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Psych Scoop, 6/14/16

June 14, 2016

June 14th, 2016


1. Health Professions Fair

Saturday, June 18th, 1:30-3:30pm, Hilton Minneapolis. Register here:

The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) is hosting the Health Professions Fair on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Hilton Minneapolis – Grand Ballroom. he Health Professions Fair is free for students and provides an excellent opportunity for you to network through valuable one-on-one conversations with over 200 health professional school representatives. A list of registered schools can be found on the NAAHP website and is being updated as new schools are added. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided. Register now to get updates and additional information on how to make your visit to the fair a success! Registration for the Health Professions Fair is open now! Register here:


2. Summer 2016 Psychology Undergraduate Engagement Awards due Tomorrow

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this Summer semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Summer 2016. Summer 2016 application deadline is June 15, 2016. Notification of Award Date: June 24, 2016. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Please submit application materials to Michael Houlahan. Materials must be submitted electronically to


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.

3. Volunteer Research Assistants Needed for Minneapolis VA

We are currently looking for one or more Research Assistant volunteers, beginning in August or September 2016, to assist with our research studies at the Minneapolis VA. Research Assistant volunteers will assist with PROTECT and FOCUS studies; examining the potential impact of military training and deployment (i.e. stress, concussion, etc.) on thinking and cognition, and if this trajectory can be seen in the structure and function of the brain. The ideal applicant is a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who has completed courses in psychopathology, biopsychology or fundamental neuroscience, and statistics. Applicants must be able to commit 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 months. Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Responsibilities will depend on the applicant’s interests and current needs of the study, but will begin with data entry and participant recruitment and may expand into cognitive assessments, clinical interviewing, and MRI data collection and processing. This is a volunteer position. If interested, please send a resume/CV, a description of your current availability and educational/career interests, and a current transcript (unofficial is fine) to Please put “Research Assistant Application” in the subject line of your email.


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

4. GWSS 3215: Bodies that Matter; Feminist Approaches to Disability Studies

Fall 2016. Wed & Fri 9:45-11:00. Who determines what counts as a disability? Is disability a thing you have or a aspect of who you are? What exactly is ableism? How is disability a social justice issue? To answer these questions – and others like them - GWSS 3215 explores feminist approaches to the study of disability. The course examines the ever-shifting cultural and political formations that construct disability as a social marker of stigma, exclusion, and oppression. By thinking intersectionally, we’ll investigate the systems of power that construct, support, regulate, and determine the life chances of those who claim - or are claimed by - disability. In doing so, GWSS 3215 seeks to break down the complex ideologies of ableism, explore the material realities of such oppression, and work toward building a more just and equitable society.

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.

5. Medical Scribe Opportunities for Current Students and Alumni

Elite Medical Scribes offers the chance for students and recent graduates interested in the medical field to receive first hand clinical experience in the exam room with physicians and patients. Great opportunity to network and build relationships with Medical Professionals! Applicants must be current students or recent graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or more as well as type at a speed of 50 Words Per Minute or more. Comprehensive, free, specialized training is provided through our highly recognized Elite Scribe Medical Academy program. A wide variety of opportunities in multiple different specialties available in hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities. Part time positions, about 16-24 hours per week! Apply directly at or contact Jes Anghelescu for more information at or 612-564-0367.