Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter

September 15, 2022

Getting ready for Spring Registration 
Now is a great time to take a look at the Psychology Major Checklist (or the old one if you declared your major before July 2021) and prepare to meet with your University/CAS Advisor or Psychology Faculty Advisor.  You can find all the details about the Psychology Major on the Undergraduate Tab on the Psychology Department Website. You can always see who your advisors are by visiting LOCUS.
 
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COURSES
 
Spring 2023 Internship Class - Application due October 7th 
Don’t miss this opportunity! The internship course (PSYC 390) is an opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines - all while fulfilling your capstone and engaged learning requirements! The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through October 7th 2022, for the Spring 2023 semester. Please visit this link to find more information and complete your application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet once per week for 90 minutes. If you have additional questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu
 
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EVENTS
 
PSI CHI/Neurosciece Society Upperclassmen Research Panel – September 20 – 8-9p in Cuneo 312
PSI CHI is excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the Neuroscience Society for the Upperclassmen Research Panel. Join us on Tuesday, September 20th from 8pm to 9pm in Cuneo 312 for an informational and networking event where you will have the opportunity to hear about the different Psychology and Neuroscience research labs. Please click here for the event flyer! Hope to see you there!
 
CODA presents Dr. Anne P. DePrince  - September 21 – 5-6:30p – Galvin Auditorium
CODA is pleased to welcome Associate Vice Provost for Public Good Strategy and Research and Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Anne P. DePrince, PhD from the University of Denver for her talk: From Awareness to Action: Lessons from Violence against Women Research and further discussion of her new book titled Every 90 Seconds: our Common Cause Ending Violence against Women.  Learn more here.
 
Bill Macey to Speak at PSI CHI Event – September 22 – 4:15pm – McCormick Lounge or on Zoom
PSI CHI will be Co-sponsoring an event with LUPA and the Department of Psychology on Thursday September 22nd at 4:15pm in McCormick Lounge.  Come join us to give SIOP Professional contributions award recipient Dr. Bill Macey, a warm welcome. Dr. Macey will be talking about his career in Industrial and Organization Psychology and Business Consulting. Please click here for the event flier! Hope to see you all there! 
 
University of Alabama Psychology Graduate School Webinar - October 7 - 5 pm
We would love to meet Loyola students interested in Psychology Graduate Schoo. Flyer with more details. Register to attend here. Check out our website for more details https://psychology.ua.edu and follow us on Instagram @BamaPsych.
 
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OPPORTUNITIES
 
The Neuroscience major will be selling merch this year to all Neuroscience majors, and we need your help to create the design! Anyone is eligible for this contest, including non-Neuroscience majors. The winner will get $100 and the chance to decide from a list of charities where some of the proceeds from our sales go. All designs must be in by Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 PM. We cannot wait to see your designs. More details here.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Dr. Jim Larson  
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  The project involves developing agent-based computer simulations of individual and group phenomena (e.g., learning, group decision-making).  The student will learn how to write computer code in an agent-based modeling environment and apply those skills to the theoretical understanding of the phenomena being modeled.  This work can be done for 3 hours of PSYC 397 or PSYC 399 credit per semester, and/or could evolve into an honors thesis project.  Requirements:  At least junior standing as of fall 2022; a GPA of 3.5 or better; demonstrated interests in both Psychology and computer programming; willing to make a 2-semester commitment; be self-directed and able to work effectively with only minimum technical supervision.  Interested students should first check out Dr. Larson’s personal website, which describes his research in greater detail:  http://jlarson4.sites.luc.edu/.  To apply, contact Dr. Larson directly: jlarson4@luc.edu
 
CASA Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Are you interested in working with refugee and immigrant families? The CASA LAB is looking for motivated undergraduate RAs to join our team! We are specifically looking for speakers of Arabic, Dari, or Pashto! If you are interested and speak any of these languages, please reach out to Roxanna Flores Toussaint at rfloresvelasco@luc.edu.
 
