Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter

May 1, 2022

Good luck with finals and have a great Summer!

COURSES 

New option for the Psychology Capstone! - Mentoring for Youth Development Class
Please register for SOWK 361 for Fall 2022 semester & CIEP 366 for Spring semester to become a mentor! The Cities Project combines research, teaching, service, and advocacy to support children growing up in urban poverty. Cities research is focused on understanding a) how stress affects children and b) what protects children and helps them grow despite stress exposure. Results of Cities research were used to develop the Cities Mentor Project, which connects Chicago Public School Students with University Mentors to support coping, learning, and activism for both groups of students. For this class:
  • Each LUG student will be paired with 6th-8th grade students to mentor at a participating school. Students will attend weekly mentoring sessions at their mentee's school throughout the 2022-2023 Academic Year, in which they will work in small groups and one-on-one with their mentee.
  • Students participating in this internship will need to be committed to participating in it during both the Fall (SOWK 361) and Spring semesters (CIEP 366).
This course will count for your Psychology Capstone and also Engaged Learning. You will receive 3 cr hr towards your psychology major and 3 cr hr of university credit. If you are interested in this opportunity, see the flyer and please contact Marjorie Colindres, Instructor, at mcolind@luc.edu
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings – NOTE NEW ONLN Offerings!
Last chance to register for Summer Session A Classes.
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101
General Psychology
LSC
TTh
06:00 PM
Leach
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
NOW ONLN
MTWTh
10:25 AM
Raoul
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
NOW ONLN
TWTh
08:20 AM
Wilson
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
MW
6:00-9:15PM
 Osborne
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 312
Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 314
Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition
ONLN
TWTh
10:45 AM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental Psyc
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
NOW ONLN
MTWTh
02:15 PM
 Bubble
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 327
Lab on Body Image
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Kellogg
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 331
Psychopathology
ONLN
 
 
Sandberg
Mental Health Pillar
PSYC 368
Counseling I
NOW ONLN
TWTh
01:10 PM
Davis
Psychology Elective
PSYC 387
Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.
ONLN
MW
06:00 PM
Morrison 
Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major
 
Summer Session B: 
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101
General Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Leon
 
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Moaz
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Neal
Cognitive Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Osteen
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
TWTh
1;10-3:20PM
Leclair
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 315
Lab:Tests & Measurements
NOW ONLN
MTW
03:35 PM
Yustisia
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
ONLN
 MTW
3:45PM
Mitchell
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 360
Prejudice
NOW ONLN
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Mitchell
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria
 
Mentoring for Youth Development Class!
Please register for SOWK 361 for Fall 2022 semester & CIEP 366 for Spring semester to become a mentor! The Cities Project combines research, teaching, service, and advocacy to support children growing up in urban poverty. Cities research is focused on understanding a) how stress affects children and b) what protects children and helps them grow despite stress exposure. Results of Cities research were used to develop the Cities Mentor Project, which connects Chicago Public School Students with University Mentors to support coping, learning, and activism for both groups of students. For this class:
  • Each LUG student will be paired with 6th-8th grade students to mentor at a participating school. Students will attend weekly mentoring sessions at their mentee's school throughout the 2022-2023 Academic Year, in which they will work in small groups and one-on-one with their mentee.
  • Students participating in this internship will need to be committed to participating in it during both the Fall (SOWK 361) and Spring semesters (CIEP 366).
If you are interested in this opportunity, see the flyer and please contact Marjorie Colindres, Instructor, at mcolind@luc.edu

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
5/3 9:45 –11a Joe Vukov, PhD
Does Neuralink Boost or Hinder Humanity?
Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link
 
Psychin’Out Redirection 2022 workshop May 15, 2022 at 11amCT
Psychin'Out was founded 2020 by a group of students/gap year professionals applying to psychology-related graduate programs. Our mission was to foster a supportive, rather than competitive, atmosphere supporting each other during one of the toughest application cycles. Since then, our community has grown and developed several programs to further achieve the goal to foster community and dismantle barriers, one of which is our Redirection series this summer. This series will start with a roundtable as a space for us to process rejection. In June-July, we will be hosting 5 workshops on the following topics: gap year planning, post-bacc job search, networking, resume/cv/cover letter, and lab manager/research assistant 101. Our next event is coming up!
 
“Rejected by a grad school program? More like being redirected to focus on my personal growth." While we cheer and congratulate acceptance, the PO community is also here to encourage and support each other in normalizing rejections, processing setbacks, and ultimately - building each other up on a path of grit and resilience 🏔. Entitled REDIRECTION 2022, we have prepared a series of workshops to develop a strategic yet self-caring gap year. To kick off this summer serie , we'd like to invite you to join our roundtable - where you get to process and connect with those who share this redirection path with you.
Save the date: 5/14/2022 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST; RSVP:  bit.ly/poredirection2022rt
 
Case Western Reserve University Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations. Spring Applications due May 1, 2022
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Are you a student with ADHD?
Take a look at this Infographic developed by a group of students in PSYC 360 on ADHD.  Here is a short presentation on Final Exam Tips for Students with ADHD.
 
Our Land Loyola Organization looking for a treasurer!
We are in the process of establishing a new organization that fosters representation and community among the Native American and Indigenous students of the university! The organization is called Our Land Loyola. We are looking for another student to become the treasurer and complete the application with the Student Activities Affairs. We are especially interested in someone who identifies with this broadly defined cultural category or who considers themselves an ally. The responsibilities of a student treasurer are the following: take care of budgets and all financial transactions; advise the Executive Board on financial decisions; and attend workshops with the rest of the E-board. For more information, see this flyer, or contact tvanarsdale@luc.edu or shernandez7@luc.edu.
 
Interested in getting involved in research? Join the CASA Lab!
The CASA Lab in the Dept of Psychology at LUC is looking for motivated undergraduates who want to assist with a study evaluating a school-based intervention for newcomer refugee and immigrant youth & who can speak, read, and write Arabic, Urdu, Dari, Farsi, or Spanish! For more info, visit our lab website page. The flyer can be found here. If you are interested, please send us an email at rfloresvelasco@luc.edu
 
Business Data Analytics (BDA) Certificate
Are you someone with great critical thinking and problem-solving skills looking to further your career in today’s data-driven world? The Business Data Analytics (BDA) Certificate at Quinlan School of Business here at Loyola might be for you! Learn valuable skills such as SQL, Tableau, R, and much more in this five-course graduate certificate at a 25% tuition reduction through the Returning Rambler Scholarship! Also, learn how the BDA Certificate can be leveraged towards an MS degree at Quinlan. The Information Systems Department would be thrilled to welcome students with a background in Psychology as they possess the key skills needed to excel in this program.
 
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Nenad Jukic to learn more about the program, enrollment procedure, career opportunities, and ask any questions you may have. The BDA certificate provides an excellent path for any student looking to join a high-in-demand job market as a data & analytics professional!
 
Interested in participating in research?
The Kahnt Lab is recruiting participants for research studies at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus (320 E Superior St). Studies pay at least $20/hour and include computer tasks where participants smell various odors. Some studies also include sleep deprivation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and/or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). If you're interested in participating, please visit https://www.kahntlab.org/participate to join the Kahnt Lab Research Registry. Feel free to email KahntLab@northwestern.edu with questions! The flyer can be found here.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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
 
2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Technology at the University of Michigan
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) will offer the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
  
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data ScienceFor more information, please see the application here.
   
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
 
Participants needed for a study survey!
Shannon McSweeney, a psychology student at Loyola, and her faculty sponsor, Dr. Steven Davis, are conducting an anonymous survey on sibling relationships and well-being. This study focuses on sibling relationship quality and life satisfaction during emerging adulthood. To learn more about participating in this 10-15 minute survey, see here.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)    
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   

JOBS

Full Time Research Assistant Job at the University of Chicago!
The Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL), under the supervision of its Director, Andrea C. King, Ph.D., conducts human laboratory studies of responses to substances, smartphone-based studies of substance use in the natural environment, and clinical trials research mainly focused on disadvantaged and medically-compromised smokers. The research assistant will provide support in all areas of clinical investigation, including but not limited to: participant recruitment, interviewing and screening; conducting experimental sessions, database management, and follow-up assessments; providing administrative and infrastructure support in literature reviews, equipment calibration and maintenance, and organizing and filing records and study materials. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.), communication skills, reliability, and detail-oriented work are necessary. Prior experience in human subjects testing, database and graphical packages, and statistics are desired. For more information on job responsibilities and to apply, please see the flyer and the job posting link!
 
Looking to hire Paid Campaign Staff for the Fund for the Public Interest organization
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that builds people power for the country’s leading environmental and social change organizations. This summer, we’ll be working with Environment America and U.S. PIRG to take on polluters, tackle climate change and get pesticides out of our food supply. We’re hiring paid campaign staff to work in our offices across the country this summer. If you work with us, you’ll not only make a difference, but you’ll also get the kind of communication and leadership skills you’ll need for your career. You’ll learn how to raise money, manage and train your own team, work with the media, and lobby elected officials. You can find out more here
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars.  
 
Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
Required qualifications: 
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Counselors for Summer Treatment Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
 
Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-12 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be in place including universal masking. COVID-19 vaccination is required of all Cincinnati Children’s employees, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and students who work onsite at any of the medical center’s facilities. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 31st, 2022 through August 3rd, 2022. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 
 
Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.  To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp 
 
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April 15, 2022

COURSES 

Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Many of the classes that are full in the Fall Semester are being offered this summer.  Please take advantage of the availability and get ahead in your major coursework.
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101
General Psychology
LSC
TTh
06:00 PM
Leach
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
10:25 AM
Raoul
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Wilson
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
 
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 312
Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 314
Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition
ONLN
TWTh
10:45 AM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental Psyc
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
LSC
MTWTh
02:15 PM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 327
Lab on Body Image
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Kellogg
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 368
Counseling I
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
Davis
Psychology Elective
PSYC 387
Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.
ONLN
MW
06:00 PM
Morrison 
Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major
 
 
Summer Session B: 
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101
General Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Leon
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Moaz/ Mohamed 
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Neal
Cognitive Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Osteen
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Osborne
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 315
Lab:Tests & Measurements
LSC
MTW
03:35 PM
Yustisia
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DiStefano
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 360
Prejudice
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Mitchell
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
 
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
4/19
Bill Rochlin, PhD
A taste for repulsion in sensory axon guidance
Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
 
4/26 Jonathan Berken, MD, PhD
Onset of language acquisition shapes function and structure in the bilingual brain
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
 
5/3 9:45 –11a Joe Vukov, PhD
Does Neuralink Boost or Hinder Humanity?
Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link
 
Case Western Reserve University Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations. Spring Applications due May 1, 2022
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events

Opportunity for Underrepresented Undergraduates Interested in Psychology Graduate School
Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate who identifies with a historically excluded racial or ethnic group? Are you interested in pursuing graduate-level education in psychology? If so, please consider applying to the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) Program! SCOPE was founded in 2015 and aims to improve the recruitment and retention of students who identify with a historically excluded racial and/or ethnic group into graduate programs in psychology. Follow this link for more information about the program: https://scopeau.weebly.com/ If you are interested in applying for or learning more about  the SCOPE program, please complete the following application by April 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm central time.  Contact Madison Silverstein (mwsilver@loyno.edu) know if you have any questions!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Format: Active workshop series led by current psychology faculty and graduate students
Benefits: Participants will enhance their psychology graduate school applications by learning and advancing new skills, receiving one-on-one mentorship from a current graduate student or faculty mentor, and receive a free GRE and professional development book.
Cost: FREE
Class standing: Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates
Hosts: Loyola University New Orleans, Auburn University, Emory University

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Psychology Injustice Action Committee
The Department recently formed the Psychology Injustice Action Committee to respond to acts of injustice in a timely manner. Any students, staff, or faculty who want to join this committee, or request a response to injustice from the committee, can reach out to codaloyola@gmail.com
 
Business Data Analytics (BDA) Certificate
Are you someone with great critical thinking and problem-solving skills looking to further your career in today’s data-driven world? The Business Data Analytics (BDA) Certificate at Quinlan School of Business here at Loyola might be for you! Learn valuable skills such as SQL, Tableau, R, and much more in this five-course graduate certificate at a 25% tuition reduction through the Returning Rambler Scholarship! Also, learn how the BDA Certificate can be leveraged towards an MS degree at Quinlan. The Information Systems Department would be thrilled to welcome students with a background in Psychology as they possess the key skills needed to excel in this program.
 
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Nenad Jukic to learn more about the program, enrollment procedure, career opportunities, and ask any questions you may have. The BDA certificate provides an excellent path for any student looking to join a high-in-demand job market as a data & analytics professional!
 
Interested in participating in research?
The Kahnt Lab is recruiting participants for research studies at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus (320 E Superior St). Studies pay at least $20/hour and include computer tasks where participants smell various odors. Some studies also include sleep deprivation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and/or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). If you're interested in participating, please visit https://www.kahntlab.org/participate to join the Kahnt Lab Research Registry. Feel free to email KahntLab@northwestern.edu with questions! The flyer can be found here.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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
 
2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Technology at the University of Michigan
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques(SISRT) will offer the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
  
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data ScienceFor more information, please see the application here.
   
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
 
Participants needed for a study survey!
Shannon McSweeney, a psychology student at Loyola, and her faculty sponsor, Dr. Steven Davis, are conducting an anonymous survey on sibling relationships and well-being. This study focuses on sibling relationship quality and life satisfaction during emerging adulthood. To learn more about participating in this 10-15 minute survey, see here.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)    
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   

JOBS 

Looking to hire Paid Campaign Staff for the Fund for the Public Interest organization
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that builds people power for the country’s leading environmental and social change organizations. This summer, we’ll be working with Environment America and U.S. PIRG to take on polluters, tackle climate change and get pesticides out of our food supply. We’re hiring paid campaign staff to work in our offices across the country this summer. If you work with us, you’ll not only make a difference, but you’ll also get the kind of communication and leadership skills you’ll need for your career. You’ll learn how to raise money, manage and train your own team, work with the media, and lobby elected officials. You can find out more here
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars.  
 
Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
Required qualifications: 
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
Counselors for Summer Treatment Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
 
Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-12 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be in place including universal masking. COVID-19 vaccination is required of all Cincinnati Children’s employees, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and students who work onsite at any of the medical center’s facilities. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 31st, 2022 through August 3rd, 2022. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 
 
Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.  To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp 
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
 

April 1, 2022

Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.
 
Psychology Injustice Action Committee
The Department recently formed the Psychology Injustice Action Committee to respond to acts of injustice in a timely manner. Any students, staff, or faculty who want to join this committee, or request a response to injustice from the committee, can reach out to codaloyola@gmail.com

COURSES 

New Class! PSYC 237 Cross-Cultural Psychology
We have had many requests and now we are excited to be offering a Cross-Cultural Psychology course for the first time at Loyola.  Students will learn about cultural factors that influence cognition, perception, emotion, behavior, motivation, and mental health.  Similarities and difference in both explicit and implicit cultural factors will be emphasized.  Students will explore their identities, values, and biases.  Students will engage in reflection to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity towards others. This course also fulfills both the University Engaged Learning Requirement (Service Learning) and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirement in the new Psychology Major.  The course will be offered in the fall by Dr. Susan Wilson on MWF 10:25 - 11:15 AM.
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Register for Summer classes now!  Here is the current slate of course offerings in Psychology:
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR 101
Intro to Neuroscience
ONLN
MTW
10:45 AM
Steidl
Biological Pillar
PSYC 101
General Psychology
LSC
TTh
06:00 PM
Leach
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
10:25 AM
Raoul
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Wilson
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Price / Barry
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
ONLN
 
 
Steidl
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
 
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 312
Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 314
Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition
ONLN
TWTh
10:45 AM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental Psyc
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
LSC
MTWTh
02:15 PM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 327
Lab on Body Image
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Kellogg
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 331
Psychopathology
ONLN
 
 
Sandberg
Mental Health Pillar
PSYC 368
Counseling I
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
Davis
Psychology Elective
PSYC 387
Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.
ONLN
MW
06:00 PM
Morrison 
Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major
 
Summer Session B: 
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Moaz/ Mohamed 
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Neal
Cognitive Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Osteen
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Osborne
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 315
Lab:Tests & Measurements
LSC
MTW
03:35 PM
Yustisia
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DiStefano
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 360
Prejudice
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Mitchell
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 390
Internship in Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Silton
Capstone
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
4/5
Neural inhibition with microscopic magnetic stimulation
Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
 
4/12
Observing​ ​Human​ ​Mobility​ ​Worldwide​ ​during​ ​COVID-19
Department of Computer Science
Loyola University Chicago
 
Virtual gathering for Queer and/or Trans psychologists and trainees of color
Wednesday April 13th at 5:30pm CST
In light of the insufficient community support for the limited number of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) psychologists who are sexual orientation and gender diverse in our field, APA's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) will be hosting its second virtual gathering for Queer and/or Trans psychologists and psychology trainees of color. The purpose of this gathering is to allow us to meet, connect, and share our experiences in an informal, community-oriented setting and to possibly begin a dialogue regarding what we need/desire to sustain ourselves in our field. The space will be facilitated by two QTPOC CSOGD members Daniel Ryu and Anjali Alimchandani. Access: Closed captioning will be available and we will likely have breakout rooms depending on number of participants. If you have any other access needs, please email CSOGD committee members Danny and/or Anjali. If you identify as a BIPOC AND queer/trans/non-binary/gender expansive psychologist or psychology trainee, please join us by registering here!
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link
 
Case Western Reserve University Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations. Spring Applications due May 1, 2022
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events

Opportunity for Underrepresented Undergraduates Interested in Psychology Graduate School
Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate who identifies with a historically excluded racial or ethnic group? Are you interested in pursuing graduate-level education in psychology? If so, please consider applying to the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) Program! SCOPE was founded in 2015 and aims to improve the recruitment and retention of students who identify with a historically excluded racial and/or ethnic group into graduate programs in psychology. Follow this link for more information about the program: https://scopeau.weebly.com/ If you are interested in applying for or learning more about  the SCOPE program, please complete the following application by April 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm central time.  Contact Madison Silverstein (mwsilver@loyno.edu) know if you have any questions!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Format: Active workshop series led by current psychology faculty and graduate students
Benefits: Participants will enhance their psychology graduate school applications by learning and advancing new skills, receiving one-on-one mentorship from a current graduate student or faculty mentor, and receive a free GRE and professional development book.
Cost: FREE
Class standing: Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates
Hosts: Loyola University New Orleans, Auburn University, Emory University

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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
 
2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Technology at the University of Michigan
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) will offer the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
  
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data ScienceFor more information, please see the application here.
 
Counselors for Summer Treatment Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
 
Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-12 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be in place including universal masking. COVID-19 vaccination is required of all Cincinnati Children’s employees, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and students who work onsite at any of the medical center’s facilities. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 31st, 2022 through August 3rd, 2022. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 
 
Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.  To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp 
  
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars.  
 
Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
Required qualifications: 
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)    
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

 

March 15, 2022

Fall registration is coming soon (beginning April 4).  Now is the time to make an appointment with your University, CAS or Psychology Faculty Advisor.
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Fall. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.
 
Psychology Injustice Action Committee
The Department recently formed the Psychology Injustice Action Committee to respond to acts of injustice in a timely manner. Any students, staff, or faculty who want to join this committee, or request a response to injustice from the committee, can reach out to codaloyola@gmail.com.  

