Psych Scoop, 3/12/19

March 12th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop-Ins Cancelled on Thursday, March 14th

Due to a professional development event, all professional staff will be out on Thursday, March 14th. Because of this, drop-ins are canceled on Thursday, March 14th. Please email with questions or submit an appointment request here.

2. Careers & Pizza: Business Careers with a Psych Degree

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:30 am- 12:45 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Are you interested in a career related to business or industrial/organizational psychology? Join Psychology Advising on Wednesday, March 13th from 11:30 am- 12:45 pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza. Learn, eat, & listen to these two outstanding professionals in the field. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! The RSVP has closed but if you are interested in attending, please email Find more information on our Facebook event!

3. The Association of Black Psychology Students and Psychology Advising present Chat & Chew: Research Edition

Monday, March 25, 2019, 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

This event is geared towards students of color who are struggling to find meaningful lab experiences due to a lack of representation within the department. We will be having Dr. Richard Lee facilitate this discussion so if this is you please join us for an interesting and well-needed conversation! Additionally, pizza will be served.

4. Research in Psychology Fair

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall 6th Floor

Psychology undergraduate students, stop by the 6th Floor of Elliott Hall anytime between 1:00- 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 11th to learn about psychology research opportunities! Representatives from psychology research labs, UROP, and Psychology Advising will be available to answer your questions. This event is specifically recommended for Psychology BS majors planning to complete the major project during the 2019-20 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome.

5. Summer Registration is Now Open!

Registration is open to all students and no seats are reserved in Summer! Note the following classes being offered for Psychology in Summer 2019:

Foundation Classes
PSY 1001 (Online)
PSY 3801 (Daytime and Evening Options) - prereq: PSY 1001
PSY 3001W (Online) - prereq: PSY 3801

Area A:
PSY 3051: Cognitive (Online)

Area B:
PSY 3206: Health Psychology (Online)
PSY 3604: Abnormal (Evening)
PSY 3666: Human Sexuality (Daytime)

Area C:
PSY 3511: Counseling (Daytime)
PSY 4501: Psych of Women and Gender (Daytime) - prereq: junior or senior

Psychology Capstone:
PSY 3901W (Daytime and Evening Options)** - seats reserved for BS students
PSY 3902W (Daytime and Evening Options)**

**Note: Capstone prereqs strictly enforced: PSY 1001, 3801, 3001W, AND Distribution Areas A, B, and C completed prior to Summer 2019.

6. Schedule an Appointment for Course Planning

If you would like to speak to a psychology advisor about course planning prior to fall registration, you will need to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that our appointments book out far in advance this time of year. To ensure you are able to meet with an advisor prior to your registration queue, please plan ahead and submit an appointment request at least two weeks before your registration queue time. It is also very important to notify our office if you are no longer able to make a scheduled appointment so that we are able to open those appointment times up to other students.

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.

7. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now and they are due Wednesday, March 27th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.

8. Apply to be a PISA officer for this 2019-2020 School Year!

Passionate about Psychology? PISA is currently recruiting new officers for this upcoming academic year! We are looking for driven individuals who care about international students and Psychology! If this sounds like you, please take a few minutes to fill out this application form and be part of something bigger than yourself. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us on Facebook or The deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd.


9. Scribe Vibes: How Medical Scribing Can Be an Experience for You!

Thursday, March 14, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: Free, Noodles and Co will be provided as well!
Location: 230 Bruininks Hall

This session, facilitated by EPPA is great for pre-health students interested in learning how medical scribing can be a valuable experience before applying to a healthcare graduate program! EPPA is a scribing services organization that partners with many hospitals in the Twin Cities. They are also currently accepting applications for May/June start dates, which is great for students seeking a summer opportunity! Find more information on GoldPASS.

10. H.O.P.E. Student Organization General Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

H.O.P.E. Student Organization will be having their next general meeting on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30- 7:30 pm in Elliott Hall N219. Professor Ann Masten from the Institute of Child Development will be giving a research presentation about resilience, protective factors in families and children, and benevolent childhood experiences. This event will provide students with greater knowledge of creating positive growth in oneself and others in the face of adversity. There will also be time for discussion and questions. Food will be provided. Please email if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!


11. Undergrad Research Opportunities with the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab for Summer 2019

We are looking for 2 undergraduate research assistants for the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab, to start in Summer 2019. 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 4/5993 and will assist in two tasks. One will be to conduct surveys over the phone with research participants, as part of a larger assessment being done. The phone survey is about education, work, personality, relationships, lifestyle, and health. The other task will be to assist in relocating research participants whose contact information needs to be updated. RAs may also be assigned articles to read and will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week. Must be fluent in English and have good verbal skills. To apply, please contact Zuzanna Pasek at

12. Research Intern For Brain Neuromodulation Project in Alcoholism - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will assist research staff at the Psychiatry Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include screening participants, preparing study materials, verifying the accuracy of study data, and conducting patient record review. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants (using transcranial direct current stimulation and accompanying participants to brain imaging sessions) depending on experience and ability. This research falls under the direction of Drs. Kelvin Lim and Jazmin Camchong, UMN faculty. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field, and be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months (hours will be over ~3:00- 6:00 pm times). This experience qualifies for PSY 4993 credit; ask for more information. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong,


13. Peer Helper with destress

If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a volunteer experience next year, this would be a great fit for you! Boynton Health is recruiting graduate and undergraduate volunteers to serve as Peer Helpers for the 2019-2020 school year. As a Peer Helper, you will receive training from Boynton Mental Health & Student Counseling Services. You will meet with students to talk through stress in their life and help them develop a proactive stress management plan. Candidates with marginalized identities and men are strongly encouraged to apply. The competitive application closes on March 15th, so apply today!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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14. The Lindahl Academic Center is Looking for Tutors - Summer and Fall 2019

We are looking for graduate students, seniors, juniors, and sophomores with strong academic performance. The available positions include learning assistants and subject tutors. You can see the job descriptions on our website. Our application is easy to complete! Visit our website for more information.

