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Psych Scoop, 9/15/20

September 15, 2020

September 15th, 2020

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

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1. Follow us on Social Media!

Following us on social media can be a great way to keep track of upcoming events, resources at the university, and a great way to be engaged in a virtual world. We have FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you there!

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. Sign up to be apart of ABPS Newsletter!

Sign up to be included in the ABPS newsletter—we plan on offering an array of resources, (research opportunities, mutual-aid funds, etc.) catered to psych students and related disciplines.

3. ABPS: Connect & Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online, Zoom Link

We hope you receive this message in good health and wish you a smooth transition to virtual learning! We will be hosting our first event, Connect and Center, on Tuesday, September 22nd from 6:00- 8:00 pm CST; the purpose of this event is to hear the various concerns and experiences of psych students at the U (primarily BIPOC students) and discuss possible solutions regarding diversity and inclusion. We understand that COVID-19 has induced and exasperated a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for students—especially for those belonging to marginalized communities and want to find ways to better support you. The event will be split between a “connecting” and “centering”—the latter half will be spent doing yoga with the board and a licensed instructor! Email

4. Apply to be an officer of PISA for 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting General Officers for the 2020-2021 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 and to gain skills to be a leader within the Psychology community at the UMN! We welcome both domestic and international students to apply! General officers who showcase commitment 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.

Courses of Interest

5. PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology -- Still open!

Make an internship experience count toward your Major! PSY 3896 credits (1-4 credits) are based on the number of hours that you work with your internship during the Fall 2020 semester. The online course assignments are a complement to your learning in your internship setting. Example sites from the past include People Serving People, Sexual Violence Center, Tubman, and the Walk-In Counseling Center. Look for more opportunities in the Psych Scoop and on GoldPass. The registration deadline is Monday, September 21st by 12:00 pm CST. Steps to register for PSY 3896:
1.) Students secure an internship with a site - Fall 2020 must be remote work or approved at a site with an exception.
2.) Submit the "Request an Experience" form on GoldPASS and receive approval
3.) Permission number to register for the course will then be emailed to you

PSY 3869 is online, asynchronous

Instructor: Michael Houlahan (

Note: this course counts as elective credit for the Psychology majors.


6. International Student Virtual Career Fair Prep Workshop

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

This fall, UMN colleges will be offering virtual career fairs! Join our live session held on Zoom to learn about how to prepare as an international student for virtual career fairs, interacting with employers in a virtual space, and more about your work authorization options. Career counselors and ISSS staff will present; there will be break-out rooms for Q&A. This event will be recorded & the recording will be available the following day. The session will begin a few minutes after 2:00 pm CST; the last 30 minutes of the event time is held for Q&A, the event may end early depending on the amount of questions asked. View more details on GoldPASS. Please email Jane, UMN International Career Consultant, at with any questions.

7. Women of Color, Indigenous Women, and the Suffrage Movement

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

To celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage, join the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for a conversation between historians Cathleen Cahill and Bill Green about the critical leadership roles women of color and Indigenous women played in the suffrage movement here in Minnesota and across the U.S. Find more information and RSVP for Zoom link.

8. Articulating Your COVID-19 Summer Career Panel

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

COVID-19 resulted in many changes to students' summer experiences including canceled or shortened internships, pivot to remote work, and potential loss of other career-related experiences. While the summer may not have gone as planned, students still gained many valuable skills but may not fully understand how to articulate them. Attend a virtual employer panel to learn about how to talk about your COVID-19 summer experience to future employers. Panelists will also offer tips for navigating the current recruiting landscape and share job and internship search strategies. This event is open to all UMN students. Learn more and register for this event on GoldPASS!

9. Fall 2020 Transfer Workshop Series: New to the U

Thursday, September 1, 2020, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Hear from our panel of student leaders to learn more about all the U has to offer outside of the classroom and how to maximize your time as a Gopher. RSVP to get the Zoom Link. Other events will be happening throughout the first six weeks!

10. Will 2020 Be the Year of the Latino Voter?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Latino voters have had enormous, untapped electoral power: they are the fastest-growing portion of the US electorate and, yet, they have also stood out for the lowest turnout among the largest racial or ethnic groups. 2020 may be different. Latino voters have the potential to tilt presidential contests in the critical swing states of Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and the long-time Republican strongholds of Georgia and Texas. Mark Hugo Lopez of Pew Research Center will join Professor Michael Minta for this conversation. Find more information and RSVP for the Zoom link.