COURSES 

Fall 2022 Internship Class - Application due March 18th, 2022
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 March 18th, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer is here. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Register for Summer classes now!  Here is the current slate of course offerings in Psychology:
 
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

NEUR 101

Intro to Neuroscience

ONLN

MTW

10:45 AM

Steidl

Biological Pillar

PSYC 101

General Psychology

LSC

TTh

06:00 PM

Leachz

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 238

Gender & Sex Diff & Similr

ONLN

 

 

Huntsinger

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

10:25 AM

Raoul

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Wilson

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Price / Barry

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

ONLN

 

 

Steidl

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

 

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 312

Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 314

Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition

ONLN

TWTh

10:45 AM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 318

Lab in Developmental Psyc

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

LSC

MTWTh

02:15 PM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 327

Lab on Body Image

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Kellogg

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 331

Psychopathology

ONLN

 

 

Sandberg

Mental Health Pillar

PSYC 368

Counseling I

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

Davis

Psychology Elective

PSYC 387

Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.

ONLN

MW

06:00 PM

Morrison 

Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major

 
 
 
Summer Session B: 
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Moaz/ Mohamed 

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 250

Cognitive Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Neal

Cognitive Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Osteen

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Osborne

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 315

Lab:Tests & Measurements

LSC

MTW

03:35 PM

Yustisia

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DiStefano

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 360

Prejudice

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Mitchell

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone

 
Summer Session C:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone  

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
3/22
Integrating transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG: A tool for studying cognitive and clinical neuroscience
Northwestern University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feinberg School of Medicine
 
3/29
How our hands shape our minds: Exploring the mechanisms by which gesture facilitates learning
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
 
Autism & Special Needs Expo, now-March 26, 2022
This month Chicago Autism Network is holding the Autism & Special Needs Expo, a virtual resource fair to help connect service providers, families, job seekers and self-advocates. As part of this event, we are having a virtual career fair, where some of the top therapy clinics in Illinois are posting job openings, collecting resumes and screening/interviewing candidates. We'd love it if you could share this event with your students, as many clinics are looking for special ed teachers, social workers and psychologists. The Expo platform is open now and registration is just a $1 donation at https://expo22.eventbrite.com. The flyer is here. The main day of the Expo is March 26th, but with the platform open, job seekers can start making connections now!
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link
 
Case Western Reserve University Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations. Spring Applications due May 1, 2022
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events
 
John Grant Lecture in Health Care Ethics March 21st at 2:30pm Information Commons 400
John Grant Lecture in Health Care Ethics that is coming up on Monday, March 21st. The speaker is Dr. Greg Pence from University of Alabama, Birmingham and his talk is titled "Unmasking the Hidden Philosophical Issues of Fighting Pandemics."  I was hoping you could share this with your classes and/or post it for your majors and minors to help spread the word. This lecture is targeted to undergraduate students: there will be time for Q&A and a reception following the talk. For more information, see the flyer.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center at the University of Michigan 8 Week Summer Internship from June 13-August 5; Application due March 15
The Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center at the University of Michigan is excited to announce the Indigenous Summer Research Program, exclusively for Indigenous undergraduate students to receive training in humanistic and social science research conducted by Indigenous faculty and graduate students.  RISE is a collaborative of academics, non-profit organizations, artists, and activists working together to produce research and educational tools that give voice to Indigenous experiences, uplift Indigenous well-being, and identify tangible and effective ways of creating equitable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples throughout society. This research internship program will provide students with culturally-informed mentorship as they engage in equity-focused research for Indigenous Peoples by Indigenous researchers. 

In an effort to bring research to tribal communities, we want to be clear that students are invited from tribal colleges, state colleges, and large research universities. Whether students have no prior research experience (i.e., no opportunities available), a lot of prior experience, or simply want training in Indigenous research practices, we have space for them. The objective of our summer research program is to increase the number of students (and future professionals) who can utilize the research process to increase social justice and equity for Indigenous Peoples and communities.
 
The 8-week summer research internship will take place from June 13th - August 5th, 2022 on the University of Michigan's campus. NOTE: For colleges and universities on the quarter system, we can work with you if your spring quarter extends beyond June 13th. We will provide funding for travel, a weekly stipend, and room and board. More importantly, we will provide an opportunity for Indigenous students to join a supportive and engaging community that will stay with them throughout their academic careers.  See our digital flyer for more details about this opportunity. The application is due March 15th, 2022The application can be found via this link. If you need assistance with the application, please email Isidro Landa. Isidro is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Director at RISE. We are all here to help! If any applicants have questions, they can email us at risecenter@umich.edu. If you have any questions, at any point, before sharing, please save my personal email and feel free to reach out.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity.  
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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. 
 
2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Technology at the University of Michigan
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques(SISRT) will offer the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
  
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data ScienceFor more information, please see the application here.
 
Counselors for Summer Treatment Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
 
Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-12 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be in place including universal masking. COVID-19 vaccination is required of all Cincinnati Children’s employees, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and students who work onsite at any of the medical center’s facilities. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 31st, 2022 through August 3rd, 2022. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 
 
Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.  To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp 
  
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars.  
 
Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
Required qualifications: 
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)    
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

 

March 1, 2022

Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.
 
Psychology Injustice Action Committee
The Department recently formed the Psychology Injustice Action Committee to respond to acts of injustice in a timely manner. Any students, staff, or faculty who want to join this committee, or request a response to injustice from the committee, can reach out to codaloyola@gmail.com

COURSES 

Fall 2022 Internship Class - Application due March 18th, 2022
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 March 18th, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer is here. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Register for Summer classes now!  Here is the current slate of course offerings in Psychology:
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR 101
Intro to Neuroscience
ONLN
MTW
10:45 AM
Steidl
Biological Pillar
PSYC 101
General Psychology
LSC
TTh
06:00 PM
Leachz
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 238
Gender&Sex Diff & Similr
ONLN
 
 
Huntsinger
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
10:25 AM
Raoul
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Wilson
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 273
Developmental Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Price / Barry
Developmental Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
ONLN
 
 
Steidl
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
 
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 312
Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 314
Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition
ONLN
TWTh
10:45 AM
Gobel
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental Psyc
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
LSC
MTWTh
02:15 PM
 
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 327
Lab on Body Image
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Kellogg
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 331
Psychopathology
ONLN
 
 
Sandberg
Mental Health Pillar
PSYC 368
Counseling I
LSC
TWTh
01:10 PM
Davis
Psychology Elective
PSYC 387
Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.
ONLN
MW
06:00 PM
Morrison 
Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major
 
Summer Session B: 
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Moaz/ Mohamed 
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWTh
08:20 AM
Neal
Cognitive Pillar
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DeHart
Social Pillar
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWTh
10:45 AM
Osteen
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods in Psyc
LSC
MW
06:00 PM
Osborne
PSYC Major Requirement
PSYC 315
Lab:Tests & Measurements
LSC
MTW
03:35 PM
Yustisia
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 321
Lab in Social Psychology
ONLN
 
 
DiStefano
Advanced Lab Course
PSYC 360
Prejudice
LSC
MTWTh
12:20 PM
Mitchell
Diversity& Inclusion Requirement
PSYC 390
Internship in Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Silton
Capstone
 
Summer Session C:
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 390
Internship in Psychology
ONLN
 
 
Silton
Capstone 

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
3/1 Martin Oudega, PhD 
Controlling the Inflammatory Response for Recovery after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury 
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Physiology and PTHMS Northwestern University
 
3/15 Lisa L. Barnes, PhD
Epidemiology of cognitive aging in older African American Adults
Departments of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
 
John Grant Lecture in Health Care Ethics that is coming up on Monday, March 21st. The speaker is Dr. Greg Pence from University of Alabama, Birmingham and his talk is titled "Unmasking the Hidden Philosophical Issues of Fighting Pandemics."  I was hoping you could share this with your classes and/or post it for your majors and minors to help spread the word. This lecture is targeted to undergraduate students: there will be time for Q&A and a reception following the talk.
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link
 
Case Western Reserve University Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations. Spring Applications due May 1, 2022
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events
 
John Grant Lecture in Health Care Ethics March 21st at 2:30pm Information Commons 400
John Grant Lecture in Health Care Ethics that is coming up on Monday, March 21st. The speaker is Dr. Greg Pence from University of Alabama, Birmingham and his talk is titled "Unmasking the Hidden Philosophical Issues of Fighting Pandemics."  I was hoping you could share this with your classes and/or post it for your majors and minors to help spread the word. This lecture is targeted to undergraduate students: there will be time for Q&A and a reception following the talk. For more information, see the flyer.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center at the University of Michigan
8 Week Summer Internship from June 13-August 5; Application due March 15
The Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center at the University of Michigan is excited to announce the Indigenous Summer Research Program, exclusively for Indigenous undergraduate students to receive training in humanistic and social science research conducted by Indigenous faculty and graduate students.  RISE is a collaborative of academics, non-profit organizations, artists, and activists working together to produce research and educational tools that give voice to Indigenous experiences, uplift Indigenous well-being, and identify tangible and effective ways of creating equitable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples throughout society. This research internship program will provide students with culturally-informed mentorship as they engage in equity-focused research for Indigenous Peoples by Indigenous researchers. 

In an effort to bring research to tribal communities, we want to be clear that students are invited from tribal colleges, state colleges, and large research universities. Whether students have no prior research experience (i.e., no opportunities available), a lot of prior experience, or simply want training in Indigenous research practices, we have space for them. The objective of our summer research program is to increase the number of students (and future professionals) who can utilize the research process to increase social justice and equity for Indigenous Peoples and communities.
 
The 8-week summer research internship will take place from June 13th - August 5th, 2022on the University of Michigan's campus. NOTE: For colleges and universities on the quarter system, we can work with you if your spring quarter extends beyond June 13th. We will provide funding for travel, a weekly stipend, and room and board. More importantly, we will provide an opportunity for Indigenous students to join a supportive and engaging community that will stay with them throughout their academic careers.  See our digital flyer for more details about this opportunity. The application is due March 15th, 2022. The application can be found via this link. If you need assistance with the application, please email Isidro Landa. Isidro is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Director at RISE. We are all here to help! If any applicants have questions, they can email us at risecenter@umich.edu. If you have any questions, at any point, before sharing, please save my personal email and feel free to reach out.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity.   Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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
 
2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Technology at the University of Michigan
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques(SISRT) will offer the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
  
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science. For more information, please see the application here.
 
Summer Internship at UC Berkeley, Applications due March 14 
The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2022 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. The 9-week internship will be from May 31st to July 29th 2022. Interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week and will be offered a $3,375 stipend. Depending on public health conditions, this internship may be virtual or onsite; an announcement will be made closer to the start date. 
 
Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Please refer to https://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 14th 8:00 AM PDT/10am CT. Please direct any questions to Grace Horton at lcdmanager@berkeley.edu.
 
Counselors for Summer Treatment Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
 
Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-12 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be in place including universal masking. COVID-19 vaccination is required of all Cincinnati Children’s employees, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and students who work onsite at any of the medical center’s facilities. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 31st, 2022 through August 3rd, 2022. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 
 
Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.  To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp 
 
Summer Internship at Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies
Applications due March 1, 2022
The Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship for undergraduates and recent grads, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience by working on a research project with a graduate student or post-doc mentor. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedeker’s current research by visiting our website (harvardlds.org) and reading publications from our lab members. You can find more information about the internship, as well as instructions on how to apply, at https://www.harvardlds.org/summer-internship/. Applications are now open and are due at noon on March 1, 2022. Please contact Briony Waite (bwaite@fas.harvard.edu) and Nancy Soja (nnsoja@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions.
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
 
Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars.  
 
Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 
 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
 
Required qualifications: 
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
 
Job Title: Part-time Research Project Assistant
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)    
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

 

February 17, 2022

Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.

COURSES   

Fall 2022 PSYC 390 Internship Class- Application Due March 18, 2022
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 March 18th, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Fall 2022 Applications Due February 25
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Register for Summer classes now!  Here is the current slate of course offerings in Psychology:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

NEUR 101

Intro to Neuroscience

ONLN

MTW

10:45 AM

Steidl

Biological Pillar

PSYC 101

General Psychology

LSC

TTh

06:00 PM

Leachz

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 238

Gender&Sex Diff & Similr

ONLN

 

 

Huntsinger

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

10:25 AM

Raoul

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Wilson

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Price / Barry

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

ONLN

 

 

Steidl

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

 

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 312

Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 314

Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition

ONLN

TWTh

10:45 AM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 318

Lab in Developmental Psyc

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

LSC

MTWTh

02:15 PM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 327

Lab on Body Image

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Kellogg

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 331

Psychopathology

ONLN

 

 

Sandberg

Mental Health Pillar

PSYC 368

Counseling I

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

Davis

Psychology Elective

PSYC 387

Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.

ONLN

MW

06:00 PM

Morrison 

Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major

 
Summer Session B: 
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Moaz/ Mohamed 

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 250

Cognitive Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Neal

Cognitive Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Osteen

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Osborne

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 315

Lab:Tests & Measurements

LSC

MTW

03:35 PM

Yustisia

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DiStefano

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 360

Prejudice

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Mitchell

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone

 
Summer Session C:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone

 

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here:  luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
2/22 Jary Delgado, PhD
Post-translational Mechanisms Regulating Excitatory Synapse Function Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
 
3/1 Martin Oudega, PhD
Controlling the Inflammatory Response for Recovery after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Physiology and PTHMS Northwestern University
 
Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major
Are you interested in joining BNPM (Black Neuroscience and Psychology Major) organization? This group creates a safe space at Loyola for Black students majoring in either Neuroscience or Psychology where they will get the chance to connect, share ideas, and socialize! This group plans to provide social events and group study sessions throughout the 2022 Spring Semester. For more information about upcoming events, including the upcoming trivia night on Feb. 17 at 5:30pm, see the flyer here! If you or someone you know is interested, please contact bnpmluc@gmail.com. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill out this quick 30-sec survey link.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES   

National Honor Society in Neuroscience Applications due February 25
Nu Rho Psi (the National Honor Society in Neuroscience) is excited to announce that membership applications are now live. If you are a Neuroscience major or minor, you may be eligible to apply! Please see the attached flyer which provides information about Nu Rho Psi including benefits of membership, requirements of membership, and how to apply for membership. Applications for membership are due by the end of the day on Friday, February 25th.  Please direct questions about NRP to luc.nrp@gmail.com. For more information, see the flyer.
 
College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Child Development Lab Summer Undergraduate Research Internship
Applications due February 25
The CSI Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Sarah Berger, is now accepting applications for our NSF-funded 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship. The goal of this internship is to promote research experience for undergraduates from groups historically excluded from the sciences. Students will work on a project examining the impact of sleep on learning in infancy, the relation between sleep and motor development, or the interaction between motor and cognitive development in infancy. Interns will work closely with Dr. Sarah Berger and will collaborate with graduate and other undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience working directly with families. Opportunities to learn head-mounted eye-tracking, auto-videosomnography, and other data collection technologies are available. As of now, we are planning for the internship to be in person.
 
This is a paid internship running June 1 - July 29. Students can receive up to a $3000 stipend. Applicants should be current undergraduates who are interested in developmental science, cognitive or motor development, or sleep and who intend to pursue graduate training in these or similar areas. Learn more about the lab here: https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab. Applications are due in 2 weeks on Feb 25: https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab/researchopps
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity.   Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (if desired, could start Summer 2022).  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
 
Summer Internship at UC Berkeley, Applications due March 14 
The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2022 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. The 9-week internship will be from May 31st to July 29th 2022. Interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week and will be offered a $3,375 stipend. Depending on public health conditions, this internship may be virtual or onsite; an announcement will be made closer to the start date.
 
Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Please refer to https://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 14th 8:00 AM PDT/10am CT. Please direct any questions to Grace Horton at lcdmanager@berkeley.edu.
 
Summer Internship at Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies
Applications due March 1, 2022
The Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship for undergraduates and recent grads, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience by working on a research project with a graduate student or post-doc mentor. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedekers current research by visiting our website (harvardlds.org) and reading publications from our lab members. You can find more information about the internship, as well as instructions on how to apply, at https://www.harvardlds.org/summer-internship/. Applications are now open and are due at noon on March 1, 2022. Please contact Briony Waite (bwaite@fas.harvard.edu) and Nancy Soja (nnsoja@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions.
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
NSF Fully Funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Applications due February 27, 2022
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University will offer a NSF fully-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 16th to July 15th, 2022! This REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. During this REU, students will get hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research in addition to individually-tailored academic writing and GRE preparation sessions. Students will participate in weekly lab meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one sessions with their mentors in addition to meeting with other Duke undergraduates and faculty.

This REU is jointly led by three faculty members: Makeba Wilbourn (developmental psychology: culture and experience effects on language learning), Sarah Gaither (social psychology: identity and diversity), and Gregory Samanez-Larkin (human neuroscience: motivation and decision making). Students who are admitted into the program will join one of these primary labs but also participate in regular activities with all students in the program from across the three research groups.

This third session of this REU will occur during summer 2022 (May 16 – July 15).There are no costs associated with participating in this program. If we are able to meet safely in person, all travel expenses and campus housing will be provided, otherwise a hybrid and/or virtual option will be offered. Students will receive a $6000 stipend for working full-time across the internship period. This REU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1950651).  The application deadline is February 27th, 2022. More details and a link to the application are available on the website: https://sites.duke.edu/reupsychneuro/ 
 
Research Internship Opportunity at Rush University Medical Center’s Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
The Autism Assessment Research Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center runs a multitude of different types of trials including clinical trials, digital medicine, genetic and phenotyping studies and health services/dissemination and implementation science. We are currently looking for 1-2 undergraduate volunteers who would be interested in assisting with our RISE (reciprocal imitation and social engagement) studies. For more information about this opportunity, see the flyer.
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
 
Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars. 
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut)
 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
 
Required qualifications:
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
 
Job Title: Part-time Research Project Assistant
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Full-Time Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State
The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development, directed by Derek Houston, in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project to investigate the coordination of parent-child interactions in the service of novel word learning in young children who are deaf and receive cochlear implants.
The research assistant will work in Columbus, Ohio with children and their parents and a team of researchers including undergraduate research assistants, research associates, postdocs, and faculty members. An ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented recent college graduate who majored in psychology, cognitive science, speech and hearing, or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school. The position offers a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences on using cutting-edge technology to study parent-child interaction and word learning in typically developing and deaf/hard-of-hearing toddlers who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
 
Primary duties will include:
  • Collecting data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures
  • Working on head-mounted and screen-based eye tracking systems
  • Managing, coding and analyzing video and time series data
  • Coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • Assisting with new experimental setups
 
Minimum requirements for this position include:
  • BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, speech and hearing sciences or related field
  • Highly motivated to learn new technology, including computer programming and sensing device setup
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong independent work ethic and time management
  • Interest in development and learning
 
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working in a research lab with children and their families
  • Experience with eye tracking
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot software and basic scripting methods (R, Matlab, Python)
Preferred start date is May or June 2022 and the position includes benefits.
HIRING RANGE: $18.10 - $22.65/hr. To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter through the HR system. Please contact Molly Cooke at with any questions.  Applications will be accepted until February 15th
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)  
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.  
 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?   
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!  

