Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Student Newsletter


December 1, 2016


Announcements

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Good luck with finals and your other end of the semester activities!  


The next newsletter will be on January 15, 2017. Announcements are due by 5pm on January 14, 2017.

Independent Research (PSYC 397) and Special Studies in Psychology (PSYC 399) Application Forms are now online

If you are planning on taking PSYC 397 or 399 in the Spring, there is a new application/registration procedure. Electronic PDF forms must be completed in their entirety (every question must be answered including your Loyola UID number) and the form must be submitted by the FACULTY MENTOR to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu by 5pm on the first Thursday of instruction (Thursday, January 19, 2017). No need to wait until the last minute, completed forms are much appreciated early! Incomplete forms will be returned. Forms sent directly to Jacquie Hamilton or Megan Daly will also be returned. PAPER FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Currently you can find the contract forms and information about both classes here: http://www.luc.edu/psychology/undergraduatestudentforms/ The location will move when we switch to our new website next semester, but I will update you all about the new location when that occurs.



Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting: December 7, 7pm, Cuneo 324

 

Teach for America 2017 Application Deadline: Friday, December 9

2017 will be here before we know it! Where will you be this time next year? By joining Teach For America, you will be part of a powerful network of 50,000 taking on the fight of our time. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom. As an alum, you’ll join a diverse community continuing to fight inequity from every sector. All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred.

What does 2017 hold for you? Apply to the Teach For America corps today. To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

 

Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC

Apply this spring to spend Fall 2017 in Washington! Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Fall 2016 students are interning with Senators Franken, Kirk and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Gutierrez and Davis, National Strategies, the World Affairs Council, and the Supreme Court. Fall 2017 applications are due by February 17. To apply visit here. To read what students say about the program see here. And check us out on Facebook. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu

 

Class Opportunities

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Looking for a Psychology Advanced Lab for next semester?

Both PSYC 398 Simulations in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building and PSYC 398 Lab in Body Image both have available seats for next semester. Both courses count as Group B Advanced labs. Additional details on both classes may be found below.

 

Neuroethics Class - Spring 2017

Neuroethics addresses ethical issues emerging from now discoveries in neuroscience. This seminar will address several of these issues, including: to what extent is it morally permissible to engage in neurocognitive enhancement? How should neuroscientific findings be used in the courtroom and by the media? The course will be run as a small seminar (15 students), and will host guest speakers throughout the semester. You can receive Psychology elective credit for this course.

There are still a couple of spots available for the course, but act quickly. To enroll, please contact Jennifer Parks (jparks1@luc.edu) and copy the Psychology Department undergraduate program director (psyc-ugrad@luc.edu).

 

Body Image Lab Class - Spring 2017

A LAB class on “Body Image” will be offered this spring, Psyc 398 section 002 (2:30-3:45 T&TH) and section 003 (4:15-6:45, Tues). This course will cover scholarly material on many different facets of body image, including but not limited to, theoretical and neurological underpinnings of body image and eating disorders, body image in children and adolescents, body image in men, and the effects of the media and social media on body image. Eating disorders and disordered eating will also be covered in some detail. Students will be expected to learn about these topics and others on body image), as well as conduct a research project in the area of body image and/or eating disorders. Prerequisites are Psyc Stats 304 and Research Methods 306. Please note the course will count toward the Psychology major as a B lab class, and can serve as a capstone class if it is your second lab (even though Psyc 398 is described as a “seminar” class on Locus, it is lab class). If you have any questions about the course please review the course website or e-mail Dr. Denise Davidson.



Simulation in Psychology Lab Course - Spring 2017

Want to learn a unique set of skills that you can list on your resumé and that will set it apart from others in the eyes of potential employers and graduate schools? Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398-001, TuTh 11:30-12:45 ) is a lab course that will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of computer simulation as it applies to human social behavior. It emphasizes the use of simulation to (a) express social psychological theory and (b) derive predictions about social psychological phenomena that would be difficult or impossible to derive in any other way. Students will learn the basics of a simulation programming language during the first half of the semester, and then use that language during the second half of the semester to build a computer simulation on a topic they select from a set of available alternatives. This course will count as a B-Group Laboratory for those majoring in psychology. Want to know more? Please visit.

 

Research Opportunities

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Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab!

Dr. Conley's IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to begin in Spring 2017, preferably for a commitment of two semesters or longer. Research assistants will gain valuable research experience while exploring topics related to college student mental health, emerging adulthood, and trajectories of risk and resilience across development. For more information about the lab or to access our RA application, please visit our site at http://lucimpactlab.weebly.com or contact Brynn Huguenel at bhuguenel@luc.edu.



Eating Recovery Center, Insight Chicago - Research Opportunities

The Eating Recovery Center located in the loop seeks undergraduate or graduate students who would be interested in doing research in our facility as a volunteer research assistant. Interested students should contact Lauren Acciavatti (Clinical Research Coordinator) at LAcciavatti@insightillinois.com, 847-510-2867.