Looking to build research skills? Be a part of the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab! 
Dr. Haden’s Children’s Memory & Learning Lab at Loyola is looking for dedicated undergrads who are interested in developmental psychology research to assist with research focused on children’s STEM learning and storytelling. Research assistants work 8-10 hours/per week in lab, with the option of some of those hours involving data collection experience at the Chicago Children’s Museum! Spanish-speakers are highly encouraged to apply, but additional language skills not required. Positions are currently on a volunteer-basis, with the opportunity for credit during upcoming semesters. For more info, please visit our lab website. If interested, please send your resume and a brief introduction to lab coordinator, Gaby Perdomo: gperdomo@luc.edu  
 
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PSYCHOLOGY STUDY RECRUITMENT
 
Loyola CANlab - Brain Stimulation Study
Why not earn $30 to participate in a research study on campus?  See if you are eligible and learn more about the study here.  Feel free to forward this flyer to 18-35 year old friends in Chicago.
 
DePaul University Violence Prevention Project Participants Needed.
 
Loyola ACCTION Lab Study
The ACCTION Lab at Loyola University Chicago is conducting a study to evaluate how attention may impact academic, psychological, and social outcomes in college students. Participation involves taking a one-time, 30-minute survey about academic and social experiences, inattention, trauma, sleep, and motivation. If you are interested in participating in and completing this survey, please access the appropriate survey below. To complete the survey, you must be connected to Loyola Wi-Fi. If you are in psych 101 and complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to receive 1 Sona credit. Risks are minimal aside from potential discomfort from answering questions about past experiences. Learn more here or sign up here. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Zoe Smith (Dr. Z; zsmith5@luc.edu).
 
Rush Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory – Sleep Study
Our research team at the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory of Rush University Medical Center studies sleep patterns and the 24-hour (“circadian”) clock. Currently, we are conducting an NIH-funded study about the timing of bright light to reset the body clock of young adults to make it easier to sleep at an earlier clock time. The results of this study could be used to develop strategies for young adults who need to reset their body clock for things that require waking up early like classes and work. For more information see the flyer or see if you qualify for participation.
 
The Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group at Northwestern University (Evanston campus) is recruiting participants for an EEG study on language and cognition. We are interested in finding out how languages are represented in the mind. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a safe and non-invasive neuroimaging technique. We are recording the neural activity at the surface of the scalp as it naturally occurs in the brain. The testing session takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15 per hour plus the cost of transportation. You may qualify if you are: Between the ages 18 to 35, right-handed and a Native English speaker who has no or minimum knowledge of another language. If this study is of interest to you, please contact researcher Dr. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim at ashley.chungfatyim@northwestern.edu or 847-467-2709

September 1, 2022

Looking for a Psychology Faculty Advisor? 
An advisor can help with many of the same things as the first- and second-year advisor but also has more specialized information available about specific majors.  They will also help the student to ensure that they will meet all of the graduation requirements from the university, college, and their major(s) and minor(s). Learn more about advising on the Advising page on the Psychology Department Website. To get a Psychology Faculty Advisor, please complete the form available here. There is no need to come to the Psychology Office to request an advisor any longer.
 
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
The Wellness Center offers the CARE (Coordinated Assistance and Resource Education) PROGRAM for students with a variety of different concerns. Learn more about the problem at their websiteYou can place a CARE referral for yourself here.
   
Have a question about the Psychology Major/Minor? 
Visit our undergraduate-focused Psychology Department website.  There is a whole tab dedicated just to you, but you will find useful information in all the areas of the website. The answer to your question is almost certainly there! If you don’t see it please email the Undergraduate Program Director, Bob Morrison
 
Interested in exploring careers in psychology? 
The Psychology Career Finder is a helpful resource to explore a variety of different psychology-related careers.  The Career Finder provides broad descriptions of careers, how students can prepare for this profession, and what students can do at Loyola to prepare themselves for the next stage to pursue this career. Prepare now for your future to get the most out of your time here at Loyola! 
 
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EVENTS
 
Are you a Psychology Major or Minor interested in learning more about Psychology?
Then this event is for you!  Come join PSI CHIs annual information session on Wednesday September 7th from 6pm to 7pm. Learn all about PSI CHI, different ways to get involved, how to apply, opportunities to shadow our E-Board and what events we have planned for this Fall semester! Everyone is welcome to join and spend this evening with us! Please click here for the event flyer!   If you have any questions, please feel free to email psichiluc10@gmail.com! Hope to see you all there!
 