February 1, 2022

Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.

COURSES 

Summer 2022 Internship Class - Application due February 4th, 2022
Fall 2022 Internship Class- Application Due March 18, 2022
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 February 4th, 2022 for the Summer 2022 semester. The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through March 18th, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  
 
Spend a Semester in Washington, DC, Intern and Take Loyola Classes
Fall 2022 Applications Due February 25
Spring 2023 Applications Due June 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  Attend protests and briefings.  Visit monuments and memorials.  Gain experience in communications, politics, advocacy, government relations, media, outreach, or research.  Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and more. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. 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.
Past Loyola internships:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Casten, Kelly, Garcia, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: PFLAG, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, the Hub Project, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International, Freedom House
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center, City of Alexandria
 
Summer Psychology Course Offerings
Registration for summer courses begins soon.  Here is the current slate of course offerings in Psychology:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

NEUR 101

Intro to Neuroscience

ONLN

MTW

10:45 AM

Steidl

Biological Pillar

PSYC 101

General Psychology

LSC

TTh

06:00 PM

Leachz

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 238

Gender&Sex Diff & Similr

ONLN

 

 

Huntsinger

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

10:25 AM

Raoul

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Wilson

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 273

Developmental Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Price / Barry

Developmental Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

ONLN

 

 

Steidl

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

 

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 312

Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 314

Lab in Exper Psych: Cognition

ONLN

TWTh

10:45 AM

Gobel

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 318

Lab in Developmental Psyc

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

LSC

MTWTh

02:15 PM

 

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 327

Lab on Body Image

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Kellogg

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 331

Psychopathology

ONLN

 

 

Sandberg

Mental Health Pillar

PSYC 368

Counseling I

LSC

TWTh

01:10 PM

Davis

Mental Health Pillar

PSYC 387

Sem. in Behav. & Cog. Neuro.

ONLN

MW

06:00 PM

Morrison

Prereq: 382 & NRCB Major

 
Summer Session B:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Moaz/ Mohamed

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 250

Cognitive Psychology

LSC

TWTh

08:20 AM

Neal

Cognitive Pillar

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DeHart

Social Pillar

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWTh

10:45 AM

Osteen

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 306

Research Methods in Psyc

LSC

MW

06:00 PM

Osborne

PSYC Major Requirement

PSYC 315

Lab:Tests & Measurements

LSC

MTW

03:35 PM

Yustisia

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psychology

ONLN

 

 

DiStefano

Advanced Lab Course

PSYC 360

Prejudice

LSC

MTWTh

12:20 PM

Mitchell

Diversity& Inclusion Requirement

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone

 
Summer Session C:
 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLN

 

 

Silton

Capstone 

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar.
You can see papers shared by our speakers here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminarpapers   
 
2/8 Jasmine Kwasa, PhD
Investigating Top-Down Auditory Attention in Neurologically and Racially Heterogeneous Populations
Carnegie Mellon University Neuroscience Institute
 
2/15 Robert G Morrison, PhD
Career Paths in Neuroscience Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
 
Neuroscience Job Candidates Talks for tenure track position at Loyola in Biology
Interested in learning more about neuroscience and seeing presentations by job candidates? Two neurobiology job candidates will be presenting their work at Loyola!
  • Monday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m.,  Dr. Anel Jaramillo (pronounced “harra-MEE-yo”), "Exploration of parabrachial control of the extended amygdala during stress and alcohol withdrawal" Link: https://luc.zoom.us/j/81492722736
  • Wednesday, February 9 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Yanan Chen, “Protecting oligodendrocytes as a novel therapeutic approach for neurological disorders”  Link: https://luc.zoom.us/j/84008114815

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

National Honor Society in Neuroscience Applications due February 25
Nu Rho Psi (the National Honor Society in Neuroscience) is excited to announce that membership applications are now live. If you are a Neuroscience major or minor, you may be eligible to apply! Please see the attached flyer which provides information about Nu Rho Psi including benefits of membership, requirements of membership, and how to apply for membership. Applications for membership are due by the end of the day on Friday, February 25th.  Please direct questions about NRP to luc.nrp@gmail.com. For more information, see the flyer.
 
Summer Internship at UC Berkeley, Applications due March 14 
The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2022 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. The 9-week internship will be from May 31st to July 29th 2022. Interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week and will be offered a $3,375 stipend. Depending on public health conditions, this internship may be virtual or onsite; an announcement will be made closer to the start date.
 
Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Please refer to https://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 14th 8:00 AM PDT/10am CT. Please direct any questions to Grace Horton at lcdmanager@berkeley.edu.
 
Summer Internship at Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies
Applications due March 1, 2022
The Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship for undergraduates and recent grads, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience by working on a research project with a graduate student or post-doc mentor. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedeker’s current research by visiting our website (harvardlds.org) and reading publications from our lab members. You can find more information about the internship, as well as instructions on how to apply, at https://www.harvardlds.org/summer-internship/. Applications are now open and are due at noon on March 1, 2022. Please contact Briony Waite (bwaite@fas.harvard.edu) and Nancy Soja (nnsoja@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions.
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                    
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
NSF Fully Funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Applications due February 27, 2022
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University will offer a NSF fully-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 16th to July 15th, 2022! This REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. During this REU, students will get hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research in addition to individually-tailored academic writing and GRE preparation sessions. Students will participate in weekly lab meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one sessions with their mentors in addition to meeting with other Duke undergraduates and faculty.

This REU is jointly led by three faculty members: Makeba Wilbourn (developmental psychology: culture and experience effects on language learning), Sarah Gaither (social psychology: identity and diversity), and Gregory Samanez-Larkin (human neuroscience: motivation and decision making). Students who are admitted into the program will join one of these primary labs but also participate in regular activities with all students in the program from across the three research groups.

This third session of this REU will occur during summer 2022 (May 16 – July 15). There are no costs associated with participating in this program. If we are able to meet safely in person, all travel expenses and campus housing will be provided, otherwise a hybrid and/or virtual option will be offered. Students will receive a $6000 stipend for working full-time across the internship period. This REU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1950651).  The application deadline is February 27th, 2022. More details and a link to the application are available on the website: https://sites.duke.edu/reupsychneuro/ 
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
 
Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Full Time Associate in Research Position at Duke Identity and Diversity Lab
Applications accepted March 21st on a rolling basis
The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars. 
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut)
 
To apply, please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Application link is here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.
 
University of Pittsburgh Full Time Research Assistant Summer 2022
The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting in summer 2022 (exact start date can be flexible). This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience in child development before graduate school. The position mainly entails recruitment and testing of toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents, assistance with data entry, scoring of assessments, and coding of parent-child interactions from videos. For a full description of the position and to apply, please follow the link.
 
Required qualifications:
  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the project coordinator, Margaret Isaacson.
 
Job Title: Part-time Research Project Assistant
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Full-Time Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State
The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development, directed by Derek Houston, in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project to investigate the coordination of parent-child interactions in the service of novel word learning in young children who are deaf and receive cochlear implants.
 
The research assistant will work in Columbus, Ohio with children and their parents and a team of researchers including undergraduate research assistants, research associates, postdocs, and faculty members. An ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented recent college graduate who majored in psychology, cognitive science, speech and hearing, or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school. The position offers a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences on using cutting-edge technology to study parent-child interaction and word learning in typically developing and deaf/hard-of-hearing toddlers who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
Primary duties will include:
  • Collecting data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures
  • Working on head-mounted and screen-based eye tracking systems
  • Managing, coding and analyzing video and time series data
  • Coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • Assisting with new experimental setups
Minimum requirements for this position include:
  • BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, speech and hearing sciences or related field
  • Highly motivated to learn new technology, including computer programming and sensing device setup
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong independent work ethic and time management
  • Interest in development and learning
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working in a research lab with children and their families
  • Experience with eye tracking
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot software and basic scripting methods (R, Matlab, Python)
Preferred start date is May or June 2022 and the position includes benefits.
HIRING RANGE: $18.10 - $22.65/hr. To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter through the HR system. Please contact Molly Cooke at with any questions.  Applications will be accepted until February 15th
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)  
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.  
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GENERAL INFORMATION

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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu  
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!  
 

January 19, 2022

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and safe break as you head into this next semester! 
 
Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.

COURSES 

Independent Study
If you plan to sign-up for course credit for working in a Psychology Lab this semester the deadline to have your Faculty Mentor submit paperwork is Thursday at 5pm.  You can learn more about these opportunities on our department website here.
 
Summer 2022 Psychology Classes
Registration for Summer 2022 classes is beginning soon.  You can see the classes being offered in Locus but they include Statistics, Research Methods, and a range of different lecture and advanced lab classes, including Capstone and Engaged Learning opportunities.  Sign-up soon to make sure you reserve your spot.
 
PSYC 390 – Internship in Psychology
Application due February 4th, 2022 for Summer 2022 || Application Due March 18, 2022 for Fall 2022
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 Summer 2022 course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through February 4th, 2022. The Fall 2022 course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through March 18th, 2022. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  

EVENT 

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!      
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                  
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. 
 
NSF Fully Funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Applications due February 27, 2022
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University will offer a NSF fully-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 16th to July 15th, 2022! This REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. During this REU, students will get hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research in addition to individually-tailored academic writing and GRE preparation sessions. Students will participate in weekly lab meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one sessions with their mentors in addition to meeting with other Duke undergraduates and faculty.

This REU is jointly led by three faculty members: Makeba Wilbourn (developmental psychology: culture and experience effects on language learning), Sarah Gaither (social psychology: identity and diversity), and Gregory Samanez-Larkin (human neuroscience: motivation and decision making). Students who are admitted into the program will join one of these primary labs but also participate in regular activities with all students in the program from across the three research groups.

This third session of this REU will occur during summer 2022 (May 16 – July 15). There are no costs associated with participating in this program. If we are able to meet safely in person, all travel expenses and campus housing will be provided, otherwise a hybrid and/or virtual option will be offered. Students will receive a $6000 stipend for working full-time across the internship period. This REU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1950651).  The application deadline is February 27th, 2022. More details and a link to the application are available on the website: https://sites.duke.edu/reupsychneuro/ 
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab! 
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
 
Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research 
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Job Title: Part-time Research Project Assistant
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
  • Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)  
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.  
 ------------------------------

GENERAL INFORMATION

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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu  
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?   
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!  

December 15, 2021

Almost there!
Good luck with the remainder of your finals week and have a peaceful holiday season and new year!  Please remember to take care of yourself and those around you by making wise decisions about your health.  We look forward to seeing many of you again in the Spring.  A special congratulations to those of you graduating now!
 
Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.

COURSES 

J-Term
There are still a few remaining seats available for PSYC 275 Social Psychology.  This course is being taught online.
 
Summer 2022 Internship Class - Application due February 4th, 2022
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 February 4th, 2022 for the Summer 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event January 14 & 15
Are you an undergraduate student or post-bacc from an underrepresented background who is interested in a career in clinical psychology? This year’s program will be a hybrid one, with opportunities for attendance both in-person and virtually! During the event, participants interested in applying to Clinical Psychology PhD Programs have an opportunity to meet and network with directors of Clinical Psychology PhD Programs, as well as present a research poster and attend professional development workshops.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about specific doctoral programs, ask questions, and network with an array of psychologists from across the nation. The next meeting will be on January 14th and 15th in San Diego, CA. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer.  Notifications of acceptance to attend the event will be sent out on a rolling basis. Presenting a research poster at the event is not required but is highly encouraged. Additional information will be emailed to those who register for the event. Please see the flyer here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position available at UIC!     
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.                                   
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. Please send a cover letter and CV Dr. Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab.
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab!
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
    
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Part-Time Research Assistant at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects. We focus on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. We are looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This would be a great experience for any graduates looking to gain more research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology.
To apply for this position, candidates can visit this website:
 
Job Title: Part-time Research Project Assistant
The duties and responsibilities of the lab coordinator can greatly vary, but potential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Administrative issues such as helping with budgets and procard expenses.
  • Research activities and writing papers.
  • Data management issues.
  • Other administrative duties such as assisting with needed reports.
  • Participating in weekly research meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher-level course work.
  • Candidates should have a background, training, or experience in psychology or related fields.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must have general computer knowledge and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and SPSS.
  • Good to have some experience with budgets.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.    

------------------------------
GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

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November 15, 2021

Registration is here!  Check the schedule
As usual Psychology courses, particularly those required for the Psychology and Neuroscience Majors will be in high demand this Spring. Most problems that Juniors and Seniors encounter with signing up for these courses are because they do not register at their enrollment appointment.
  • Please ensure you can register at your enrollment appointment by checking with the Bursar’s Office that there are no holds on your account.  Doing this now is critical to ensure you can get the courses you need to graduate on time.
  • Double-check that the classes you want to take are still available a couple of hours before your appointment.  If they are not or look like they might not be by your appointment go to plan B.  If you wait until your appointment to figure out that you need a plan B, it might be too late, plan ahead!
 
Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.

COURSES 

J-Term 2022 Schedule
  • PSYC 275 – Social Psychology – Online – Dr. DeHart
  • PSYC 368 – Counseling I – Online – Dr. Leon
 
Tentative Summer 2022 Class Schedule 
Maybe the class you are having difficulty getting into for the Spring is available during the summer? Lighten your course load for next year? Get one last course in before you graduate? This schedule is subject to change, but currently these are the classes we plan to offer.
Session A – May 23 – July 1
  • PSYC 101, PSYC 238, PSYC 239, PSYC 273, PSYC 275, PSYC 304, PSYC 306, PSYC 312, PSYC 314, PSYC 318, PSYC 321, PSYC 327, PSYC 331, PSYC 368, PSYC 387
Session B – July 5 – August 12
  • PSYC 239, PSYC 250, PSYC 275, PSYC 304, PSYC 306, PSYC 321, PSYC 315, PSYC 360
Session C – June 6 – July 29
  • PSYC 390
 
Summer 2022 Internship Class - Application due February 4th, 2022
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 February 4th, 2022 for the Summer 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar
 
11/16
Bio-inspired computational models of Language and Vision
Argonne National Laboratories
 
11/23
Thinking about a Career in Neuroscience
Psychology Department
Loyola University Chicago
 
Psi Chi Loyola Psychology Graduate Student Panel, November 16th at 8pm in LSB142
Psi Chi is excited to announce our next event! We will be hosting Loyola Psychology graduate students from a variety of different areas who will answer questions ranging from the application process, what to expect in graduate school, and more! If you or anyone you know is interested in pursuing graduate school, this is a great opportunity to come and get your questions answered! This event will be held on November 16th from 8-9 pm in LSB 142. We hope to see everyone there!
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event January 14 & 15
Are you an undergraduate student or post-bacc from an underrepresented background who is interested in a career in clinical psychology? This year’s program will be a hybrid one, with opportunities for attendance both in-person and virtually! During the event, participants interested in applying to Clinical Psychology PhD Programs have an opportunity to meet and network with directors of Clinical Psychology PhD Programs, as well as present a research poster and attend professional development workshops.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about specific doctoral programs, ask questions, and network with an array of psychologists from across the nation. The next meeting will be on January 14th and 15th in San Diego, CA. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer.  Notifications of acceptance to attend the event will be sent out on a rolling basis. Presenting a research poster at the event is not required but is highly encouraged. Additional information will be emailed to those who register for the event. Please see the flyer here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Active Minds' Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program
Active Minds announces an open call for applications for the 2022 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship. This fellowship provides an opportunity for college/university students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health. The Fellowship is currently seeking applications to support twelve (12) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color (BIPOC) to submit unique and thought-provoking research proposals or creative projects related to mental health for the 2022 program cycle. The deadline to apply is November 28. More details available at www.activeminds.org/esf.
 
All-Inclusive Trips to attend Active Minds' National Conference
Thanks to the generosity of our partners, Active Minds is providing scholarships to 30 high school and college/university students in financial need to attend the 2022 Active Minds National Conference from February 11-12, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Interested students should apply here by November 15, 2021. Selected scholars will be required to register for the conference by December 7, 2021.
 
Learn more about Loyola’s Developmental Psychology PhD Program!
The Department of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago invites you to participate in a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 17th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, to learn about the Developmental Psychology PhD program. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, come meet our faculty to hear about how our program prepares developmental scientists for non-clinical academic or professional careers. The program’s faculty specialize in the cognitive, cultural, emotional, linguistic, neurological and social factors that promote development and learning in infancy through adolescence. See below for a description of the six core research labs that aim to understand and support the healthy development of children, youth, and families. To participate and receive the meeting’s Zoom link, please register here. For more information, visit the Department of Psychology website here.
 
The Emotion, Language, and Cognition in Neurotypical and Atypical (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Development Research Lab (https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com), directed by Dr. Denise Davidson (ddavids@luc.edu), focuses on emotion, language and educational issues in neurotypical and neurodiverse populations, with a particular emphasis on those with autism spectrum disorder. 
 
The Bilingual Language Development Lab (https://loyolabilingual.weebly.com/), directed by Dr. Perla B. Gámez (pgamez@luc.edu), investigates the language and literacy development of children negotiating two languages (also referred to as bilinguals, dual language learners, English learners, Spanish-speaking Latinos). Our research aims to understand how children's linguistic environments and experiences, at different developmental time points, help promote their language and literacy skills.
 
The Cognitive Development Lab (https://www.loyolacrcd.org/cogdevlab), directed by Dr. Maggie W. Guy (mguy5@luc.edu), investigates the development of attention and memory in infancy using measures of looking behavior and brain activity. Current work aims to increase understanding of the development of specialized face processing in infants, including typically developing infants and infants at an elevated risk of autism spectrum disorder. Research studies examine the processing of faces in comparison to non-social stimuli, in visual and audiovisual contexts, and in relation to early experience. 
 
The Children’s Memory and Learning Lab (https://www.luc.edu/childrensmemory), directed by Dr. Catherine A. Haden (chaden@luc.edu), focuses on the power of storytelling and narrative reflection for enhancing learning and memory from science and engineering experiences in museums. We partner with museum practitioners, connecting research to practice, to increase understanding of stories as cultural resources, and to develop high quality, equitable educational opportunities for children, youth, and families.
 
The SEEDS (Self-regulation, Early, Emerging Development, & Settings) Lab, (http://www.cpligrining.org/), directed by Dr. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining (cligrining@luc.edu), studies predictors and outcomes related to self-regulation and settings that support development from early childhood through emerging adulthood among young people from under-resourced, minoritized communities.  Our research has involved quantitative, qualitative, and longitudinal data collection, with a focus on education, poverty, and intervention, as well as risk and resilience.  At present, our projects include a focus on the role of social and emotional competencies in the education and career paths of young adults.
 
The Movement & Learning Lab (https://www.loyolacrcd.org/movement-learning-lab), directed by Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield (ewakefield1@luc.edu), investigates the mechanisms by which co-speech gesture impacts learning and promotes cognitive change in children and adults. Current work uses eye tracking and behavioral methods to understand how individual differences contribute to whether gesture will benefit a learner.
 
