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Psych Scoop, 9/26/17

September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Psychology Advising Change in Availability - Friday, Sept. 29

On Friday, September 29th, Psychology Advising and the study rooms will be closed until 10:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please email if you have any questions.

2. Connect with a Psychology Advisor!

Making connections is a crucial part of your undergraduate experience, especially within your major. As your major advisors, we would like to invite you to schedule an appointment to simply CONNECT. Psychology Advisors hold a great deal of psychology-related experience: we have worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and maintained connections with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor with whom you have met in the past, or who has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request to meet with that specific advisor. October is a great month for these type of appointments; act now before the rush! 

Psychology Advising Featured Events

3. Psychology & Research in Madrid Info Session - Learn about an excellent opportunity to study abroad in your major - This Thursday!

Thursday, September 28th, 11am-12pm
N639 Elliott Hall

Applications are now open for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Psychology & Research in Madrid! Psychology & Research in Madrid gives students the opportunity to study psychology and gain hands-on research experience, all the while experiencing the vibrant culture of Madrid - Spain's lively capital city! At this info session, you will learn more about the program and how it fits into your psychology major, receive practical information from the Learning Abroad Center Staff, and hear from past participants of the program. If you plan to attend the event, please fill out this short RSVP form. Any questions about this event may be directed to

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!

4. Psych Club Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, September 27th, 5:30-6:30pm
N119 Elliott Hall *Please note location change*

Welcome to Psych Club! Psych Club/Psi Chi has their first meeting next Wednesday, September 27th. If you're interested in meeting fellow students interested in psychology and want to get more involved in the department, stop by! There will be pizza and pop. See you then!

5. Now Accepting Psych Club Officer Applications!

We are currently looking for a new Officer of Recruitment and Public Relations Officer! Both positions are asked to come to officer meetings to help the current officers plan events and eventually train into a higher position. If interested, fill out the brief application form by October 4th. We will make decisions by mid October. If you have any questions please direct them to

Officer of Recruitment application
Public Relations Officer application

6. Industial-Organizational Student Club (IOPC) Meet & Greet

Monday, October 2nd, 5-6:30pm
S150 Elliott Hall

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is having their Meet & Greet event next week! Come meet the officers and other I-O enthusiasts, learn about this semester's upcoming events, and snack on Insomnia Cookies and beverages. Everyone is welcome, even those outside the major. We look forward to seeing you all there! And join the IOPC on Facebook or the emailing list by messaging for updates!


7. Psychiatry Review 2017 - Conference Opportunity for Undergrads

Join us at Psychiatry Review 2017: The Complex Puzzle of Addiction, Neuroscience Frontiers, being held October 26-27, 2017 at The Commons Hotel on campus. Presented by the University Of Minnesota’s Department Of Psychiatry, this year’s Psychiatry Review conference will provide a guide to the diagnosis, epidemiology, risks, and management of substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders that commonly co-occur with substance use disorders. The program includes keynote presentations from John F. Kelly, PhD of Harvard Medical School, Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH of the University of Chicago, and Carol Falkowski of Drug Abuse Dialogues. For more information and to register, please visit

8. 2017 CLA Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, September 27th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Explore internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities with employers from a variety of industries who are hiring CLA students and recent alumni (1-3 years after graduating). For-profit, non-profit and government organizations will be in attendance. This event is also an opportunity to develop your networking skills and to get advice about internships, volunteer, and full-time careers. This event is only open to CLA students and recent alumni and is FREE to attend. More information about this event can be found online

CLA students/alumni may still attend the event without pre-registering. Whether you pre-registered or not, please bring your student ID to the Fair as you will need it to check in.

Scholarship Opportunities

9. AANAPISI Scholarship for Asian American & Pacific Islander Students

The AANAPISI Scholarship supports Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to complete their college education. Seven U of M AAPI students will be awarded up to $2,500 from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).Get help with applying and writing your scholarship essay by visiting the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) in Wulling Halll 430. SWS Writing Consultants in APARC can work with you from the beginning to the end of your scholarship essay. Applications are due November 2nd.


10. Join MINDS - MN Institute of Neuroeconomics and Decision Science

Wednesday, September 27th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Room 326

The Minnesota Institute for Neuroeconomics and Decision Science (MINDS) is hosting our next journal club on September 27th 11:30am – 12:30 pm in Room 326 in Coffman Memorial Union. This journal club will be led by economics student Payam Alipour, who will be leading a discussion of an article titled "Tonic Dopamine: Opportunity Costs and the Control of Response Vigor", which discusses the computational and neurochemical foundations of exploratory behavior. After a brief summary/overview of the paper, we will have a group discussion. Free pizza and La Croix will be served to all in attendance. We hope to see you all there!

11. Active Minds Meeting - Get involved with mental health advocacy!

Thursday, September 28th, 6-7pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Room 213

Active Minds is a UMN student group that aims to raise awareness, promote support, and remove stigma of mental health issues through education, advocacy, and open communication on campus. Their next meeting will be held this Thursday, and they will be discussing how to stay informed about the world and use media while maintaining wellbeing and good mental health. Come ready to have some awesome discussions! Everyone is welcome.

12. Social Justice Leadership Program - Applications due this Friday!

The Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program (SJLC) is an interdisciplinary program that will explore issues of social justice for those who are interested in being agents for positive social change. All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Fill out the SJLC application online - applications are due Friday, 9/28! If you have questions about the Social Justice Leadership Certificate and/or you are interested in subscribing to our newsletter, please contact Multicultural Student Engagement at

Research Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: Not all 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.

13. UROP Applications Are Due October 9th!

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,800 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on a scholarly or creative project. Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Participating students have developed detailed knowledge of research methods while their faculty sponsors have gained the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students. Visit the UROP website to learn more about the program, application process, and more. The application deadline for spring 2018 projects is October 9, 2017.

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.

14. Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Opening with MN Center for Twin & Family Research (Paid)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is hiring for an undergrad research assistant (UGRA) position. To view full job posting, go to the UMN Job Board, click "Students," then search for Job ID 315574

15. ACR Homes is Hiring Direct Care Professionals

ACR Homes is hiring Psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! DCPs work in a home setting alongside a co-worker or two to care for an average of 4 adults who have mental and physical disabilities. You will get the chance to care for the emotional, medical, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR offers VERY flexible scheduling for students, pays between $11 & $17.91/hr, offers paid training, customizable INTERNSHIPS, has locations near campus, and you don't even need to have a car with the use of our employee transportation program! Internship opportunities include discussion with the founder and CEO of ACR Homes, field trips to the Mayo in Rochester, MN, and discussions with licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and more! Contact Elizabeth at for more information or any questions!

16. ADAPT4U Research Lab Job Opportunities -Childcare and Research Assistant (PT Student Worker Positions)

The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) Study is looking for childcare staff to support parenting groups held in the Metro area, as well as paid research assistants to conduct structured interviews with military families. The study seeks to develop and evaluate tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration. Full descriptions and application instructions can be found on the UMN Job Board: click "Students," then search for Job ID 320085 (Childcare Position) or Job ID 319206 (Interviewer Position)