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Psych Scoop, 5/4/21

May 4, 2021

May 4th, 2021

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1. New PSY Classes Added to the Schedule!

Multiple PSY courses have been added to the schedule for the Fall semester. Here is a snapshot of the added courses:
-PSY 4207/5207: Personality and Social Behavior (undergrads can take either level, you can review syllabi on our website for differences)
-PSY 5037: Psychology of Hearing (email instructor Mark Stellmack for permission to join the class)

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.

2. 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 Looking forward to seeing you soon! Apply through the application form.

3. ABPS Board Applications Now Open!

Are you passionate about equity, advocacy, and mental health? Are you a student of African descent pursuing Psych or a related discipline? The Association of Black Psychology Students may be a great fit for you! Our organization aims to support the academic, social, and career needs of Black students at the U and is in need of a driven group of students to join our 2021-2022 board. Applications are now LIVE and due May 25th at 11:59 pm CST–– please don't hesitate to reach out with any inquires. Find us on IG @blackpsyumn or via email at


4. Connecting the Social Sciences to Careers in Marketing

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Graduating soon and not sure what to do with your Social Sciences degree? Or perhaps you are a recent graduate and you haven’t quite found the right job yet. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from faculty expert Kathleen Vohs (approved Psych Adjunct Faculty!) about how your area of study in undergrad intersects uniquely with marketing and can lead to a fun, rewarding career. Learn more and register for this event.

5. Envisioning New Futures: Protest, Politics, and Public Safety beyond Policing

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 5:15 pm- 6:45 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The protests that started last year in the wake of George Floyd’s murder have continued and even picked up in recent weeks in the wake of Chauvin's trial, verdicts, and recent murder of Daunte Wright. While last year’s protests created the conditions that led to the “speedy” arrest of police officers involved in Floyd’s death and pushed the Minneapolis City Council to embrace the abolitionist language of defunding the police, activists refuse to accept that solutions rest primarily in the criminal legal system. Nearly one year after these protests began, how have these movements as well as the debates about police reform and abolition changed and evolved? What are the new (and continuing) critical movements and political issues that we should be focusing on in the coming months? This Teach-In will be guided by student-generated questions. Students are invited to submit their questions and to register for the event via Zoom.

6. M Global Presents...Why World Languages Matter in Social Justice Education

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join us for a discussion with University of Minnesota language educators as they explore questions related to the intersection of language and social justice. What are the goals of language education in the 21st century? How does the study of languages help us understand different viewpoints? When is language a barrier to social justice efforts? Learn more about the panelists and register.

7. University of Minnesota Entry-Level Job Fair

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The University of Minnesota Entry-Level Job Fair connects recent graduates with a broad range of employers who have current, full-time entry-level employment opportunities. Undergraduate students from all five U of M campuses who graduated between summer 2020 and summer 2021 are invited to attend. Learn more and register for this event!


8. *Credit or Volunteer* Summer and Fall RAs Needed for Online Study

Research assistants needed for an online study (for credit or volunteer). Positions open for Summer and Fall 2021. Preference is given to those that can be available for both terms. My dissertation is focused on the psychophysiology of social evaluation. A component of this research concerns the role of race and gender in social interactions. As such, we are seeking, in particular, female RAs of color to facilitate some aspects of the study design. All work will be able to be completed virtually, provided some basic requirements, such as having a quiet, private place to work and stable internet connection. Individuals involved in data collection must have afternoon availability. One position is available for delivering study materials (car required; mileage will be reimbursed). Roles (each ~6hrs/week or 2 credits) Note: Because this experiment investigates the role of race and gender, female-identifying RAs of color are needed for several of the available positions, in order to ensure the scientific validity of findings. Please reach out to me with any questions. • 2 positions, Black female-identifying student: data collection and participant interaction • 1 position, Asian female-identifying student: data collection and participant interaction • 1 position(s), no demographic requirements: scheduling, data processing, delivery Any interested applicants may email Keira Leneman at to get more information about the study, roles, and application.