 

Research Participation Opportunity

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Are you a college student who identifies as having a mental health challenge and worries about keeping your condition a secret or telling others?

The Loyola IMPACT Lab is conducting a study on an interactive group-based workshop that guides people through the process of making disclosure decisions.

Study participants will be randomly assigned to the intervention condition or a non-intervention comparison group and will be asked to complete survey measures at 4 times in the semester. Participants will receive up to $40 (visa gift cards) or 6 Sona credits (for Psyc 100 or 101 courses) for completing the study.

To participate, email impact@luc.edu or call (773) 508-3020 ASAP, to register by September 23. You must be a college student (age 18 or older) who self-identifies as having mental illness to participate.

 

 


November 15, 2016


 

Announcements

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 Looking for a Psychology Advanced Lab for next semester?  

Both PSYC 398 Simulations in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building and PSYC 398 Lab in Body Image both have available seats for next semester.  Both courses count as Group B Advanced labs.  Additional details on both classes may be found below.

 

Do you have a Psychology Department Advisor?

All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name visit here or check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see your Student ID number on the Advisor List OR you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, Departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.

 

Neuroscience Society Meeting - Wed, Nov 16, 7pm

Wednesday is Neuroscience Society's next meeting at 7:00pm in Cuneo 324. This meeting will be packed with excitement to help make your end to the semester a little less stressful. First, EMS is coming to do a quick presentation and then they will perform a demonstration, so that members can see what the medical technicians do on campus. This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in the medical field! In the second half of the meeting, we will be decorating cookies and members are going to help us plan events for next semester. See you at the meeting!

 

Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) 3rd Book Discussion – Thurs, Nov 17, 11:30am

CODA invites you to a review and discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me from 11:30-1pm in Mundelein’s Palm Court (4thFloor). Please view the attached flier for more information on the event.

 

Psychology Club Meeting - Thurs, Nov 17, 7pm

The Psychology Club will be holding its next General Body Meeting this Thursday, from 7-8pm in Cuneo 217. Carly Tindall, a School Psychology doctoral student, will be joining us to give a brief presentation introducing the field of School Psychology. We will also be announcing a Spring Psychology E-Board position opening.

 

Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC

Apply this spring to spend Fall 2017 in Washington! Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Fall 2016 students are interning with Senators Franken, Kirk and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Gutierrez and Davis, National Strategies, the World Affairs Council, and the Supreme Court. Fall 2017 applications are due by February 17. To apply visit here. To read what students say about the program see here. And check us out on Facebook. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu

 

Class Opportunities

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Neuroethics Class - Spring 2017

Neuroethics addresses ethical issues emerging from now discoveries in neuroscience. This seminar will address several of these issues, including: to what extent is it morally permissible to engage in neurocognitive enhancement? How should neuroscientific findings be used in the courtroom and by the media? The course will be run as a small seminar (15 students), and will host guest speakers throughout the semester. You can receive Psychology elective credit for this course.

There are still a couple of spots available for the course, but act quickly. To enroll, please contact Jennifer Parks (jparks1@luc.edu) and copy the Psychology Department undergraduate program director (psyc-ugrad@luc.edu)

 

Body Image Lab Class - Spring 2017

A LAB class on “Body Image” will be offered this spring, Psyc 398 section 002 (2:30-3:45 T&TH) and section 003 (4:15-6:45, Tues).This course will cover scholarly material on many different facets of body image, including but not limited to, theoretical and neurological underpinnings of body image and eating disorders, body image in children and adolescents, body image in men, and the effects of the media and social media on body image. Eating disorders and disordered eating will also be covered in some detail. Students will be expected to learn about these topics and others on body image), as well as conduct a research project in the area of body image and/or eating disorders. Prerequisites are Psyc Stats 304 and Research Methods 306. Please note the course will count toward the Psychology major as a B lab class, and can serve as a capstone class if it is your second lab (even though Psyc 398 is described as a “seminar” class on Locus, it is lab class). If you have any questions about the course please review the course website or e-mail Dr. Denise Davidson.

 

Simulation in Psychology Lab Course - Spring 2017

Want to learn a unique set of skills that you can list on your resumé and that will set it apart from others in the eyes of potential employers and graduate schools? Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398-001, TuTh 11:30-12:45 ) is a lab course that will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of computer simulation as it applies to human social behavior. It emphasizes the use of simulation to (a) express social psychological theory and (b) derive predictions about social psychological phenomena that would be difficult or impossible to derive in any other way. Students will learn the basics of a simulation programming language during the first half of the semester, and then use that language during the second half of the semester to build a computer simulation on a topic they select from a set of available alternatives. This course will count as a B-Group Laboratory for those majoring in psychology. Want to know more? Please visit.