Apply to be a part of the National Neuroscience Honors Society!
We are very excited to continue expanding our chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Neuroscience Honors Society. To join NRP, please see the attached flyer regarding membership requirements and application. For those who fall just short of the requirements, Provisional Membership may be granted. If you are eligible, the online application only takes a few minutes to complete (also linked in the flyer). Applications are due by Friday, October 15th. Note: the application will prompt you to log in to a Google account. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email luc.nrp@gmail.com or Kat Woo (kwoo@luc.edu), the current President of Loyola's chapter of Nu Rho Psi.
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab!
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Help us study the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety! 
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety (including COVID-19 anxiety). If you've already participated, we thank you for your help. If not, this is your last chance, as data collection is closing soon! The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please click on the survey link
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
  • Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
   
Interested in being a Research Participant?
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety, as well as mindfulness and COVID-19 anxiety. The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please see the survey link: luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NxlQgUxJwzMb9Y
 
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   

GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

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November 1, 2021

Registration is coming soon!
As usual Psychology courses, particularly those required for the Psychology and Neuroscience Majors will be in high demand this Spring. Most problems that Juniors and Seniors encounter with signing up for these courses are because they do not register at their enrollment appointment. Please ensure you can register at your enrollment appointment by checking with the Bursar’s Office that there are no holds on your account.  Doing this now is critical to ensure you can get the courses you need to graduate on time.
 
Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.
 

COURSES 

Summer 2022 Internship Class - Application due February 4th, 2022
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 February 4th, 2022 for the Summer 2022 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. The flyer can be found here. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at psyc-internship@luc.edu.  
 

EVENTS

 
Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available.  Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar
 
11/2
Controlling the Inflammatory Response for Recovery after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Physiology and PTHMS
Northwestern University
 
11/9
Restoration of complex movements in paralyzed limbs
Physiology & Neuroscience
College of Medicine
University of Arizona
 
Upcoming Talk by Hannah Bergom, November 4th, 5pm
The Philosophy Department is hosting a talk by one of our alumni, Hannah Bergom. She will give a brief talk about the role and relevance of her philosophy education at Loyola in her work as a cancer researcher and take questions. Please see the flyer here. This is the zoom link for the event.
 
Psi Chi Loyola Psychology Graduate Student Panel, November 16th at 8pm in LSB142
Psi Chi is excited to announce our next event! We will be hosting Loyola Psychology graduate students from a variety of different areas who will answer questions ranging from the application process, what to expect in graduate school, and more! If you or anyone you know is interested in pursuing graduate school, this is a great opportunity to come and get your questions answered! This event will be held on November 16th from 8-9 pm in LSB 142. We hope to see everyone there!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Learn more about Loyola’s Developmental Psychology PhD Program!
The Department of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago invites you to participate in a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 17th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, to learn about the Developmental Psychology PhD program. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, come meet our faculty to hear about how our program prepares developmental scientists for non-clinical academic or professional careers. The program’s faculty specialize in the cognitive, cultural, emotional, linguistic, neurological and social factors that promote development and learning in infancy through adolescence. See below for a description of the six core research labs that aim to understand and support the healthy development of children, youth, and families. To participate and receive the meeting’s Zoom link, please register here. For more information, visit the Department of Psychology website here.
 
The Emotion, Language, and Cognition in Neurotypical and Atypical (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Development Research Lab (https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com), directed by Dr. Denise Davidson (ddavids@luc.edu), focuses on emotion, language and educational issues in neurotypical and neurodiverse populations, with a particular emphasis on those with autism spectrum disorder. 
 
The Bilingual Language Development Lab (https://loyolabilingual.weebly.com/), directed by Dr. Perla B. Gámez (pgamez@luc.edu), investigates the language and literacy development of children negotiating two languages (also referred to as bilinguals, dual language learners, English learners, Spanish-speaking Latinos). Our research aims to understand how children's linguistic environments and experiences, at different developmental time points, help promote their language and literacy skills.
 
The Cognitive Development Lab (https://www.loyolacrcd.org/cogdevlab), directed by Dr. Maggie W. Guy (mguy5@luc.edu), investigates the development of attention and memory in infancy using measures of looking behavior and brain activity. Current work aims to increase understanding of the development of specialized face processing in infants, including typically developing infants and infants at an elevated risk of autism spectrum disorder. Research studies examine the processing of faces in comparison to non-social stimuli, in visual and audiovisual contexts, and in relation to early experience. 
 
The Children’s Memory and Learning Lab (https://www.luc.edu/childrensmemory), directed by Dr. Catherine A. Haden (chaden@luc.edu), focuses on the power of storytelling and narrative reflection for enhancing learning and memory from science and engineering experiences in museums. We partner with museum practitioners, connecting research to practice, to increase understanding of stories as cultural resources, and to develop high quality, equitable educational opportunities for children, youth, and families.
 
The SEEDS (Self-regulation, Early, Emerging Development, & Settings) Lab, (http://www.cpligrining.org/), directed by Dr. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining (cligrining@luc.edu), studies predictors and outcomes related to self-regulation and settings that support development from early childhood through emerging adulthood among young people from under-resourced, minoritized communities.  Our research has involved quantitative, qualitative, and longitudinal data collection, with a focus on education, poverty, and intervention, as well as risk and resilience.  At present, our projects include a focus on the role of social and emotional competencies in the education and career paths of young adults.
 
The Movement & Learning Lab (https://www.loyolacrcd.org/movement-learning-lab), directed by Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield (ewakefield1@luc.edu), investigates the mechanisms by which co-speech gesture impacts learning and promotes cognitive change in children and adults. Current work uses eye tracking and behavioral methods to understand how individual differences contribute to whether gesture will benefit a learner.
 
Apply to be a part of the National Neuroscience Honors Society!
We are very excited to continue expanding our chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Neuroscience Honors Society. To join NRP, please see the attached flyer regarding membership requirements and application. For those who fall just short of the requirements, Provisional Membership may be granted. If you are eligible, the online application only takes a few minutes to complete (also linked in the flyer). Applications are due by Friday, October 15th. Note: the application will prompt you to log in to a Google account. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email luc.nrp@gmail.com or Kat Woo (kwoo@luc.edu), the current President of Loyola's chapter of Nu Rho Psi.
 
Get research experience on college student mental health: Join the IMPACT lab!
Dr. Conley’s IMPACT lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants, 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 look at our flyer here!
 
Help us study the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety! 
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety (including COVID-19 anxiety). If you've already participated, we thank you for your help. If not, this is your last chance, as data collection is closing soon! The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please click on the survey link
 
Help us study the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety! Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety (including COVID-19 anxiety). If you've already participated, we thank you for your help. If not, this is your last chance, as data collection is closing soon! The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participa'on! To participate in the study, please click on the survey link: https://luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NxlQgUxJwzMb9Y
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health. 
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you: 
  • Are 18-25 years old 
  • Are a college student in Chicago 
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater 
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involve 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
   
Interested in being a Research Participant?
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety, as well as mindfulness and COVID-19 anxiety. The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please see the survey link: luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NxlQgUxJwzMb9Y
 
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 

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GENERAL INFORMATION 

 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   

 

------------------------------

October 1, 2021

Do you have a question about how advising works for Psychology Majors at Loyola?
Please take a look at this new webpage with a video which gives an overview on advising. Make plans now to meet with your University or CAS Advisor and your Psychology Faculty Advisor (you can see who they are on Locus) to plan for classes for the Spring. If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor already, sign-up for one here.
 
Interested in learning more about the new Psychology Major?
Take a look at the requirements here and watch a video which gives an overview.  If you declared your Psychology major before July 1, 2021 and would like to shift from the old requirements to the new major requirements just contact your University or CAS Advisor and they can help you make the change.
 
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! 

COURSES  

Spring 2022 Internship Class - Application due October 8th 
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 8th, 2021 for the Spring 2022 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 Sarah Broner, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.    

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available. Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here. 
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar
 
10/5
Conversing with Dreamers in REM sleep: New Strategies for Dream Science
Department of Psychology
Northwestern University
 
10/19
How does the human orbitofrontal cortex contribute to decision-making?
Department of Neurology 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
 
Psi Chi Honor Society Information Session 10/5, 7pm,
Calling all Psychology majors and minors! Psi Chi, Loyola's International Honor Society in Psychology, is holding an information session and Q&A for all interested students!! This is your chance to come learn all about Psi Chi, the application process, and get your questions answered by the e-board. The info session will be held on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30 pm in Dumbach Rm. 233. If you have any questions, please email psichiluc10@edu.com. We hope to see you there!
 
Building Bridges Not Walls talk with journalist Todd Miller, October 6th at 4:30pm
The Dept of Anthropology and LALS Program are delighted to host a zoom event (Building Bridges Not Walls) featuring journalist Todd Miller, who will report on his long-term work at the US-Mexico border. For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Neuroscience Virtual Conference 10/23
On Saturday 10/23 the MidBrains Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference will be partnering with another regional undergraduate neuroscience conference, the Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium (mGluRs) typically hosted in the Lower MidWest (Ohio/Pennsylvania/Indiana/ Michigan).  Much like MidBrains, mGluRs draws 100+ undergraduate participants and offers those students and faculty sponsors opportunities for scientific networking and engagement. We are planning to have an exciting full day event with a keynote, graduate panel, poster session, symposium talks, and career panel.  Find more information at the midbrains.org website (registration link to be activated soon!). Hope to see you in October!
 
Opportunity to hear Dr. Fred Volkmar- October 9, 2021
On October 9th, we are holding a virtual Fall Gala, with keynote speaker Dr. Fred Volkmar. Dr. Volkmar is a renowned autism researcher, author & speaker, who was the primary author of the DSM-IV's section on autism & PDD-NOS. Dr. Volkmar will speak with us on the History and Future of Autism, and hold a Q&A after. The proceeds of this event help us fund our Therapy Assistance Grant Program which offers financial assistance to local families who need, but can't afford autism therapy. If you're interested in attending or sharing, you can find more information on our website: https://www.chicagoautismnetwork.org/fundraisers 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Apply to be a part of the National Neuroscience Honors Society!
We are very excited to continue expanding our chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Neuroscience Honors Society. To join NRP, please see the attached flyer regarding membership requirements and application. For those who fall just short of the requirements, Provisional Membership may be granted. If you are eligible, the online application only takes a few minutes to complete (also linked in the flyer). Applications are due by Friday, October 15th. Note: the application will prompt you to log in to a Google account. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email luc.nrp@gmail.com or Kat Woo (kwoo@luc.edu), the current President of Loyola's chapter of Nu Rho Psi.
 
Help us study the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety!
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety (including COVID-19 anxiety). If you've already participated, we thank you for your help. If not, this is your last chance, as data collection is closing soon! The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please click on the survey link
 
Are you interested in a Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Program?
Sylvia Herboza, PhD and her research team at UIC are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program—Enhanced Project Health.
The study involves the following within approximately 3 months:
  • Participate in 2 virtual assessments which involves completing an interview (lasting 30-40 mins) via Webex and completing surveys (lasting 20 mins) via Qualtrics. Interviews will be audio recorded.
  • Attend 2 in person visits for height and weight measurement (lasting 5 mins).
  • Participate in an 8-week virtual healthy lifestyle program (each weekly group session lasts 1.5 hours) and a virtual focus group session or virtual assessment only. All group sessions, focus group sessions, and assessments will be conducted virtually via Webex and all group sessions will be video recorded.
You may be eligible if you:
  • Are 18-25 years old
  • Are a college student in Chicago
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or greater
  • Have internet access to use Webex, an audio/video platform
Participation in this study will involved 2 in person visits to the study site. Students will be compensated up to $30 for participation. For more information, see the flyer and please call (708) 320-8331 or email sherbozo@uic.edu.
 
MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
 
Learn more about Loyola's Washington, DC Program – Webinar, Setember 23 at 5:30p
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.  Attend a LUC in DC webinar on Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm.  To register for the webinar, follow this link.  
 
Past Loyola internships Include:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Bustos, Quigley, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: Reading is Fundamental, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center
 
Spring 2022 applications due by October 1.  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.
 
Interested in being a Research Participant?
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety, as well as mindfulness and COVID-19 anxiety. The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please see the survey link: luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NxlQgUxJwzMb9Y
 
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
The UW Psychology Diversity Steering Committee welcomes folks to the Psychology Department's virtual recruitment event on Tuesday, September 21st from 3:00 - 5:00 pm (PDT). This event is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a PhD in psychology, especially folks from historically marginalized groups and those often underrepresented in academia, to learn more about UW's Psychology doctoral program (including the different areas of research, funding, and admissions), and participate in a Q&A session with current graduate students and faculty. We encourage students of all academic stages who are interested in learning more about doctoral degrees in psychology, especially students who are planning on applying to graduate school this cycle, to attend this event.
To register for the live Zoom event or to receive the recording, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/k9tJuQaYVct2aT6w8.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email: uw.psych.recruitment@gmail.com. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 9/13/21 to chairpsy@uw.edu.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 

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GENERAL INFORMATION  

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
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September 15, 2021

Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
    
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! 

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available. Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here. 
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar
 
9/21
Ephrin-A3 in Tonotopic Map Tormation and Sound Discrimination
Biology Department
Loyola University Chicago
 
9/28
Cortical source analysis of the face-sensitive N290 component in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder
Psychology Department
Loyola University Chicago
 
Neuroscience Virtual Conference 10/23
On Saturday 10/23 the MidBrains Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference will be partnering with another regional undergraduate neuroscience conference, the Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium (mGluRs) typically hosted in the Lower MidWest (Ohio/Pennsylvania/Indiana/ Michigan).  Much like MidBrains, mGluRs draws 100+ undergraduate participants and offers those students and faculty sponsors opportunities for scientific networking and engagement. We are planning to have an exciting full day event with a keynote, graduate panel, poster session, symposium talks, and career panel.  Find more information at the midbrains.org website (registration link to be activated soon!). Hope to see you in October!
 
Opportunity to hear Dr. Fred Volkmar
On October 9th, we are holding a virtual Fall Gala, with keynote speaker Dr. Fred Volkmar. Dr. Volkmar is a renowned autism researcher, author & speaker, who was the primary author of the DSM-IV's section on autism & PDD-NOS. Dr. Volkmar will speak with us on the History and Future of Autism, and hold a Q&A after. The proceeds of this event help us fund our Therapy Assistance Grant Program which offers financial assistance to local families who need, but can't afford autism therapy. If you're interested in attending or sharing, you can find more information on our website: https://www.chicagoautismnetwork.org/fundraisers 

COURSES 

Spring 2022 Internship Class - Application due October 8th 
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 8th, 2021 for the Spring 2022 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 Sarah Broner, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu. 
 
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. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

MS in Health Informatics & Data Science
Interested in a data-driven career? Loyola’s MS in Health Informatics and Data Science could be a great fit for you! In these studies, you’ll learn about health care informatics and data science and hone your skills. To learn more about this program, see the flyer and the website.
 
MS in Healthcare Administration
Interested in graduate training in healthcare administration? Through this program, you’ll learn about organizational ethics, healthcare finance and reimbursement, healthcare information systems, managerial epidemiology, and leadership strategy in healthcare organizations. For more information, see the flyer and the website.
 
Learn more about Loyola's Washington, DC Program – Webinar, Setember 23 at 5:30p
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.  Attend a LUC in DC webinar on Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm.  To register for the webinar, follow this link
 
Past Loyola internships Include:
  • Senators (Duckworth, Durbin, Baldwin) and Representatives (Bustos, Quigley, Underwood)
  • Advocacy Organizations: Reading is Fundamental, National Women's Law Center, Public Citizen
  • Government Affairs Firms: Markham, Venn Strategies, Monument Advocacy
  • Nonprofits: Reading is Fundamental, Meridian International
  • Think Tanks: Brookings, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Media Organizations: CSPAN
  • Industry Organizations: Go Rail, PhRMA
  • Government and the Courts: DHS, State Department, Federal Judicial Center
 
Spring 2022 applications due by October 1.  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.
 
Interested in being a Research Participant?
Emma Martini, an undergraduate Psychology student, is conducting a study with Dr. Steve Davis from the Department of Psychology to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and health anxiety, as well as mindfulness and COVID-19 anxiety. The survey should only take about fifteen minutes to complete, and we’d really appreciate your participation! To participate in the study, please see the survey link: luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NxlQgUxJwzMb9Y
 
Research Internship Position 
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a research study internship position. This individual will acquire the skills to assist in the planning and daily activities of a research study. They will assist with liaising with clinical staff about participant eligibility, extracting and analyzing information from medical charts, and preparing reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data. They may perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy, and procedure developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
 
To qualify for this position, applicants need to be near completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related, OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Applicants must be available to work 8-12 hours / week and complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years. This individual should have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Excel, though these are skills that can be acquired on the internship. If interested please contact Julia Gaumond at julia.gaumond@northwestern.edu
 
The UW Psychology Diversity Steering Committee welcomes folks to the Psychology Department's virtual recruitment event on Tuesday, September 21st from 3:00 - 5:00 pm (PDT). This event is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a PhD in psychology, especially folks from historically marginalized groups and those often underrepresented in academia, to learn more about UW's Psychology doctoral program (including the different areas of research, funding, and admissions), and participate in a Q&A session with current graduate students and faculty. We encourage students of all academic stages who are interested in learning more about doctoral degrees in psychology, especially students who are planning on applying to graduate school this cycle, to attend this event.
To register for the live Zoom event or to receive the recording, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/k9tJuQaYVct2aT6w8.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email: uw.psych.recruitment@gmail.com. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 9/13/21 to chairpsy@uw.edu.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Psychology or Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in psychology or neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 

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GENERAL INFORMATION  

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
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September 1, 2021

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 2021-2022 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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu 
   
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! 
  
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 email Adrienne with your full Name and Loyola ID number. 

EVENTS

Looking for an internship? Remote and In Person Internships Available. Make a Difference this Spring!
The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. We have internships and volunteer opportunities where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more and apply to our internships here. 
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
See the full Fall 2021 schedule here: luc.edu/neuroscience/seminar
 
9/7
Effect of Changes in Power Spectral Density on Neuromodulation
Engineering – Biomedical Engineering
Loyola University Chicago
 
9/14
Shape perception in human vision and deep convolutional neural networks
Psychology Department
Loyola University Chicago

COURSES 

Psychology Independent Research
Loyola's psychology program offers countless opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research under the supervision of faculty members—an experience that is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. To learn more about faculty research interests see here. Students may work on their own individual projects or work with other undergraduate and graduate students as part of a faculty member's research team. You can learn more about the course options by visiting here.  The deadline to apply for these courses for the fall semester is Thursday, September 2 at 5pm.  Forms MUST be submitted by your faculty research mentor to the Undergraduate Program Director, they may not be submitted by the student.
 
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. 
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

The UW Psychology Diversity Steering Committee welcomes folks to the Psychology Department's virtual recruitment event on Tuesday, September 21st from 3:00 - 5:00 pm (PDT). This event is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a PhD in psychology, especially folks from historically marginalized groups and those often underrepresented in academia, to learn more about UW's Psychology doctoral program (including the different areas of research, funding, and admissions), and participate in a Q&A session with current graduate students and faculty. We encourage students of all academic stages who are interested in learning more about doctoral degrees in psychology, especially students who are planning on applying to graduate school this cycle, to attend this event.
 
