You are here

Psych Scoop, 5/22/18

May 22, 2018

May 22nd, 2018 - Summer Edition!

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

Psychology Advising Announcements

1. No Drop Ins for Summer!

Psychology Undergraduate Advising began our summer availability for Summer 2018. 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 If you would like to have a research contract signed, please email us ahead of time to let us know when you would like to stop by so we can be sure that there is an advisor available to go over your contract.

2. Did You Go on a Study Abroad trip this Spring?

We would love to hear from our psychology students who went on a study abroad trip for Spring 2018! Please check out this link to fill out a questionnarie about your trip and to send in pictures. The pictures will be featured on our Study Abroad Board in the Psychology Adivisng hallway.

3. Graduates! - Take the CLA Outcomes Survey 

The College of Liberal Arts is very interested to know what your plans are after graduation. Please take ten minutes to complete The Outcomes Survey, at In CLA, we use the data to deepen our understanding of the career fields our students enter, the employers who hire them, the number of students who enroll in graduate or professional programs, and to capture advice that recent graduates have for our current students. So when a student asks us, "what can I do with a CLA degree?" we have some concrete information to share with them. If you’re still figuring out your plans, remember that all resources in the CLA Career Services office are accessible to you for the first year after your graduation.

4. SERU - Have Your Voice Heard 

The University of Minnesota wants to hear abour your experience. Share your story and help create a better campus for all students. Take the survey before June 15th, 2018 to receive discounts and a chance to win additional prizes. Find the SERU survey here.


5. Seats Still Open in Summer Term PSY 3666: Human Sexuality!

This course will overview of theories, research, and contemporary issues in human sexual behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include sexual anatomy and physiology, hormones and sexual differentiation, cross-cultural perspectives on sexual development, sexual expression, social and health issues, and sexual dysfunction and therapy. The smaller class size over the summer will allow for more in-depth class discussions and a more personalized setting than the typical course which normally has over 50 students. The course is currently set to meet from 1-3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on June 11th and ending on August 3rd. For more information please contact the instructor Cory Fleck,

This course counts for Area B or an elective in the major.

6. AAS 3920 - Asian Americans, Culture, and Mental Health for Fall 2018

The ways in which Asian Americans construct and experience their lives are not often discussed in psychology. In this course we will mix psychological theories and methods with a critical lens to explore the Asian American experience. Topics will include identity, discrimination, solidarity, LGBTQ experiences, adoption, family and migration. This course will be taught be Adam Kim. For more information, email Adam Kim or the Asian American Studies Department.

Please note: This course does not count for the Psychology major


7. Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis

June 7-9, 2018
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN 

Join us for the 47th Annual Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis, being held June 7-9, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN. This unique activity offers two tracks of study for practitioners of all skill levels: Fundamentals and Advanced. The Fundamentals Workshop offers responsive instruction in the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting. To learn more and to register, visit This year’s Advanced Workshop features Dr. Julie Linden, who will present, “Hypnosis is for Everyone: Tailoring Hypnosis for Gender and Culture.” The Advanced Workshop is ideal for health professionals who have had previous formal training in hypnosis. For more information and to register, visit Attendees are eligible for CME credits, including AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, ANCC Contact Hours and more; please visit the websites above for additional details.

8. An Art Lover's Paris

October 12th-18th, 2018
Paris, France

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen Kaler, are excited to invite you to join them as they visit Paris for this special traveling exhibition. The tour focuses on the traveling exhibition, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in the U of M Department of Art. During the tour, travelers will also interact with the originators of the Covered in Time and History exhibition, UMN Nash Gallery Director Howard Oransky and UMN Art Department Chair Lynn Lukkas.

This five-night stay in Paris features visits to contemporary art galleries, access to private collections, unique opportunities to experience Parisian neighborhoods and cuisine, and luxury accommodations at the four-star Westin Paris-Vendôme, located in the heart of Paris’ first arrondissement near the famous rue de Rivoli and Place de la Concorde, with some of the best views of the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre. For more information, click this link.


