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Psych Scoop, 3/21/17

March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Research in Psychology Fair

Wednesday, March 29th, 1:00-3:00pm, Elliott Hall Lobby (1st floor)

Psychology undergraduate students, stop by the lobby of Elliott Hall anytime between 1-3pm on Wednesday, March 29th to learn about psychology research opportunities! Representatives from psychology research labs, UROP, and Psychology Advising will be available to answer your questions. This event is specifically recommended for Psychology BS majors planning to complete major project during the 2017-18 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome.

2. Careers & Pizza: Mental Health

Wednesday, April 5th, 11:30am-1:00pm, N219 Elliott Hall

Are you interested in a career in mental health, social or human services? Join Psychology Advising on Wednesday, April 5th from 11:30am-1:00pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza, highlighting career options in the mental health field that do not require a graduate degree. Enjoy a free lunch of Mesa Pizza while you connect with recent Psychology graduates who have found fulfilling work in the field of mental health. You will learn from a Family Advocate at Women's Advocates, Inc., and a Program Coordinator at Howry Residential Services. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! Seating is limited, so please RSVP at by Sunday, April 2nd.

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. PISA’s Career Talk and Information Session

Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30-7:00pm, S150 Elliott Hall

The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) will host a Career Talk and Information Session on March 23, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, in room S150 of Elliott Hall. We will have both American and international student alumni coming to share about their working experience and also representative from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to talk about the paperwork process required for international students to work in U.S after graduating. Come and join us to learn more about career options in the psychology field. Free donuts, snacks and beverage will be served during the event

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psych Club activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

4. Apply to 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 will be due Friday, March 24th.  Visit our website for Psi Chi membership info and application instructions


5. Fulbright Information Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd, 4:00-5:00pm, 240 Northrop

The Fulbright US Student Program Supports one year of post-baccalaureate study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries. Undergraduate juniors and seniors - attend this fair to learn more about the Fulbright program. You will hear from former Fulbrighters, learn about the application process and campus resources that can assist you. For more information, contact the Office of National and International Scholarships,

6. Department of Psychology Counseling Colloquium: Neuroscience & Diversity

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2:30-3:30pm, N219 Elliott Hall

Dr. Luke R. Enge received Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He worked with Drs. Richard Lee and Chad Marsolek with the goal of integrating neuroscience and diversity research. He received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Social-Cognitive Neuroscience and Quantitative Methods from the University of Texas – El Paso in 2016. His research focused on neural mechanisms of social memory formation (sleep and memory consolidation) in the context of stereotyping/prejudice, person perception and emotion. Dr. Enge is a Scientific Consultant in the Marketing Department at Brain Products, based in Munich, Germany. He supports Brain Products in providing solutions for neurophysiological research across a variety of research applications. His current topics range from mobile EEG to Brain-Computer Interfaces.

7. Health Interprofessional School Fair

Monday, March 27th, 10:00am-2:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

Come network with admissions officers of health professional schools from around the country! A mobile event app will be up and running in the next few weeks that will list all of the schools and colleges attending along with other tips for preparing for the event. More information about the event and the mobile app can be found on the Health Careers Center's HISF webpage, or by RSVP-ing to the HISF Facebook event page. Questions? Contact the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota at 612-624-6767 or

8. Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair

Tuesday, March 28th, 10:00am-4:00pm ET

Register for this free virtual fair to gain insight into finding the psychology graduate program that's right for you. Engage with faculty, students, and admission reps, chat live with groups and one-on-one, and get immediate answers to your questions. You can easily join the fair from anywhere. Register online at

9. Register Now for the 46th Annual Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis!

June 8-10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

Join us at the 46th Annual Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis, featuring both Introductory and Advanced sessions. The Introductory Workshop offers responsive instruction in the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting and features a mix of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and small group practice with supervision and feedback. The Advanced Workshop will be featuring guest speaker Eric Spiegel, PhD, whose two-day talk will focus on the role hypnosis can play in a relationally attuned therapeutic relationship towards facilitating attachment repair in patients with developmental arrests in self-regulation and identity formation. Through a mixture of didactic and experiential approaches, participants will develop increased competency in (1) understanding how the therapeutic relationship in general, and clinical hypnosis from an attachment frame in particular, can be utilized to re-build developmental structure and re-engage reflective functioning and (2) utilizing specific applications of clinical hypnosis towards this aim.

For more information, and to register, please follow these links:

Introductory Workshop:

Advanced Workshop:

Research Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: Research opportunities listed below may be volunteer, for-credit, or paid. Not all opportunities are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.

10. Undergrad Research Opportunities in NICE Lab for Fall 2017

We are looking for undergraduate research assistants for the NICE (Narrative, Identity, Culture, and Education) Lab in the Department of Psychology, to start in Fall 2017. Research assistants will receive credit for PSY 5993, and will assist in two active studies. The first study is an examination of veterans' social support trajectories during reintegration to civilian life after deployment. The second study is an examination of transgender people’s social support and identity development processes in relation to cultural beliefs and expectations regarding gender identity. RA duties may include assisting with literature review and analysis of qualitative data. RAs will attend regular lab meetings and be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week. To apply, please complete the NICE Lab application and submit to the lab manager, Lauren Mitchell, at

11. ADAPT Research Project in Family Social Science Seeking Summer UGRAs

Are you passionate about helping children and families? Have you ever wondered about what family research looks like? Are you interested in graduate school, and looking for an opportunity to gain research experience? If you have answered yes to any of those questions, then a research internship with the ADAPT4U project might be for you! We are looking for responsible undergraduates in Family Science, Child Development, or Psychology for our behavioral coding team who are willing to spend a summer or a year with us doing essential and interesting research work starting this summer. The time commitment for the project equates to 2 hours of course credit during the summer, and 1 hour of course credit during each semester if you choose to remain on the project. You can decide whether you would like to obtain course credit for the experience or not, although we encourage it for your benefit. You will receive all the training you need, and much of the work can be done from home on your own schedule. You will need reliable access to internet in a secure/private location as well as the ability to come to our office in Minneapolis for training and reliability meetings. Visit the ADAPT Lab webpage to learn more about our projects.