To register for the live Zoom event or to receive the recording, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/k9tJuQaYVct2aT6w8.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email: uw.psych.recruitment@gmail.com. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 9/13/21 to chairpsy@uw.edu.
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Cognitive Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in cognitive neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc cognitive neuroscience summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
  
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 

------------------------------
GENERAL INFORMATION 

 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
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August 27, 2021

Welcome BACK! We can’t wait to see you in class for fall semester!  
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 2021-2022 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-ugrad@luc.edu.   
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu 
 
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
The Wellness Center is working on an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) wellness group (i.e., group therapy), where students can find solidarity and therapeutic support.  Here’s a link to the current wellness groups
  • CARE PROGRAM: CARE services vary depending on the situation. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
  • Resource connection when a student is managing financial hardship, struggling academically, feeling isolation or having difficulty transitioning to campus. 
  • Personal 1-1 support to navigate a difficult experience and discuss various options or solutions. 
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. 
 
One critical piece of information is to know what Psychology major applies to you.  You can see this in Locus where it will tell you your Catalog Year.  But simply if you declared your Psychology Major before May 1, 2021 you will use the 2020-21 Psychology Major. If you declared your major after May, 2021 or you are a Freshman or Transfer student beginning this semester you will use the 2021-22 Psychology Major. If you drop your major and re ad it you will also be moved to the 2021-22 Psychology Major.  If you want to switch to the new major please consult with your University or CAS Advisor first and they can help you.  Past and present Psychology Minors have been moved to the new Psychology Minor.
 
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! 
 
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. In addition, if the student declares a psychology major they can request a Psychology Faculty Advisor. This faculty member will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc. 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. You can always see who your advisors are by checking LOCUS.

COURSES 

Quite a few Psychology classes currently have seats available for fall! 
This includes PSYC 304 Statistics, PSYC 306 Research Methods and many lecture and advanced lab classes. If you found it difficult to get into the classes you wanted during registration it is worth another look now in Locus.  When you search make sure to have “Show Open Classes Only” checked. As always its first come first served, but do it now so you don’t miss the first week of class.  If a class is full, it is full!
 
Psychology Independent Research
Loyola's psychology program offers countless opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research under the supervision of faculty members—an experience that is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. To learn more about faculty research interests see here. Students may work on their own individual projects or work with other undergraduate and graduate students as part of a faculty member's research team. You can learn more about the course options by visiting here.  The deadline to apply for these courses for the fall semester is Thursday, September 2 at 5pm.  Forms MUST be submitted by your faculty research mentor to the Undergraduate Program Director, they may not be submitted by the student.
 
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. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   
 
How can the Career Center Support you?

GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
 

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May 1, 2021

Good luck with finals! Have a safe, restful, and fun summer, and PLEASE get vaccinated!
 
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
The Wellness Center is working on an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) wellness group (i.e., group therapy), where students can find solidarity and therapeutic support.  Here’s a link to the current wellness groups
  • CARE PROGRAM: CARE services vary depending on the situation. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
  • Resource connection when a student is managing financial hardship, struggling academically, feeling isolation or having difficulty transitioning to campus. 
  • Personal 1-1 support to navigate a difficult experience and discuss various options or solutions.   
All existing Psychology Minors graduating after May 2021 will be transitioned to the New Psychology Minor during the summer.
    
SUMMER Registration –If you intend to take these classes PLEASE sign up now. 
 
Session A: May 24-July 2

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

NEUR101

Introduction to Neuroscience

ONLINE

MTuW

10:40-12:50

Steidl

PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS/NRSC-MINR

PSYC 101

General Psychology

WTC

TR

6:00 - 9:15

Leach

PSYC req/Tier II core

PSYC 250

Cognitive Psychology

Cuneo 218

TWR

8:00-10:10a

Neal

PSYC req/Tier II core

PSYC 304

Statistics

ONLINE

TBA

8:20-10:30

Steidl

PSYC/NURS/NRCB-BS

PSYC 306

Research Methods

Dumbach 117

MW

6:00 - 9:15

Winget

PSYC/NRCB-BS

PSYC 314

Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition

ONLINE

MTuWTh

10:40-12:20

Gobel

PSYC major capstone

PSYC 318

Lab in Developmental

ONLINE

TuTh

6:00-9:15

Nesi

PSYC major capstone

PSYC 321

Lab in Social

ONLINE

MTuW

6:00-9:15

Yustisia

PSYC major capstone

PSYC 360

Understanding Prejudice

ONLINE

TuWTh

10:40-12:50

Mitchell

PSYC 368

Counseling I

ONLINE

TuWTh

1:20-3:30

Davis

PSYC 387

Sem Behav Cog Neuroscience

ONLINE/

Sync

MW

6:00-9:15

Morrison

NRCB Requirement

 
Summer Session B: July 6- August 13

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWR

1:20-3:00

Raoul

PSYC Elective/Tier II core

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWTh

8:00-10:10a

Behmer

PSYC/NURS/NRCB-BS

PSYC 306

Research Methods

LSC

TWR

10:45-12:55

Osteen

PSYC/NRCB-BS

PSYC 321

Lab in Social

LSC

MTWTh

3:00-4:40p

Berryman

PSYC major capstone

 

EVENTS 

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
Meet the speaker in a small Post-Talk Meet-Up (Sign-Up here).
 
On 5/4, Laura Shanahan, PhD, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Neurology will be present, “Olfactory malleability: Exploring links between odor perception and behavior in humans”
  
Miami University Diversifying Psychology Weekend-May 1, 2021
Have you ever wondered how you become or what you could do as a professional psychologist? Do you find yourself wanting to learn about research in psychology, or how you could use psychology to better your community and contribute to a more equitable society? We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity, inclusion, and equity because the goal of psychology is to improve understanding and outcomes for all individuals. We are pleased to host our third annual Diversifying Psychology Weekend on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year.
 
This goal of the event is to help students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds learn more about research and graduate school in psychology, prepare to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students, and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. We especially encourage students to attend who are early in their college career and/or who are less familiar with doctoral degrees in psychology. Applications for a personalized session are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2021. For more information, see the website.
 
The 2021 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (APA division 27, community psychology) is being held virtually from June 22-26.  This year's theme is "Uprooting White Supremacy."  Interested undergraduates should register for the conference by June 11 at Society for Community Research and Action :: 2021 Biennial Registration (scra27.org).  Note that you must be an SCRA member to register, but undergraduate membership is just $15 for two years. 
 

OTHER NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES    

Mentoring Opportunity, Applications due 5/14
Psicólogos Latinos Avanzando Nuestros Servicios (PLANS) is a research-driven organization for Latino undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing a career as a clinical or counseling psychologist. We provide PLANS members with mentorship, networking, and resources to support their career plans. The application deadline for our second cohort is 5/14/21. Please see our flyer for more information.
 
Advocacy for Immigrant and Refugee Children’s Rights
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac psychology students from the Children Adapting Stress and Adversity (CASA) team advocate for immigrant and refugee children’s rights to an equitable education during COVID-19.  The CASA team coauthored an essay describing the inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 that many refugee and immigrant youth may experience. They offer key recommendations consistent with children’s right frameworks. Adrian Medina, Farah Harb, Lauren Tan, and Saadia Elahi represented the CASA team with a video presentation of the essay. Check out their contribution to the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) Fall 2020 Symposium: Children’s Rights in the Time of COVID-19
 
Interested in pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology?
The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology website offers a guide to getting in! The website explores:
  • Whether a clinical psychology PhD is the right path for you
  • Choosing Doctoral Programs
  • Application Tips
  • Bost-Baccalaureate Positions
 
Psychology & Law Society Group!
The Psychology & Law Society has been approved as a Registered Student Organization! We are very excited to move forward as a club, get to know one another, and plan a Spring event to establish ourselves on campus. Please keep an eye on your email for correspondence on upcoming Officer Elections and forthcoming information on our first general body meeting. We will also work to recruit an Executive Board and brainstorm for our first speaker/event. Anyone and everyone who is a Loyola student and may have interest in the field of Psychology and Law is welcome to find a place in our club.
 
Zoom Volunteer Group Facilitators Needed for Hope Recovery!
Hope Recovery offers support for survivors of abuse and sexual trauma. We offer online virtual support groups through Zoom and we are in need of volunteer support group facilitators. This is a 2 hour commitment weekly for a minimum of 6 months. It requires 10 hours of training which
we provide initially, then 4-6 weeks of in group facilitation training. All group facilitators must successfully complete a background check. Volunteers receive ongoing group training and support monthly through an online classroom setting. For more information, see the flyer.
 
2021 WW Teaching Fellowship
There are still a few spots left in the 2021 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship cohort. The program provides specialized preparation to teach math or science in high-need secondary schools in either Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Fellows receive a $32,000 stipend, admission into a rigorous year-long master's program, and extensive mentoring. Soon-to-be graduates or alumni with a STEM degree and an interest in teaching may be eligible. 
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for fall 2021 and spring 2022 (if desired, could start summer 2021).  The project involves developing agent-based computer simulations of individual and group phenomena (e.g., learniBong, 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 2021; GPA of 3.5 or better; demonstrated interests in both Psychology and Computer Science (e.g., majoring in one and minoring in the other, or something similar); willing to make a 2-semester commitment; be self-directed and able to work effectively with only minimum technical supervision.  Interested students should contact Dr. Larson directly: jlarson4@luc.edu
  
Opportunity to Participate in Research
Interested in participating in research? A fellow LUC senior is conducting a survey study for a sociology capstone project, which focuses on attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students at Loyola regarding our current prison system, prison abolition, and alternatives to prison. If you are majoring in criminal justice, psychology, and/or sociology please consider participating! For this study, participants will complete an anonymous survey and answer 11 short questions about prison and its alternatives which will take about 5-10 minutes.  Your participation and responses will greatly contribute to a field of study (i.e., prison abolition) that is very limited within criminal justice and can potentially guide future researchers in their quest to expand this knowledge that is lacking. The link to the survey can be found here.
 
Looking for research experience? Would you like to work with young children and families? Join the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab!
The Children’s Memory and Learning Lab at Loyola University Chicago is looking to add several undergraduate research assistants to its team. Directed by Dr. Catherine Haden, our work examines children’s engineering learning through parent-child interactions in informal educational settings, such as the Chicago Children’s Museum. Students will gain valuable experience in transcription and coding of observational data, (virtual) data collection, and other research tasks. Opportunities to volunteer and for course credit are available. We especially encourage students who are Spanish speakers (native or fluent) to apply. If interested, please contact Diana Acosta via email. More information about our research can be found here
 
Student Research Assistant Positions Available
The Bilingual Language Development Lab (BiLDL) at Loyola University Chicago is seeking undergraduate students interested in psychology to serve as research assistants (RAs). The interests of the BiLDL research team are in the areas of language and literacy development, particularly in Spanish-speaking Latino Dual Language Learners (children from homes in which English is not the only or primary language spoken; also referred to as bilinguals, English language learners). Student RAs will work primarily on a research project that examines bilingual language development in Spanish-speaking Latino toddlers. The project involves the collection of and transcription/coding of audio and video data. All lab activities, including bi-weekly lab meetings, are currently being conducted virtually. Given the nature of the training that RAs will receive, students are expected to work ~8-10 hours per week and commit two semesters to the lab. RA positions are available on a volunteer basis (first semester) and in exchange for course credit or pay (second semester). If interested, please contact Jordan Perry via email. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit https://loyolabilingual.weebly.com/
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position at UIC
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. If interested, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sylvia Herbozo’s email as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. Students are also welcome to direct questions about the position to Dr. Herbozo.
 
BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs Program
If you are a psychology major, also interested in political science of international affairs, these new programs may be of interest. The BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs, you can explore global challenges with an interdisciplinary perspective. Participating programs include History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, and Modern Languages and Literatures, as well as the Schools of Communication, Education, Social Work, and Law. In order to be eligible, you must be a junior in a participating major with at least a 3.0 GPA. Students apply by June 1st of their junior year to begin coursework in the fall. For more information, please see the flyer, or the website. You may contact Molly Melin if you have any additional questions.
 
Summer Clinical Research Opportunity at Ohio State
Dr. Fran Wymbs and colleagues are excited to share that they have received renewal funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates. Their REU will provide summer funding to 9 scholars to engage in intensive clinical research at Ohio University for 8 weeks. Students conducted independent research projects, have presented or are preparing to present their projects at national conferences, and some are preparing their projects for peer-review publications. 
 
The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.- level faculty members who have strong programs of research. 
 
The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects. Please email Fran Wymbs for more information. Full details about the program can be found on the website. If necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 will operate virtually. The REU 2020 was offered virtually and was successful. 
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Cognitive Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in cognitive neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc cognitive neuroscience summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
 
Interested in being a Research Participant?
How do people of color experience, describe, and cope with mental health challenges in college? Fellow undergraduate Sarah Lehmann is conducting a study with Dr. Garbarski from the Department of Sociology to better understand experiences of coping with mental health challenges in college. To participate in the study, please see the survey link here.
 
Research Participation opportunity- Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP)
Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP) is an NSF-funded research team led by Dr. Rachel Gordon at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This research study focuses on racial-ethnic appearance, particularly skin tone, and its association with social experience, health status, and academic performance. Eligible undergraduate students can participate in our study by taking an online survey and will receive a $5 gift card for their participation. The attached flyer contains more information and a link to our online screener survey. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Project Coordinator, Mariya Khan.
 
American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter at LUC
Please consider completing this brief survey from the Loyola University Chicago American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter. The chapter is dedicated to students in psychology and other related fields interested in ethnic and racial diversity, inclusion, and equity. The chapter is conducting a short survey for students to get a better understanding of their needs so we can develop and implement future programs, events, and resources. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions, concerns, or you would like to further discuss this with one of the chapter members, email the campus representative Juan R. Pantoja-Patiño
 
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combating socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Business Data Analytics Certificate Program
Are you someone with great critical thinking and problem-solving skills looking to further your career in today’s data-driven world? Consider applying to the Business Data Analytics Certificate Program! Learn valuable skills such as Tableau, Python, SQL, and much more, in this five-course graduate program. The Information Systems Department would be thrilled to welcome students with a psychology background as they possess the key skills needed to excel in this program. This is an excellent certification for any student looking to be a strategic, data-driven leader in any career, and numerous job opportunities are available for graduates of this program.  More information is available here. Do not hesitate to contact program director, Dr. Nenad Jukic, if you have any questions or if you would just like to have a chat about the program and learn what it can do for your career prospects.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.   

JOBS 

Research Training Award Student Fellowship
Centre for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
We are seeking to recruit a diverse and inclusive candidate pool for several open Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Student fellowships at CARD. These fellowships are part of a program to build an inclusive community in biomedical data science and train health–care researchers to grow their data–science skills by providing real world research experience and supporting candidates to complete their masters level education. The goal of this program is to cultivate the next generation of data-science and bioinformatics professionals at CARD. 
 
Successful applicants will receive a full-time paid position and CARD will support their education in data analysis and data management through the Foundation in Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)-UMBC Masters program. The selected candidates will receive collaborative online instruction and direct consultation with experts in the field. Fellows will have the opportunity to use and refine the new skills they learn working with real data curated at the CARD. The selected candidates will receive a remunerated full-time IRTA position to work at CARD while enrolled in the Masters.  If you have any interest in this program and pursuing a MPS in data science while at NIH, please get in contact. Application deadline is May 25th. Please, find additional information in our portal 
 
Lab Manager/Research Technician Job, Northwestern University
The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning the Summer or Fall of 2021. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.
Responsibilities include:
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • hiring, coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • data management
  • participant recruitment and scheduling
  • development and maintenance of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings
Preferred qualifications:
  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab [e.g., experience working with, cleaning, and analyzing autonomic nervous system data (using AcqKnowledge and/or MindWare software), coding verbal and non-verbal data, and/or creating dictionaries in LIWC]  
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, Prolific, and Mechanical Turk; and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email, and have your letter writers use the subject line “letter of recommendation for [your name] for lab manager position”. If this ad is still available on the website, the position is still available. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but we encourage applicants to submit their materials by April 30, 2021. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry at Sylvia.perry@northwestern.edu.
 
Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab 
The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Research Assistant with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is funded by the National Science Foundation “Developing STEM Achievement and Motivation: The Role of Spatial Skills and Parent-Child Interactions” and by the James S McDonnell Foundation, “Developing Mathematical Skills and Motivation.” These projects will investigate the inter-relations between spatial and numerical thinking in childhood, how parent interactions influence the development of these cognitive skills, and how cognitive and motivational factors work together to influence children’s trajectories in STEM.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize and participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension. Apply online and search for job number 21000550. Please also send your CV via email to tucl@temple.edu with the email subject line "Full-time RA application”.
 
Research Assistant position open at University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply. 
 
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments. 
 
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding. To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (dshariq@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
 
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University
Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development at the Project on Child Development. Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG.  The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.
 
Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platofrms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.
 
Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.
 
Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to lisa.renaud@northwestern.edu We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Research Assistant Position at University of California Davis
Dr. Lisa Oakes with the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level starting as soon as June 1, 2021, depending on funding. This is a 100% position and is for one year. There may be a possibility for extension depending on funding. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, from stimulus creation to data analysis to presentation of research findings in seminars, conferences, and manuscripts submitted for publication. The position will involve developing, in collaboration with the PI and grad students, new experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures. The person hired is expected to independently analyze data, create materials for presentation at conferences, and present research at national and international conferences, such as the biennial meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies in Ottawa in July 2022.
 
Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, experience with human subjects in a laboratory setting, knowledge of excel, experience with programming environments such as matlab, python, or R, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Preferred: Experience with testing infants or young children in behavioral research, knowledge of experimental methods to study early cognitive development, experience with and knowledge of infrared automatic eye-tracking systems, familiarity with human subjects protocols, experience conducting interview or consenting potential research participants, knowledge of most or all of the following software: R, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, Filemaker, Matlab and/or Python.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills, a statement of contributions to diversity, a C.V., and provide contact information for 2-3 referees. Submit application materials online
 
Research Analyst Position at the Morality Lab, Boston College
The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Research Analyst, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as May 2021 and no later than July 2021. The Research Analyst will work in tandem with a full-time lab manager, who will hold more administrative duties. We expect that the position will be remote until September 2021, after which the RA will be asked to work in person in Boston.

Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition: for example, the role of reasoning in moral thought and action, the involvement of theory of mind across social and relational contexts (e.g., cooperation vs competition), social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, and the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting http://moralitylab.bc.edu/.
Job responsibilities will include: 
  • Assisting graduate students and postdocs in all lines of research (e.g. recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, mentoring and training undergraduate research assistants and senior lab members)
  • Ensuring that the lab is active in supporting the best practices of open and reproducible science (e.g. pre-registering studies, making datasets and analysis scripts publicly available, etc.)
  • Maintaining and updating lab analysis scripts (particularly fMRI scripts) to be in line with current and emerging practices; maintaining detailed and comprehensible documentation of lab scripts/practices 
The Research Analyst will also have opportunities to design, conduct, publish and present original research projects. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in applying to graduate school. Preferred qualifications include (1) proficiency in Matlab, Python, R, and/or JavaScript; (2) experience analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) a desire to improve upon existing analytical techniques currently used in the lab.

To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady (kodipady@bc.edu), Kevin Jiang (kevin.jiang@bc.edu), and Liane Young (liane.young@bc.edu) with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Research Analyst Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.
 