Washington, DC Program - Wednesday, September 7 6:00 pm in Cuneo Hall 116
Spend a semester in Washington.  Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in advocacy, communications, politics, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Spring 2023 applications due by September 9.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/dc/. Read what students say about the program: https://lucindc.wordpress.com.  To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society – September 13 – 8pm
The Neuroscience Society will be having its first event on Tuesday September 13th from 8-9 PM in Cuneo Hall 109. We will be introducing our new Bigs/Littles Program, meeting the new members, and playing Neuroscience Jeopardy. We have many great events coming up such as a research presentation and an escape room. If you are interested and want to learn more use this link to join our mailing list. We can’t wait to see you at our first meeting!
 
Dr. Bill Macey to Speak at PSI CHI Event – September 22 – 4:15pm
PSI CHI will be Co-sponsoring an event with LUPA on Thursday September 22nd at 4:15pm. Come join us to give SIOP Professional contributions award recipient Dr. Bill Macey, a warm welcome. As a current member of the editorial Board of the Journal of Business and Psychology Dr. Macey will be sharing different non-academic career opportunities in Psychology here at Loyola. Please click here for the event flier! Hope to see you all there!
 
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The Neuroscience major will be selling merch this year to all Neuroscience majors, and we need your help to create the design! Anyone is eligible for this contest, including non-Neuroscience majors. The winner will get $100 and the chance to decide from a list of charities where some of the proceeds from our sales go. All designs must be in by Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 PM. We cannot wait to see your designs. More details here.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Dr. Jim Larson  
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  The project involves developing agent-based computer simulations of individual and group phenomena (e.g., learning, group decision-making).  The student will learn how to write computer code in an agent-based modeling environment and apply those skills to the theoretical understanding of the phenomena being modeled.  This work can be done for 3 hours of PSYC 397 or PSYC 399 credit per semester, and/or could evolve into an honors thesis project.  Requirements:  At least junior standing as of fall 2022; a GPA of 3.5 or better; demonstrated interests in both Psychology and computer programming; willing to make a 2-semester commitment; be self-directed and able to work effectively with only minimum technical supervision.  Interested students should first check out Dr. Larson’s personal website, which describes his research in greater detail:  http://jlarson4.sites.luc.edu/.  To apply, contact Dr. Larson directly: jlarson4@luc.edu
 
CASA Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Are you interested in working with refugee and immigrant families? The CASA LAB is looking for motivated undergraduate RAs to join our team! We are specifically looking for speakers of Arabic, Dari, or Pashto! If you are interested and speak any of these languages, please reach out to Roxanna Flores Toussaint at rfloresvelasco@luc.edu.
 
Looking to build research skills? Be a part of the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab! 
Dr. Haden’s Children’s Memory & Learning Lab at Loyola is looking for dedicated undergrads who are interested in developmental psychology research to assist with research focused on children’s STEM learning and storytelling. Research assistants work 8-10 hours/per week in lab, with the option of some of those hours involving data collection experience at the Chicago Children’s Museum! Spanish-speakers are highly encouraged to apply, but additional language skills not required. Positions are currently on a volunteer-basis, with the opportunity for credit during upcoming semesters. For more info, please visit our lab website. If interested, please send your resume and a brief introduction to lab coordinator, Gaby Perdomo: gperdomo@luc.edu  
 
Rutgers University Psychology Department has opened applications for their Diversifying Psychology Day!
This is a day-long REMOTE workshop on applying for a psychology PhD, designed for individuals from minoritized backgrounds and/or backgrounds underrepresented in psychology. The day will consist of webinars and panels led by current PhD students, social activities, and the option to meet with faculty in small groups. Applications are due September 2nd, and the event will take place on October 14th from 11am-6pm EST. Please visit the event website to learn more. 
 
Crisis Line of Fox Valley Certification Class Begins September 15.
The Crisis Line of Fox Valley, part of the Association for Individual Development, will be starting a new certification class for those interested in volunteering. This is a perfect opportunity for any student interested in behavioral health, criminal justice, human services, etc. Please see the flier to learn more about the opportunity.
 