 

Research Opportunities

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Eating Recovery Center, Insight Chicago - Research Opportunities

The Eating Recovery Center located in the loop seeks undergraduate or graduate students who would be interested in doing research in our facility as a volunteer research assistant. Interested students should contact Lauren Acciavatti (Clinical Research Coordinator) at LAcciavatti@insightillinois.com, 847-510-2867.

 

 

Research Participation Opportunity

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Are you a college student who identifies as having a mental health challenge and worries about keeping your condition a secret or telling others?

The Loyola IMPACT Lab is conducting a study on an interactive group-based workshop that guides people through the process of making disclosure decisions.

Study participants will be randomly assigned to the intervention condition or a non-intervention comparison group and will be asked to complete survey measures at 4 times in the semester. Participants will receive up to $40 (visa gift cards) or 6 Sona credits (for Psyc 100 or 101 courses) for completing the study.

To participate, email impact@luc.edu or call (773) 508-3020 ASAP, to register by September 23. You must be a college student (age 18 or older) who self-identifies as having mental illness to participate.


November 1, 2016


 

TODAY - Science Days Keynote Address - Today 4:30p LSB 142

Visiting scholar Dr. William Bialek with present the keynote address for Loyola Science Days "Galilean Imperative: A Search for Simplicity”. More information on Dr. Bialek’s talk is available here

 

CODA Film Screening - 13th on Wed, Nov 2  4-6:30 pm in Galvin Auditorium

The Psychology Department’s Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) presents the documentary film: 13th. Join us after the film for a DISCUSSION. Light snacks provided. For more information, contact: codaloyola@gmail.com  Documentary Synopsis: Made by Ava DuVernay (director of Selma), 13th is a documentary film that addresses racial inequality in the U.S., with a focus on the disproportionate representation of African-American men in prison.

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting - Wed, Nov 2, 7pm, Cuneo 324

The Neuroscience Society will be hosting former psychology major Matt Kmiecik. He is currently a graduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Cognition and Neuroscience PhD program. Matt will give a presentation on his journey to grad school and his experiences within neuroscience, as well as a Q&A session after the presentation. We hope to see you there!

 

Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference Graduate School Fair – Saturday, November 5, 2016

Attached is a list of the graduate schools/programs that are participating in the Grad School Fair at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference. All students are encouraged to attend to learn more graduate school opportunities.

 

Annual Hartigan Lecture: The Political Meaning of the 2016 Election – Thursday, November 10, 2016

The 2016 election has challenged many assumptions about party politics, presidential politics and political campaigns. How can we make sense of these events, and of what we thought we knew about our political system? In this talk, Julia Azari (Marquette University) will assess the role of political parties in twenty-first century political life, stepping back to look at what 2016 changed - and what it revealed. Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM in McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall). Reception to follow. See the attached flyer for more information.

 

Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) 3rd Book Discussion – Thurs, Nov 17

CODA invites you to a review and discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me from 11:30-1pm in Mundelein’s Palm Court (4th Floor). Please view the attached flier for more information on the event.

 

Class Opportunities

Body Image Lab Class - Spring 2017 – PLEASE NOTE NEW CLASS TIMES

A LAB class on “Body Image” will be offered this spring, Psyc 398 section 002 (2:30-3:45 T&TH) and section 003 (4:15-6:45, Tues).This course will cover scholarly material on many different facets of body image, including but not limited to, theoretical and neurological underpinnings of body image and eating disorders, body image in children and adolescents, body image in men, and the effects of the media and social media on body image. Eating disorders and disordered eating will also be covered in some detail. Students will be expected to learn about these topics and others on body image), as well as conduct a research project in the area of body image and/or eating disorders. Prerequisites are Psyc Stats 304 and Research Methods 306. Please note the course will count toward the Psychology major as a B lab class, and can serve as a capstone class if it is your second lab (even though Psyc 398 is described as a “seminar” class on Locus, it is lab class). If you have any questions about the course please review the course website or e-mail Dr. Denise Davidson.

 

Simulation in Psychology Lab Course - Spring 2017 – PLEASE NOTE CLASS NEW TIME

Want to learn a unique set of skills that you can list on your resumé and that will set it apart from others in the eyes of potential employers and graduate schools? Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398-001, TuTh 11:30-12:45 ) is a lab course that will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of computer simulation as it applies to human social behavior. It emphasizes the use of simulation to (a) express social psychological theory and (b) derive predictions about social psychological phenomena that would be difficult or impossible to derive in any other way. Students will learn the basics of a simulation programming language during the first half of the semester, and then use that language during the second half of the semester to build a computer simulation on a topic they select from a set of available alternatives. This course will count as a B-Group Laboratory for those majoring in psychology. Want to know more? Please visit.

