04/17/2012


The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.

PSYCH SCOOP 4/17/12
The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
COURSE INFORMATION
--1.TAKING PSY 3902W? NEW PSY 5993 COURSE ALTERNATE FOR B.S. STUDENTS
--2.PSY 3666: HUMAN SEXUALITY ADDED TO FALL 2012 COURSE OFFERINGS
--3.JUNIOR OR SENIOR WONDERING WHAT'S NEXT? ID 3201: CAREER PLANNING
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
--4.MEETING WED. 4/18: PIZZA POP & GRAD SCHOOL TALK! FREE FOOD & INFO!
--5.SIGN UP NOW FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM!
EVENTS
--6.MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY (MHAD) 2012
--7.MEET, GREET, & EAT WITH CLA ALUMNI PROFESSIONALS-TONIGHT!
--8.'PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE' FILM SCREENING PLUS Q & A
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
--9.HELP DEVELOP ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS THIS SATURDAY!
--10.SEEKING UGRAs FOR SOCIAL PSYCH LAB ON EMOTIONAL REACTIONS
--11.UGRAs NEEDED FOR RUNNING ROMANTIC COUPLES THROUGH STUDY
--12.UGRAs NEEDED FOR ASSISTANCE IN LAB ON POWER & INFLUENCE IN COUPLES
VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
--13.GAIN EXPERIENCE: THE AURORA CENTER IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--14.PROVIDE ASSISTANCE & CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
--15.SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT COACH FOR PEOPLE W/DEVEL DISABILITIES
--16.SEEKING LIVE-IN DIRECT CARE FOR PEOPLE W/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
LEARNING ABROAD
--17.VOLUNTEER ABROAD SHORT-TERM IN ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, OR GHANA
--18.TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION
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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
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1.TAKING PSY 3902W? NEW PSY 5993 COURSE ALTERNATE FOR B.S. STUDENTS
Senior Psychology B.S. majors registered for PSY 3902W Major Project have an alternative option for the required concurrent enrollment in PSY 4/5993. In the past, the research requirement has strictly been fulfilled through volunteering in a research lab of a faculty member as outlined on our webpage. Beginning Fall 2012, a specific PSY 5993 section (-042) will be offered in a course-style format. This option provides an opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups to complete a research study with archival data rather than participating in the current lab of a faculty. Fall 2012's section will be broadly applicable to clinical psychology. The research will consider environmental processes that may be of relevance to the development of psychopathology. In this lab, students will be investigating various ways in which discrete emotions are shaped by others, and what individual differences may be linked with psychopathology, personality characteristics, ethnicity, etc. The course will be taught by Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D. and will be held Tuesdays from 9:05 am - 11:00 am. To enroll in this unique PSY 5993 section, please contact Psychology Undergraduate Advising at psyadvis@umn.edu including your name, student ID number, and interest in enrolling in the PSY 5993 course option. We will verify that you are a B.S. major enrolled in PSY 3902W, and provide a permission number for an open seat--there is a limited availability, so act now if interested and have a back-up plan in mind if seats fill.
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2.PSY 3666: HUMAN SEXUALITY ADDED TO FALL 2012 COURSE OFFERINGS
There has been a recent addition to Psychology's Fall 2012 course offerings! Within the next few days, students will be able to enroll in PSY 3666 Human Sexuality. This course is usable toward the Psychology major and is considered an Area B course. If you have questions about where this may fall into your academic plan, please schedule an appointment to meet with a Psychology Advisor.
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3.JUNIOR OR SENIOR WONDERING WHAT'S NEXT? ID 3201: CAREER PLANNING
Enroll in this 2 credit course for Fall semester! ID 3201 Career Planning teaches advanced job-search strategies like marketplace research, resume writing, networking, interviewing and more. You earn credit for completing things you should be doing anyway! The course is aimed at juniors and seniors. It is not usable toward your 36 credits in Psychology, but may be applied toward general upper-division outside the major credits. See CLA Career Service course descriptions for more information.

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PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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4.MEETING WED. 4/18: PIZZA POP & GRAD SCHOOL TALK! FREE FOOD & INFO!
The next Psi Chi/Psychology Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th, from 3:00 - 4:00pm in N639 Elliott. It's our last meeting of the semester so it's time for our Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk! We have graduate students from the clinical, developmental, social/evolutionary, and industrial/organizational psychology programs. These students will be sharing their experiences with graduate school from applying to programs to being a student. Come with questions and we're sure they'll be happy to answer them for you! Free pizza and pop will be served, and you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend-- all are welcome! If you have questions, attend a meeting or send an email to psichi@umn.edu for more information.
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5.SIGN UP NOW FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM!
Although the deadline has passed to sign up to receive free honor cords, you can still participate with Psi Chi/Psychology Club in Relay for Life! The U of M's 2012 Relay for Life will be held on Friday, April 27th. Click here to join our Relay team! If you are interested or have any questions, please send an email to psichi@umn.edu.