Clinically Oriented Research Assistant in the Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program
Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.  The research assistant with help conduct a longitudinal study of delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.
 
The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.sheffield@vumc.org  
 
Research Position at Early Childhood Behavior Lab (Florida International University)
The main goal of the lab is to develop and examine interventions for families of infants and young children with behavioral and developmental problems. We conduct studies on the effectiveness of parent-training interventions, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), with a variety of at-risk and underserved populations, including infants and children with developmental disabilities and low-income families. We also collaborate closely with colleagues at FIU and at other academic institutions on a variety of related research projects. For more information, see the website.
 
Research Associate Position at University of Miami
The Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami is a clinical research program dedicated to developing and testing state-of-the-art psychotherapy approaches for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.  Some of our programs are funded by research grants that allow us to provide diagnostic assessments and evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents at low- to no-cost. CAMAT also provides training to students and therapists learning how to apply our treatments. For more information, see the website.
 
Technical Associate in Cambridge, MA
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT’s Kanwisher Lab is looking to hire a Technical Associate to help conduct research on the functional organization of the human brain using fMRI, (occasionally) intracranial recording, magnetoencephalography, eye tracking, behavior, and other methods. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research, including designing and programming experiments; conducting fMRI and MEG scans and behavioral experiments; analyzing MRI, MEG, eye tracking, behavior, or other data; debugging Linux server problems; implementing and maintaining analysis software; creating and maintaining lab documentation; managing the lab's computational resources and storage within the department's cluster; providing technical support for lab personnel; and performing some basic administrative duties. For more information on requirements, please see the posting online.
 
Lab Manager Position, beginning Summer 2021
The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt and is based at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are hiring a lab manager starting this summer. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers.  To view the details of job description and to apply for the position, please visit this link.
 
Research Coordinator position at the University of Chicago
TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Director: Dr. Dana Suskind
 We are seeking a Research Coordinator to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact. To apply, send resume and coverletter and please follow this link
Responsibilities
  • Cognitive Interviewing 
  • Recruit participants and coordinate schedules for testing survey items.
  • Create and manage REDCap surveys.
  • Perform cognitive testing of survey items.
  • Summarize statements from interviews relevant to item interpretation.
  • Draft revisions of survey items based on cognitive testing.
  • Maintain organization, formatting, and backup of documents including literature reviews and survey item trackers in Google Drive, Zotero, and TMW Server.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Monitor project work plan and schedule.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data.
  • Conducts literature reviews, assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
  • Work Experience: Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • Preferred Qualifications/Competencies
  • Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting qualitative interviews
  • Familiarity with survey research methods
  • Has general awareness in research techniques or methods and relevant scientific knowledge
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible availability for data collection
 
University of Georgia hiring 3 Research Coordinator Positions
The Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia is looking to hire 3 new full-time research coordinators. These positions are perfect for individuals looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day project duties, such as recruitment, clinical interviewing, neuropsychological testing, administering MRI scans, EEG acquisition, acquiring fluid biomarkers, data management, and data processing. Skills to be learned on the job will be beneficial for grad school preparation  (eg administration of fMRI or EEG tasks and processing/analyzing data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R etc) and the coordinator will have opportunities to publish papers/make conference presentations to become more competitive for grad school. Salary is $40k per year, with an expectation of a minimum 2 year commitment. Start date is flexible, with a range from May to July, 2021. Individuals graduating spring 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • GAINS: The first position is funded by R01-MH116039 which supports the Georgia and Illinois Negative Symptom Study (GAINS). This is a multisite study (UGA, Emory, Northwestern) developing and validating novel next-generation negative symptom assessment tools specifically designed for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis, including a clinical symptom interview (the negative symptom inventory- psychosis risk), digital phenotyping (eg geolocation, accelerometry, ambient acoustics, ambulatory videos), and social media metrics. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description
  • PRONET: The second and third positions are funded by U01-MH124639 which supports the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (PRONET). This is a 27 site multinational prospective longitudinal study that evaluates biomarkers and clinical risk factors predicting the development of psychotic disorders in youth meeting criteria for a prodromal syndrome. Methods include clinical assessments, digital phenotyping, natural language processing, neuropsychological tests, MRI, EEG, and fluid based (e.g., saliva, blood) biomarkers. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description
More information about our lab, living in Athens Georgia (a great college town), and the University of Georgia can be found at:  https://ugacanlab.com and our lab newsletter: The links to apply for the positions are located here: GAINS and ProNet. Interested individuals can also feel free to email Dr. Strauss with any questions. 
 
Research Assistant Position in the Neuroscience of Women’s Health
The Gynecology Research Lab (The GyRL) at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital is currently seeking a Research Study Assistant. We are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology, biology or medical health sciences. This is a paid position and is eligible for benefits. Our lab goal is to systematically define the pathophysiology of dysmenorrhea and develop new treatments, while simultaneously training a cadre of future investigators to revolutionize the neuroscience of Women’s Health. The GyRL conducts treatment studies and investigates novel diagnostic methods for pelvic pain. 
 
This is an entry-level position responsible for human subjects data collection (including biospecimen samples), recruitment, and other responsibilities as needed. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required, and prior undergraduate research experience is strongly encouraged. Ideal candidates will possess strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to develop rapport with research participants. Organizational and time management skills are imperative due to the fast-paced nature of the work. Candidates must be available for occasional evening and weekend work as needed. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain and training will be provided in these methods.  Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. Prior research assistants in our lab have continued on their desired trajectory after gaining admission to leading medical and graduate programs.
 
NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, as well as a resume and the names of at least three references. For more information about our laboratory, please see the website. To apply for this position or for additional information, contact us at pelvicpainresearch@northshore.org
 
Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant - University of Maryland, Department of Psychology
Dr. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) is seeking to hire a fulltime
post-baccalaureate research assistant AND a post-doctoral research associate for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods. Successful candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline and have keen attention to detail, and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology and development is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bac who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience. Responsibilities will include: behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); training and supervising undergraduate students;  clinical interviewing; contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and assisting with research protocols and compliance. For more information, please see the attached flyer for the research assistant position
 
Post-baccalaureate Fellowship - Yale University, Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program
For more information contact: Wendy Silverman
 
Research Assistant in Learning and Memory - Boston College, Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory
       For more information contact BC Learning and Memory
 
Now Hiring Research Coordinator/Lab Manager for Summer 2021 
Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University  of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is  seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive 
disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see the lab website

Qualifications: We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references. Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson.
  
Undergraduate CURL Fellows Opportunity
Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is seeking undergraduate fellows.  The fellowship is paid hourly, and students are expected to work about 10 hours per week during the semester and potentially up to about 20 hour per week over the summer.  The undergraduate fellow will have the opportunity to participate in one of CURL's many research projects.  We are looking for students excited about research and working with community partners! Here is a link to some more details about the fellowship and how to apply. Here is a link to a story about the experience of 2019's fellows. The flyer can be found here.
 
Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions
The Northwestern Juvenile Project is a 20-year longitudinal study of the mental health needs and outcomes of justice-involved youth. The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science department is expanding a new phase of their research study which will examine factors that promote resilience in children. This project has two open positions. Please see the advertisements for more information regarding responsibilities and qualifications for the Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
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April 15, 2021

We in the Psychology Department are saddened by the police shooting of 13 year-old Adam Toledo in the Little Village neighborhood on March 29. A link to the story can be found here. The video of the shooting was released yesterday. As the article notes, this will have a huge impact in Chicago, similar to the release of the video of the Laquan McDonald shooting in 2015. The recent killing of Daunte Wright, an unarmed Black man, during a traffic stop in MN also is heartbreaking. This tragedy occurred less than a year after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, killed George Floyd. The Chauvin trial is still going on, and tensions are high. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Adam Toledo, Mr. Floyd, and Mr. Wright, and all those who are hurting in the community.
 
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) – Applications Due April 20 – 5pm CST
In January, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced additional funding available to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online application for HEERF II Student Share Grants is now available. Students can access the online application at forms.LUC.edu/heerf. Applications submitted through Tuesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Central time will be included in the Priority Application Period.
 
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
  • The Wellness Center is working on an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) wellness group (i.e., group therapy), where students can find solidarity and therapeutic support.  Here’s a link to the current wellness groups
  • CARE PROGRAM: CARE services vary depending on the situation. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
    • Resource connection when a student is managing financial hardship, struggling academically, feeling isolation or having difficulty transitioning to campus. 
    • Personal 1-1 support to navigate a difficult experience and discuss various options or solutions.  
The last day to declare the Psychology Major under the old graduation requirements will be April 30, 2021.  If you intend to do this, please contact your University or CAS advisor immediately. 
 
All existing Psychology Minors graduating after May 2021 will be transitioned to the New Psychology Minor during the summer.
 
PSYC 279 judgment and Decision Making has been replaced by PSYC 280 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making.  PSYC 280 continues to count towards the Psychology Major and the Tier II Philosophical Knowledge Core Requirement (PHIL 130 Prerequisite), but it DOES NOT count as a Psychology Group A course.  Please see the 2020-2021 Psychology Major Checklist for a current list of Group A courses.  If you have previously taken PSYC 279 it will continue to count as a Group A course. 
 
PSYC 201 Psychology Advising and Career Development
PSYC 201 is a new 1 credit hour course that is required for the new Psychology Major starting next fall.  Note you ARE NOT required to take this course if you are a Psychology Major now graduating under the current requirements for the major.  Also, note, that while you are welcome to take this course for 1 credit hour of University Credit, it WILL NOT count towards one of the 12 courses currently required for the Psychology Major, or the 6 courses required for the Psychology Minor. If you declare the Psychology Major after May 1, 2021 you will be required to take this course towards your major. 
 
FALL Registration -NEARLY ALL FALL COURSES WILL BE FACE-TO-FACE
There are considerable problems in the course listings as displayed in LOCUS at the moment.  Hopefully much of this will be fixed before next Monday, but be aware that only PSYC 273 – Sec 3 (Guy), PSYC 382 – Sec 2 (Shanahan), and NEUR 300 – Sec 1 (Morrison) are currently scheduled to be online in the fall.
 
Other schedule deviations from the published LOCUS schedule include:
Course
Sec
Course Name
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
PSYC 273
001
Developmental Psychology
TTh
9:45-11:00
Li-Grinning
PSYC 273
004
Developmental Psychology
TR
6:00 - 9:15
CANCELLED
PSYC 275
005
Social Psychology
TTh
1:15-2:30
Bryant
PSYC 304
010
Statistics
TTh
1:15-2:30
CANCELLED
PSYC 306
009
Research Methods in Psyc
MWF
1:30-2:20
CANCELLED
PSYC 314
001
Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition
M
5:30-8:00
Mura
PSYC 318
002
Lab in Development
Tu
5:30-8:00
Wilkins
PSYC 331
003
Psychopathology
TTh
9:45-11:00
Smith
PSYC 331
004
Psychopathology
TTh
11:30-12:45
Smith
PSYC 331
005
Psychopathology
MWF
8:10-9:00
CANCELLED
PSYC 346
001
Psychopathology of Childhood
M
5:30-8:00
CANCELLED
PSYC 368
002
Counseling I
Th
5:30-8:00
CANCELLED
PSYC 390
001
Internship in Psychology
TTh
3:00-4:15
CANCELLED
PSYC 390
002
Internship in Psychology
MWF
12:10-1:00
Silton
 
SUMMER Registration – there is still availability for the following courses offered this summer
Session A: May 24-July 2
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR101
Introduction to Neuroscience
ONLINE
MTuW
10:40-12:50
Steidl
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS/NRSC-MINR
PSYC 101
General Psychology
WTC
TR
6:00 - 9:15
Leach
PSYC req/Tier II core
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Neal
PSYC req/Tier II core
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Winget
PSYC/NRCB-BS
PSYC 314
Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition
ONLINE
MTuWTh
10:40-12:20
Gobel
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental
ONLINE
TuTh
6:00-9:15
Nesi
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 321
Lab in Social
ONLINE
MW
6:00-9:15
Whinda
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 331
Abnormal Psychology
LSC
TWR
1:20 - 3:30
Sandberg
PSYC Group B/HUMS-BS/PSCJ-MINR
PSYC 360
Understanding Prejudice
ONLINE
TuWTh
10:40-12:50
Mitchell
PSYC 368
Counseling I
ONLINE
TuWTh
1:20-3:30
Davis
PSYC 387
Sem Behav Cog Neuroscience
ONLINE/Sync
MW
6:00-9:15
Morrison
NRCB Requirement
 
Summer Session B: July 6- August 13

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 239

Bias and Inclusivity

LSC

MTWR

12:20-2:00

Raoul

PSYC Elective/Tier II core

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWR

8:20-10:30

Behmer

PSYC/NURS/NRCB-BS

PSYC 306

Research Methods

LSC

TWR

10:45-12:55

Osteen

PSYC/NRCB-BS

PSYC 321

Lab in Social

LSC

MTWR

2:15-3:55

Berryman

PSYC major capstone

 
Summer Session C: June 7-July 30 

Course

Course Title

Location

Day(s)

Time

Instructor

Course Description

PSYC 390

Internship in Psychology

ONLINE

TR

6:00-8:30

Silton

PSYC major capstone/Must apply separately 

 

EVENTS 

Youth Earth Week April 17-24, 2021
Join (virtually) Illinois PIRG and our campus partners for Earth Week next week! There are several events planned and we hope you are able to join us as we celebrate this important week of action for our world! Find events at our campus and beyond with this website and RSVP for any events you would like to attend so we can send you the Zoom link or more details about them! 
 
Racial (In)Justice event- April 19 at 4pm
We will be continuing our series of monthly talks on Racial (In)Justice co-sponsored by the Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA), Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, and Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Our final event of the year will be next Monday, April 19th from 4pm-5:30pm with Sharone Mitchell, the newly appointed Cook County Public Defender. Mr. Mitchell’s talk is titled: “A Conversation About Reform With the Cook County Public Defender”. Please see the flyer attached. Please complete the following Google Form to RSVP for the Zoom event.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
Meet the speaker in a small Post-Talk Meet-Up (Sign-Up here).
4/20 Nate Mortimer, PhD, from Illinois State University, School of Biological Sciences will present “A Novel Drosophila Model to Understand the Role of Innate Immunity in Alzheimer's Disease” 
4/27 Ian Kahrilas, MA from Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Psychology will present “Individual differences and neural correlates of emotion reactivity: Potential intervention targets in depression
 
University of Chicago Law School Info Session, April 20, 2021, 12-1pm CT
Chicago is home to some of the top law schools in the country. Join us to hear from the this #4 ranked law school's admissions team about admissions requirements and advice, as well as information about the University of Chicago law school experience. Register for the event via Handshake.
 
Miami University Diversifying Psychology Weekend-May 1, 2021
Have you ever wondered how you become or what you could do as a professional psychologist? Do you find yourself wanting to learn about research in psychology, or how you could use psychology to better your community and contribute to a more equitable society? We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity, inclusion, and equity because the goal of psychology is to improve understanding and outcomes for all individuals. We are pleased to host our third annual Diversifying Psychology Weekend on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year. 
 
This goal of the event is to help students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds learn more about research and graduate school in psychology, prepare to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students, and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. We especially encourage students to attend who are early in their college career and/or who are less familiar with doctoral degrees in psychology. Applications for a personalized session are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2021. For more information, see the website.

OTHER NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES    

Advocacy for Immigrant and Refugee Children’s Rights
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac psychology students from the Children Adapting Stress and Adversity (CASA) team advocate for immigrant and refugee children’s rights to an equitable education during COVID-19.  The CASA team coauthored an essay describing the inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 that many refugee and immigrant youth may experience. They offer key recommendations consistent with children’s right frameworks. Adrian Medina, Farah Harb, Lauren Tan, and Saadia Elahi represented the CASA team with a video presentation of the essay. Check out their contribution to the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) Fall 2020 Symposium: Children’s Rights in the Time of COVID-19
 
Interested in pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology?
The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology website offers a guide to getting in! The website explores
  • Whether a clinical psychology PhD is the right path for you
  • Choosing Doctoral Programs
  • Application Tips
  • Bost-Baccalaureate Positions
Psychology & Law Society Group!
The Psychology & Law Society has been approved as a Registered Student Organization! We are very excited to move forward as a club, get to know one another, and plan a Spring event to establish ourselves on campus. Please keep an eye on your email for correspondence on upcoming Officer Elections and forthcoming information on our first general body meeting. We will also work to recruit an Executive Board and brainstorm for our first speaker/event. Anyone and everyone who is a Loyola student and may have interest in the field of Psychology and Law is welcome to find a place in our club.
 
Zoom Volunteer Group Facilitators Needed for Hope Recovery!
Hope Recovery offers support for survivors of abuse and sexual trauma. We offer online virtual support groups through Zoom and we are in need of volunteer support group facilitators. This is a 2 hour commitment weekly for a minimum of 6 months. It requires 10 hours of training which we provide initially, then 4-6 weeks of in group facilitation training. All group facilitators must successfully complete a background check. Volunteers receive ongoing group training and support monthly through an online classroom setting. For more information, see the flyer.
 
2021 WW Teaching Fellowship
There are still a few spots left in the 2021 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship cohort. The program provides specialized preparation to teach math or science in high-need secondary schools in either Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Fellows receive a $32,000 stipend, admission into a rigorous year-long master's program, and extensive mentoring. Soon-to-be graduates or alumni with a STEM degree and an interest in teaching may be eligible.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for fall 2021 and spring 2022 (if desired, could start summer 2021).  The project involves developing agent-based computer simulations of individual and group phenomena (e.g., learniBong, 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 2021; GPA of 3.5 or better; demonstrated interests in both Psychology and Computer Science (e.g., majoring in one and minoring in the other, or something similar); willing to make a 2-semester commitment; be self-directed and able to work effectively with only minimum technical supervision.  Interested students should contact Dr. Larson directly: jlarson4@luc.edu
 
Opportunity to Participate in Research
Interested in participating in research? A fellow LUC senior is conducting a survey study for a sociology capstone project, which focuses on attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students at Loyola regarding our current prison system, prison abolition, and alternatives to prison. If you are majoring in criminal justice, psychology, and/or sociology please consider participating! For this study, participants will complete an anonymous survey and answer 11 short questions about prison and its alternatives which will take about 5-10 minutes.  Your participation and responses will greatly contribute to a field of study (i.e., prison abolition) that is very limited within criminal justice and can potentially guide future researchers in their quest to expand this knowledge that is lacking. The link to the survey can be found here.
 