9. *Credit* Personality Psychology Undergraduate Research Assistant Starting Fall 2021

Are you interested in learning more about personality – how we differ from one another and how we might change across time? Are you interested in statistics and research methods? The NICE lab, run by Dr. Moin Syed, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for the Fall semester. You will be working directly with Linh Nguyen, a graduate student in Personality Psychology, with a research focus on Personality, Identity, and Measurement. We highly encourage early engagement and no prior experience is required – only interest and commitment to learning! More information about what to expect may be found herePlease fill out this application form and email Linh at along with your CV/resume and unofficial transcript. Linh will contact you to schedule a meeting to discuss expectations and to ensure that it would be a good fit.

10. *Credit or Volunteer* Summer and Fall RAs Needed for Multiple Studies in Developmental Psychology

The Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (DSCN) is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer and Fall 2021. Our research focuses primarily on executive function skills in children. Research assistants will contribute to ongoing projects investigating relationships between executive function skills and creativity, math, toddler choice, or mindfulness. This position is ideal for students who would like to acquire research experience in the context of developmental psychology, future educators, and those interested in neuroscience and executive function. Typical responsibilities for research assistants include recruitment, data collection, coding, transcription, and data entry. For more info and to download an application, please visit our website. Please send your completed application along with a copy of your resume or CV to For additional inquiries, contact Carolyn Hansen, DSCN Lab Manager at

Graduate School

Find Diversity Weekend programs - includes Fall, Spring, and Summer programs. Updated frequently.

11. M.S. Applied Psychology - UW Stout - Still Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 (No GRE Required!)

UW-Stout's Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology will give you the applied research and data analysis skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers in business, education, non-profits, and other areas. Using psychological theories, principles, and research methods, you will help organizations make data-driven decisions and move towards evidence-based practice. There are three concentrations: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Evaluation Research, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The concentrations provide additional in-depth classroom and experiential learning in the given focus area. Industrial/Organizational Psychology focuses on the behavior of people at work, specifically employee motivation, personnel research, recruitment and selection, and job design methodology. Evaluation Research focuses on advanced training in program and policy evaluation and professional preparation for evaluation consulting. A majority of students complete requirements for dual concentrations within the two-year program. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention focuses on health promotion and evaluation; health services research; health policy development and evaluation; and behavioral epidemiology. Learn more and submit your application!

Scholarships & Awards

12. Quatrefoil Library 2021 Scholarship

The Quatrefoil Library College Scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship open to all high school seniors or college students who are/will be attending college within the State of Minnesota. Quatrefoil is one of the country’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ lending libraries and also serves as a community center. The application is due June 30, 2021Apply and learn more.


13. CLA Job Search Community

The CLA Job Search Community will include five weeks of structured job search content, strategies, practice, and support via Canvas and weekly 1-hour group meetings with other recent grads through Zoom facilitated by CLA career counselors and alumni/employer volunteers. CLA students who are graduating in May 2021 or Summer 2021 are eligible for this opportunity. Sign up and learn more.


14. Summer of EngageMNt

The Summer of EngageMNt program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from across the University's five-campus system to apply and develop their leadership skills in response to current and emerging community needs. The initiative is coordinated by the University's Office for Public Engagement (OPE), in collaboration with the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL). Participating students are matched with community partners to work on service assignments that address a broad range of societal issues. The program also includes weekly education and reflection sessions led by staff members from OPE and CCEL. Learn more and apply.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Become a Behavior Therapist at Partners in Excellence

Are you passionate about making an impact on the life of a child and helping them reach their greatest potential? Join us as a Behavior Therapist and be a part of an amazing team, dedicated to improving the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through providing early intensive therapies to children ages 1 to 10 years old. This is a full-time position, working Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Partners in Excellence has locations in Burnsville, Minnetonka, North St. Paul, Winona, and La Crosse, WI. You can read more about the paid training and apply hereLearn more about our awesome benefits. Questions can be directed to our Recruiter, Jessica Anderson at Compensation is based on location, education, and previous experience.