 

Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC

Apply this spring to spend Fall 2017 in Washington! Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Fall 2016 students are interning with Senators Franken, Kirk and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Gutierrez and Davis, National Strategies, the World Affairs Council, and the Supreme Court. Fall 2017 applications due by February 17. To apply visit here. To read what students say about the program see here. And check us out on Facebook. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu

 

Research Opportunities

Eating Recovery Center, Insight Chicago - Research Opportunities

The Eating Recovery Center located in the loop seeks undergraduate or graduate students who would be interested in doing research in our facility as a volunteer research assistant. Interested students should contact Lauren Acciavatti (Clinical Research Coordinator) atLAcciavatti@insightillinois.com, 847-510-2867.

 

Risk and Resilience Lab

The Risk and Resilience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Maryse Richards from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Katherine Tyson-McCrea from the School of Social Work, is looking for undergraduates interested in helping implement a cross-age peer mentoring research grant. This research assistant position would require students make a 10 hour/week commitment to assist with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth. This would entail data collection and entry, lab meetings, and trips to run intervention session on the south side of Chicago. The aim of this research is to advance social justice and empower low-income communities. If interested, please contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu.

 

Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) Lab

The CHATS Lab, under the direction of Dr. Grayson Holmbeck from the Department of Psychology, is looking for undergraduates interested in serving as research assistants on a study investigating psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending weekly research meetings. Research assistants must: have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, major in psychology or related field, commit to at least 10 hours a week for 1 year with some daytime and weekend availability, have access to a vehicle that can be used for data collection, and fluent Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. If interested, please email Jackie Papadakis at jlenno2@luc.edu.

 

Research Participation Opportunity

Are you a college student who identifies as having a mental health challenge and worries about keeping your condition a secret or telling others?
The Loyola IMPACT Lab is conducting a study on an interactive group-based workshop that guides people through the process of making disclosure decisions.
Study participants will be randomly assigned to the intervention condition or a non-intervention comparison group and will be asked to complete survey measures at 4 times in the semester. Participants will receive up to $40 (visa gift cards) or 6 Sona credits (for Psyc 100 or 101 courses) for completing the study.
To participate, email impact@luc.edu or call (773) 508-3020 ASAP, to register by September 23. You must be a college student (age 18 or older) who self-identifies as having mental illness to participate.

October 15, 2016


Announcements

Optimizing Learning in College: Tips From Cognitive Psychology

Attached is a recent paper by Putnam, Sungkhasettee, and Roediger (2016) published in the prestigious journal Psychological Science that reviews recent research from cognitive psychology on how to optimize your learning from classes.  Some of what is in the article you may already do, while other things may even seem counterintuitive.  Give it a try…all the suggestions are backed up by research!  You can also download the paper here.

 

Body Image Lab Class - Spring 2017

A LAB class on “Body Image” will be offered this spring, Psyc 398 section 002 (11:30-12:45 T&TH) and section 003 (2:30-3:45, T&TH).  This course will cover scholarly material on many different facets of body image, including but not limited to, theoretical and neurological underpinnings of body image and eating disorders, body image in children and adolescents, body image in men, and the effects of the media and social media on body image.  Eating disorders and disordered eating will also be covered in some detail.  Students will be expected to learn about these topics and others on body image), as well as conduct a research project in the area of body image and/or eating disorders.  Prerequisites are Psyc Stats 304 and Research Methods 306. Please note the course will count toward the Psychology major as a B lab class, and can serve as a capstone class if it is your second lab (even though Psyc 398 is described as a “seminar” class on Locus, it is lab class).  If you have any questions about the course please review the  course website or e-mail Dr. Denise Davidson.

 

Simulation in Psychology Lab Course - Spring 2017

Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398, TuTh 1:00-2:15). This hands-on laboratory course will explore the use of computer simulation as a tool for studying human social behavior. Students will learn how to create their own simulation using freely available simulation software. The first half of the semester will be devoted to learning the basics of an easy-to-master simulation programming language. The second half of the semester will then be devoted to using that language to create your own simulation of a specific aspect of social behavior that is of interest to you. Prior programming experience is not required. This is an ideal course for psychology majors who are curious about (a) how computers can be made to simulate human behavior and (b) how such simulations can be usefully employed as a scientific tool. For more information, please see the course website.

 

Midwest Eco Conference - October 14-15 - DePaul University

The Midwest Eco Conference, the local student-run community psychology conference, is this weekend at DePaul University. Registration is $30 for undergraduates.  Details are available at https://midwesteco2016.wordpress.com/ 

 

Neuroscience Seminar - Tuesday, October 18, Cuneo 109, 4pm

Dr. Donna Bridge (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) - Active retrieval shapes memory and exploration. Interested in learning more about research in neuroscience? Want to find research opportunities in neuroscience labs both at Loyola and in surrounding universities? Please join us at the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 to hear professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students discuss their research. For more information please review the schedule here or contact Dr. Robert Morrison at rmorrison@luc.edu.

