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Psych Scoop, 1/8/19

January 8, 2019

January 8th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Spring Drop-In Hours

The tentative hours for Spring drop-in hours are as follows: Mondays 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm, and Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Courses of Interest

2. 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!

3. PSY 3051: Intro to Cognitive Psychology (3 credits - Area A)- New Online Section!

The scientific study of the mind in terms of representation and processing of information. Research and theory on cognitive abilities such as perception, attention, memory, language, and reasoning. Aspects of computational modeling and neural systems. A new section (002) has been opened for Spring semester. This section is fully online!

PSY 3051: 002 is fully online

Instructor: Dr. Chad Marsolek


4. University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 22, 2018, 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!

Research (for credit opportunities)

5. Have a research position lined up? Fill out the Online Contract

The online contract can be found by following this link: Scroll down the page to the "How to Register" section and look on step 4. You will be able to fill out the contract there. The contract will then be sent to the faculty member. If you have any questions, please email If you have already submitted your contract for Spring and signed up for your course, you do not need to submit another contract.

6. Undergraduate Research Opportunity at the Institute of Child Development

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students to work in Professor Glenn Roisman's Relationships Reseach Laboratory in the Spring of 2019 to help with data entry and transcription of interviews about participants' childhood experiences with their primary caregivers. Prospective undergraduate research assistants must be prepared to sign up for 3 credits (approximately 10 hours of work per week, including a flexible schedule and 1-2 weekly, hour-long lab meetings). Please contact Professor Roisman by email ( if you are interested and indicate your availability for an informal, 15-minute interview in Professor Roisman's office at the Institute of Child Development (104A Child Psych). Professor Roisman asks that you bring along to your appointment with him your resume and a brief writing sample (no more than 1-page excerpt) from a college paper.

7. Vinogradov Lab in the Department of Psychiatry

The Vinogradov Lab in the Department of Psychiatry is looking for motivated and detail-oriented students to volunteer in our lab and work on a study of computerized cognitive training for individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in data management and neurocognitive assessment. In addition, students are welcome to attend Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds in the department. We would prefer students who have taken a course in Abnormal Psychology, and preference will be given to those who can commit to two or more semesters in our lab. Please contact Ariel Currie at for more information.

8. Couples' Interactions Study in the Social Interaction Lab

The Couples' Interactions Study in the Social Interaction Lab is hiring research assistants to code videos (watch videos and rate people's behaviors and emotions on certain scales) of romantic couples interacting while engaging in a fun, collaborative task. RAs will receive training for the coding, meet occasionally to discuss their ratings, and complete administrative tasks. The coding can be done on RAs' own schedules in Elliott Hall. For more information and the link to apply for the position, please visit our website. Research assistants will be hired on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply before the semester starts. Please email with any questions.

Grad School

9. DirecTrack to Teaching

The DirecTrack to Teaching program application deadline for 2019 is approaching: Friday, February 1. Winter break is an ideal time for students to begin working on the DTT application. All of the pertinent information about the application (online application, eligibility, application requirements) can be found on the program website.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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10. Cognitive Trainer Positions Open (Employee and Paid Internships)

We are currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others through our intensive cognitive training program. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at one of our centers in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Shoreview. Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize specific techniques to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who are pursuing or have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other social science. We require at least four weekdays with availability from 4PM-8PM. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Internship credit available along with starting pay of $14/hr plus signing and performance bonus'. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview email your resume, preferred location(s) and consistent availability for the position to Nate Maus at

11. Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Dr. Steven Lopez at USC, Dr. Denise Chavira at UCLA, Dr. Carmen Lara Muñoz at the Benemerita Universidad Autonomas de Puebla (BUAP), Dr. Shoshana Berenzon at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (INP) in México City, and their respective colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria (INP), USC, UCLA, University of Oregon and California State University at San Bernardino have established an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate, and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with mental illness and substance use disorders. For more information, application deadlines, and qualifications, please visit the website here. The deadline is Friday, February 8th, 2019.

12. Assessment and Evaluation Student Intern

The Medical School of the University of Minnesota is looking for an assessment and evaluation student intern! In this position, you will be supporting the administrative functions of the Medical School's Office of Assessment and Evaluation. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to: student record support and management, exam proctoring, event support, and other duties as assigned. For more information and application instructions, see the full posting here.

13. Equity and Engagement Intern - Project for Pride in Living

The Equity and Engagement Intern will support the work of the NDP (Neighborhood Engagement, DEI & Public Policy) committees. The work of the NDP committees is to support and champion PPL’s strategic plan initiatives by, 1) deepening and strengthening community partnerships; 2) fostering and striving to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs and services for residents, participants, and staff; and 3) supporting advocacy efforts to elevate participant and resident voice. See the full posting on GoldPASS.

14. Intern - Mental Health; Brooklyn Park Police Department

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota's sixth largest municipality, is seeking applicants for an internship position with the Brooklyn Park Police Department. We are looking for a highly motivated and dependable individual who can work in a fast paced environment. This position will provide a great opportunity to work in a diverse community and develop skills for career development. The primary responsibilities of this position will include collecting and analyzing data for the Brooklyn Park Police Department's mental health initiative. More information on responsibilities, qualifications, and more can be found on the full posting.