9. PSY 5993: Twin and Family Research, Professor Matt McGue

This 5993 section is designed to get a small number of undergraduates (usually 5-6) directly involved in research. Students in this seminar develop and undertake their own research projects based on data already collected through the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR). Because there is a lot involved in developing and completing a research project, students need to commit to a full academic year. In the fall, students work with the professor to develop their research idea. In the spring they will again work with the professor to analyze data and write-up their results. Fall Requirements: 1) Attend weekly seminar that meets Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30; 2) Volunteer 6 hours a week working on various research projects at the MCTFR; 3) Develop a research project and associated outline and introduction (for a paper that will be completed in the spring) in conjunction with the professor. Spring Requirements: 1) Attend weekly seminar that meets Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30; 2) Volunteer 6 hours a week working on various research projects at the MCTFR; 3) Complete data analysis for project, write-up results, give a short (approximately 15-minute presentation) in the seminar on the study. Example student projects from the current year include: “Effects of maternal depression on offspring functioning”; “Prospective relationship between eating disorders and personality”; and “Agentic beliefs, social/political attitudes and personality”. Seniors can use their research project to also satisfy requirement for their senior project. If you are interested in enrolling in this section of 5993, please e-mail Professor McGue at and include as an attachment a copy of your transcript. Preference will be given to seniors.


10. Dance/Movement Therapy Training in the Twin Cities

Various Dates in August
Cost: Varies, $160 deposit

Join us this August for several exciting and fun DMT classes (all count for Alternate Route credit, or can be taken for CEU credit). The classes will be an opportunity to explore integrate DMT with specific techniques and approaches. There are 4 courses to choose from: Authentic Movement 1 - Listening to the Body, Moving and Witnessing: Authentic Movement 2, Trauma & Dance/Movement Therapy, and The Language of Movement: Introduction to the Laban Movement Analysis (LAM). For more information, please contact Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb/Embodying Psychotherapy at or 612-916-1829.


11. Sensory Friendly Sunday at Walker Art Center

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event at the Walker Art Center for kids, teens and adults with sensory processing differences or Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. We’re looking for volunteers to provide sensory support to event visitors. As a volunteer, you will be supported by Walker staff and receive training from the Walker’s Education team and Rebecca LaChappelle, OTR/L, MSOT at Fraser, along with a free t-shirt! This event runs from 8 – 11am on Sundays June 3 / July 8 / August 5 / September 2 / October 7. You’re welcome to volunteer with us for one session or for multiple, depending on your schedule. To express your interest in this opportunity, please email

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.

12. Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota is seeking a research participant recruiter for the Human Connectome Aging Project. We are seeking an individual who has interests in cognition, psychology, aging and/or neuropsychology. We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in conjunction with cognitive tests, questionnaires, and biological samples to evaluate typical aging. Responsibilities may include assisting in participant recruitment, screening, scheduling, cognitive assessment, questionnaire administration, and data entry. If you are interested, please contact Hannah Hagy at or 612-301-1788 for more information.

13. Meridian Behavioral Health, Tapestry Women’s Program is Hiring

Meridian Behavioral Health is a leader in behavioral health care and addiction recovery services. MBH programs deliver an expansive set of services to hundreds of clients daily. We are currently searching for full-time and part-time employees to work as a Recovery Specialist at our St. Paul women's residential facility, Tapestry. Employees can expect to provide direct care to patients in the field of mental health, assist with patient admissions/discharges as well as experience charting patient behaviors. Please contact Hannah James at for more information.

14. Camp Akeela - Hiring for Summer

Camp Akeela is an overnight camp in Vermont and Wisonsin that creates a warm, supportive community for children who struggle socially. Most of the campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's or a non-verbal learning disorder. Others are undiagnosed, but "quirky" and struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela's small, supportive community helps campers improve their social skills, make friends, gain self-confidence and have fun! Staff members are primarily college and grad student in the fields of psychology, education, special education, PT, OT, SLP, social work, outdoor education, etc. Staff will not be providing "therapy" in the traditional sense, but will be a key part of a program that integrates a therapeutic approach to recreation and community living. Staff will have the opportunity to work first-hand with children and see the practical applications of their studies, while providing an incredible, life-changing camp experience.

For more information, visit the Camp Akeela website or contact Greg Walker at 866-680-4744 or by email at

15. Center for Community-Engaged Learning is Hiring a Student Office Assistant

The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) coordinates Twin Cities campus-wide resources for curricular and co-curricular community-engagement and domestic off-campus study programs. We have a project-oriented and team management approach to accomplishing our work.  The individual will join a staff of innovative, fun, and collaboratively minded colleagues who share a commitment to community engagement, social change and experiential learning. Preferred if student can start work on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and workstudy is required. For more information, email the office here.