 

2016 Loyola Science Days Events

 

Event

Department

Location

Date/Time

Careers in Environmental Science Job Panel

Institute for Environmental Sustainability

IES 123/124

10.18

4 – 5 pm

Careers in Science Fair

Career Development Center

DSC – Schmitt MPR

10.19

3 – 5 pm

A Career In Data Analytics

CAS – Physics

CSH 207

10.20

6 – 7 pm

Careers in Science Job Panel Seminar

CAS - Physics

Regis Multi-Purpose Room

10.25

6 – 7 pm

TechChallenge

CAS – Computer Science

Cuneo Hall Room 109

10.26

4-5 pm

Keynote Presentation:

Prof. Bialek

CAS – Computer Science

LSB 142

11.1

Pres:  4:30 – 6 pm

Reception: 6 – 7 pm

 

Loyola Psychology Club

Loyola Psychology Club will be hosting a fun Halloween Celebration on October 27th from 4-6 in Mundelein 205. We're going to have a make your own trick or treat bag, a scary movie playing, and pizza! Faculty and students are welcome at this fun fear-tastic event! Psychology Club is great way to meet new people and learn more about the exciting field of psychology. Whether you’re a psychology major or looking for a fun time, check us out! Join our mailing list or like us on Facebook.

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting - Wednesday, October 19, 7pm, Cuneo 324

Neuroscience Society's next meeting will be this Wednesday. We will introduce Neuro Buddies Mentoring Program and group up to play an exciting game of Jeopardy! Members will also be voting on this year's t-shirt design. If you have a t-shirt design, please send it to neurosocietyluc@gmail.com before the meeting. If you win, you will win back your dues! 

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Escape Room! - Saturday, Oct 22 - MUST REGISTER

Our next fund raising event is on Saturday, October 22nd and it's going to be an Escape Room in Dumbach! The cost is $5 and you must email neurosocietyluc@gmail.com to reserve a time. Space is limited and it will go fast! 

 

Body Positivity Documentary Screening – Thursday, November 3, 7:30pm, AMC River East

The organization Unpolished Journey is hosting a showing of the documentary Embrace, a film discussing the importance of body positivity and the pressure society puts on women to achieve the "thin ideal." The event will take place on November 3, 2016 at the AMCRiver East 21 Theater at 7:30pm. For this showing to occur, 100 people need to reserve tickets before October 17th. If you are interested in this event, you can view the trailer for the film here and can reserve your tickets here

 

Research Opportunities

SPSP Undergraduate Research Program – Now Accepting Applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR provides an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct hands-on research and research-related activities full-time for eight weeks, working closely with a social-personality psychology faculty mentor at the mentor’s university. Interested applicants can learn more about the program or apply today. Applicants will be asked to identify up to five potential faculty mentors from the list of current mentors. All materials, including a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at each applicant’s home institution, must be submitted by October 31, 2016. If you have questions, please contact spur@spsp.org.

 

Eating Recovery Center, Insight Chicago - Research Opportunities

The Eating Recovery Center located in the loop seeks undergraduate or graduate students who would be interested in doing research in our facility as a volunteer research assistant. Interested students should contact Lauren Acciavatti (Clinical Research Coordinator) at LAcciavatti@insightillinois.com, 847-510-2867.

 

Risk and Resilience Lab

The Risk and Resilience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Maryse Richards from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Katherine Tyson-McCrea from the School of Social Work, is looking for undergraduates interested in helping implement a cross-age peer mentoring research grant. This research assistant position would require students make a 10 hour/week commitment to assist with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth. This would entail data collection and entry, lab meetings, and trips to run intervention session on the south side of Chicago. The aim of this research is to advance social justice and empower low-income communities. If interested, please contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu.

 

Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) Lab

The CHATS Lab, under the direction of Dr. Grayson Holmbeck from the Department of Psychology, is looking for undergraduates interested in serving as research assistants on a study investigating psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending weekly research meetings. Research assistants must: have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, major in psychology or related field, commit to at least 10 hours a week for 1 year with some daytime and weekend availability, have access to a vehicle that can be used for data collection, and fluent Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. If interested, please email Jackie Papadakis at jlenno2@luc.edu.

 


October 1, 2016


Announcements

Spring Internship Class - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

If you plan to take PSYC 390 internship course in the Spring, you MUST apply by Friday, October 7th. Please go here to print the Application and the Faculty Recommendation Form. Please also see the attached flyer for further reference. **Note that the class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Brynn Huguenel, Internship Coordinator, at bhuguenel@luc.edu.

 

7th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference, sponsored by the Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Marquette University. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will provide attendees an opportunity to meet professors and their students who are conducting cutting-edge research in diversity-related areas in psychology. Additionally, attendees are invited to share their own research, and students who attend the event will receive an application fee waiver.

Attached you will find a flyer about the event. Please feel free to forward this email and/or attachment widely to students who may be interested in joining us. Please complete our online form to RSVP. You are welcome to contact me with any questions.

