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Psych Scoop, 1/29/19

January 29, 2019

January 29th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Stay safe in the cold! Phone Drop-In Option for Today, 1/29 and Closed for In-Person Operations 1/29 and 1/30

With the extreme cold outside, the Psych Advising Office is offering phone drop-in appointments to students today, 1/29 and we are CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON OPERATIONS from 12:00 pm on 1/29 through Wednesday, 1/30. The phone drop-ins on 1/29 will be running until 3:30 pm. If you have quick 5-10 minutes, this can be a great way to get those answered. Please email with questions or more information.

2. Don't Forget to Follow Us on Social Media

Want up-to-date information about drop-ins, office hours, upcoming Psych Advising events, and other fun topics? Be sure to follow our social media pages! We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

3. $500! Apply for the Spring 2018 Psychology Engagement Award

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this spring semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? 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 learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Spring 2019. Application deadline is February 3rd, 2019. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at

Courses of Interest

4. PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (3 credits - Elective)

If you are planning to complete or interested in an Internship during the Spring 2019 semester, you may be eligible to sign up for PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (3 credits to count toward PSY Major Elective credit). In addition to your Internship Hours (average 6-8 hours/week for 15 weeks at your site).

PSY 3896 class meets weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Folwell Hall 3

Instructor: Dr. Amy Landers

Please email for more information and any questions about this opportunity! The deadline to register for this course is Monday, February 4th.

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.

5. PISA's Spring Kick-Off!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Room 319

Interested in learning more about Psychology? Come join the Psychology International Student Association's official Spring Kick-Off! Learn more about PISA, what future events we have planned, and our goals for this Spring semester. We'll also be serving Jimmy John's/Domino's, drinks, and desserts so if you have time, feel free to come to meet the officers, and chat with Psychology loving students. Hope to see you there!

6. Psi Chi / Psychology Club Spring 2019 Welcome Back Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Lind Hall 340

Interested in getting to know Psi Chi/Psychology Club and other students interested in psychology at the U? Join us for our first official meeting of the Spring 2019 semester, Wednesday, February 6th from 5-6 pm in Lind Hall 340*. Meet the officers, mingle with others, learn more about our plans for the remainder of the year, ask questions, and enjoy some complimentary pizza and board games! We hope to see you all there! Additionally, for those of you interested in applying to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology students, applications must be turned in Wednesday, March 27th with dues being paid (via check) no later than Wednesday, April 3rd so mark your calendars accordingly. *Please note the room change to Lind Hall 340.


7. Pre-Law 101 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall Room 123

The Pre-Law 101 workshop has been canceled due to weather. See the GoldPASS events list for the next workshop or you can view the online module.

8. January Nutritious U Food Pantry

Happening now! January 29-February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union 210

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on January 29-31st from 12-6pm pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! We believe that healthy food in college is a necessity and not a luxury. Please be safe when traveling in the cold if you are planning to visit the pantry!

9. Think Like a Researcher Workshop

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Walter Library 320

Think like a Researcher is a series of workshops designed to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students, especially first-year and second-year students, from across the University and different colleges together to learn. Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with research including volunteer, taking a course, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS), International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, summer research and more. Learn more about the Office for Undergraduate Research and the University Libraries. Workshop topics are the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects and more. If you are interested in applying, complete this short form.

10. International Student Career Fair Prep

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Mechanical Engineering Room 1130

Prepare for the upcoming spring career fairs! Don't miss this opportunity to learn what to expect at the career fairs, tips for researching employers and opportunities, a review of CPT and OPT, and an invaluable chance to practice your self-introduction before you meet recruiters! Find more information on GoldPASS.

11. Useless Eaters, Public Charges, Hulking Monsters: Disability and Surviving State Violence- Lydia X.Z. Brown

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: RecWell MP6

The Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) invites you to a lecture and discussion with disability advocate and organizer, Lydia X.Z. Brown. We are all caught up in deadly systems ― among them white supremacy, capitalism, and ableism. These death machines have always targeted people at the margins of the margins by writing us off as less than human and undeserving of life. Disability oppression is a core part of all state violence, and disabled people have always had to fight back for our freedom and our lives. Now our movements, born of shared and historical trauma, must reckon with the hard work of struggling for survival while building foundations for new cultures outside the state. This event will be fragrance-free. Please refrain from the use of scented products while attending our event! For other access needs, please let us know either by completing this form or by contacting Jessica Horvath-Williams directly (

12. Harassment and Contest Culture in Organizations - Department of Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Jennifer Berdehl

Monday, February 4, 2019, 10:00 am- 11:15 am
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

The #MeToo movement has highlighted the ubiquity of sexual harassment, as well as its costs -- to its targets, and increasingly, to its perpetrators and the organizations that tolerate them. This talk presents two decades of research into sex-based harassment that reveals its systemic patterns, forms, and the organizational cultures in which it thrives. Jennifer L. Berdahl (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois) is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the social psychology of gender and power at work, with a focus on sexual harassment. Berdahl regularly appears in the media to discuss her research and contemporary gender issues at work and serves as an expert witness on individual and class action sex discrimination cases in the U.S. and Canada.