16. MCAE is Hiring Tutors!

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is looking for passionate Peer Tutors, who can support students in CHEM, STATS, WRITING, MATH, ECON & Physics. You must have passed courses with an A or A-. Apply by searching for job ID 340422 on the UMN Job Search site. Email Courtney Holland at with any questions.

17. Behavior Technician

Behavioral Dimensions provides in-home early intensive behavioral intervention to young children with autism and related conditions. We are looking to hire energetic, caring students getting ready to graduate and head out into the workforce. We provide training and supervision that is geared toward providing graduates with career paths learning research-based effective teaching techniques while working with young children with autism. Promotion opportunities and support through graduate programs are available. For more information, visit our website.

18. Resident Assistant (non-certified, PCA, direct support caregiver)

Ebenezer is Minnesota’s largest senior living operator for over 100 years. We have rewarding jobs for psychology students at our locations near the U of MN; The Pillars of Prospect Park, Loren on Park, and Ebenezer Care Center. Build your resume with experience supporting patients/senior residents. Start and grow in your career with Ebenezer and our affiliate MHealth Fairview. We provide on-the-job training; No healthcare experience is required. Contact Gwen Powers at or 651-683-7264. Jobs include; Resident Assistants (Direct support professional/PCA) No CNA required. We provide extensive training! Support our assisted living/memory care resident(patients) with daily cares, med administration, transfers, meals/activities at either Pillars of Prospect Park or Loren on Park. $15.00 + hour and shift differentials. We’re looking for those who can work p/t or f/t regular scheduled shifts all year at Prospect of Pillars and we have part-time year-round positions at Loren on Park. Front Desk Attendant- Ebenezer Towers Apartments, casual hours -can pick up various shifts ahead of time or last minute. Receptionist- Ebenezer Care Center, Days, every Sat. 6 hrs and Sun 4 hrs. Nursing Assistant- CNA/MN NA registry req. or within 4 months. Personal care, vitals, glucose checks, peri care for residents at Ebenezer Care Center LTC TCU. Apply on our website.

19. Biological Sciences Laboratory Technician in The Bunney Lab at the Minneapolis VA

The Bunney lab is interested in taking what we know about drugs of abuse and addiction to inform the treatment and understanding of obesity. The current focus of the lab is to evaluate minor tobacco alkaloids, which are similar in composition, neural activation, and behavioral effects to nicotine, as potential pharmacotherapies for obesity. The laboratory technician will conduct research on the behavioral, neural, and physiological basis of obesity and addiction. They will be involved in the daily operations of the laboratory, including miscellaneous administrative duties and the management of research project expenditures. They will be expected to independently perform a variety of standardized tests and routine procedures, many of which are covered by established methods, procedures, and techniques. The technician will learn to recognize and help solve problems that develop in the laboratory. All interested applicants should contact Patricia Bunney at with their CV.

20. CNA/Home Health Aide

Is 2021 the time to make a change? At English Rose, we believe in the simple but transformational power of relationships. We are here to make a difference. To acknowledge dignity and meaning in every person. We know that each connection has the potential to lift a spirit, brighten a day, and change a life. Guided by a spirit of openness and compassion, we bring sincerity and warmth to our daily interactions. Because at English Rose, building relationships is at the heart of everything we do. Pay to start-up to $20 an hour, sign-on bonus up to $1,000, and much, much more! We promise strong leadership support and comprehensive training to ensure your success! Primary Responsibilities of our CNA's and Home Health Aides: Maintain compassionate and authentic relationships with Residents & Clients Provide direct care to Residents & Clients with dementia and complex medical conditions, assisting them with bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting Support Residents & Clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, preparing and serving meals, and distributing medication Characteristics of a Successful English Rose Team Member Required Qualifications Lift a minimum of 50 pounds and be on your feet for 7-8 hours Strong verbal and written communication skills Professional and positive attitude Caregiving & Dementia Care experience a plus (but not required) For more information please contact Jane Geiger at 651-307-1116 or apply online at