 

Body Positivity Documentary Screening – Thursday, November 3, 7:30pm, AMC River East

The organization Unpolished Journey is hosting a showing of the documentary Embrace, a film discussing the importance of body positivity and the pressure society puts on women to achieve the "thin ideal." The event will take place on November 3, 2016 at the AMCRiver East 21 Theater at 7:30pm. For this showing to occur, 100 people need to reserve tickets before October 17th. If you are interested in this event, you can view the trailer for the film here and reserve your tickets here.

 

Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building - Special Topics Lab Course for Spring 2017

Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398, TuTh 1:00-2:15). This hands-on laboratory course will explore the use of computer simulation as a tool for studying human social behavior. Students will learn how to create their own simulation using freely available simulation software. The first half of the semester will be devoted to learning the basics of an easy-to-master simulation programming language. The second half of the semester will then be devoted to using that language to create your own simulation of a specific aspect of social behavior that is of interest to you. Prior programming experience is not required. This is an ideal course for psychology majors who are curious about (a) how computers can be made to simulate human behavior and (b) how such simulations can be usefully employed as a scientific tool. For more information, please see the course website.

 

Psi Chi - Psychology Honors Society

If you missed the recent information session please see information about Psi Chi including membership requirements here or contact Anum Afzal (aafzall@luc.edu) for additional information.

 

Neuroscience Seminar - Ben Yang (Northwestern University) - Calcium, Telomere, and Parkinson's Disease - Tuesday, October 4, Cuneo 109 4pm

Interested in learning more about research in neuroscience? Want to find research opportunities in neuroscience labs both at Loyola and in surrounding universities? Please join us at the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 to hear professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students discuss their research. For more information please review the schedule here or contact Dr. Robert Morrison at rmorrison@luc.edu.

 

Loyola Psychology Club

Psychology Club is great way to meet new people and learn more about the exciting field of psychology. Whether you’re a psychology major or looking for a fun time, check us out! Join our mailing list or like us on Facebook.

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting - Wednesday, October 5, 7pm, Cuneo 324

Don't miss the next Neuroscience Society meeting! Dr. Joe Vukoc from the Department of Philosophy will be leading a discussion on neuroethics  We hope to see you all there!

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Fund Raiser – Blaze Pizza, Wednesday, October 12 – 5 - 8pm

Join us at Blaze Pizza to have delicious pizza and help us raise money for great club programming!  Simply go with your friends to Blaze on Wednesday, October 12 between 5:00 PM  and 8:00 PM and mention Neuroscience Society to your cashier when you place your order.  Members of the eboard and neuroscience faculty will be there to enjoy their pizza with you.  No need to be a member of the club to attend…but please don’t forget to mention the Neuroscience Society when you order. See you there!

 

Research Opportunities

Eating Recovery Center, Insight Chicago - Research Opportunities

The Eating Recovery Center located in the Chicago loop seeks undergraduate or graduate students who would be interested in doing research in our facility as a volunteer research assistant. Interested students should contact Lauren Acciavatti (Clinical Research Coordinator) at LAcciavatti@insightillinois.com, 847-510-2867.

 

Risk and Resilience Lab

The Risk and Resilience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Maryse Richards from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Katherine Tyson-McCrea from the School of Social Work, is looking for undergraduates interested in helping implement a cross-age peer mentoring research grant. This research assistant position would require students make a 10 hour/week commitment to assist with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth. This would entail data collection and entry, lab meetings, and trips to run intervention session on the south side of Chicago. The aim of this research is to advance social justice and empower low-income communities. If interested, please see the attached flyer and contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu.

 

Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) Lab

The CHATS Lab, under the direction of Dr. Grayson Holmbeck from the Department of Psychology, is looking for undergraduates interested in serving as research assistants on a study investigating psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending weekly research meetings. Research assistants must: have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, major in psychology or related field, commit to at least 10 hours a week for 1 year with some daytime and weekend availability, have access to a vehicle that can be used for data collection, and fluent Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. If interested, please see the attached flyer and email Jackie Papadakis at jlenno2@luc.edu


September 15, 2016


Announcements

Spring Internship Class - Application due September 23

Don’t miss this opportunity!  The Internship course (PSYC 390) is a special opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines.  The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through September 23, 2016 for the Spring semester.  Please visit this link, and print the Application and the Faculty Recommendation Form. See the attached flyer for additional information. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Brynn Huguenel, Internship Coordinator, at bhuguenel@luc.edu.  

 

Special Topics Lab Course for Spring 2017

Simulation in Psychology: The Computer as a Tool for Theory Building (PSYC 398, TuTh 1:00-2:15). This hands-on laboratory course will explore the use of computer simulation as a tool for studying human social behavior. Students will learn how to create their own simulation using freely available simulation software. The first half of the semester will be devoted to learning the basics of an easy-to-master simulation programming language. The second half of the semester will then be devoted to using that language to create your own simulation of a specific aspect of social behavior that is of interest to you. Prior programming experience is not required. This is an ideal course for psychology majors who are curious about (a) how computers can be made to simulate human behavior and (b) how such simulations can be usefully employed as a scientific tool. For more information, please see the course website.