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EVENTS
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6.MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY (MHAD) 2012
Join us on April 25th on the Coffman Union front lawn for Mental Health Awareness Day! The purpose of this day is to promote awareness about the sometimes profound impact that suffering from, living with, and recovering from mental health issues have on college students. There will be a feature display titled "Don't Sit In Silence", spoken word performances, and more. Please consider making this day as successful as possible by sharing your personal experience with mental health by submitting a story, volunteering the day or the event, or just stopping by to decorate a T-shirt. For more information and/or to volunteer, visit our Facebook page.
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7.MEET, GREET, & EAT WITH CLA ALUMNI PROFESSIONALS-TONIGHT!
Tuesday, April 17th; 6:00 - 7:00 pm
312 Science Teaching & Student Services building
A panel of around 4 to 5 alumni professionals will share about their careers and mingle with CLA students. This is an opportunity to learn about others' experiences that have led them to success so that you may follow in their steps! Pizza and refreshments will be served; there is no cost or registration required. For more information contact: clasb@umn.edu. Hosted by the CLA Student Board.
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8.'PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE' FILM SCREENING PLUS Q & A
Friday, April 20th; 7:00 pm
Bell Museum Auditorium
This documentary is timely and critical for all educators and those involved in education. The documentary 'Precious Knowledge' interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican-American Studies Program at Tucson High School. The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative social justice curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged, informed, and active in their communities. Along with their harsh anti-immigrant stance, Arizona lawmakers recently passed a bill giving unilateral power to the State Superintendent to abolish Ethnic Studies classes such as these. 'Precious Knowledge' provides an insider's perspective to a historic battle over civil rights as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes. Following this free public screening, one of the documentary's featured students, Crystal Terriquez, will participate in a Q & A session. To learn more about the film, visit the official film site and trailer. There is also a Facebook event set up if you would like a FB reminder.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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9.HELP DEVELOP ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS THIS SATURDAY!
Dr. Ted Christ and his research team are developing a computer adaptive reading test for students in grades 6-12 as part of a joint project between the University of Minnesota's Department of Educational Psychology and the United States Department of Education-Office of Special Education. As part of this project, the lab is conducting an item writing workshop on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 2pm in the Education Sciences Building (alternate date, April 28th depending on participant schedules) and are looking for talented undergraduates and graduate students from a variety of content areas who can participate. Experience writing assessment items for junior and senior high school students is preferred. Participants will work in small groups to generate reading comprehension assessment items for students in grades 6-12. Lunch will be provided and students will be compensated a $50 gift card. There will be opportunities for some participants to continue as paid item-writers over the next few months. If interested, please email Mary Jane White (whit0782@umn.edu) with the following information in your email: Grade level; Content area; Any experience writing assessment items; Preference for meeting on April 21st or 28th.
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10.SEEKING UGRAs FOR SOCIAL PSYCH LAB ON EMOTIONAL REACTIONS
We're looking for research assistants to help with piloting and running a study examining individuals' physiological, self-reported, and displayed emotional reactions in response to an emotion-eliciting stimuli. Given the theoretical focus of the project, those interested in relationships may also find the project interesting. Working on this project would involve such tasks as assisting with organizing project materials (e.g., scripts, instructions), working out the kinks in the procedure, and running pilot participants. Full-scale data collection will begin in the fall semester. RAs will be trained on all necessary equipment and procedures. RA's should be comfortable with interacting with participants and giving clear and detailed instructions. Research assistants who can commit to at least 2 semesters (summer/fall, fall/spring) will be given priority. Research assistants who can start in the summer will also be given priority. It is absolutely imperative that you are responsible and conscientious in your work. Please contact Jen Fillo (fillo001@umn.edu) for more information, and we can set up a time to meet. You can get course credit for your services.
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11.UGRAs NEEDED FOR RUNNING ROMANTIC COUPLES THROUGH STUDY
We're looking for two RA's to assist in an ongoing interaction observation study on power and influence in romantic couples. RA's will be running participants through a two and a half hour protocol consisting of multiple discussions about existing issues in their relationship and two collaborative tasks. These sessions will primarily be run on weekday evenings (between 4pm- 9pm), but occasionally RA's may need to run sessions on weekends. In addition to running ~2 sessions per week, RA's will attend at 45 min weekly lab meeting. RA's should feel comfortable working with adults from the community and reading/giving instructions while videotaped. Ideally, RA's would be able to stay on for the fall semester. It is absolutely imperative that you are responsible and conscientious in your work. Please contact Jen Fillo (fillo001@umn.edu) for more information, and we can set up a time to meet. You can get course credit for your services.
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12.UGRAs NEEDED FOR ASSISTANCE IN LAB ON POWER & INFLUENCE IN COUPLES
We're looking for one RA to also assist in an ongoing interaction observation study on power and influence in romantic couples. This RA would be in charge of checking the email account for an ongoing study and responding to emails from potential participants. Second, they would be conducting literature searches (finding and organizing articles) for a couple new projects starting up this summer. Other tasks may be added based on the interest and competence of the RA. The RA would be expected to check the email account at least twice a day, plus come into the lab to work 4-6 hours per week. Strong candidates will be highly organized and conscientious and comfortable reading/summarizing psychology journal articles. This position is expected to continue into the fall, although an RA who does a good job would be likely to be recruited into a new position in the fall if interested. It is absolutely imperative that you are responsible and conscientious in your work. Please contact Jen Fillo (fillo001@umn.edu) for more information, and we can set up a time to meet. You can get course credit for your services. Unfortunately, we are only looking for a few RA's for these project, and we often have to turn away many qualified applicants. However, in case we cannot take you, we will forward your name to other researchers in the social psychology area who are also running studies this semester.