11. Save the Date: CLA Internship & Career Fair

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The 2020 CLA Internship & Career Fair will be held as a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is an event where employers host virtual booths with representatives from the organization available to talk with you either through 1:1 conversations or group sessions. The goal of the event is to build relationships (i.e. network) with employers so you can explore different career fields, discover position openings, and engage with employers about their organizations and what kind of skills they are seeking for their roles. Often you won’t leave a career fair with a job offer in hand, but you will leave with a better understanding of where you want to apply for positions, how to best represent yourself for those roles, and who to get in touch with to learn more or ask questions. Making a positive impression with employers in person can really help you to stand out in the job or internship application process! Learn more and RSVP through GoldPASS.


12. *Credit or Volunteer* Research on Intergroup Contact with Nonbinary Folx through Board Games

Looking for Nonbinary/Genderqueer research assistants and Cis ally research assistants for the Fall term to help with a dissertation study on prejudice toward nonbinary folx! This position will be completely online and will be around 4-8 hours a week. Primary duties will be to interact with participants online via Zoom and to reflect and debrief about your experiences with participants, but you will also have the opportunity to be involved in other aspects of the research process. Please see the flyers (flyer 1 and flyer 2) for more information. If interested, please email Yu-Chi Wang at

13. *Credit or Volunteer* Dr. Deniz Ones' Personality Lab

Dr. Deniz Ones’ Personality Research Lab is recruiting two motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistants to work on a project examining the meta-analytic relationship between personality traits and sleep-wake variables. The responsibilities of the research assistants include conducting systematic literature searches, retrieving journal articles, and dissertations from databases, coding information from the articles, and attending weekly lab meetings for progress updates and discussion. The position can be taken for PSY 5993 credits or through volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have taken courses in the field of personality or workplace psychology. If you are interested, please contact Yilei Wang at with an unofficial transcript and resume/CV attached.


14. K-12 Classroom Partner

Would you like to support equity in K-12 education? Then consider taking GCC 3026, to become a peer leader, or volunteering for Classroom Partners, to lend a hand at a school that is strongly committed to helping every student succeed in a distance learning format.

15. Minnesota Undergraduate Research & Academic Journal Reviewer Position

Launched in 2016, MURAJ brings together students, the University Libraries, and the Office of Undergraduate Research to produce a peer-reviewed journal that celebrates the breadth and depth of undergrad research on the Twin Cities campus. Students can learn more about us and read our annual issues and connect with us on Facebook. Currently, MURAJ is seeking motivated undergraduate students to join our reviewer team for the 2020-2021 academic year. As peer reviewers, students would be reviewing original undergraduate research from their fields in a double-blind, multi-step process. With support from the University Libraries, students have the opportunity to interact directly with a professional journal interface, receive training on how to provide constructive reviews and engage with the broader UMN research community. Reviewers are expected to commit approximately 15 hours of work per semester, including attendance at hour-long biweekly meetings; reviewing commitments are anticipated to be at their highest around January. All meetings and reviews will take place virtually for the foreseeable future. Interested students can apply for reviewer positions by 11:59 pm CT on Friday, October 2nd. If students are interested in submitting research of their own this year, we invite them to join the submission interest mailing list and watch for more news in the coming weeks. Please note that students may be both reviewers and authors. Email for any questions.


16. Design U Applications Open

Design U is a student-led pro-bono consulting club at the University of Minnesota that strives to design for impact. They work with local startups, non-profits, and companies across the United States to bring about change through their three divisions: Prototyping, Digital, and Research and Strategy. Visit the Design U website to find out more. If you are interested in joining Design U, see the official student application.

17. Call for Submissions - Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released SP2021. URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. To submit, the papers must be original work completed by undergraduates and never before been published. If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data. The deadline to submit papers is November 15, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process, visit the submission pagefill out the submission form, and send an email to with your full name, full article title, article type (i.e., literature review, research article), and your email address. Read more information regarding our submission criteria & types of articles acceptedView our prior publications.


