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Psych Scoop, 3/23/21

March 23, 2021

March 23rd, 2021

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

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Fall Registration Dates Available on MyU

Fall registration days and times are now available on MyU. Navigate to "My Academics" and select "Registration." Registration for the Fall semester starts right after Spring Break, on April 12th. Have any questions for Psych Advising? Schedule an appointment soon! We do fill up quickly once registration starts.

2. Feedback Requested on Department of Psychology Diversity Committee Recommendations

The Department of Psychology Diversity Committee's DRAFT Recommendations to Address Inequities and Injustices in our Teaching, Research, and Service is complete. We are now requesting your individual feedback on these recommendations as part of our broader consultation process. It is important that we hear from all Department stakeholders, so please take the time to make your voice heard. Topics related to the Undergraduate Student experience are included under "Undergraduate Student Support." Please feel free to give feedback on any and all of the sections. The Department will accept feedback through April 9th, 2021Take the survey. While you will need to log into your UMN account, you can provide anonymous feedback.

3. Save the Date: Research in Psychology Week

Next week, the week of March 29th, will be Research in Psychology Week! It is a week of focused information about the Undergrad Student Research experience in Psychology. Live events are held on Tuesday and Thursday and then explore on your own Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Website and details will be coming soon!

4. Psychology Internship Panel

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Psychology Undergraduate Advising is hosting a virtual internship panel. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from students that are currently involved in internships. These students are working with a variety of employers (non-profits, mental health centers, residential treatment centers, group homes). You can ask our panelists about how they got involved or what working as an intern looks like! Please RSVP by Monday, March 29. We can't wait to see you there!

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.

5. Apply to be an Officer of PISA for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting Officers for the 2021-2022 academic year! Please join us and get involved in bridging gaps between international and domestic students in Psychology. It will be a great opportunity for you to meet amazing people (e.g. other fellow psychology students, faculty members, university leaders, etc.), build leadership within the Psychology community, and improve your own understanding of psychology! We welcome both domestic and international students to apply! Officers who showcase competency and prove responsibility will be considered for board members as well! Current or previous student organization experiences are not required so just apply with your passion! If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us at pisa@umn.edu. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Apply through the application form.

Events

6. Health Professional School Expo

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Health Professional School Expo will take place virtually (on Handshake) on March 24! The Expo will feature admissions representatives from health professional schools and colleges from here in MN and around the U.S, representing a variety of health degree programs, such as medicine, pharmacy, physician's assistant, public health, optometry, etc. Registered schools will be setting schedules during that time with a mix of group sessions and individual appointments, and students can build out their own personalized schedule of the day in Handshake. Learn more and register today.

7. Destigmatizing the College Experience

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

This event will be a panel of underrepresented students sharing their experiences, barriers, and how they found a community on campus. More specifically, we will be focusing on BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first-gen, and transfer experiences. The event will be a great opportunity for students to get advice from upperclassmen who have established themselves as student advocates throughout their college careers, and who can speak at length about their college experience. Join the Zoom link and learn more about the panelists.

8. Considering Moving to Canada? Learn About Work and Immigration Options

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

International Student and Scholar Services has invited representatives from the Immigration Section of the Consulate General of Canada to give a presentation to the UMN community. They will present information about various topics, including the process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program and opportunities to work in Canada. All UMN students, scholars, and staff (international and U.S. citizens) of any discipline are welcome to attend. This session will be presented as a Zoom webinar; we are unable to record this session. Register to receive the Zoom link.

9. Careers in China - UMN Alumni Panel

Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 7:00 am- 8:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

What are career experiences like in China for UMN Alumni? Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the different pathways and experiences of UMN alumni and recruiting professionals who have worked in China in various contexts. 5 UMN Alumni working in various fields including finance, marketing, data analysis, and human resources will share their career experiences with the audience. Get prepared for future career opportunities, and expand your network to include alumni connections by attending this session! Learn more on GoldPASS powered by Handshake and access the Zoom link. Please email UMN International Career Consultant, Jane, at sitt0036@umn.edu, with any questions about this event.

10. Women of Color in Law

Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 5:45 pm- 6:45 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join the Multicultural Undergraduate Political Science Coalition with the help of the UMN Pre-Law Society to present a Q&A panel of Women of Color in the Legal Field. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

11. Pomodoro for Productivity

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Gather with other students and staff to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means working on your dissertation, finishing a problem set, or grading exams. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Research

12. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Assistant Position Available at the Minneapolis VA

The Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR) Project is currently accepting applications to fill several Volunteer Research Assistant (unpaid) positions on-site at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center ARMOR has implemented strict policies and procedures to ensure the safety of on-site staff and volunteers during COVID-19. The ARMOR Project, led by co-principal investigators Drs. Melissa Polusny and Christopher Erbes, offers the opportunity to join an active team of investigators, including Drs. Scott Sponheim, Nick Davenport, and Shmuel Lissek, focused on studying processes contributing to resilience in military personnel and veterans as well as developing and testing novel interventions for PTSD. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a longitudinal cohort study of resilience that includes a laboratory component. For more information about this study, please visit the ARMOR Project website. Although not a requirement, candidates who are willing and available to volunteer time to the lab during some evening hours (4:30 pm- 8:30 pm) and on weekend days are preferred. We are particularly looking for students with research interests in stress, resilience, and anxiety-related processes, and/or interests in working with military personnel. This position includes a 2-semester commitment (Spring and Fall 2021). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and unofficial transcripts via email to Shelly Hubbling at Michelle.Hubbling@va.gov.

13. *Credit or Volunteer* I/O Psychology Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity [VIRTUAL]

We are looking for several motivated and responsible students to assist with a current research project on corporate social responsibility in Professor Deniz Ones’ Corporate Social Responsibility Research Lab, headed by Phoebe Hessen, either on a volunteer basis or for credit in Summer 2021. The research project is focused on understanding the content of organizations’ socially responsible initiatives. RA’s would work closely with a Ph. D. student to carry out responsibilities including conducting literature reviews and background research, collecting critical incidents of socially responsible initiatives from organizations’ sustainability reporting, reading and making judgments about these incidents (i.e., coding), and data analysis. The program will begin with intensive onboarding the week of May 17th-21st (~20 hours, 8 synchronous and 12 asynchronous) and end the week of August 13th. Weekly meetings will be held throughout the summer to discuss progress and assist with any difficulties (held virtually through Zoom for the entirety of the summer). Prospective applicants should fill out a brief application. Please contact Phoebe Hessen at hesse179@umn.edu with any questions or for more information. The deadline to apply for a Summer position is April 30th, but applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

14. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Opportunity with Adolescent Suicide Risk and Depression Study

Dr. Quevedo is looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining volunteer experience in her lab in the Department of Psychiatry! The Health and Emotions in Adolescents Trajectories (HEAT) Lab is a neuroimaging lab conducting several studies to better understand adolescent depression, suicidality, and self-harm. The HEAT Lab focuses on the brain function of adolescents during emotion regulation and cognition. Additionally, we have developed a line of real-time functional magnetic research that attempts to change brain activity while inside the scanner. We are currently in the data analysis, writing, and publishing phase. Committed and dedicated volunteers will have the opportunity to become co-authors on scientific papers. We are looking for highly motivated students with an interest in neuroscience and a strong motivation to learn scientific writing. Volunteers should have good computer and social skills. They should be able to attend meetings during evenings and weekend hours. Most of the lab procedures and analysis are time-intensive to teach and learn, so only serious students that can commit to at least one full year will be considered. There is an opportunity to gain directed research credit. Students should be in good academic standing and be willing to devote 8-12 hours a week to this study. If interested, please fill out this online survey and email the Research Coordinator, Carmen Santana, a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript at santa079@umn.edu.

15. *Credit or Volunteer* Minnesota Center for Eating Disorder Research

The Minnesota Center for Eating Disorder Research is accepting applications for a Volunteer Research Assistant (unpaid) working with the Outpatient Experiences Study, looking at beliefs, expectations, and experiences of people who have participated in mental health treatment and/or eating disorders treatment & 2) the Positive Experiences with Exercise Questionnaire. We are looking for research assistants interested in research in eating disorders, the counseling process, ethics, and/or exercise. This position would initially be involved in literature searches, recruitment and screening, and data management. Both projects have no direct participant involvement so are ideal for people who want to get experience in research while having flexibility in scheduling volunteer hours. Volunteers currently meet on Mondays at noon (changes each semester based on availability) & are provided with individual professional development support & mentoring. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Candidates must be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months. Interested candidates submit a cover letter and CV or resume to Jessica Barker at barke040@umn.edu to be considered.

16. Recruiting Participants in Police Violence and Mental Health Study

Recruiting Participants in a research study! The purpose of the study is to understand the effect of police violence on the mental health of individuals of African and Black descent. Eligible participants are 18 years or older, have lived in the U.S. for the last 10 consecutive years, and are either of a) East African descent, b) West African descent, c) Black or African-American descent, or d) Biracial/Multiracial African or Black descent. Participation consists of completing a 20-30-minute survey online while on a Zoom video call with a research team member. Participants select compensation of either 1 REP point or a $15 Amazon eGift card after completing the survey. Sign up for the study.