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VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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13.GAIN EXPERIENCE: THE AURORA CENTER IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
Apply to be a Special Projects Volunteer at The Aurora Center, an organization that provides a safe and confidential space for University members who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. Initial training is Friday, May 18th from 12:00 to 6:00 pm (location TBA). Job description, application, and recommendation forms can be found at The Aurora Center's webpage or by contacting Jerie Smith smith449@umn.edu.

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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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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.
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14.PROVIDE ASSISTANCE & CARE FOR PEOPLE W/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
At Dependable Home Health Care, we are seeking an organized and experienced Lead Direct Care Counselor join the team at our group home in Andover. The Lead Direct Care Counselor is to work directly with persons served in the implementation of the written Individual Support Plans, documenting progress and response to program services, and ensuring the safety and well-being of each person. In addition the Lead Direct Support Professional will directly coordinate and deliver supportive services for 1-4 individuals with disabilities living in their home. This individual generally works without direct immediate supervision in the performance of assigned tasks, acts as the first point of contact, and provides staffing coverage when the Designated Coordinator is unavailable. Ideal candidates would have at least two years experience working in this field. Knowledge of DHS licensing rules 245B and 203 is ideal. Please visit our website to learn more about current positions. Questions may be directed to Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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15.SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT COACH FOR PEOPLE W/DEVEL. DISABILITIES
Dependable Home Health Care is seeking a highly motivated person to support people with disabilities in the community with their current employment positions and assist in securing potential employment opportunities for those who need it. The Employment Coach will transport the person to various locations in the community, provide redirection and implement behavior management techniques as needed, and use a variety of communication methods. Direct contact hours are generally daytime hours Monday-Friday. This position is part-time but has potential for full-time opportunities for the right candidate. Preferred candidates will have experience working with persons who have developmental disabilities and have excellent behavior management skills. All job offers are contingent on a cleared background check and clean driving record. Please visit our website to learn more about current positions. Questions may be directed to Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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16.SEEKING LIVE-IN DIRECT CARE FOR PEOPLE W/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
A Live-In Direct Care Counselor is needed for Dependable Home Health Care. The primary purpose of this position is to work directly with person(s) receiving services in the implementation of written Individual Support Plans, documenting progress and response to program services, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the person(s). In addition, he or she will directly coordinate and deliver supportive services for two individuals with disabilities living in their home. This individual generally works without direct immediate supervision in the performance of assigned tasks. Preferred candidates will have experience working with disabled individuals. Able to read, write and speak the English language. Must pass criminal background check. Please visit our website to learn more about current positions. Questions may be directed to Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.

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LEARNING ABROAD
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17.VOLUNTEER ABROAD SHORT-TERM IN ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, OR GHANA
Thursday, April 19th; 4:00 - 5:00 pm
110 and 214 Heller Hall
Spend your break making a difference! Learn more about new volunteer opportunties available for Winter Break and Spring Break. These short-term, non-credit programs will go to Ghana in the winter and Ecuador and Guatemala during Spring Break participating in areas such as health, education, social work, construction, and sustainable resource management. LAC staff and partner organizations will be on hand to answer your questions. Join us for any or all sessions that interest you. Pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Scott Daby .
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18.TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, April 25; 4:00 pm
110 Heller Hall
Students will learn about types of teaching positions and necessary qualifications. Previous teachers will share their stories from teaching in various areas of the world.

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