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Psych Scoop, 4/26/16

April 27, 2016

April 26, 2016

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Psychology Advising 

1. Change to This Thursday's PsyCareer Drop-in Hours

Laura Heilman's PsyCareer Drop-in Hours this Thursday, 4/28 will end at 3:00pm. Please plan accordingly. Psychology Advising Drop-in Hours with Kelley will still be held from 1:30- 3:30pm. See for full drop-in availability.

IOPC-Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club

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

2. IOPC Presentation by Professor Aaron Schmidt

Want to find out more about the 'Organizational' side of Industrial/Organizational Psychology? Interested in getting to know our I/O faculty better? Have any burning questions about grad school in I/O psychology or the field in general? Come see our presentation by Aaron Schmidt, I/O faculty member at the University of Minnesota, on April 28, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30PM in Elliott Hall N423. Food & Drinks will be provided.

IOPC is committed to educating, involving, and engaging undergraduate students interested in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology field. We strive to have monthly meetings that include presentations by professors, professionals, and graduate students. If you are interested in the event or the club in general, please join our Facebook group at “Industrial Organizational Psychology Club – IOPC” or send an email to We look forward to seeing you there!


3. Exam Jam is Here

The SMART Learning Commons and MCAE are once again sponsoring Exam Jam to support students in their preparations for Finals Week. Prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring, exam review workshops, and more! Complete Exam Jam details, including tutoring schedules and review session descriptions can be found at

4. Now Hiring: 2016 Grads!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 2:00-4:30pm, RecWell Center, 2nd floor

Sign up through the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS (event ID: 2928)

This event provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors (12/2015-8/2016) the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn creative job search strategies directly from staffing agency employers. This event is free! Light refreshments will be provided. Registration through GoldPASS appreciated. Business casual attire required.


IMPORTANT: Not all research opportunities listed below 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.

5. PSY 5993 Opportunity: Twin and Family Research

Interested in becoming involved in research? The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) has openings for a small number of volunteer undergraduate students for academic year 2016/2017. The MCTFR is a world-renown center of behavioral genetic research, known especially for its large-scale longitudinal studies of twins and families. The expectations for students enrolled in the MCTFR research lab are as follows: 1) attendance at weekly lab meeting/seminar, which takes place on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30, 2) volunteering for approximately 5-6 hours a week in the MCTFR lab, and 3) writing a research paper. Lab volunteering would involve coding and entering data, and locating and contacting research participants. We are looking for motivated, conscientious students who would be willing to commit to being in the lab for one academic year. In terms of formal academic requirements, in the fall, we would work together to identify a research topic, and you would review the relevant literature and write a paper outline. In the spring, you would complete the paper and perhaps make a presentation at the weekly seminar. Papers can either be research reviews or a presentation of results of an independent research project the student completes under the supervision of the professor and involving MCTFR data. Papers are often used as senior projects or honor’s theses.

Students interested in enrolling in Psychology 5993, Section 13 for Fall 2016 should contact Professor Matt McGue ( Include “Psy 5993” as the subject line and attach a copy of your (unofficial) transcript. Professor McGue will follow-up to obtain additional information.

6. Early Language and Experience Lab Seeking Summer UGRAs (for credit or on a volunteer basis)

How do children learn about and from their physical, social, and cultural world? The Institute of Child Development's Early Language and Experience Lab is seeking motivated undergraduate research assistants for a series of projects examining children's cognitive development and social learning. This position may be an especially good opportunity for those interested in cognitive, developmental, social, or educational psychology. Our undergraduate research assistants would be directly involved in stimuli development, participant recruitment, data collection with preschool- and school-aged children, and data management. This position would begin in the summer, and outstanding research assistants may be granted opportunities to become increasingly involved in future research.

To apply, please submit a resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and list of 2-4 references to Sarah ( Students who can commit to 9 or more hours a week (3+ credits) with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred.


IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to consult with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.

7. Health Careers Center Courses for Pre-Health Students

The Health Careers Center offers credit courses to help students explore health career options, gain insights into the health professions, and prepare for application. Fall 2016 courses include: AHS 1101/1102: Orientation to Health Careers (1 cr), AHS 1600/1602: the Future Physician - Medicine in the 21st Century (1 cr), and AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement (1 cr). More information can be found here: More information:

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.

8. MN Daily is Hiring!

The University of Minnesota’s award-winning student-run newspaper — the Minnesota Daily — is hiring for its summer print session. We’re looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students from across programs and departments to write about local news, campus life, science, student issues, business, art and more. Not a writer? We are hiring in other areas of journalism, too! The Daily is dedicated to training new employees on all things journalism-related. The summer session is a great time to hone your communication, writing and research skills. Unlike many other college newspapers, we pay our employees! Applications are open now and will close on April 30. Apply at

9. Lovaas Institute is Hiring Behavioral Therapists

Full Time/Part Time - Looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. 1500 hours of Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact for more information.