Scholarships

17. The University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd: Twin Cities Award

The University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd is now accepting applications from all eligible students, including those with financial need and those who have been victims of police violence. To be eligible for the University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd, you must be registered full-time in an undergraduate degree-seeking program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The scholarship application is available at the UMTC Undergraduate Scholarship Search site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd. It will include detailed information about the scholarship program and the application process. The award amount is expected to be approximately $4,000 for one UMTC student split evenly between the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. To the maximum extent possible, preference will be given to students who will enhance the diversity of the student body as described by the University. In evaluating student body diversity, after the eligible pool of candidates is selected, additional consideration will be given to Black or African American students if they are underrepresented in the University. For the current term, spring 2021, Black or African American students are underrepresented at the University. The deadline for complete applications is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Direct questions to OUE Special Scholarships at ouespecialschol@umn.edu.

18. The Nonprofit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for a worthy cause? If so, the Nonprofit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $2,400.00 award) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. Direct questions about the application to OUE Special Scholarships at ouespecialschol@umn.edu.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.

19. Campus Organizer - NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is seeking campus organizers for the 2021-2022 academic year to help develop and sustain a pro-choice presence at the U! Campus organizers will work with support from NARAL staff throughout the year to educate their campuses about abortion access, Fake Women's Health Centers, and civic engagement. If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to Lucy Jones at lucy@prochoiceminnesota.com, or find more information about the position on the website.

20. Behavior Technician - Behavioral Dimensions

Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides intensive services to children with autism and related conditions. We are currently hiring undergraduate, college graduates, and graduate students from colleges and universities studying in a wide variety of human services fields. We at Behavioral Dimensions believe that the experiences we can offer students give them excellent opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life situations. Students will learn how to implement research-based behavioral techniques to teach young children a wide variety of skills as well as how to prevent and respond to challenging situations. Students receive many hours of training and support from professionals from several different disciplines, all with experience and training in Applied Behavior Analysis. Many jobs in the human services field require a degree, internship, and experience in order to be hired. We can assist in providing the required hours of experience and the internship while students are completing their degrees.

21. Pre-K Social-Emotional Skill Builder

AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) members serve in early childcare programs with a focus on building relationships and the early EQ skills needed for social and emotional learning development. Children need time to learn about big emotions and the time to practice regulating big feelings and initiating positive social skills - the rules of the road for Kindergarten success. LEAP Members are the critical bridge for the additional time many children need for confidence and flourishing in this area of growth and learning. There is a $1,242 monthly living allowance for full-time (1700 hours) service ($621 monthly for half time/900 hours). Members also receive a $6,195 Segal education award to attend college, graduate school, or pay qualified student loans ($3,098 half-time) upon completion of their service term. See the link for more information on the position.

22. University of Georgia Research Coordinator Positions

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day project duties, such as recruitment, clinical interviewing, neuropsychological testing, administering MRI scans, EEG acquisition, acquiring fluid biomarkers, data management, and data processing. Skills to be learned on the job will be beneficial for grad school preparation (eg administration of fMRI or EEG tasks and processing/analyzing data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R, etc) and the coordinator will have opportunities to publish papers/make conference presentations to become more competitive for grad school. Salary is $40k per year, with an expectation of a minimum 2-year commitment. The start date is flexible, with a range from May to July 2021. Individuals graduating in spring 2021 are eligible to apply. You can apply for the GAINS lab or apply for the Pro-NET lab.

23. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING 30 min FACETIME/SKYPE INTERVIEWS. Gain some experience and apply today (positions starting now, later this semester, or even winter break). You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities (amazing 1:2 ratio). You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring 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/all over the twin cities, and you don't even need to have a car. We even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that ends with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist. Contact Kayla Wildes at wilde177@umn.edu if you are interested in applying!

24. Department of Computer Science Looking for TAs

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is hiring undergraduate TAs for the Fall 2021 semester. We are looking for a diverse pool of candidates, including students not in the major but who have taken a computer science course. The department regularly hires undergraduate TAs for CSCI 1103, 1113, 1115, 1133, 1135, 1913, 1933, 2011, 2021, 2033, 2041, 2081, 3041, 3061, 3081W and 3921W. Learn more and apply.

25. Online Summer internship - Center for Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of Leuven

The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) is currently accepting applications for our (online) summer internship program from undergraduates interested in social psychological research. We offer two sessions of 6 weeks. The first session starts May 31, 2021, and ends on July 09, 2021; the second session starts August 16, 2021, and ends on September 24, 2021. A selection process will select the most promising candidates. The University of Leuven is a strong research university in the heart of Europe, two hours from Paris and four hours from London. It is located in the center of the historic town of Leuven, home to the university since 1425. The center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) includes approx. 20 postdocs and Ph.D. students. The CSCP summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing social psychological research. Interns will spend approximately 30 hours per week working in close contact with CSCP researchers. Work includes conducting studies with CSCP researchers in the lab and field, literature review, and (basic) data analysis. Learn more about the experience and application process.