Looking for research experience? Would you like to work with young children and families? Join the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab!
The Children’s Memory and Learning Lab at Loyola University Chicago is looking to add several undergraduate research assistants to its team. Directed by Dr. Catherine Haden, our work examines children’s engineering learning through parent-child interactions in informal educational settings, such as the Chicago Children’s Museum. Students will gain valuable experience in transcription and coding of observational data, (virtual) data collection, and other research tasks. Opportunities to volunteer and for course credit are available. We especially encourage students who are Spanish speakers (native or fluent) to apply. If interested, please contact Diana Acosta via email. More information about our research can be found here
 
Student Research Assistant Positions Available
The Bilingual Language Development Lab (BiLDL) at Loyola University Chicago is seeking undergraduate students interested in psychology to serve as research assistants (RAs). The interests of the BiLDL research team are in the areas of language and literacy development, particularly in Spanish-speaking Latino Dual Language Learners (children from homes in which English is not the only or primary language spoken; also referred to as bilinguals, English language learners). Student RAs will work primarily on a research project that examines bilingual language development in Spanish-speaking Latino toddlers. The project involves the collection of and transcription/coding of audio and video data. All lab activities, including bi-weekly lab meetings, are currently being conducted virtually. Given the nature of the training that RAs will receive, students are expected to work ~8-10 hours per week and commit two semesters to the lab. RA positions are available on a volunteer basis (first semester) and in exchange for course credit or pay (second semester). If interested, please contact Jordan Perry via email. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit https://loyolabilingual.weebly.com/ 
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position at UIC
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.

The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. If interested, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sylvia Herbozo’s email as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. Students are also welcome to direct questions about the position to Dr. Herbozo.

BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs Program
If you are a psychology major, also interested in political science of international affairs, these new programs may be of interest. The BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs, you can explore global challenges with an interdisciplinary perspective. Participating programs include History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, and Modern Languages and Literatures, as well as the Schools of Communication,
Education, Social Work, and Law. In order to be eligible, you must be a junior in a participating major with at least a 3.0 GPA. Students apply by June 1st of their junior year to begin coursework in the fall. For more information, please see the flyer, or the website. You may contact Molly Melin if you have any additional questions.
 
Summer Clinical Research Opportunity at Ohio State
Dr. Fran Wymbs and colleagues are excited to share that they have received renewal funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates. Their REU will provide summer funding to 9 scholars to engage in intensive clinical research at Ohio University for 8 weeks. Students conducted independent research projects, have presented or are preparing to present their projects at national conferences, and some are preparing their projects for peer-review publications. 
 
The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.- level faculty members who have strong programs of research. 
 
The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects. 
 
Please email Fran Wymbs for more information. Full details about the program can be found on the website. If necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 will operate virtually. The REU 2020 was offered virtually and was successful. 
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Cognitive Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in cognitive neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc cognitive neuroscience summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
 
Interested in being a Research Participant?
How do people of color experience, describe, and cope with mental health challenges in college? Fellow undergraduate Sarah Lehmann is conducting a study with Dr. Garbarski from the Department of Sociology to better understand experiences of coping with mental health challenges in college. To participate in the study, please see the survey link here.
 
Research Participation opportunity- Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP)
Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP) is an NSF-funded research team led by Dr. Rachel Gordon at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This research study focuses on  racial-ethnic appearance, particularly skin tone, and its association with social experience, health status, and academic performance. Eligible undergraduate students can participate in our study by taking an online survey and will receive a $5 gift card for their participation. The attached flyer contains more information and a link to our online screener survey. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Project Coordinator, Mariya Khan.
 
American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter at LUC
Please consider completing this brief survey from the Loyola University Chicago American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter. The chapter is dedicated to students in psychology and other related fields interested in ethnic and racial diversity, inclusion, and equity. The chapter is conducting a short survey for students to get a better understanding of their needs so we can develop and implement future programs, events, and resources. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions, concerns, or you would like to further discuss this with one of the chapter members, email the campus representative Juan R. Pantoja-Patiño
 
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combating socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Business Data Analytics Certificate Program
Are you someone with great critical thinking and problem-solving skills looking to further your career in today’s data-driven world? Consider applying to the Business Data Analytics Certificate Program! Learn valuable skills such as Tableau, Python, SQL, and much more, in this five-course graduate program. The Information Systems Department would be thrilled to welcome students with a psychology background as they possess the key skills needed to excel in this program. This is an excellent certification for any student looking to be a strategic, data-driven leader in any career, and numerous job opportunities are available for graduates of this program.  More information is available here. Do not hesitate to contact program director, Dr. Nenad Jukic, if you have any questions or if you would just like to have a chat about the program and learn what it can do for your career prospects.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.      

JOBS

Lab Manager/Research Technician Job, Northwestern University
The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning the Summer or Fall of 2021. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.
Responsibilities include:
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • hiring, coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • data management
  • participant recruitment and scheduling
  • development and maintenance of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings
Preferred qualifications:
  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab [e.g., experience working with, cleaning, and analyzing autonomic nervous system data (using AcqKnowledge and/or MindWare software), coding verbal and non-verbal data, and/or creating dictionaries in LIWC]  
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, Prolific, and Mechanical Turk; and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email, and have your letter writers use the subject line “letter of recommendation for [your name] for lab manager position”. If this ad is still available on the website, the position is still available. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but we encourage applicants to submit their materials by April 30, 2021. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry at Sylvia.perry@northwestern.edu.
 
Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab 
The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Research Assistant with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is funded by the National Science Foundation “Developing STEM Achievement and Motivation: The Role of Spatial Skills and Parent-Child Interactions” and by the James S McDonnell Foundation, “Developing Mathematical Skills and Motivation.” These projects will investigate the inter-relations between spatial and numerical thinking in childhood, how parent interactions influence the development of these cognitive skills, and how cognitive and motivational factors work together to influence children’s trajectories in STEM.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize and participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension. Apply online and search for job number 21000550. Please also send your CV via email to tucl@temple.edu with the email subject line "Full-time RA application”.
 
Research Assistant position open at University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply. 
 
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments. 
 
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding. To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (dshariq@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
 
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University
Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development at the Project on Child Development. Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG.  The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.
 
Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platofrms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.
 
Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.
 
Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to lisa.renaud@northwestern.edu We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Research Assistant Position at University of California Davis
Dr. Lisa Oakes with the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level starting as soon as June 1, 2021, depending on funding. This is a 100% position and is for one year. There may be a possibility for extension depending on funding. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, from stimulus creation to data analysis to presentation of research findings in seminars, conferences, and manuscripts submitted for publication. The position will involve developing, in collaboration with the PI and grad students, new experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures. The person hired is expected to independently analyze data, create materials for presentation at conferences, and present research at national and international conferences, such as the biennial meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies in Ottawa in July 2022.
Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, experience with human subjects in a laboratory setting, knowledge of excel, experience with programming environments such as matlab, python, or R, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred: Experience with testing infants or young children in behavioral research, knowledge of experimental methods to study early cognitive development, experience with and knowledge of infrared automatic eye-tracking systems, familiarity with human subjects protocols, experience conducting interview or consenting potential research participants, knowledge of most or all of the following software: R, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, Filemaker, Matlab and/or Python.
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills, a statement of contributions to diversity, a C.V., and provide contact information for 2-3 referees. Submit application materials online
 
Research Analyst Position at the Morality Lab, Boston College
The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Research Analyst, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as May 2021 and no later than July 2021. The Research Analyst will work in tandem with a full-time lab manager, who will hold more administrative duties. We expect that the position will be remote until September 2021, after which the RA will be asked to work in person in Boston.

Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition: for example, the role of reasoning in moral thought and action, the involvement of theory of mind across social and relational contexts (e.g., cooperation vs competition), social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, and the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting http://moralitylab.bc.edu/.
Job responsibilities will include: 
  • Assisting graduate students and postdocs in all lines of research (e.g. recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, mentoring and training undergraduate research assistants and senior lab members)
  • Ensuring that the lab is active in supporting the best practices of open and reproducible science (e.g. pre-registering studies, making datasets and analysis scripts publicly available, etc.)
  • Maintaining and updating lab analysis scripts (particularly fMRI scripts) to be in line with current and emerging practices; maintaining detailed and comprehensible documentation of lab scripts/practices 
The Research Analyst will also have opportunities to design, conduct, publish and present original research projects. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in applying to graduate school. Preferred qualifications include (1) proficiency in Matlab, Python, R, and/or JavaScript; (2) experience analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) a desire to improve upon existing analytical techniques currently used in the lab.

To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady (kodipady@bc.edu), Kevin Jiang (kevin.jiang@bc.edu), and Liane Young (liane.young@bc.edu) with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Research Analyst Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.
 
Clinically Oriented Research Assistant in the Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program
Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.  The research assistant with help conduct a longitudinal study of delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.
 
The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.sheffield@vumc.org  
 
Research Position at Early Childhood Behavior Lab (Florida International University)
The main goal of the lab is to develop and examine interventions for families of infants and young children with behavioral and developmental problems. We conduct studies on the effectiveness of parent-training interventions, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), with a variety of at-risk and underserved populations, including infants and children with developmental disabilities and low-income families. We also collaborate closely with colleagues at FIU and at other academic institutions on a variety of related research projects. For more information, see the website.
 
Research Associate Position at University of Miami
The Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami is a clinical research program dedicated to developing and testing state-of-the-art psychotherapy approaches for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.  Some of our programs are funded by research grants that allow us to provide diagnostic assessments and evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents at low- to no-cost. CAMAT also provides training to students and therapists learning how to apply our treatments. For more information, see the website.
 
Technical Associate in Cambridge, MA
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT’s Kanwisher Lab is looking to hire a Technical Associate to help conduct research on the functional organization of the human brain using fMRI, (occasionally) intracranial recording, magnetoencephalography, eye tracking, behavior, and other methods. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research, including designing and programming experiments; conducting fMRI and MEG scans and behavioral experiments; analyzing MRI, MEG, eye tracking, behavior, or other data; debugging Linux server problems; implementing and maintaining analysis software; creating and maintaining lab documentation; managing the lab's computational resources and storage within the department's cluster; providing technical support for lab personnel; and performing some basic administrative duties. For more information on requirements, please see the posting online.
 
Lab Manager Position, beginning Summer 2021
The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt and is based at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are hiring a lab manager starting this summer. 
This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers.  To view the details of job description and to apply for the position, please visit this link.
 
Research Coordinator position at the University of Chicago
TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Director: Dr. Dana Suskind
 We are seeking a Research Coordinator to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact. To apply, send resume and coverletter and please follow this link
Responsibilities
  • Cognitive Interviewing 
  • Recruit participants and coordinate schedules for testing survey items.
  • Create and manage REDCap surveys.
  • Perform cognitive testing of survey items.
  • Summarize statements from interviews relevant to item interpretation.
  • Draft revisions of survey items based on cognitive testing.
  • Maintain organization, formatting, and backup of documents including literature reviews and survey item trackers in Google Drive, Zotero, and TMW Server.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Monitor project work plan and schedule.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data.
  • Conducts literature reviews, assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
  • Work Experience: Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • Preferred Qualifications/Competencies
  • Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting qualitative interviews
  • Familiarity with survey research methods
  • Has general awareness in research techniques or methods and relevant scientific knowledge
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible availability for data collection
 
University of Georgia hiring 3 Research Coordinator Positions
The Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia is looking to hire 3 new full-time research coordinators. These positions are perfect for individuals looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day project duties, such as recruitment, clinical interviewing, neuropsychological testing, administering MRI scans, EEG acquisition, acquiring fluid biomarkers, data management, and data processing. Skills to be learned on the job will be beneficial for grad school preparation  (eg administration of fMRI or EEG tasks and processing/analyzing data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R etc) and the coordinator will have opportunities to publish papers/make conference presentations to become more competitive for grad school. Salary is $40k per year, with an expectation of a minimum 2 year commitment. Start date is flexible, with a range from May to July, 2021. Individuals graduating spring 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • GAINS: The first position is funded by R01-MH116039 which supports the Georgia and Illinois Negative Symptom Study (GAINS). This is a multisite study (UGA, Emory, Northwestern) developing and validating novel next-generation negative symptom assessment tools specifically designed for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis, including a clinical symptom interview (the negative symptom inventory- psychosis risk), digital phenotyping (eg geolocation, accelerometry, ambient acoustics, ambulatory videos), and social media metrics. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description
  • PRONET: The second and third positions are funded by U01-MH124639 which supports the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (PRONET). This is a 27 site multinational prospective longitudinal study that evaluates biomarkers and clinical risk factors predicting the development of psychotic disorders in youth meeting criteria for a prodromal syndrome. Methods include clinical assessments, digital phenotyping, natural language processing, neuropsychological tests, MRI, EEG, and fluid based (e.g., saliva, blood) biomarkers. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description
More information about our lab, living in Athens Georgia (a great college town), and the University of Georgia can be found at:  https://ugacanlab.com and our lab newsletter: The links to apply for the positions are located here: GAINS and ProNet. Interested individuals can also feel free to email Dr. Strauss with any questions. 
 
Research Assistant Position in the Neuroscience of Women’s Health
The Gynecology Research Lab (The GyRL) at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital is currently seeking a Research Study Assistant. We are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology, biology or medical health sciences. This is a paid position and is eligible for benefits. Our lab goal is to systematically define the pathophysiology of dysmenorrhea and develop new treatments, while simultaneously training a cadre of future investigators to revolutionize the neuroscience of Women’s Health. The GyRL conducts treatment studies and investigates novel diagnostic methods for pelvic pain. 
 
This is an entry-level position responsible for human subjects data collection (including biospecimen samples), recruitment, and other responsibilities as needed. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required, and prior undergraduate research experience is strongly encouraged. Ideal candidates will possess strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to develop rapport with research participants. Organizational and time management skills are imperative due to the fast-paced nature of the work. Candidates must be available for occasional evening and weekend work as needed. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain and training will be provided in these methods.  Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. Prior research assistants in our lab have continued on their desired trajectory after gaining admission to leading medical and graduate programs.
 
NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, as well as a resume and the names of at least three references. For more information about our laboratory, please see the website. To apply for this position or for additional information, contact us at pelvicpainresearch@northshore.org
 
Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant - University of Maryland, Department of Psychology
Dr. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) is seeking to hire a fulltime
post-baccalaureate research assistant AND a post-doctoral research associate for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods. Successful candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline and have keen attention to detail, and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology and development is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bac who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience. Responsibilities will include: behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); training and supervising undergraduate students;  clinical interviewing; contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and assisting with research protocols and compliance. For more information, please see the attached flyer for the research assistant position
 
Post-baccalaureate Fellowship - Yale University, Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program
For more information contact: Wendy Silverman
 
Research Assistant in Learning and Memory - Boston College, Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory
       For more information contact BC Learning and Memory
 
Now Hiring Research Coordinator/Lab Manager for Summer 2021 
Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University  of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is  seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive 
disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see the lab website

Qualifications: We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to 
working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references. Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson.
  
Undergraduate CURL Fellows Opportunity
Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is seeking undergraduate fellows.  The fellowship is paid hourly, and students are expected to work about 10 hours per week during the semester and potentially up to about 20 hour per week over the summer.  The undergraduate fellow will have the opportunity to participate in one of CURL's many research projects.  We are looking for students excited about research and working with community partners! Here is a link to some more details about the fellowship and how to apply. Here is a link to a story about the experience of 2019's fellows. The flyer can be found here.
 
Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions
The Northwestern Juvenile Project is a 20-year longitudinal study of the mental health needs and outcomes of justice-involved youth. The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science department is expanding a new phase of their research study which will examine factors that promote resilience in children. This project has two open positions. Please see the advertisements for more information regarding responsibilities and qualifications for the Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION 
 
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-ugrad@luc.edu.    
 
Announcements for the Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter are due on the 13th and two days before the end of the month each month. Please send your announcements to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu   
        
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
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April 1, 2021

Fall Registration is coming soon!
Registration for Fall classes is coming soon.  Please check in with your Psychology Faculty Advisor now to plan for what courses you should take.  If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor,  please request one here. Before you meet with your advisor, or plan what courses to take for the spring, consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path.
 
Looking for a summer internship or a research job or post-bacc program after you graduate?
 
Updates to LOCUS
Updates to LOCUS have gone live! You can still access LOCUS via locus.LUC.edu, but the site has been redesigned. Please make sure to clear your browser cache before you access the upgraded LOCUS. You can find an overview of changes here. Please see the video for students accessing the updated LOCUS site.
 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITH A "W" GRADE
If you decide to drop a course, the deadline to do so is Wednesday April 14, 2021,11:59 PM CST*. This is the last day to withdraw with a W grade, which does not factor into your GPA. 
 
Advocacy for Immigrant and Refugee Children’s Rights
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac psychology students from the Children Adapting Stress and Adversity (CASA) team advocate for immigrant and refugee children’s rights to an equitable education during COVID-19.  The CASA team coauthored an essay describing the inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 that many refugee and immigrant youth may experience. They offer key recommendations consistent with children’s right frameworks. Adrian Medina, Farah Harb, Lauren Tan, and Saadia Elahi represented the CASA team with a video presentation of the essay. Check out their contribution to the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) Fall 2020 Symposium: Children’s Rights in the Time of COVID-19
  
Resources to Support Students during Difficult Times
  • The Wellness Center is working on an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) wellness group (i.e., group therapy), where students can find solidarity and therapeutic support.  Here’s a link to the current wellness groups
  • CARE PROGRAM: CARE services vary depending on the situation. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
    • Resource connection when a student is managing financial hardship, struggling academically, feeling isolation or having difficulty transitioning to campus. 
    • Personal 1-1 support to navigate a difficult experience and discuss various options or solutions. 
 
COURSES
Session A: May 24-July 2
 
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR101
Introduction to Neuroscience
ONLINE
 
 
Steidl
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS/NRSC-MINR
PSYC 101
General Psychology
WTC
TR
6:00 - 9:15
Leach
PSYC req/Tier II core
PSYC 238
Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
ONLINE
 
 
Huntsinger
PSYC Elective/Tier II core
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Neal
PSYC req/Tier II core
PSYC 304
Statistics
ONLINE
 
Steidl
PSYC/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Winget
PSYC/NRCB-BS
PSYC 314
Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition
ONLINE
 
 
Gobel
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 318
Lab in Developmental
ONLINE
 
 
Nesi
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 321
Lab in Social
ONLINE
 
 
Whinda
PSYC major capstone
PSYC 327
Lab in Body Image
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Kellogg
PSYC major B-group lab/capstone
PSYC 331
Abnormal Psychology
LSC
TWR
1:10 - 3:20
Sandberg
PSYC Group B/HUMS-BS/PSCJ-MINR
PSYC 360
Understanding Prejudice
ONLINE
 
 
Mitchell
 
 
Summer Session B: July 6- August 13
Course
Course Title
Location
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 387
Sem Behav Cog Neuroscience
ONLINE/
Sync
MW
6:00-9:15
Morrison
 
PSYC 239
Bias and Inclusivity
LSC
MTWR
12:20-2:00
Raoul
PSYC Elective/Tier II core
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONLINE
 
 
DeHart
PSYC Group B/Tier II core
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Behmer
PSYC/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Osteen
PSYC/NRCB-BS
PSYC 321
Lab in Social
LSC
MTWR
2:15-3:55
Berryman
PSYC major capstone

EVENTS

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
Meet the speaker in a small Post-Talk Meet-Up (Sign-Up here).
 
