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Psych Scoop, 2/27/18

February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Summer Registration Opens on Thursday, March 1st!

Registration is open to all students and no seats are reserved in Summer! Note the following classes being offered for Psychology in Summer 2018:

Foundation Classes
PSY 1001 (Online)
PSY 3801 (Daytime and Evening Options) - prereq: PSY 1001
PSY 3001W (Online) - prereq: PSY 3801

Area A:
PSY 3051: Cognitive (Daytime)

Area B:
PSY 3206: Health Psychology (Online)
PSY 3604: Abnormal (Evening)
PSY 3666: Human Sexuality (Daytime)

Area C:
PSY 3511: Counseling (Daytime)
PSY 4521: Stress and Trauma (Daytime) - prereq: PSY 3001W

Psychology Major Project:
PSY 3901W (Daytime and Evening Options)** 
PSY 3902W (Daytime and Evening Options)**

**Note: Major Project prereqs strictly enforced: PSY 1001, 3801, 3001W, AND Distribution Areas A, B, and C completed prior to Summer 2018.

2. Event: Implementing Open Science

Wednesday, March 7th, 12:30-1:30pm
N219 Elliot Hall

Please join faculty and graduate students in the Psychology Department for a panel discussion on the ways in which open science methods and practices can be incorporated into research, mentoring, teaching, and editorial work. The group will share concrete ideas and resources for making research more open and reproducible. Panel speakers include Professors Alex Rothman, Moin Syed, Nate Helwig, and Pat Frazier. Light lunch will be served. All members of the UMN community are welcome. Contact Anna Brailovsky ( for additional information.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

3. Psy Advising Event: Draw and Destress

Thursday, March 8th, 11:30-1:30pm
N120 Elliot Hall - Community Room

Want to relieve stress after surviving midterm week? Do you like creating art? Psych Advising needs a makeover! We invite you & your friends to come draw and destress, connect with other psychology students, and make art! We want to display the creativity of our students and make our office a more vibrant & welcoming place. Help us decorate our walls! Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be collecting "selected" artwork to be displayed throughout our office.

*Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 8th!

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!

4. Psychology Trivia Night with PISA

Tuesday, March 6th, 5:00-6:00pm
Location: TBD

Join us on March 6th as PISA hosts Psychology Trivia Night! Besides testing your psychology knowledge and competing for the prizes, it will also be a great opportunity to connect with other students in psychology. Come show what you know, and enjoy the food, beverages, and good vibes! (The exact location will be posted later this week on our Facebook page).

5. Join Psi Chi/Psych Club for Study Abroad Night!

Wednesday, March 7th, 5:00-6:00pm
N119 Elliot Hall

Psych Club will be hosting their first Study Abroad Night on March 7th from 5-6pm in N119. Come talk with fellow psychology students about their experiences studying abroad while eating delicious Insomnia cookies.
A reminder that meeting times for this semester will be biweekly on Wednesday nights at 5pm.Look for emails on later events such as volunteering, potlucks, and grad planning. For additional information on what the club is up to email

6. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society 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 March 28th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.


7. TODAY: CLA Careers in Healthcare Alumni-Student Networking Event

Tuesday, February 27th 
Coffman Memorial Union - Mississippi Room

6:15 - 6:30 pm - Alumni & Student Arrival
6:45 to 7:45 pm - Program and Networking Activity
Optional open networking to follow until about 8:30 p.m.

At this event hosted by the CLA Student Board and CLA Alumni Society, students get will get a chance to meet alumni of any occupation in the healthcare or medical industries - Any alumni and professionals who work in administration, operations, teaching, as medical/healthcare practitioners, or in any capacity for a health or medical organization are welcome. Dinner and parking voucher will be provided.

Register at:

8. Careers in Law Fair

Wednesday, February 28th, 11:00-2:00pm: Willey Hall Atrium

Come join University Student Legal Services, Pre-Law Society, and CLA Career Services for the annual Careers in Law Fair!

The fair will be held Wednesday, February 28th, 11am - 2pm in the Willey Hall Atrium. This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from law schools, government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and LSAT prep programs. Stop by any time to learn and ask questions about graduate school requirements, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community.

This fair is not only for students considering law school, but for anyone considering a career related to the legal field. Registration is not required!

NOTE: To register for a new Pre-Law newsletter, email "Subscribe" to!

9. Information Session: Critical Needs of the U.S. Department of State and Your Pathway to Public Service

Tuesday, February 27th, 3:00-5:30pm

Drop-ins: Room 173 Humphrey School from 3:00-4:00pm
Info Session: Room 180 Humphrey School from 4:30-5:30pm

University of Minnesota students are invited to join Melissa Martinez, Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest to learn about career and student internship opportunities. Drop-in Office Hours and an Information Session are provided.

Registration is required for attending the Information Session!

10. Advocating for Social Justice Through the Arts

Friday, March 9th, 5:00pm
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

Join us for an engaging evening of performance and dialogue with select artist and scholar activists who utilize their passion for the arts and the insight gained through higher learning to address social inequalities. Featuring College of Continuing and Professional Studies alumni and current students:

All members of the University and larger Twin Cities community are welcome to attend. Seats are limited, please RSVP. This event is made possible through the generous support of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Office of Equity and Diversity. This event is being brought to you by INC, the diversity and inclusivity initiative for graduate education at CCAPS.