15. Studying for a career in Nursing, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Physician Assistant, Education, Psychology or Social Work?

Check out Arise Cares! Earn your “Direct Care Hours” while earning a paycheck. We match your passion, interests, and experience with our clients’ needs. We work around your class schedule. Hands-on experience in the field you are pursuing. As a caregiver with Arise Cares, you work directly with our clients in their home providing assistance with daily living activities. Our clients include kids; adults with special needs; and elderly clients with age-related illness, dementia, and chronic conditions. Find the application on our website.

16. Great Paid Opportunity in ICD Lab for Spanish Speakers!

Dr. Megan Gunnar's research lab at the Institute of Child Development examines the effects of early life stress and is currently conducting a research study examining the attention development of preschoolers with assessment at pediatric clinic appointments. This “Preschool Attention Study” will measure children’s Executive Function and language development skills as well-child pediatric clinic visits over three annual assessments for approximately 160 children aged 2 to 5 years. Results and strategies to increase attention skills will be discussed with families. Biological samples and questionnaires will also be gathered to assess possible life stresses and supportive factors. This study will be conducted in pediatric clinics serving both higher- and lower-risk families that reflect a wide range of income, education, and race/ethnicity. The candidate will assist the Principal Investigator and study coordinator in recruitment, data collection, and data management for this study. We are seeking someone with an interest in child development and research who has sufficient experience to recruit participants, acquire informed consent from participants, and conduct participant testing data collection (behavioral testing and biological samples). The work will largely be performed independently. The position requires a commitment of 24hrs/week and will require travel between the University lab space and community clinics based in the metro area. Bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish is essential. Go to the UMN Job Board and search for the job position number: 328977.

17. The Learning Abroad Center is Looking to Hire for Student Positions!

Enrollment Services Assistant: The Learning Abroad Center is looking for 3 students with intercultural experience to join our Enrollment Services Team for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 and beyond. Students with experience organizing data, working in databases, and/or strong attention to detail will be successful in this position. Work-study funds and previous study abroad experience are NOT required. Please encourage interested students to submit an application via (Job ID: 329171) and direct any questions to Nancy Vang at or 612-301-1571. Priority application deadline: Monday, March 25th.

Peer Adviser: The Learning Abroad Center is looking to hire 4 Peer Advisers to start Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. Peer Advisors work the LAC front desk in our Resource Center. They need to be good at assisting others, have strong attention to detail, and comfortable managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Previous study abroad experience is required. Work-study funds are NOT required. Interested students, please submit an application via (Job ID: 329173) and direct any questions to Kelley Redmond at or 612-626-2330. Priority application deadline: Monday, March 25th.

18. Apply to be a Section Leader for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

This is a great opportunity to network with and get to know fellow CLA student leaders, develop leadership and communication skills, help new students navigate the complex written and unwritten rules of college, play a role in developing the FYE and TSE programs, and get involved in something that makes a big impact on campus. Go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions. Search for Job ID 328489. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply ASAP to be invited to a group interview taking place right after Spring Break. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please email We look forward to seeing your application!

19. Position Openings with MN Center for Twin & Family Research (Part-Time, UGRA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for two part-time paid undergrad research assistant (UGRA) positions. To view full job postings, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions: Job ID 328970- Data Management & Recruiting UGRA (One position open) and Job ID 329026- Data Manager UGRA (Two positions open).

20. National Student Leadership Conference Hiring

The National Student Leadership Conference is a summer academic and leadership program for high school students. More information about the program can be found on our website. We are currently in the process of hiring for the Psychology & Neuroscience program. Our Team Advisor (TA) and Assistant Team Advisor (ATA) positions are amazing employment experiences for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology and/or neuroscience. Applicants must be at least rising sophomores. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, as positions are filled on a rolling basis. More information about the position and requirements, as well as the application, can be found here. Contact Francine Erfe at with any questions.

21. Admin Consultant/Analyst 1 Position available at the University of Minnesota Office of Measurement Services (OMS)

The University of Minnesota Office of Measurement Services is pleased to announce an opening for an Admin Consultant/Analyst 1 in our Survey Services division. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of experience including knowledge of survey best practices, data collection, data analysis, and/or publication of findings. The position also requires experience with managing projects, Qualtrics, and experience with a data analysis tool such as SPSS, R, Tableau or other statistical analysis software. Job duties include research and outreach, project management, consulting, and reporting, data analysis and reporting, survey administration and reporting, and supervision. To apply, please go to, type in 329093, and follow the instructions. Questions should be directed to Mark Miazga at 612-624-0675 or

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