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Psych Scoop, 2/5/19

February 5, 2019

February 5th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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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. 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!

3. 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.


4. H-1B Information Workshop

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: University International Center Room 101 or Attend Online via WebEx

This session will focus exclusively on the H-1B visa, the differences between “cap-subject” and “cap-exempt” petitions, and the latest news on processing times. The information is about H-1B employment in the U.S. except at the University of Minnesota. Craig Peterson will be the presenter. Mr. Peterson is an immigration attorney with over 20 years of immigration law experience. He has experience advising UMN international students, scholars, and employees. Learn more about the workshop, including instructions for how to log in online, on the ISSS website.

5. Is Democracy in Crisis? A Teach-In on Fascism and Racism

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

As the nation's sociocultural experience becomes more fractured and radicalized, how do educators and students react and adapt? What histories and geographies of fascism and racism should we be aware of? How have terms evolved, and how does fascism relate to racism and misogyny? Join us for this teach-in, which aims to help better equip faculty, staff, and students to navigate challenges new and old through a quick review of the basics, followed by discussion in small groups. Cosponsored by the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality (RIGS) Initiative, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Departments of Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, and Psychology.

6. Non-Profit News: Storytelling & The Future of Journalism

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Forum

Magda Konieczna, from Temple University, will talk about her new book, Journalism without Profit: Making the News when the Market Fails. She examines the growth of nonprofit news organizations such as MinnPost right here in Minneapolis. This event is co-sponsored by MinnPost. This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP requested at this site.

7. Think Like a Researcher Workshop

Friday, February 8, 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.

8. 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!

9. Save the Date- 54th Annual MUPC Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Cost: $5
Location: Gustavus Adolphus College

We look forward to seeing you at the 54th Annual MUPC! This year the keynote speaker is Dr. Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O’Lakes Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is also a Gustavus Adolphus Psychological Science Graduate! The title of her keynote is The Hidden Costs of Decision Making. The online registration will take place in March and you will receive information soon about how to find the registration form on the Gustavus Adolphus Psychological Science web site. The only cost is the $5.00 lunch ticket.


10. TNTLAB Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity

We are looking for motivated and responsible students to assist with current research projects in Professor Richard Landers' TNTLAB (Testing New Technologies in Learning, Assessment, and Behavior). The mission of TNTLAB is to understand the role and potential of the Internet and related technologies to improve organizations in relation to their employees. This research is conducted through the lens of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, which is the science of workplace behavior. We incorporate rigorous experimental and psychometric methods to address questions of interest, which involve a range of technologies, including big data, gamification, virtual reality, video games, handheld devices (e.g., smartphones), online social networking, and web-based training, among others. Research assistants would have the opportunity to assist in data collection efforts, conduct literature reviews and background research, design studies, and read and make judgments about data (i.e., coding). Prospective UGRAs should submit an application through the TNTLAB website. Please contact Elena Auer (, the lab manager, with any questions or for more information. There is the possibility to receive PSY 5993 credit or volunteer in the lab.

11. Research Intern For Brain Neuromodulation Project in Alcoholism - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will assist research staff at the Psychiatry Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include screening participants, preparing study materials, verifying the accuracy of study data, and conducting patient record review. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants (using transcranial direct current stimulation and accompanying participants to brain imaging sessions) depending on experience and ability. This research falls under the direction of Drs. Kelvin Lim and Jazmin Camchong, UMN faculty. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field, and be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months (hours will be over ~3:00 -6:00 pm times). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong,

12. National Center for Gender Spectrum Health RAs

The National Center for Gender Spectrum Health is seeking a research assistant for 3-6 hours per week (1-2 credits) to assist with data entry, project organization, and research material preparation. Students will be supervised by the research coordinator, working with Dr. Dianne Berg and Dr. Katie Spencer. The mission of the Center is to eliminate gender-based stigma and discrimination, support the development of healthy gender identity development for all across the lifespan, and to improve the quality of health and life of transgender and gender diverse individuals and patients, families, and communities through scientific research, clinical practice, policy work, and education. Please send a resume and email indicating relevant experience and scheduling availability to

Grad School

13. Applications to the Master of Arts In Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth are due February 15th!

The MAPS program offers a terminal Master’s degree that prepares graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential for acceptance into doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Reasons to Consider the MAPS program at UMD include 1.) Small student-to-faculty ratio (we admit only 6 students per track each year, students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision); 2.) Funding (To date, 100% of students have been offered part-time teaching assistantships that provide some income and offsets tuition costs. We offer financial support for supervised research experience and travel, and funding for research projects); 3.) Academic Excellence (Our MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program. Most students who have applied to doctoral programs have been accepted. 3.) Applied experiences: (Clinical Counseling students receive intensely supervised assessment and psychotherapy skills training within our technology-enhanced training clinic, and complete an internship in the Duluth community. I/O students complete applied projects with local businesses and the campus community, enabling students to apply theory and models from coursework to real-world settings and develop consulting skills). Students can visit our website for further information and apply, and may contact us with any questions at, Dr. Lara LaCaille, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS): (218) 726-7364; Ali Shea, Program Coordinator: (218) 726-7808.


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

Tonight! 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!

15. 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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16. 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.

17. 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

18. 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!