Reception with refreshments at 5:00 p.m. Performances & dialogue at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Learning Abroad

11. Psychology & Research in Madrid Summer 2018 Deadline Extension!

Application Deadline is now March 15th!

Students interested in the courses only track of this program are able to apply through March 15th. The courses only track allows students to take Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology for a total of 6 credits.

The program has been developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Psychology Department and the Fundación Ortega-Marañon in Madrid. Students live in homestays or residence halls and take courses at our centrally located study center. For eligibility requirements and more information please visit the program webpage.

Contact Amy Garwood-Díaz with questions.

12. Studying Abroad During the 2018-2019 School Year?

There are two new scholarships available!
Application Deadlines: March 15th!

The Dean’s Scholarship whose function is to help bridge the gap between tuition paid by the student at the University of Minnesota and the program fee for a semester-long learning abroad program; or program fee associated with a faculty led short-term program. This Scholarship will be awarded according to the following criteria: student need; cost of program; role of the program in the student’s completion of their degree program; commitment of student upon return to present on the ways in which the program abroad has contributed to their development of one of the core career competencies identified by CLA.

The Larson Foundation Scholarship supports undergraduate students in financing semester or short-term learning abroad experience. This Scholarship will be awarded according to the following criteria: student need; cost of program; role of the program in the student’s completion of their degree program; commitment of student upon return to present on the ways in which the program abroad has contributed to their development of one of the core career competencies identified by CLA.

Please contact Tim Dohmen at with questions or to apply for either of these scholarships.

Campus Resources

13. Working on a Research Project? Peer Research Consultants Can Help!

Need assistance with a research project this semester? The Peer Research Consultants are available for one-on-one consultations with students. The Peer Research Consultants (a.k.a library research tutors) help students develop research strategies, narrow or expand their topics, find scholarly or academic articles, and critically evaluate the information they find. PRCs are available in drop-ins or by appointment at various locations, including SMART Learning Commons in Walter Library and MCAE in Appleby Hall. Check schedule and learn more at

Research Opportunities (for credit)

14. Research Assistant Position Available in Adolescent Depression MRI Studies

Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking is looking for motivated Psychology undergraduates  to come acquire neuroimaging research experience in her lab. There is the opportunity to gain Directed Research credit. This opportunity is geared towards students who can begin working before or at the beginning of the Summer 2017 semester.

The Health and Emotions in Adolescents: Research and Trajectories (HEART) Lab is a neuroimaging lab conducting several studies to better understand adolescent depression, suicidality, and self-harm. The HEART Lab focuses on the brain function of adolescents – with and without depression – while they complete fMRI tasks designed to examine emotion regulation and cognition. Our real-time MRI “Train Your Brain” research study that we are currently conducting is particularly exciting because there are opportunities to see how the brain works in vivo!

Required skills include basic computer and interpersonal/phone skills. Preferred skills include computer knowledge in MATLAB, SPSS, and Photoshop. The time committment for this position is about 5-12 hours/week.

If interested, please email the Research Coordinator, Jia Yuan Teoh, with copy of your CV and unofficial transcript and subject line "HEART LAB Research Opportunity".

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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14. Psychology Job & Internship Opportunities WordPress Resource

Dr. Camilla McMahon from Miami University in Ohio is curating a list of opportunities for Psychology students and recent alumni seeking full-time or summer employment opportunities. Using WordPress as a platform, this blog keeps students up-to-date on job/internship opportunities that currently exist.

Visit the blog for postings. You can also subscribe to receive email updates!

15. The Center for Community Engaged Learning is looking to hire 3 more Peer Advisors to start this semester!

The Center for Community Engaged Learning is currently looking to hire 3 more Peer Advisors to start this semester as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until all 3 positions are filled.

Summary description: Peer Advisors help connect students to volunteer opportunities with our partner nonprofit and community organizations. They also give information sessions about our programs and facilitate workshops around social justice and community engagement. In addition they manage projects that support the CCEL and our programming.

All students are welcomed to apply. International students, students of color, indigenous students, LGBTQI students are encouraged to apply. Prior community involvement or volunteer experience is required. Work study funds OR eligibility to request work study funds is a plus. Students can email their resume and cover letter directly to me at The full position is attached and can be found on our website at

16. Apply to be a Peer Advisor in CLA Career Services

Deadline is Friday, March 9th!

CLA Career Services offers resources and services to help CLA students choose a major, search for internships, jobs and/or volunteer opportunities, revise their resume and cover letter, choose a career, apply to graduate/professional school, and prepare for opportunities post-graduation. Peer Advisors work in the resource room at CLA Career Services providing assistance to a diverse population of students, in all of the above areas, on a drop-in basis. More information on CLA Career Services can be found by visiting CLA Career Services has a strong commitment to support the University's goal of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate for all. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates with varying identities and backgrounds.

Visit - and enter 322372 into the keyword search. Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply. The deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018. If you have not drafted a resume or cover letter before, CLA Career Services offers drop-in advising from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please direct questions to Erica Tealey, Career Counselor, via or (612) 626-5770.