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Psych Scoop, 8/15/17: Research Edition!

August 15, 2017

Psych Scoop: Research Edition

August 15, 2017

The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

Still searching for a PSY 4993/5993 research opportunity for the upcoming school year? Check out these opportunities below!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity at the Institute of Child Development

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.

Research Assistant Needed in Applied Behavioral Analysis Area

We are looking for reliable, mission-oriented students who can work in Dr. Eric Larsson's research lab as an intern in Applied Behavior Analysis with young children with autism. The research experience would be gained by collecting data on a child's performance during daily treatment in their home or community. The position requires 12 weeks of attendance at the Lovaas Institute internship site, for 10 hours/week, to receive training by the Behavior Analyst Clinical Supervisor and staff. Advanced students, who have already completed Psy 4012, will be able to attain competence in direct treatment by enrolling in Psy 4993 as their continuing experience. Note that the therapy schedule and locations are highly restricted. Students are assigned to a family home in a single location in the greater Minneapolis-St Paul area, to which they must commute at least two times each week. Therefore reliable personal transportation is essential. Please contact Dr. Eric Larsson by email ( and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, and dependability.

Looking for Clinical Research Intern in MN Center for Chemical and Mental Health

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) bridges science to practice to promote lifelong learning and the advancement of clinical skills within the diverse behavioral health workforce. MNCAMH is committed to fostering wellness and recovery for all individuals impacted by substances use and mental health disorders. MNCAMH provides training, research, and resources for service providers to build and sustain excellence in the delivery of broad-based mental and chemical health services.

The clinical research intern will assist MNCAMH executive director, research coordinator, study coordinators, and graduate research assistants in all aspects of data and study planning. Typical work to include data entry, exposure to study design, and exposure to data analysis. Individuals in this position will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of MNCAMH's work including clinical research, consultation, and training, based on interest. Advanced applicants may have opportunities to assist in running studies with patient populations. Recommended for those with an interest in a career in clinical work or clinical research. 1-2 positions available; minimum 40 hours a month. To apply, please send a brief statement of interest and a current resume to with the subject line "2017-2018 INTERNSHIP APPLICANT" and which internship you are applying for (you can apply to both).

Undergrad Research Opportunities with the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab for Fall 2017

We are looking for 3 undergraduate research assistants for the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab, to start in all 2017. MTR has a grant, conducted by Dr. Robert Krueger (Psych) and Dr. Glenn Roisman (ICD), that will examine personality, social relationships, and health in adulthood.  RAs will receive credit for PSY 5993 and will assist in the recruitment efforts of twin participants, complete data entry of self-report questionnaires, and help with any other lab tasks that may arise.  RAs will be expected to work an average 9 hours per week.  Must be fluent in English and have good verbal skills.  Junior or senior status is preferred. We will also give preference to those who are able to make a 2 semester commitment to the lab. To apply, send an unofficial transcript and resume to Gabrielle Steinhoff at