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PSYCHOLOGY STUDY RECRUITMENT
 
Loyola ACCTION Lab Study
The ACCTION Lab at Loyola University Chicago is conducting a study to evaluate how attention may impact academic, psychological, and social outcomes in college students. Participation involves taking a one-time, 30-minute survey about academic and social experiences, inattention, trauma, sleep, and motivation. If you are interested in participating in and completing this survey, please access the appropriate survey below. To complete the survey, you must be connected to Loyola Wi-Fi. If you are in psych 101 and complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to receive 1 Sona credit. Risks are minimal aside from potential discomfort from answering questions about past experiences. Learn more here or sign up here. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Zoe Smith (Dr. Z; zsmith5@luc.edu).
 
Rush Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory – Sleep Study
Our research team at the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory of Rush University Medical Center studies sleep patterns and the 24-hour (“circadian”) clock. Currently, we are conducting an NIH-funded study about the timing of bright light to reset the body clock of young adults to make it easier to sleep at an earlier clock time. The results of this study could be used to develop strategies for young adults who need to reset their body clock for things that require waking up early like classes and work. For more information on the study please visit here.
 
The Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group at Northwestern University (Evanston campus) is recruiting participants for an EEG study on language and cognition. We are interested in finding out how languages are represented in the mind. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a safe and non-invasive neuroimaging technique. We are recording the neural activity at the surface of the scalp as it naturally occurs in the brain. The testing session takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15 per hour plus the cost of transportation. You may qualify if you are: Between the ages 18 to 35, right-handed and a Native English speaker who has no or minimum knowledge of another language. If this study is of interest to you, please contact researcher Dr. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim at ashley.chungfatyim@northwestern.edu or 847-467-2709

August 25, 2022

Welcome to fall semester psychology students!  Know that your Psychology Faculty and Staff are here for you – we are all in this together. Please let us know how we can help. Here's to a great 2022-2023 year!   
 
The newsletter is sent out to all psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month to help you stay informed. You can always see current and past newsletters by visiting here on the Psychology Department website. Make sure to add psyc-ugrad@luc.edu and psyc-students@lists.luc.edu to your address book to make sure that you receive it. If you want to be removed from this list please email psyc-newsletter@luc.edu.   Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu 
 
Looking for a Psychology Faculty Advisor? 
An advisor can help with many of the same things as the first- and second-year advisor but also has more specialized information available about specific majors.  They will also help the student to ensure that they will meet all of the graduation requirements from the university, college, and their major(s) and minor(s). Learn more about advising on the Advising page on the Psychology Department Website. To get a Psychology Faculty Advisor, please complete the form available here. There is no need to come to the Psychology Office to request an advisor any longer.
 
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
The Wellness Center offers the CARE (Coordinated Assistance and Resource Education) PROGRAM for students with a variety of different concerns. Learn more about the problem at their websiteYou can place a CARE referral for yourself here.
   
Have a question about the Psychology Major/Minor? 
Visit our undergraduate-focused Psychology Department website.  There is a whole tab dedicated just to you, but you will find useful information in all the areas of the website. The answer to your question is almost certainly there! If you don’t see it please email the Undergraduate Program Director, Bob Morrison
 
Interested in exploring careers in psychology? 
The Psychology Career Finder is a helpful resource to explore a variety of different psychology-related careers.  The Career Finder provides broad descriptions of careers, how students can prepare for this profession, and what students can do at Loyola to prepare themselves for the next stage to pursue this career. Prepare now for your future to get the most out of your time here at Loyola! 
 
Applying for Honors in Psychology? 
The Psychology Honors Program is for outstanding Psychology students to spend a minimum of two semesters working on a research project with a Psychology Faculty Mentor. The end result of that collaboration is an honors thesis and graduating with Psychology Honors. Please read all the details on the Honors in Psychology website. Applications for Honors in Psychology should be submitted to Dr. Huntsinger, the new assistant chair. 
 
