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  • May 19th, 2015

    May 19, 2015

    Psychology Advising

    1. Summer Psych Scoop
    2. Psychology Advising Hours Friday 5/29
    3. Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014

    Research

    4. The Carlson Child Development Lab is Looking to Fill One Summer RA Position
    5. Relationships Research Lab
    6. Undergraduate Research Experience for Summer and Fall

    Courses

    7. New Fall PSY Course - Careers in Psych (1 cr PSY Elective)

    Jobs/Internship Opportunities

    8. Entry-Level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    9. Summer Activist Jobs Protecting Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes
    10. Student Employee - Public Health Office Assistant
    11. Volunteer Reading Tutors Needed

    May 19, 2015
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    Psychology Advising

    1. Summer Psych Scoop
    During the summer months, the Psych Scoop will only be sent out every-other Tuesday. The information will still be relevant and informative, so be sure to stay up-to-date with the information and opportunities!
    2. Psychology Advising Hours Friday 5/29
    Psych Advising will be closing at noon on Friday, 5/29. If you have any questions, please send them topsyadvis@umn.edu.
    3. Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin our summer availability this Monday, May 18th. We do not hold drop-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are available to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office remains open during our usual operating hours, though availability of front desk assistance varies during this time as well. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently, so feel free to contact us with your questions atpsyadvis@umn.edu.

    Research

    4. The Carlson Child Development Lab is Looking to Fill One Summer RA Position
    The lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
    5. Relationships Research Lab
    Undergraduate research assistants needed in the Relationships Research Lab. We are currently working on a large longitudinal study that examines the development of children's understanding of close relationships across childhood and into adolescence. We are particularly interested in factors that contribute to stability and change during this important developmental period. We are looking for undergraduate students to get involved with transcription, and other detailed-oriented lab work. If you are interested please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman at roism001@umn.edu.
    6. Undergraduate Research Experience for Summer and Fall
    A research project by Kate Briggs (Psych 1001 instructor) and Max Hui Bai (a Social Psychology graduate student) is seeking undergraduates with cross-cultural experience to help with research. The volunteer research assistants will code data in the summer and fall. The task involves reading and sorting approximately 500 stories about culture shock into categories. This is a good opportunity for someone looking for research experience in culture and social psychology. The task may take up to 20 hours in total. The research volunteers may work on the task at home at their own pace, but we plan to finish the initial sorting by July 1. There will be optional meetings throughout the summer and fall to discuss theoretical issues pertinent to this study. The required minimal GPA is 3.3. If interested, please contact Max (baixx062@umn.edu) with your name, GPA, reason for applying, and list of relevant classes, research and cross-cultural experience. Please reply by 11AM on May 22nd, 2015.

    Courses

    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
    7. New Fall PSY Course - Careers in Psych (1 cr PSY Elective)
    This Fall, the Department of Psychology is offering a New Special Topics Seminar, Psy 3960 – Careers in Psych. This is a 1cr course with a focus on investigating post-graduation possibilities within the multiple directions of Psychology (BA or BS). Students will gain an understanding of the major strengths and skills developed though study in psychology and how those strengths and skills can be applied in many different career settings. Emphasis will be placed both on careers that require further schooling (e.g., Ph.D, Master?s) and careers that do not. The course format will heavily feature guest speakers from a variety of careers and a final project in which the students conduct an in-depth investigation of a career path of their choice. This will count as a 1 credit towards the Electives are of the Psychology Major (BA and BS). This is a great 1 credit option on if you have took an Intro to Psy course that was only 3 credits and you are looking for an additional Psy Elective credit. Register online through the Academics page on MyU. Feel free to contact Moin Syed, the instructor of the course, with any questions.

    Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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    8. Entry-Level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove and Vadnais Heights. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree or in their junior/senior year. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3:30PM-8PM. Morning hours are also an option over the summer. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
    9. Summer Activist Jobs Protecting Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes
    We’re looking for smart, hard-working students and recent graduates who are eager to make a difference. You can apply online at www.jobsthatmatter.org or call 612-331-8401. The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG. And we're hiring! Specifically, we're hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff to work on a campaign with Environment Minnesota to protect Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes. Average pay is $4,000-$6,000 for the summer. If you are interested in applying, visit our website at www.jobsthatmatter.org.
    10. Student Employee - Public Health Office Assistant
    Boynton is hiring a student employee to fill the role Public Health Office Assistant. The person selected for this position will be responsible for large group presentations to parents and students, assist in data entry, work with the marketing team, and assist with other support tasks. If you are interested,check out the full posting online Job ID: 300932.
    11. Volunteer Reading Tutors Needed
    Help kindergartners succeed in reading during the summer! Become a volunteer reading tutor with the East Side Learning Center, an educational partnership with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. There are morning tutoring opportunities between June 15-July 9 and July 20-August 7. Scheduling is semi-flexible. We just ask for at least one hour a week. Contact Kristina Scherber, Coordinator of Volunteers, for more information: Kristina.scherber@spps.org, www.eastsidelearningcenter.org, or call651-793-7364.
    May 19th, 2015

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