 

Neuroscience Seminar

Interested in learning more about research in neuroscience? Want to find research opportunities in neuroscience labs both at Loyola and in surrounding universities? Please join us at the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 to hear professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students discuss their research. For more information please review the schedule here or contact Dr. Robert Morrison at rmorrison@luc.edu.

 

Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?

All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name visit here to see who it is. If you do not see your Student ID number on the Advisor List OR you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask the receptionist for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, Departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.

 

Loyola Psychology Club

Loyola’s Psychology Club s back! Join us for our first event on September 16th in Damen MPR South from 4:00-6:00 for the first ever Ice Cream Social, where you’ll learn more about the club and make delicious ice cream sundaes! Students, faculty, and graduate students interested in Psychology are all invited! Psychology Club is great way to meet new people and learn more about the exciting field of psychology. Whether you’re a psychology major or looking for a fun time, check us out! Join our mailing list or like us on Facebook.

 

Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting - Wednesday, Sept 21, 7pm, Cuneo 324

Don't miss the next Neuroscience Society meeting! Get to know Dr. Daniel Cavanaugh, Professor of neuroscience at Loyola, who will be at our meeting to hold a question and answer session. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the field of neuroscience as well as Dr. Cavanaugh’s journey in education and research. We hope to see you all there!

 

Join the Walk to End Alzheimers - Sunday, Sept 25, 10am, Montrose Harbor

The Neuroscience Society will once again be participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, September 25th. Click here to join our team and attend this event to meet members and faculty, get some fresh air, and help us raise money for a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Contact us at neurosocietyluc@gmail.com and come to our next meeting for further details.

 

Last Week to Register for the Gender Bias Symposium!

Gender Bias Under the Microscope: Rosalind Franklin University’s Inaugural Women in Medicine and Science Symposium is a daylong exploration of women's past, progress and future as leaders in the biomedical sciences. Featuring engaging lectures, interactive workshops and ample networking opportunities, the RFU Symposium will tackle issues such as implicit bias, stereotype threat and the extra-professional pressures on women in demanding careers. Today's complex research and healthcare environments need the best talent — and therefore, more women — at the helm. Join us for a day of connection and learning about the power of diversity to expand discovery in science and medicine.

 

2017 Undergraduate Poster Submissions Open for SPSP

The undergraduate poster submission portal will be open from September 6 through September 19 for poster submissions for the 2017 Annual Convention. Note that only current undergraduate students are eligible to submit a poster during this submission period. The undergraduate student must be the first/presenting author on the submission. Undergraduates who will be graduating in December of this year (2016) are still eligible to submit now and present at the convention in January of 2017.

Use the Undergraduate Poster Submission Guide to prepare your work for submission before the portal opens.

 

7th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference, sponsored by the Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Marquette University. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will provide attendees an opportunity to meet professors and their students who are conducting cutting-edge research in diversity-related areas in psychology. Additionally, attendees are invited to share their own research, and students who attend the event will receive an application fee waiver. Attached you will find a flyer about the event. Please feel free to forward this email and/or attachment widely to students who may be interested in joining us. Please complete our online form to RSVP. You are welcome to contact me with any questions.

 

Research Opportunities

Risk and Resilience Lab

The Risk and Resilience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Maryse Richards from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Katherine Tyson-McCrea from the School of Social Work, is looking for undergraduates interested in helping implement a cross-age peer mentoring research grant. This research assistant position would require students make a 10 hour/week commitment to assist with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth. This would entail data collection and entry, lab meetings, and trips to run intervention session on the south side of Chicago. The aim of this research is to advance social justice and empower low-income communities. If interested, please see the attached flyer and contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu.

Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) Lab

The CHATS Lab, under the direction of Dr. Grayson Holmbeck from the Department of Psychology, is looking for undergraduates interested in serving as research assistants on a study investigating psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending weekly research meetings. Research assistants must: have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, major in psychology or related field, commit to at least 10 hours a week for 1 year with some daytime and weekend availability, have access to a vehicle that can be used for data collection, and fluent Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. If interested, please see the attached flyer and email Jackie Papadakis at jlenno2@luc.edu

 

Research Participation Opportunity

Are you a college student who identifies as having a mental health challenge and worries about keeping your condition a secret or telling others?

The Loyola IMPACT Lab is conducting a study on an interactive group-based workshop that guides people through the process of making disclosure decisions.

Study participants will be randomly assigned to the intervention condition or a non-intervention comparison group and will be asked to complete survey measures at 4 times in the semester. Participants will receive up to $40 (visa gift cards) or 6 Sona credits (for Psyc 100 or 101 courses) for completing the study. To participate, email impact@luc.edu or call (773) 508-3020 ASAP, to register by September 23. You must be a college student (age 18 or older) who self-identifies as having mental illness to participate.


