenge Month

Various Events throughout November
Cost: Free

Are you ready for International Career Challenge month? The International Career Challenge includes 7 activities for your career development! If you complete at least 3 activities in the month of November you can be entered to win a $25 US Bank gift card! Activities include: learning how to make an amazing LinkedIn profile, a chance to connect with international alumni and employers, and an opportunity to learn about the graduate school experience and to prepare an excellent Personal Statement! Email Jane at with questions about the International Career Challenge. Full event details can be found at the International Careers Facebook page.

7. ICD Fall Research Fair

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 145 Nicholson Hall

Students of all majors, please join us at this event on Wednesday, November 7 (open house from 4:30 - 6:30) to learn more about developmental psychology research and connect with Institute of Child Development faculty, staff, and students! Food provided. Please RSVP for the event here.

Please note: CPSY 4994 can count towards credit for the Psychology major. Great event if you are looking for a research position for your capstone or for credit!

8. Psychology Internship Workshops

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott S121

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott S121

Internship Workshops will be held on Wednesday 11/7 from 3 – 4:30 and Thursday 11/8 from 2:30 – 4 pm in S121 Elliott to provide information about how to find an internship and how to apply for an internship. There will be a 1-hour information session with demonstrations, and then 30 minutes of free work time so that you can begin the internship search or application process and receive personal, immediate assistance as needed. These workshops will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about internships and get started with the search and application process! For more information, contact Amy Landers at

9. Careers with Community Social Impact

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm 
Cost: FREE, with lunch provided
Location: Walter Library 402

At this career panel and networking event, learn about the many career opportunities in the area of community social impact and network with professionals in the field. FREE lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here:

10. UMN Off-Campus Housing Fair 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Great Hall

Check out the University of Minnesota Off-Campus Housing Fair, put on by Rent College Pads, Housing & Residential Life, Off-Campus Living, and the Minnesota Daily. The Housing Fair will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. Come check it out if you're looking for a place near campus! For more information, check out their Facebook event here.

11. DirecTrack to Teaching: Info session

Friday, November 9, 2018, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free, refreshments served
Location: 28 Peik Hall

Explore the teaching profession through DirecTrack to Teaching. As part of the program, you will participate in guided service-learning in Twin Cities schools and reflect on your experiences while earning prerequisites towards the graduate teacher licensure programs. RSVP for the event here.

12. Healing Justice with Dr. Shakti Butler

Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, please arrive by 4:45 pm
Cost: Free, refreshments provided
Location: 220 Bruininks

During the event there will be a viewing of Dr. Butler's film, Healing Justice followed by a dialogue session. Healing Justice explores the causes and consequences of our punitive system of justice, in support of a national dialogue that considers alternatives to this system. Healing Justice is meant to open conversations around the necessary work of addressing and changing the punitive legal systems. Please RSVP for the event here.


13. Are you a First-Generation College Student? Share your Story!

Anyone who is a part of the U of M campus community is invited to submit their #UMNFirst Story and photo via this online form to be featured in the #FirstGenProud social media campaign.

14. Free GRE Quant Lesson, November 8

We know what students want: help with Quant. It’s our most popular free, live online lesson, and it’s back on November 8. Get your seat now as this lesson fills up fast. For more information and to sign up, visit the Kaplan website here.


15. Volunteer abroad at an affordable cost!

AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led organization. We promote global volunteer exchanges to develop leadership skills and practical experiences. AIESEC aims to develop young people into world citizens. For assistance in your program search and application process, you can schedule a meeting with an AIESEC Minnesota member by contacting Browse the available projects at! We also have info sessions every Thursday in Amundson Hall 124 from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm.

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.

16. Student Academic Support Position in Psychology (Part-Time)

Gain paid experience in psychology research! Dr. Robert Krueger of the Department of Psychology is looking for a student worker to assist with the Minnesota Twin Registry, manage the Journal of Personality Disorders, and other administrative tasks. Work-study status is preferred. Flexible schedule. To view the full job posting, go to the UMN Job Board. Click "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" or "Current U Employees" on the UMN Job Board then search for Job ID 326975.

17. Duration of Untreated Psychosis Specialist DUP 2018

This position is to serve as a junior specialist for the Duration of Untreated Psychosis study at the UC Davis Medical Center. This study tests the effectiveness of using electronic screening and telemedicine approaches to rapidly identify and treat individuals who present with psychosis to a variety of community sites (e.g., schools, emergency rooms, behavioral health clinics). The incumbent will be trained in diagnostic interviews, learn consenting procedures, manage IRB protocols, and work with community partners. The current study entered a new piloting phase that started Summer 2018, which will allow the incumbent to meaningfully contribute to Phase 2 study design and revisions. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab, the incumbent may have the opportunity to assist in study design and analysis as well as writing and review of relevant manuscripts. For more information, visit the job posting here.

18. Research Fellowship Opportunities in Social Developmental Neuroscience for Seniors and Recent Graduates

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at and Contact the Marcus Autism Center at or 404-785-9554 with any questions or concerns.

19. Victim Witness Intern - Spring 2019

The City of Coon Rapids seeks candidates for an unpaid internship working alongside the Victim Witness Specialist. The intern will work with supervisors to develop learning objectives that support the intern's academic program of study and will receive academic credits for the internship. Must be able to consistently work 20-30 hours per week for the duration of the spring semester. Provides services to victims and witnesses involved in the Criminal Justice System. The Victim Witness Intern will gain experience and knowledge in crime victims' rights, laws, and issues; civil and criminal as well as courtroom procedures, rules of professional conduct, and data practices rules and laws. Works under the general guidance and direction of the Victim Witness Specialist and City Attorney. Receives direction from Assistant City Attorney as appropriate. For more information, visit the job posting here.