If you are considering this opportunity, here are the next steps: 1) Contact Kadie Ausherbauer (coding team supervisor) at to indicate your interest in the project. 2) Come to the information session/group interview on Friday, April 7th at 5:30pm for approximately an hour at 1100 South Washington Ave, Minneapolis. 3) Submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to Kadie Ausherbauer. 4) Plan for an individual interview in the beginning of May. 5) Training will begin the first week of June.

Learning Abroad

12. Explore China - An Adventure!

The University of Minnesota Center for Outdoor Adventure is excited to announce a new international, non-credit experience: Explore China: An Adventure! June 12-23, 2017. Explore China's history, culture and outdoor space in this hands-on, immersive and adventure-based trip that will provide participants the opportunity to experience China's most unique and historic sites. This will be a memorable, adventurous and intimate experience. Group size is limited to 10 students. Cost includes all on-site ground transportation, lodging, guiding, activity equipment and fees and most of the trip meals. If you have questions you can email Mitch Hoffman at Registration Deadline is March 31st!

13. New Diversity Abroad Scholarships

University of Minnesota partner universities Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand) have announced special scholarships administered by Diversity Abroad that offer up to $9,300 for a semester or $5,000 for a summer abroad. Students from diverse backgrounds (African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Disabilities, First Generation, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ, Low-Income, Multiracial, and Native American) are encouraged to apply. The awards cover approximately 50% of the estimated costs of a semester in either location, and roughly 80% of a summer in Jerusalem. Both Hebrew and Auckland are Top 200 World Universities, offering coursework applicable to most majors. For more information, contact Eric Leinen at

Campus Resources

14. Job Offers: Things to Consider

Are you internship or job searching? Career Services can help you navigate the sometimes complicated process of deciding whether or not to accept a position, as well as how to handle differing employer timelines if you are interviewing with multiple organizations. We want you to feel confident when you accept an offer because once you accept a position, you should not continue to pursue other options. There are consequences to reneging job offers, including that it could hurt your reputation as you begin your professional life and can also impact the employer’s interest in recruiting other students from the college. To learn more about this topic, read this article: When a Student Reneges on a Job Offer – An Employer’s Perspective. We encourage you to visit with a Career Counselor if you have any questions about job offers and how to best handle multiple offers. Contact CLA Career Services at 612-624-7577 to schedule an appointment. You can come to CLA Career Services without an appointment by visiting us in 411 Bruininks Hall, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

15. Study Smarter, Not Harder

Most students find the academic demands of the U very challenging–even students who have excellent high school grades. Student Academic Success Services (SASS) helps students bring their academic abilities up to a University level of competence. You can schedule an individual meeting with an Academic Coach to make sure you're getting the most out of studying. To learn more and make an appointment, visit the SASS website

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Summer Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison

The District Office of Congressman Ellison is looking for intelligent, driven, and passionate individuals for its Summer 2017 Internship program. Internships are offered to students or recent graduates who are interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and policy issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns are asked to work at least 15 hours per week, and are partnered with supervisors in their areas of interest. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. More information can also be found on the Congressman’s website at People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and folks from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though many applicants are studying political science, we welcome people from all areas of study – the only requirement is a passion for social justice and community service. The priority deadline for Summer internships is April 15, 2017. We will review applications until May 1, 2017. Materials may be emailed to me at Please see the attached posting for more details.

17. Full-Time Position in VA Medical Center Research Lab

Dr. Nicholas Davenport’s research laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center has a full-time opening for an individual interested in working with Veterans who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and/or PTSD. The goal of the study is to characterize changes over time in memory and thinking, as well as the structure and function of the brain, among Veterans serving in recent combat operations. These data may eventually allow clinicians to better diagnose and treat Veterans with one or both of these conditions. This position would require the applicant to conduct one-on-one interviews with OIF/OEF Veterans and assess their cognitive performance, mental health, and life experiences – including traumatic experiences. Other responsibilities would include recruitment, data entry, and MRI assistance. The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Psychology or other health science) and be eligible for federal employment, which involves a full background check and drug screen. Applicants should have completed coursework in psychopathology, biopsychology or fundamental neuroscience, and statistics. Preference will be given to applicants with clinical interviewing experience. This is a full-time salaried position at GS5-GS7 and eligible for benefits.

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine) showing a conferred undergraduate degree to by March 24th, 2017. Please put “Clinical Interviewer Application” in the subject line of your email. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

18. College Health Corps Positions for Graduating Students

Are you interested in supporting public health, low-income college students, food and nutrition, and/or campus-community partnerships? Apply by May 1st for 2017-18 VISTA positions with MNCC’s College Health Corps sites by creating a profile at College Health Corps position descriptions