13. University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration is now open on GoldPASS for the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, February 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 350 organizations will be there, hiring for internships and full-time jobs, so this is a great opportunity to learn about what is out there for you!


14. Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Social Psychology

We are seeking undergraduate students to work in Professor Marti Hope Gonzales’s research lab to help with the interpersonal conflicts and forgiveness project. RAs will primarily assist in reviewing the literature, creating study materials, and analyzing data. In addition, RAs will attend weekly meetings (12:00- 1:30 pm on Wednesdays). Preference will be given to students (a) who have previous research experience, (b) who can attend weekly meetings, and (c) commit to two or more semesters in the lab. If interested, send your current transcript and your CV to Hyun Euh ( by 2:00 pm on Friday, February 1st. Students will then be sent the application and considered for the position. Students may earn research credit for PSY 5993.

15. Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity- February 2019 through December 2020

Drs. Frank Symons & Jason Wolff are seeking undergraduate research assistants (UGRA) to assist with upcoming projects. UGRAs will be involved in bio-behavioral research projects related to disability populations, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), young children with global developmental delay with and without self-injurious behavior, cerebral palsy, and Rett syndrome. Job responsibilities include coding behavioral data and data entry, with the potential for other tasks in the future (e.g. data analysis, data collection). Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and can commit to 2 academic years of with the lab. Previous research experience is not required. Students are expected to work an average of 15 hours/week during initial training and 10 hours/week after. UGRAs can choose to be paid hourly, register for PSY 4993 credits, or a combination across the 2-year period. Please contact Alyssa Merbler at by February 8th if you’re interested. In your email, please include your spring semester schedule (both classes and other known weekly commitments such as employment) and either a resume/CV or a few sentences about your previous experiences and current and/or future interests. Thank you!


16. H.O.P.E. Kick-Off Meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Tate B50

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping, Overcoming, Persisting, and Encouraging. The goal of our organization is to not only spread awareness about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) but to help other students overcome the effects of these experiences. We plan to build a welcoming community for any students and staff at the University of Minnesota that have experienced ACEs, are interested in helping people with ACEs, or who just want to hang out with some cool, motivated people! HOPE will kick off their first general meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm in Tate B50. If you would like to become an active member, you can go into this link and fill out the membership form. After filling out the membership form, you will be added to our Google Group in which we will be sending out information about meetings and events. Our meetings will be on Tuesdays once a month. Please contact for any questions!

17. Alpha Chi Sigma Rush Week

Alpha Chi Sigma is a fraternity for those who are interested in the chemical sciences, and are recruiting this week! We are an academic frat, which means we focus on academics and helping students do their best. We also have a professional branch, in which professionals offer advice for careers, research, internships, and much more. We have events every night this week starting at 6:00 pm! You can find the full schedule here.

18. National Student Exchange (NSE)

Do something different next year! Exchange to another school in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! Take new classes! Meet new people! Have new adventures! Make connections at a potential graduate school or in a different job market! There are over 160 schools to choose from! NSE is affordable...most students pay U of M tuition and receive financial aid...and all students earn credits towards their degree. Visit our website for more information and a list of NSE schools. Or contact us at 612-626-2044,, or visit us in 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process. The priority application for summer 2019 and the 2019/2020 school year is February 22nd, 2019. Don't delay!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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19. Clinical Research Intern Position Available

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health has a clinical research intern position open. If you're interested in how mental health and substance use treatment professionals are trained to work with a wide range of clinical issues, are able to commit 10 hours per week for the year, and have some experience working with quantitative and qualitative methodologies this may be the internship for you! Contact Research Coordinator Jillian Wright-Martin, MPS, LADC at for full details of the position.

20. Interested in a career in mental health care? Love working with people? Come work at Acacia!

Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a community-based mental health clinic within walking distance of the U of M campus dedicated to providing college students a safe, supportive space in which they receive quality, long term and consistent mental health care that is highly accessible, affordable, specialized, and culturally sensitive. We are looking for a part-time (10-15 hours per week) administrative specialist with evening and weekend availability to start immediately. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, ability to work as part of a team and independently and a love for working with all people! Find our full listing on our website here and apply today! Feel free to also send resumes, schedules and cover letters as well as any questions directly to Liz Coulter at

21. ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for an average of 4 people who have disabilities (amazing 1:2 ratio). You will get the chance to gain direct patient care house with the care for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, pays starting up to $15/hr, offers paid training, and we have locations near campus, and you don't even need to have a car! We even offer custom research based INTERNSHIPS that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist! Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!