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Psych Scoop, 5/16/17

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Psychology Advising Summer Availability

As a reminder, Psychology Undergraduate Advising summer hours are now in effect. We do not hold drop-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are available to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office remains open during our usual operating hours, though availability of front desk assistance varies during this time as well. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently, so feel free to contact us with your questions at

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.

2. Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Educational Psychology

We are looking for 3 responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab to help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology teacher training, and reading and math assessment research during the summer months. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email ( if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.

3. Research Assistant Needed 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 preparing study materials, verifying accuracy of study data, and conducting patient record review. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants (using transcranial direct current stimulation) 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 the 3-6pm times). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong,

4. Institute of Child Development Lab Seeking Undergrad Research Assistants

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students to work in Professor Glenn Roisman's Relationships Reseach Laboratory in the Fall of 2017 to help with data entry and transcription of interviews about participants' childhood experiences with their primary caregivers. Prospective undergraduate research assistants must be prepared to sign up for 3 credits (approximately 10 hours of work per week, including a flexible schedule and 1-2 weekly, hour-long lab meetings). Please contact Professor Roisman by email ( if you are interested and indicate your availability for an informal, 15-minute interview in Professor Roisman's office at the Institute of Child Development (104A Child Psych). Professor Roisman asks that you bring along to your appointment with him your resume and a brief writing sample (no more than 1 page excerpt) from a college paper.

Courses of Interest

PLEASE NOTE: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology. If you are unsure how a course will fit into your academic program, please consult your college advisor.

5. ID 2201: Career Management for CLA Students (1 credit option for Fall 2017)

Attention Sophomores: Have you (or a family member) asked the following questions? What can I do with a major in psychology? How do I find an internship to start gaining professional experience? What is networking? How can I improve my resume?

There's a NEW 1-credit, in-person course being offered this fall just for you! ID 2201: Career Management for CLA Students will prepare you answer those questions, and more. Talk to your Academic Advisor about how to add this to your fall schedule - this class is just 1 credit, in-person, and will put you on the right track for your future career!

6. Add a 1-credit PE Class to Your Fall 2017 Schedule!

Looking for a great class addition to your Fall 2017 schedule? Add a PE class! 1-credit, 1xxx-level Physical Education courses are available to the entire student body and are designed to encourage a lifetime of involvement in physical activity while serving the University's mission to prepare students to be lifelong learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged and active citizens. Fall offerings include Beginning Running, Conditioning, Self Defense, Flag Football, and many more.

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.

7. Psychology Advising is Hiring!

Psychology Undergraduate Advising is hiring for a Student Peer Advisor! We are hoping to find an excellent student to join our staff mid-June. This is a great opportunity for students interested in student services, higher education, policy making, teaching, or other student programming. This position is treated as a professional role with a focus on career development for the employee.  Individuals in this role are expected to take on increased responsibilities relating to direct student services and peer advising. The Peer Advisor will work closely with the Psychology Advising Team for 15-20 hours per week between 8am-4:30pm. To view the full job posting and to apply, go to the UMN Job Board and search for Job ID# 317449. Please direct any questions about the position to

8. Volunteer & Internship Opportunities at Center for Families

Located in South Minneapolis, Urban Ventures Center for Families works to empower individuals and strengthen familes to transform urban communities. One way in which we empower individuals and families is by providing parenting classes as well as other classes and youth programming to families. We are seeking volunteers and interns to support our Forever Parents and Siempre Padres children's and youth programs. To learn more about these positions, go to GoldPASS and enter the appropriate Job ID:

Center for Families Children’s and Youth Intern (Part-Time) - 196993

Children’s and Youth Program Facilitator (Part-Time Volunteer) - 196992

9. PT Job in Mental Health Therapy Office

David Hoy & Associates is looking to fill a part time administrative assistant position at our Golden Valley office! The position is 20 hours per week, 3:30-7:30 Monday through Thursday, and pays $13/hour. This job is perfect for someone interested in working in the psychology field! You will get the chance to experience what it is like to work in an office first hand and have the chance to get to know many established therapists practicing in the field! If you are interested please send your resume and letter of interest to Nicole Recke, We look forward to hearing from you!

10. Paid RA Position with Carlson School of Management

Carlson School of Management is seeking qualified students to assist a Ph.D. student in research. This position is paid. Responsibilities include: 5-10 hours per week, assisting with literature reviews, preparation of lab materials, and other duties as assigned. Student should be a currently enrolled undergrad at UMN, proficient in English, conscientious & reliable, and interested in the research process. A background in psychology is preferred. To apply, please send your CV with coursework and availability to Wei Wang at