Psych Scoop, 1/23/18

January 23, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Research Contracts for PSY 4993/5993 enrollment

Students participating in a PSY 4993/5993 experience during Spring 2018 should complete and turn in the Undergraduate Research Contract before the drop-add deadline (this coming Monday, January 29th). Students participating in CPSY 4994 experiences who would like to receive credit towards their Psychology Major, must also have a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract signed before the end of the day Monday.

Contracts submitted after this date will require college approval in order to receive credit for your work in the lab for Spring 2018. For more information on the Undergraduate Research Contract and earning credit for assisting in a research lab, please visit

PLEASE NOTE: the online contract is temporarily down. This semester, students need to turn in a paper copy of the research contract. Please print out the contract (available at or stop by N108 Elliott Hall to pick one up.

2. Psychology & Research in Madrid Info Session - This Thursday!

Thursday, January 25th, 11AM-12PM
N219 Elliott Hall

Applications are now open for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Psychology & Research in Madrid! This unique program 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. Dr. Jonathan Gewirtz, who led the program the past 3 summers, will also be there to answer questions. 

If you plan to attend the event, please fill out this short RSVP form. Any questions about this event may be directed to        

3. Spring 2018 Internship? Consider PSY 3996: Psychology Internship Course

If you are planning to complete or interested in an Internship during Spring semester, you may be eligible to sign up for PSY 3996: Internship in Psychology (3 credits to count toward PSY Major Elective credit). In addition to your Internship Hours (average 6-8 hours/week for 15 weeks at your site), the PSY 3996 class meets weekly, Mondays -- 2:30pm - 4:00pm in Elliott N423. Instructor: Dr. Kelli Howard

Please email for more information and any questions about this opportunity!

Psychology Student Organizations

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. PISA Kickoff Event

Tuesday, January 30th, 5:30-6:30pm
MISA Room, Coffman Union

Psychology International Student Association will be hosting our kickoff event for the Spring semester at Coffman next Tuesday. Come join us to connect with likeminded psychology students and meet some of the faces in your psychology courses. There will be games, free Blaze pizza, and lots of fun!


5. Join Active Minds - First Meeting of Spring!

Thursday, January 25th, 6:00-7:00pm
213 Coffman (Disabled Student Cultural Center)

Join Active Minds for our first meeting of the new year! We will be getting to know each other and building a community within our group. If you have any questions, feel free to email

6. Register now for the UMN Job & Internship Fair

Monday, February 26th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Connect with more than 350 employers from all industries at the UMN Job & Internship Fair! This FREE event is a great place to chat with employers and find out about internship and job opportunities. Register and learn more.

7. Free Social Gathering with People Incorporated

Friday, April 20th, 5:30-8:30pm

Come celebrate with People Incorporated at our free social gathering to honor all the amazing work done in mental health care. The event is a celebration to all who have contributed to improving mental health care as well as those who are interested in learning more about People Incorporated and mental illness. Enjoy engaging multi-media activities and a humorous and educational performance by the Brave New Workshop. The Gratitude Event is in anticipation of People Incorporated’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2019. All are welcome. RSVP at

Scholarships & Awards

8. $500! Apply for the Spring 2018 Psychology Engagement Award

Application Deadline is February 14th, 2018

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this spring 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 Spring 2018. Application deadline is February 14th, 2018. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at   .

Campus Resources

9. "Think Like a Researcher" Workshops to Prepare for Research, UROP, and more!

"Think like a Researcher" is a series of workshops in late January designed to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities including the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more. Apply today at

10. Remember SMART Tutoring this Semester

Smart Learning Commonsoffers free tutoring for many PSY classes, including psych stats (PSY 3801) and methods (PSY 3001W). Visit TutorTrac to find a full list of classes that offer tutoring, and to confirm tutor availability (TutorTrac tutorial video available here.)

In addition to tutoring, SMART offers weekly group study PAL sessions, media support, and research support. Visit to learn more about how SMART can support you this semester!

Research Lab Opportunities (for credit)

11. 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 Spring of 2018 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.

Learning Abroad & Away

12. May & Summer Program Expo - Tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 24th, 11am-1pm
101 Walter Library

Short & Sweet Study Abroad - Explore study abroad opportunities available over May and summer session 2018. Program representatives will be available to answer questions. Pizza will be served at 11:30 a.m.

13. National Student Exchange (NSE) - Study away in the US, US Territories, or Canada!

Do something different next year! Exchange to another school in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! Most students pay U of M tuition, receive financial aid, and all students will earn credits towards their degree! Visit for more information and a list of NSE schools, and sign up for an info session to learn about the application process. The preferred application deadline for the 2018/2019 school year is February 21st, 2018. Don't delay!


14. Apply to be a 2018 Welcome Week or Transfer Student Leader!

Looking for a unique opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, gain 100+ volunteer hours, and help create a seamless transition for the Class of 2022? Please consider becoming a 2018 Welcome Week Leader (WWL) or Transfer Student Leader (TSL)! To learn more and apply, visit or

Interested in learning more about the WWL position? Get out of the cold and enjoy some pizza at the Welcome Week Warm Up! Stop by the Presidents Room in Coffman on Tuesday, February 6 between 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Feel free to bring friends, and to ask questions about the position from past WWLs. More information about the WWL position and application can be found at In addition, feel free to email with any specific questions.

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.

15. de-stress is Hiring!

Are you passionate about helping students manage their stress? De-stress is looking for a paid student coordinator to join our team at Boynton for the 2018-2019 school year! The position focuses on developing stress management programming and promotion, much like these weekly emails you receive. Applicants with marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply. The application requires a resume and cover letter and will close on February 1st. More information can be found on GoldPASS.  

16. Residential Transitions Hiring Part-time Positions

Residential Transitions Incorporated is a growing social service organization that is dedicated to the goal of embracing, supporting and honoring each person’s individuality in a setting that is integrated in the community. We provide community based services for persons diagnosed with a mental illness and/or a brain injury. Residential Transitions, Inc. is committed to providing services which assist persons with disabilities in achieving the highest level of personal independence. Our method to reach these goals is by providing an opportunity for homes in community settings as well as providing a variety of community services which assist persons in reaching their desired goals. APPLY TODAY! email: P: 651-457-1461

17. Part-time Mental Health Worker, Andrew Residence

Andrew Residence offers comprehensive long-term care, treatment, and rehabilitation services for adults experiencing mental illness. We currently have a part-time mental health worker opening to work within an interdisiplinary team providing casemanagement and supportive services. This is a 0.3 Part-time position (24 hours per 2-week pay period), including every other weekend. Schedule is: every other Saturday and Sunday Evening (3-11:30p), and either every other Monday or Friday Evening (3-11:30pm) TBD. Opportunity for picking up additional hours as your schedule allows.

Candidates must have completed at least 2 full years of college with at least 12 semester credits in the behavioral sciences, OR hold an associate's degree in behavioral sciences. Ideal position for Bachelor’s and Graduate students looking for direct care experience working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness diagnoses. Given a significant amount of training provided, we are looking for someone interested in at least 1 year, hopefully greater, of longevity. For more information, visit To apply, please contact Courtney Sedgwick at, 612-367-8196

18. Looking for Psych TA's at Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at   

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