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COURSES
 
Fall 2022 Seats Still Available
Seats are available in a variety of different classes for the fall. Before trying to register make sure:
  1. Make sure you have room in your schedule.  If you want to register for more than 18 hours you need to get prior permission from your University or CAS advisor.  Fill out this form and send it to your primary advisor (not your Psychology Faculty Advisor)
  2. Check for a Block. You can check your balance and any blocks (also called service indicators) on your account in LOCUS. LOCUS will indicate if your block is from the Bursar, the Wellness Center, or the Dean's Office. Check here for tips for clearing financial blocks placed by the Bursar.  
  3. If you have cleared both of these things and you still cannot register on LOCUS please contact psyc-ugrad@luc.edu
The following courses are currently available, first come first served.

Course
Sec
Course Name
Days
Start
End
Notes
NEUR 101
006
Introduction to Neurosci
TTh
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Biological Pillar Option (Group A)/Neuroscience Major/Minor
NEUR 101
007
Introduction to Neurosci
MW
4:15 PM
5:30 PM
Biological Pillar Option (Group A)/Neuroscience Major/Minor
NEUR 300
001
Neuroscience Seminar
T
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
Neuroscience Major/Minor
PSYC 201
001
Psychology Advising & Careers
MWF
1:40 PM
2:30 PM
Psychology 2021-2022 Requirement
PSYC 201
002
Psychology Advising & Careers
MWF
9:20 AM
10:10 AM
Psychology 2021-2022 Requirement
PSYC 201
005
Psychology Advising & Careers
W
2:45 PM
3:35 PM
Psychology 2021-2022 Requirement
PSYC 238
001
Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
MW
4:15 PM
5:30 PM
Psychology 2021-2022 DEI Requirement Option/Elective
PSYC 273
006
Developmental Psychology
TTh
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Developmental Pillar (Group B)
PSYC 274
002
Lifespan Development
MWF
1:40 PM
2:30 PM
Elective
PSYC 304
003
Statistics
Th
4:15 PM
6:45 PM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 304
013
Statistics
W
07:00 PM
09:30 PM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 306
01W
Research Methods
MWF
01:40 PM
02:30 PM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 306
09W
Research Methods
W
07:00 PM
09:30 PM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 306
10W
Research Methods
MWF
8:15 AM
9:05 AM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 306
12W
Research Methods
MWF
11:30 PM
12:20 PM
Psychology Major Requirement
PSYC 311
001
Lab in Psychobiology
TTh
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Advanced Lab (Group A)/Neuroscience Major and Minor
PSYC 318
003
Lab in Developmental Psyc
Th
07:00 PM
09:30 PM
Advanced Lab (Group B)
PSYC 321
004
Lab in Social Psychology
Th
07:00 PM
09:30 PM
Advanced Lab (Group B)
PSYC 331
002
Psychopathology
T
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
Mental Health Pillar Option (Group B)
PSYC 331
005
Psychopathology
W
04:15 PM
06:45 PM
Mental Health Pillar Option (Group B)
PSYC 331
006
Psychopathology
MWF
2:45 PM
3:35 PM
Mental Health Pillar Option (Group B)
PSYC 346
001
Childhood Psychopathology
M
07:00 PM
09:30 PM
Mental Health Pillar Option
PSYC 348
001
Psychology of Adolescence
MWF
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Elective
PSYC 360
001
Prejudice
TTh
4:15 PM
5:30 PM
Psychology 2021-2022 DEI Requirement Option/Elective
PSYC 368
002
Counseling
MWF
11:30 AM
12:20 PM
Elective
PSYC 373
001
Health Psychology
M
4:15 PM
6:45 PM
Elective
PSYC 378
001
Drugs and Behavior
TTh
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Elective/Neuroscience Major/Minor
PSYC 382
001
Behav Cog Neurosci
TTh
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Cognitive Pillar Option (Group A)/Neuroscience Major/Minor
PSYC 382
002
Behav Cog Neurosci
TTh
2:30 PM
3:45 PM
Cognitive Pillar Option (Group A)/Neuroscience Major/Minor
PSYC 387
001
Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.
TTh
10:00 AM
11:15 AM
NRCB Neuroscience Major

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OPPORTUNITIES
 
Are you a Psychology Major or Minor interested in learning more about Psychology?
Then this event is for you!  Come join PSI CHIs annual information session on Wednesday September 7th from 6pm to 7pm. Learn all about PSI CHI, different ways to get involved, how to apply, opportunities to shadow our E-Board and what events we have planned for this Fall semester! Everyone is welcome to join and spend this evening with us! Please click here for the event flyer!   If you have any questions, please feel free to email psichiluc10@gmail.com! Hope to see you all there!
 