18. Psychology Engagement Award

Are you participating in an internship this Fall 2020 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 is 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 Fall 2020. For Fall 2020, remote experiences will count and if you are doing an in-person experience, please email us for further steps. The application deadline is September 21st (12:00 pm CST). For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.

19. Sprout Health Group Healthcare Scholarship

Sprout Health Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students studying a healthcare-related field, including psychology. Selection is based on a 500-word essay describing why the healthcare field inspires you and how you intend to use your degree. Winner(s) will be selected based on a personal story, need, and practical application of degree. Preference is given to applicants pursuing a career in addiction treatment and mental health.

20. Culture Corps Gender Equity Award

The Culture Corps Gender Equity Award is given annually to an international student in support of their work in bringing a global perspective on advancing gender equity to the University of Minnesota campus. A $500 award will be given to the recipient in support of their work on a project which brings a global perspective on advancing gender equity to the University of Minnesota. The recipient is recognized at the annual Celebrating Changemakers event hosted by the Women's Center. Find more information and apply here. The deadline is September 21st at 4:30 CST.

21. George Floyd Scholarship

The George Floyd Scholarship is now accepting applications from all eligible students, including those with financial need and those who have been victims of police violence. To be eligible for the George Floyd Scholarship, you must be registered full-time in an undergraduate degree-seeking program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The scholarship application is available at the UMTC Undergraduate Scholarship Search site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the George Floyd Scholarship. It will include detailed information about the scholarship program and the application process. The award amount is expected to be approximately $3,500-$4,000 for one UMTC student split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. To the maximum extent possible, preference will be given to students who will enhance the diversity of the student body as described by the University. In evaluating student body diversity, after the eligible pool of candidates is selected, additional consideration will be given to Black or African American students if they are underrepresented in the University. For 2020-2021 awarding of this scholarship, Black or African American students are underrepresented at the University. The deadline for complete applications is 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Direct questions to OUE Special Scholarships at

Grad School

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22. Prospective Ph.D. & RA Event in Psychology (PPREP) - Harvard

Are you interested in applying to graduate programs or any research position in psychology? The Harvard Psychology Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee is thrilled to announce that on October 17th and 18th, we will be hosting a free, two-day info session and application workshop for individuals interested in applying to psychology research positions and Ph.D. programs. This is the first year we are offering this event. Similar events at other institutions have been a huge success in years past, and we are excited to join their ranks this year! The goal of this workshop is to help students from historically minoritized groups with their applications to graduate school, lab manager, or research assistant positions. We strongly encourage applicants from one or more underrepresented and/or historically minoritized groups, including but not limited to, non-cis-gendered individuals, members of the queer community, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), first-generation college students, and those from low-income / low-resource backgrounds. Interested applicants from any institution or organization are invited to apply! There is a short application due September 18thLearn more and apply. If you have any questions, please contact the Harvard Psychology Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee at

23. SRCD Black Caucus Virtual Grad School Panel for Black Undergrads and Postbacs

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00 pm EST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Student and Early Career Council of the Society for Research in Child Development’s Black Caucus is hosting a panel on Friday, September 25th at 12:00 PM EST for Black undergraduate students and postbacs interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in a child development related field. Graduate student panelists in areas of psychology and human development will discuss the graduate school application process and their experiences as Black scholars in the academy, as well as answer attendee questions during a live Q&A. The panel will be geared toward those who plan to apply to Ph.D. programs within the next 2 years. Interested students should complete the registration form by September 18th in order to receive a link to the event. RSVP for the link. Please contact Janelle Billingsley at if you have any questions about the event or application form.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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24. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING 30 min FACETIME/SKYPE INTERVIEWS. Get some experience and apply today (positions starting now, later this semester, or even winter break)! You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities (amazing 1:2 ratio). You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, pays starting up to $15/hr, offers paid training, and we have locations near campus/all over the twin cities, and you don't even need to have a car! We even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that ends with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist! Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

25. Diversity & Inclusion Communications Assistant - CFANS

The diversity and inclusion communications assistant will help advance the goals and objectives of the CFANS Office for Diversity & Inclusion by managing key communication channels, providing event support, and other duties as assigned. The pay is $13/hour and the hours are 10-15 a week. Search for job posting ID 337534 on the Human Resources website under "Students."