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Psych Scoop, 1/30/18

January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

The Psych Scoop is sent to all Psychology Undergraduate students and alumni every Tuesday throughout the academic school year. Share your news with!

Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Last Day for Psych Advisor Kelley Redmond

I wanted to write to let you know that this will be the final Scoop sent from me, Kelley, as my last day in Psychology Undergraduate Advising is tomorrow, January 31st. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2.5 years spent in this role, especially getting to know the many students who have entered my office, whether through email or meetings. I will not be moving far, as I have accepted a new postition as the Resource Center & Scholarships Adviser at the Learning Abroad Center. I hope everyone has a great rest of spring semester, and don't be afraid to say "hi" if you see me around campus!

Don't worry, the Scoop will still be making its way to your inbox! For the next few months, it will be sent on a biweekly basis. Gabi Kinney, one of our fabulous peer advisors, will be taking over as editor during my transition.

2. Win $100 VISA card for completing the CLA Student Internship Survey

Complete the CLA Student Internship Survey to share information about your internship experiences or future interest in completing an internship. This survey is open to any CLA student and averages 5 minutes to complete. Complete the survey by February 9th and you will be eligible to win one of ten $100 VISA cards. Thanks for your time and assistance sharing your experience!

Psychology Student Organizations

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!

3. PISA Kickoff Event - Tonight!

Tuesday, January 30th, 5:30-6:30pm
MISA Room, Coffman Union

Psychology International Student Association will be hosting our kickoff event for the Spring semester at Coffman next Tuesday. Come join us to connect with likeminded psychology students and meet some of the faces in your psychology courses. There will be games, free Blaze pizza, and lots of fun!


4. More than a Game: A Wellness Symposium (Featuring Psych Professor Patricia Frazier!)

Wednesday, January 31st, 1:00-2:30pm 
Coffman Theater

All are welcome to join the NFLPA for 'More Than a Game: A Wellness Symposium' on Wednesday, January 31st from 1-2:30pm in Coffman Theater! This town hall style discussion will explore many aspects of well-being, including managing stress, overcoming trauma, asking for help, and treatment resources. Panelists include former NFL player Asher Allen, Dr. Patricia Frazier (UMN Psychology professor), Dr. Justin Anderson (UMN Sports Psychologist), Dr. Suzanne Hecht (UMN Team Physician), Dr. Glenn Hirsch (Director of Student Counseling Services), and a Gopher student athlete. Co-sponsored by Active Minds at the University of Minnesota

5. Alumni Webinar Series: Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Career Advancement and the Job Search

Thursday, February 1st, 12:00pm-1:00pm CST 
Online - tune in to the Youtube page!

The proliferation of social media presents a unique opportunity for individuals to use these channels for the job search and to advance their careers. This webinar will cover ten "do's and don'ts" when leveraging social media for career and personal branding purposes. Hear best practices, discover some new tricks, and learn from others' mistakes! Tune in wherever you are in the world! If you can't make it for the live presentation, you can watch our entire archive on-demand through our YouTube page or on Gold Mind.

6. #VolunteeringAND Workshop

Friday, February 2nd, 12:00-1:30pm
Walter Library, 4th floor conference room

This series explores the intersection of volunteering and other topics with a focus on international voices and perspectives. We will be exploring the dangers of single stories, the privileges of being a service-learner, the nonprofit industrial complex and how to make meaning from students' learning abroad experiences. All students are welcome, from undergraduate to graduate and international or not. Lunch is provided. Please register for the event.

Scholarships & Awards

7. $500! Apply for the Spring 2018 Psychology Engagement Award

Application Deadline is February 14th, 2018

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 2018. Application deadline is February 14th, 2018. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at

Campus Resources

8. Free weekly study sessions for CHEM, BIOL, MATH classes, and more!

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers weekly study sessions for classes such as CHEM 1015, CHEM 1061, BIOL 1009, and MATH 1271. Come weekly for practice with lecture concepts and problem solving. Research shows that students who attend and participate in PAL 10 or more times in a semester can raise their grade by up to one whole letter grade! For more information and to see a full schedule of weekly sessions, visit

9. Workshop Series for New Transfer Students

Transfer workshops will help new transfer students explore all that the U has to offer. Workshops take place every Friday from Jan. 26th - Feb. 16th, and are held from 12:45-2pm in 303 Appleby Hall. Learn more and register at

Research Lab Opportunities (for credit)

10. Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Child Psychiatry

We are looking for a student to volunteer in Dr. Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel’s adolescent depression research lab for the Spring 2018 semester. Students will be working primarily on a research project that is evaluating the effectiveness of personalized interventions for adolescent depression delivered in a community mental health care setting. Responsibilities will include preparing study materials, administering data collection procedures with adolescents and parents, and data entry.

Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; organizational skills; and comfort using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications are also required. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field and be willing to commit to 4-6 hours per week (hours will be 3-7pm during the week and occasional weekends). To apply, please send a cover letter including GPA and resume to Jessica Arend (

Other Research Opportunities

11. UROP is Accepting Research Proposals

Summer and fall 2018 project proposals due February 19th

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,500 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project. Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Learn more about undergraduate and the UROP program by visiting Online application materials can be found at If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at

12. Summer Research Opportunity: Canine Social Cognition at Yale

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

The primary objective of this REU site is to include students who have fewer research opportunities; women, members of underrepresented groups, and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information and for our application, visit For any specific questions, feel free to email

Learning Abroad

13. Exploring Nature and Culture in Costa Rica - Travel with MCAE!

Info Session: Monday, February 12th, 11:00am-1:00pm
169 Appleby 
Travel with the MCAE team to explore the natural resources and cultural traditions of Costa Rica. The trip will take place from May 19-27th, 2018. To learn more, attend the info session on Monday, Feb. 12th or contact Dr. Aurelio Curbelo at


14. Apply to be a 2018 Welcome Week or Transfer Student Leader!

Looking for a unique opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, gain 100+ volunteer hours, and help create a seamless transition for the Class of 2022? Please consider becoming a 2018 Welcome Week Leader (WWL) or Transfer Student Leader (TSL)!To learn more and apply, visit or

Interested in learning more about the WWL position? Get out of the cold and enjoy some pizza at the Welcome Week Warm Up! Stop by the Presidents Room in Coffman on Tuesday, February 6 between 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Feel free to bring friends, and to ask questions about the position from past WWLs. More information about the WWL position and application can be found at In addition, feel free to email with any specific questions.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Student Writing Support is Hiring Writing Consultants

The Center for Writing invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to be writing consultants during the 2018–19 academic year. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the university to support them in developing confidence and effective writing habits. The Center looks for candidates who collaborate well with others and who are curious learners and attentive listeners. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and all language backgrounds are welcome. Candidates from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities and/or identities are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The job will begin in Fall 2018. For more information about the position and how to apply for it, please visit

16. Summer Jobs with YMCA Camp Marrowbone

YMCA Camp Marrowbone is hiring for Summer 2018! An overnight camp near the shores of Lake Oahe on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, Marrowbone is looking for creative, patient, empathetic, and compassionate individuals to join our team! We are looking for Teen Leadership staff, Health officers, Cabin leaders, and more. Camp runs from May 27th-August 19th, 2018. To apply, download an application at Email Cait, our camp director, at with questions.

17. Direct Care Professional Positions at ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring Psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! DCPs work in a home setting alongside a co-worker or two to care for an average of 4 adults who have mental and physical disabilities. You will get the chance to care for the emotional, medical, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR offers VERY flexible scheduling for students, pays up to $17.40/hour, offers paid training, customizable INTERNSHIPS, has locations near campus, and you don't even need to have a car with the use of our employee transportation program! Internship opportunities include research, shadowing opportunities, discussion groups with the CEO of ACR Homes, field trips to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and discussions with licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and more! Contact Elizabeth at for more information, questions, or to request an interview!

18. Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring - Gain Experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides intensive services to children with autism and related disabilities. Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides intensive services to children with autism and related disabilities. We are currently hiring undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities studying in a wide variety of fields. Many entry level jobs in the human services field require a degree and experience in order to be hired as a Mental Health Practitioner. We can assist in providing the required hours of experience while students are completing their degrees. To learn more about job opportunities, visit our Employment Page. Contact Amy Lundquist at with questions.