Psych Scoop, 3/19/19

March 19th, 2019 - Happy Spring Break!

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. 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.

2. 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 capstone during the 2019-20 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome.

3. 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)
CPSY 3301: Intro to Child Psych (the first summer being offered completely online!)

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.


7. 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!

8. March Nutritious U Food Pantry

Tuesday, March 26 - Thursday, March 28, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman 210

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on March 26-28th from 12-6pm pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag!

9. Working Towards Resilience Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 131B Bruininks Hall

H.O.P.E. Student Organization is hosting the "Working Towards Resilience" Workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00-6: 00 pm in Bruininks Hall (Room 131B). This workshop will be an interactive presentation engaging with the UMN community on the definition of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and how to understand and respond to individuals with high numbers of ACEs. This is a great opportunity to learn how to take action by providing effective forms of support to those affected by ACEs. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending! This event is funded by the Department of Diversity & Equity in CEHD.


10. 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

11. 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,

12. Short Term Paid Coding Opportunity - School of Journalism

Elisia L. Cohen, Ph.D. has about 40 hours of newspaper article coding for three students (can be graduate or undergraduate) to be coded by May 1. The coding is about the MN measles outbreak and it involves using a qualtrics survey to code newspaper articles in partnership with the MN Department of Health. If you would be willing to take on this assignment and be willing to complete the work in this timeframe, please sent a message to Training will hopefully be over spring break or the week that follows on coding, and then let folks code independently through May 1. The pay is $15-$20 per hour based on experience.


13. The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village® is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village® is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience. A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). For more information and applications, please follow this link.

14. The Non-Profit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the non-profit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for worthy a cause? If so, the Non-Profit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $1,000.00 reward) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Employer Relations Assistant - CLA Career Services

CLA Employer Relations is a unit within CLA Career Services whose function is to connect CLA students and employers, for recruiting and career education purposes. This includes managing GoldPASS, planning career events such as the CLA Internship & Career Fair (which draws about 100 organizations and 1,000 CLA students), supporting employer engagement programming and employers’ on-campus recruiting efforts, and more. The Employer Relations Assistant is a valued member of the Employer Relations team, whose work is essential to the team’s day-to-day operations. While hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules, the ERA must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the role. This role does not work directly with students and includes both independent “computer-facing” project work and collaborative “people-facing” work (like trainings and presentations). Find more information and application instructions on GoldPASS.

16. LRDC Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

We bring students to LRDC who embody the diversity of our nation, region, and city. LRDC interns gain experience in the Learning Sciences (research on instruction and learning) by working projects with faculty members who specialize in this area. Interns may also work with advanced graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the faculty members' labs. These internships will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs and will include professional development seminars run by the internship director, other faculty, and LRDC graduate students. Professional development programs include topics such as applying to graduate school, writing a research statement, writing a CV, the imposter phenomenon, stereotype threat, and presenting research. Find more information and application process on the website. The deadline on March 29th, 2019!

17. Dive into the healthcare industry as a Consumer Experience Intern!

The Optum Experience Design team is focused on one incredible goal: making the health system work better for everyone. This internship comes with the unique opportunity to partner with different groups across the Optum organization to research and document consumer’s experiences and identify opportunities where we can improve their healthcare experience. We are looking for students who have a knack for transforming qualitative and quantitative data and insights into visual displays to effectively tell a story and have rigorous attention to detail. This internship begins in June 2019 and is a full-time, paid opportunity. Interested students may learn more and apply ASAP at our website. For more information or to follow up on your application, please contact Ashley Aune at

18. 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).

19. Career Services - 2 Work Study Positions Open

Office Assistant: This position serves as the face of Career Services in 411 Bruininks. In addition to welcoming visitors, scheduling appointments, and coordinating drop-ins, Office Assistants have the opportunity to pick up other projects according to their skill set and career objectives. Office assistants work closely with career counselors from CLA, CCAPS, CDES, and CFANS as well as CLA Career Services peer advisors. Students in this position typically find it to be a great opportunity for their own career development. Find out more information on GoldPASS (Job ID 2509323).

Graphic Design Office Assistant: In addition to the front desk tasks of the Office Assistant, this position works closely with career services staff to produce the bi-weekly social media newsletter: Career Backpack. The student will have the opportunity to produce additional graphic design and marketing material such as brochures, flyers, and web content. Find out more information on GoldPASS (Job ID 2509432).

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