Learn more about Loyola's Washington, DC Program - Wednesday, September 7 6:00 pm in Cuneo Hall 116
Spend a semester in Washington.  Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in advocacy, communications, politics, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Spring 2023 applications due by September 9.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/dc/. Read what students say about the program: https://lucindc.wordpress.com.  To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu.
 
CASA Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Are you interested in working with refugee and immigrant families? The CASA LAB is looking for motivated undergraduate RAs to join our team! We are specifically looking for speakers of Arabic, Dari, or Pashto! If you are interested and speak any of these languages, please reach out to Roxanna Flores Toussaint at rfloresvelasco@luc.edu.
 
Looking to build research skills? Be a part of the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab! 
Dr. Haden’s Children’s Memory & Learning Lab at Loyola is looking for dedicated undergrads who are interested in developmental psychology research to assist with research focused on children’s STEM learning and storytelling. Research assistants work 8-10 hours/per week in lab, with the option of some of those hours involving data collection experience at the Chicago Children’s Museum! Spanish-speakers are highly encouraged to apply, but additional language skills not required. Positions are currently on a volunteer-basis, with the opportunity for credit during upcoming semesters. For more info, please visit our lab website. If interested, please send your resume and a brief introduction to lab coordinator, Gaby Perdomo: gperdomo@luc.edu  
 
Rutgers University Psychology Department has opened applications for their Diversifying Psychology Day!
This is a day-long REMOTE workshop on applying for a psychology PhD, designed for individuals from minoritized backgrounds and/or backgrounds underrepresented in psychology. The day will consist of webinars and panels led by current PhD students, social activities, and the option to meet with faculty in small groups. Applications are due September 2nd, and the event will take place on October 14th from 11am-6pm EST. Please visit the event website to learn more. 
 
Crisis Line of Fox Valley Certification Class Begins September 15.
The Crisis Line of Fox Valley, part of the Association for Individual Development, will be starting a new certification class for those interested in volunteering. This is a perfect opportunity for any student interested in behavioral health, criminal justice, human services, etc. Please see the flier to learn more about the opportunity.
 
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PSYCHOLOGY STUDY RECRUITMENT
 
Loyola ACCTION Lab Study
ACCTION lab at Loyola University Chicago is conducting a study to evaluate how attention may impact academic, psychological, and social outcomes in college students. Participation involves taking a one-time, 30-minute survey about academic and social experiences, inattention, trauma, sleep, and motivation. If you are interested in participating in and completing this survey, please access the survey here while on Loyola Wi-Fi. Risks are minimal aside from potential discomfort from answering questions about past experiences. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Zoe Smith (Dr. Z; zsmith5@luc.edu).
 
Rush Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory – Sleep Study
Our research team at the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory of Rush University Medical Center studies sleep patterns and the 24-hour (“circadian”) clock. Currently, we are conducting an NIH-funded study about the timing of bright light to reset the body clock of young adults to make it easier to sleep at an earlier clock time. The results of this study could be used to develop strategies for young adults who need to reset their body clock for things that require waking up early like classes and work. For more information on the study please visit here.
 
The Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group at Northwestern University (Evanston campus) is recruiting participants for an EEG study on language and cognition. We are interested in finding out how languages are represented in the mind. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a safe and non-invasive neuroimaging technique. We are recording the neural activity at the surface of the scalp as it naturally occurs in the brain. The testing session takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15 per hour plus the cost of transportation. You may qualify if you are: Between the ages 18 to 35, right-handed and a Native English speaker who has no or minimum knowledge of another language. If this study is of interest to you, please contact researcher Dr. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim at ashley.chungfatyim@northwestern.edu or 847-467-2709