September 1, 2016


Welcome back all returning and new psychology students! The psychology listserv is sent out to all psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month to help you stay informed. Here's to a great 2016-2017 year!

 
New Undergraduate Program Director — Dr. Robert Morrison
Dr. Robert Morrison is the new Psychology Department Undergraduate Program Director beginning this semester. Please direct questions that can’t be addressed with the registrar, the Academic Advising Office in the College of Arts and Sciences, or your department advisor to him (psyc-ugrad@luc.edu). Dr. Jennifer Fiebig is no longer with the university.
 
Welcome Jacquie Hamilton - Psychology Department Office Coordinator
Jacquie Hamilton has replaced Marlyn Domingo as the psychology department office coordinator. Please join us in welcoming her to this important role!
 
Department Honors - Dr. Anne Sutter, new coordinator
Dr. Anne Sutter will be the coordinator for the department honors program (PSYC 369/370). To be eligible you must have completed PSYC 304 and 306 and maintained GPA of at least 3.5. You must also have found a faculty research sponsor for your research project. Application paper work may be found outside of the psychology department office on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Please send questions about the program or eligibility to Dr. Sutter (asutter@luc.edu). The deadline for this semester has passed, but applications will be accepted for next semester.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?
All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name, this link will tell you who it is http://homepages.luc.edu/~jhamilt/PsychAdvisor.html If you do not see your Student ID number on the Advisor List OR you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask the receptionist or Jacquie Hamilton for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, Departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.
 
Independent Research Registration Deadline
Registrations materials for independent research courses (e.g., PSYC 399, PSYC 397), signed by your department research sponsor are due to Jacquie Hamilton in the psychology department office (2nd Floor of Coffey Hall) by THIS FRIDAY (September 2) by 5pm. No late paperwork will be accepted. Forms are available outside of the department office on the second floor of Coffey Hall.
 
Spring Internship Class (yes, you need to think of the spring semester already!)
Don’t miss this opportunity! The Internship course (PSYC 390) is a special opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines. The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through September 18, 2015 for the spring semester. Please go to the below link, and print the Application and the Faculty Recommendation Form. See the attached flyer for additional information. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Brynn Huguenel, Internship Coordinator, at bhuguenel@luc.edu .
http://www.luc.edu/psychology/psyc390_392_application.shtml
 
LUC Job Internship and Service Fair
The Job, Internship and Service Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 1-4 p.m. in the Damen Student Center. Over 100 public and social service companies are looking for Loyola hires to fill part-time, internship, volunteer and service learning positions.
Example companies include:

  • 48/49th Chicago Ward offices
  • Centro Romero
  • Coro Fellows in Public Affairs
  • Council of International Programs
  • Heartland Alliance (criminal justice div.)
  • Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching
  • Thresholds (mental health

Neuroscience Seminar
Interested in learning more about research in neuroscience? Want to find research opportunities in neuroscience labs both at Loyola and in surrounding universities? Please join us at the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 to hear professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students discuss their research. For more information please review the schedule here or contact Dr. Robert Morrison at rmorrison@luc.edu.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society
Loyola’s Neuroscience Society is back! Join us for our first meeting on September 7th in Cuneo 324 for the second annual Neuro Games, where you’ll learn more about the Society and compete on teams to win prizes! Neuroscience Society is great way to meet new people and learn more about the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience. At biweekly meetings throughout the year, members will hear from guest speakers and learn more about the ways that their future careers as doctors, researchers, or otherwise can involve neuroscience. The Society also hosts events like an annual Neuroscience Banquet and a walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, so be on the lookout for more information about these fun activities. Whether you’re a neuroscience major or just have a fascination for the brain, we’d love to see you around!
 
Research Opportunities


Risk and Resilience Lab
The Risk and Resilience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Maryse Richards from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Katherine Tyson-McCrea from the School of Social Work, is looking for undergraduates interested in helping implement a cross-age peer mentoring research grant. This research assistant position would require students make a 10 hour/week commitment to assist with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth. This would entail data collection and entry, lab meetings, and trips to run intervention session on the south side of Chicago. The aim of this research is to advance social justice and empower low-income communities. If interested, please see the attached flyer and contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu.
 
Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) Lab
The CHATS Lab, under the direction of Dr. Grayson Holmbeck from the Department of Psychology, is looking for undergraduates interested in serving as research assistants on a study investigating psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending weekly research meetings. Research assistants must: have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, major in psychology or related field, commit to at least 10 hours a week for 1 year with some daytime and weekend availability, have access to a vehicle that can be used for data collection, and fluent Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. If interested, please see the attached flyer and email Jackie Papadakis at jlenno2@luc.edu