4/6 Hui Ye, PhD, from Loyola University Chicago’s Biology Department will be presenting Cellular mechanisms of neural  modulation by electromagnetic waves
 
4/13 Maggie Guy, PhD, from Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Psychology will be presenting Cortical source analysis of the face-sensitive N290 component in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder
 
The IMPACT Lab Guide to College Student Mental Health: Research-Backed Tools and Strategies to Improve Your Well-Being Wednesday, April 7th, 6:00-7:00 pm CDT
Loyola’s IMPACT lab recognizes that these times are full of changes, uncertainties, and stressors that are influencing student mental health. To make our research accessible to a broader audience, our lab is hosting an online event to provide students with research-backed tools for improving mental health. Dr. Conley and the doctoral students of the IMPACT lab have prepared a brief, informative presentation on their research, discussing helpful tools to cope with stressors and challenges. Attendees will be provided with practical tools for improving mental health based on the research evidence. This is a great event for anyone interested in learning about college student adjustment, mental health, and skills to manage stress, which are especially important during this time. We hope to see you there! Interested in joining the lab? Apply here!
Meeting ID: 835 0881 1337
 
Make an impact by tackling shelter insecurity in Chicago! April 1-3rd
This week, Illinois PIRG’s Hunger and Homelessness Campaign has partnered with the Chicago Coalition for Homelessness to help tackle the issue of shelter insecurity throughout the city! Please join us in this effort to help thousands of Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming, or currently homeless in our communities. Any amount donated will be put towards funding programs that are fighting this issue, and that work to help those that are facing this struggle.
 
In 2020, an estimated 80,000 people were facing shelter insecurity in Chicago- a number that has likely increased with the pandemic. With just a few clicks, you can help make a difference in the lives of our community in need. You can access our donation page using the following link. The virtual fundraiser will be active from April 1st-3rd.
 
Professional Development Career Panel April 7, 7pm
Join Loyola’s Nu Rho Psi chapter for a professional development career panel next Wednesday, April 7 from 7-8:30 PM! The goal of the panel is to explore 3 career paths you can pursue after graduating from Loyola with a degree in Neuroscience: Medicine, Industry, and Academia. All are welcome to join. Register for the event here and reach out to luc.nrp@gmail.com with any questions!
 
Pre-Law Panel - Law School Application Advice Virtual Event April 9, 12-1pm CT
Are you thinking about applying to law school? Join us for this panel to get advice/resources from students and alumni who recently completed the law school application process! Please register via Handshake.
 
Black Lives Matter Conference April 9, 6-8pm CT, April 10, 9:30am-2:30pm
Loyola will be hosting the Black Lives Matter Conference on April 9th and 10th! This year’s conference will focus on Black Lives Matter in the Pandemic: Health, Activism, and Healing. For more information, see the flyer and register online.
 
Loyola School of Law Virtual Info Session April 13, 2021, 12-1pm CT
Join us to hear from the Loyola School of Law's admissions team about admissions requirements and advice, as well as information about the LUC law school experience. Register for the event via Handshake.
 
Virtual Panel on Hidden Careers at the Intersection of Psychology and Law, April 13, 5:30pm
Join us for this event on hidden careers at the intersection of psychology and law. This event will feature 2 speakers: Andrea Lewis, JD, a lawyer and a clinical assistant professor of law and a member of the Center for Wrongful Conviction at Northwestern Law School and Robyn Hacker, PhD, a clinical manager for the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program and a Colorado licensed psychologist and certified EMDR therapist. For more information please see the flyer.
 
University of Chicago Law School Info Session, April 20, 2021, 12-1pm CT
Chicago is home to some of the top law schools in the country. Join us to hear from the this #4 ranked law school's admissions team about admissions requirements and advice, as well as information about the University of Chicago law school experience. Register for the event via Handshake.
 
Miami University Diversifying Psychology Weekend-May 1, 2021
Have you ever wondered how you become or what you could do as a professional psychologist? Do you find yourself wanting to learn about research in psychology, or how you could use psychology to better your community and contribute to a more equitable society? We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity, inclusion, and equity because the goal of psychology is to improve understanding and outcomes for all individuals. We are pleased to host our third annual Diversifying Psychology Weekend on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year.
 
This goal of the event is to help students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds learn more about research and graduate school in psychology, prepare to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students, and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. We especially encourage students to attend who are early in their college career and/or who are less familiar with doctoral degrees in psychology. Applications for a personalized session are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2021. For more information, see the website.
 
2021 Virtual Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, applications due April 9th
We would like to invite those of you from underrepresented backgrounds to attend the following event if you are applying, or are interested in applying, to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology. The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) participates in a networking event every year with the purpose of increasing recruitment of students from underrepresented populations for Clinical Psychology PhD programs. During the event, participants have an opportunity to meet and network with directors of Clinical Psychology PhD Programs, as well as present a research poster and attend professional development workshops.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about specific doctoral programs, ask questions, and network with an array of psychologists across the nation. Students who have presented at prior CUDCP Diversifying Clinical Psychology events have had great success gaining admission in the very competitive clinical psychology application process and reported benefitting from the presenting workshops. The next meeting will be held virtually on April 22 and 23, 2021. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application and see the flyer.  Notifications of acceptance to attend the event will be sent out on a rolling basis. Presenting a research poster at the event is not required but is highly encouraged. Additional information will be emailed to those who register for the event. Please register by April 9, 2021. Questions? E-mail: cudcpdcp@gmail.com

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

Interested in pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology?
The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology website offers a guide to getting in! The website explores:
  • Whether a clinical psychology PhD is the right path for you
  • Choosing Doctoral Programs
  • Application Tips
  • Bost-Baccalaureate Positions
 
Psychology & Law Society Group!
The Psychology & Law Society has been approved as a Registered Student Organization! We are very excited to move forward as a club, get to know one another, and plan a Spring event to establish ourselves on campus. Please keep an eye on your email for correspondence on upcoming Officer Elections and forthcoming information on our first general body meeting. We will also work to recruit an Executive Board and brainstorm for our first speaker/event. Anyone and everyone who is a Loyola student and may have interest in the field of Psychology and Law is welcome to find a place in our club.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a potential research opportunity for one student for fall 2021 and spring 2022 (if desired, could start summer 2021).  The project involves developing agent-based computer simulations of individual and group phenomena (e.g., learniBong, 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 2021; GPA of 3.5 or better; demonstrated interests in both Psychology and Computer Science (e.g., majoring in one and minoring in the other, or something similar); willing to make a 2-semester commitment; be self-directed and able to work effectively with only minimum technical supervision.  Interested students should contact Dr. Larson directly: jlarson4@luc.edu
 
Interested in Survey Methods?
The Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science (formerly Michigan Program in Survey Methodology), based in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor may be a perfect fit for you.  This program offers students a choice of “tracks” or emphases—social science, data science or statistics.  All of our students receive a thorough introduction to any array of methods for collecting data and combining data from multiple sources.  We also ground all of our students in a framework for the judging of the quality of data. We have an informational webinar scheduled on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 12-1pm 9 (EST)/11am/12pm CT. Advanced registration is required.
 
Summer Research Institute -Application Deadline April 4, 2021
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at USF is inviting undergraduate students interested in substance use and co-occurring disorders to apply for a highly selective Summer Research Institute (SRI) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This program is designed for students interested in building their research skills within the context of substance use and co-occurring disorders to prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. The SRI@FMHI is an 11-week hybrid program taking place from May 27 to August 5, 2021. Remote Learning will take place: May 27,2021 to June 25, 2021 and In-Person Instruction will take place: June 26, 2021 to August 5, 2021. For more information, please watch our promotional video.  The application deadline is April 4, 2021, and students should be notified of acceptance by April 16, 2021.  Please pass this information along to students in your department that may be interested in this opportunity. For more information and access to our application, please view the flyer or visit: http://intra.cbcs.usf.edu/forms/SRI/
 
Opportunity to Participate in Research
Interested in participating in research? A fellow LUC senior is conducting a survey study for a sociology capstone project, which focuses on attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students at Loyola regarding our current prison system, prison abolition, and alternatives to prison. If you are majoring in criminal justice, psychology, and/or sociology please consider participating! For this study, participants will complete an anonymous survey and answer 11 short questions about prison and its alternatives which will take about 5-10 minutes.  Your participation and responses will greatly contribute to a field of study (i.e., prison abolition) that is very limited within criminal justice and can potentially guide future researchers in their quest to expand this knowledge that is lacking. The link to the survey can be found here.
 
Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) Summer Opportunity
Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) gathers promising Fellows (graduate students, postdocs, and early faculty) and Storytellers (artists, writers, filmmakers, and more) interested in the origins, nature, and future of intelligences for several weeks of serious interdisciplinary exploration. Our Fellows and Storytellers fall roughly into three sub-themes: 
Recognizing intelligences (i.e., the study of biological but non-human minds),
Shaping human intelligences (i.e., how development, culture, philosophical ideas, technology, etc., shape human capacities), and Programming intelligences (i.e., artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications).
 
We’re looking for open-minded participants who want to take intellectual risks and break down disciplinary barriers in the spirit of dialogue and discovery. We hope that this creative community will work together to develop new ways of engaging with big questions about the mind, cognition, and intelligence.  DISI 2021 will take place virtually, from June 27 through July 16, 2021. During this time, Fellows and Storytellers will attend lectures, social events, and salons, learning from and interacting with our world-class faculty. Fellows and Storytellers will also work together on projects of their own devising. DISI will culminate in a project showcase on July 24, 2021. Thanks to generous support from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, all accepted Fellows and Storytellers will receive funding to support their participation in the Institute. Moreover, Fellows and Storytellers will be inducted into a DISI network of 60+ extraordinary faculty members and 120+ DISI Alums. Alums have lifetime access to a wealth of dedicated resources, which includes funding opportunities for future projects.  Application review will begin on April 12. The DISI 2021 application can be found online.
 
Looking for research experience? Would you like to work with young children and families? Join the Children’s Memory & Learning Lab!
The Children’s Memory and Learning Lab at Loyola University Chicago is looking to add several undergraduate research assistants to its team. Directed by Dr. Catherine Haden, our work examines children’s engineering learning through parent-child interactions in informal educational settings, such as the Chicago Children’s Museum. Students will gain valuable experience in transcription and coding of observational data, (virtual) data collection, and other research tasks. Opportunities to volunteer and for course credit are available. We especially encourage students who are Spanish speakers (native or fluent) to apply. If interested, please contact Diana Acosta via email. More information about our research can be found here
 
Student Research Assistant Positions Available
The Bilingual Language Development Lab (BiLDL) at Loyola University Chicago is seeking undergraduate students interested in psychology to serve as research assistants (RAs). The interests of the BiLDL research team are in the areas of language and literacy development, particularly in Spanish-speaking Latino Dual Language Learners (children from homes in which English is not the only or primary language spoken; also referred to as bilinguals, English language learners). Student RAs will work primarily on a research project that examines bilingual language development in Spanish-speaking Latino toddlers. The project involves the collection of and transcription/coding of audio and video data. All lab activities, including bi-weekly lab meetings, are currently being conducted virtually. Given the nature of the training that RAs will receive, students are expected to work ~8-10 hours per week and commit two semesters to the lab. RA positions are available on a volunteer basis (first semester) and in exchange for course credit or pay (second semester). If interested, please contact Jordan Perry via email. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit https://loyolabilingual.weebly.com/
 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Position at UIC
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking one undergraduate student for a research assistant position. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We conduct research examining three areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) interpersonal and sociocultural factors associated with body image, eating disorder psychopathology and obesity in at-risk populations; 2) obesity interventions for racially and ethnically diverse young adults; 3) post-surgery interventions for bariatric surgery patients with limited weight loss and/or weight regain. We also have a new area of research that focuses on mentorship in Latino students in Clinical Psychology.
 
The research assistant will primarily focus on a randomized controlled trial examining a virtual healthy lifestyle intervention for racially and ethnically diverse young adults with obesity. Research responsibilities will include conducting virtual phone screenings and brief in-person visits at UIC to obtain height/weight measurements. The time commitment will range from 3-6 hours per week depending on the student’s availability. Research assistants also have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. If interested, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sylvia Herbozo’s email as soon as possible if you are interested in clinical research training in our lab. Students are also welcome to direct questions about the position to Dr. Herbozo.
 
BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs Program
If you are a psychology major, also interested in political science of international affairs, these new programs may be of interest. The BA/MA or BS/MA in International Affairs, you can explore global challenges with an interdisciplinary perspective. Participating programs include History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, and Modern Languages and Literatures, as well as the Schools of Communication,
Education, Social Work, and Law. In order to be eligible, you must be a junior in a participating major with at least a 3.0 GPA. Students apply by June 1st of their junior year to begin coursework in the fall. For more information, please see the flyer, or the website. You may contact Molly Melin if you have any additional questions.
 
Summer Clinical Research Opportunity at Ohio State
Dr. Fran Wymbs and colleagues are excited to share that they have received renewal funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates. Their REU will provide summer funding to 9 scholars to engage in intensive clinical research at Ohio University for 8 weeks. Students conducted independent research projects, have presented or are preparing to present their projects at national conferences, and some are preparing their projects for peer-review publications. 
 
The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.- level faculty members who have strong programs of research. 
 
The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects. Please email Fran Wymbs for more information. Full details about the program can be found on the website. If necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 will operate virtually. The REU 2020 was offered virtually and was successful. 
 
Undergraduate & Post-Bacc Summer Internships in Cognitive Neuroscience
Interested in a summer internship in cognitive neuroscience? Check out this list of summer undergraduate and post-bacc cognitive neuroscience summer programs that offer these great opportunities across the United States! Deadlines vary.
 
Interested in being a Research Participant?
How do people of color experience, describe, and cope with mental health challenges in college? Fellow undergraduate Sarah Lehmann is conducting a study with Dr. Garbarski from the Department of Sociology to better understand experiences of coping with mental health challenges in college. To participate in the study, please see the survey link here.
 
Research Participation opportunity- Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP)
Skin Tone Inequalities and Identities Project (STiiP) is an NSF-funded research team led by Dr. Rachel Gordon at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This research study focuses on  racial-ethnic appearance, particularly skin tone, and its association with social experience, health status, and academic performance. Eligible undergraduate students can participate in our study by taking an online survey and will receive a $5 gift card for their participation. The attached flyer contains more information and a link to our online screener survey. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Project Coordinator, Mariya Khan.
 
American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter at LUC
Please consider completing this brief survey from the Loyola University Chicago American Psychological Association Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Chapter. The chapter is dedicated to students in psychology and other related fields interested in ethnic and racial diversity, inclusion, and equity. The chapter is conducting a short survey for students to get a better understanding of their needs so we can develop and implement future programs, events, and resources. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions, concerns, or you would like to further discuss this with one of the chapter members, email the campus representative Juan R. Pantoja-Patiño
 
Free Mentoring Resource for Applying to Graduate/Medical School in STEM
Are you applying to medical or graduate school in STEM? Project SHORT (Student Health Opportunities and Research Training) offers pro-bono consulting for diverse applicants to medical and graduate school. Project SHORT was founded with the goal of combating socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. This is a free resource where you can apply to get help from graduate student mentors on your personal statement, CV, school selection assistance, mock interview practice, or to get general advice. Here is a link to the flyer.
 
Business Data Analytics Certificate Program
Are you someone with great critical thinking and problem-solving skills looking to further your career in today’s data-driven world? Consider applying to the Business Data Analytics Certificate Program! Learn valuable skills such as Tableau, Python, SQL, and much more, in this five-course graduate program. The Information Systems Department would be thrilled to welcome students with a psychology background as they possess the key skills needed to excel in this program. This is an excellent certification for any student looking to be a strategic, data-driven leader in any career, and numerous job opportunities are available for graduates of this program.  More information is available here. Do not hesitate to contact program director, Dr. Nenad Jukic, if you have any questions or if you would just like to have a chat about the program and learn what it can do for your career prospects.
 
Handshake Career Portal (formerly RamblerLink Resource)   
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  Handshake is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. Visit the Handshake website for details.     

JOBS

Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab 
The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Research Assistant with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is funded by the National Science Foundation “Developing STEM Achievement and Motivation: The Role of Spatial Skills and Parent-Child Interactions” and by the James S McDonnell Foundation, “Developing Mathematical Skills and Motivation.” These projects will investigate the inter-relations between spatial and numerical thinking in childhood, how parent interactions influence the development of these cognitive skills, and how cognitive and motivational factors work together to influence children’s trajectories in STEM.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize and participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension. Apply online and search for job number 21000550. Please also send your CV via email to tucl@temple.edu with the email subject line "Full-time RA application”.
 
Research Assistant position open at University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply. 
 
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments. 
 
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding. To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (dshariq@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
 
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University
Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development at the Project on Child Development. Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG.  The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.
  • Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platofrms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.
  • Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.
  • Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to lisa.renaud@northwestern.edu We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Research Assistant Position at University of California Davis
Dr. Lisa Oakes with the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level starting as soon as June 1, 2021, depending on funding. This is a 100% position and is for one year. There may be a possibility for extension depending on funding. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, from stimulus creation to data analysis to presentation of research findings in seminars, conferences, and manuscripts submitted for publication. The position will involve developing, in collaboration with the PI and grad students, new experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures. The person hired is expected to independently analyze data, create materials for presentation at conferences, and present research at national and international conferences, such as the biennial meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies in Ottawa in July 2022.
 
Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, experience with human subjects in a laboratory setting, knowledge of excel, experience with programming environments such as matlab, python, or R, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Preferred: Experience with testing infants or young children in behavioral research, knowledge of experimental methods to study early cognitive development, experience with and knowledge of infrared automatic eye-tracking systems, familiarity with human subjects protocols, experience conducting interview or consenting potential research participants, knowledge of most or all of the following software: R, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, Filemaker, Matlab and/or Python.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills, a statement of contributions to diversity, a C.V., and provide contact information for 2-3 referees. Submit application materials online.
 
Research Analyst Position at the Morality Lab, Boston College
The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Research Analyst, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as May 2021 and no later than July 2021. The Research Analyst will work in tandem with a full-time lab manager, who will hold more administrative duties. We expect that the position will be remote until September 2021, after which the RA will be asked to work in person in Boston.

Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition: for example, the role of reasoning in moral thought and action, the involvement of theory of mind across social and relational contexts (e.g., cooperation vs competition), social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, and the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting http://moralitylab.bc.edu/.
Job responsibilities will include: 
  • Assisting graduate students and postdocs in all lines of research (e.g. recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, mentoring and training undergraduate research assistants and senior lab members)
  • Ensuring that the lab is active in supporting the best practices of open and reproducible science (e.g. pre-registering studies, making datasets and analysis scripts publicly available, etc.)
  • Maintaining and updating lab analysis scripts (particularly fMRI scripts) to be in line with current and emerging practices; maintaining detailed and comprehensible documentation of lab scripts/practices 
The Research Analyst will also have opportunities to design, conduct, publish and present original research projects. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in applying to graduate school. Preferred qualifications include (1) proficiency in Matlab, Python, R, and/or JavaScript; (2) experience analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) a desire to improve upon existing analytical techniques currently used in the lab.

To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady (kodipady@bc.edu), Kevin Jiang (kevin.jiang@bc.edu), and Liane Young (liane.young@bc.edu) with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Research Analyst Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.
 
Clinically Oriented Research Assistant in the Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program
Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.  The research assistant with help conduct a longitudinal study of delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.
 
The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.sheffield@vumc.org  
 
Research Position at Early Childhood Behavior Lab (Florida International University)
The main goal of the lab is to develop and examine interventions for families of infants and young children with behavioral and developmental problems. We conduct studies on the effectiveness of parent-training interventions, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), with a variety of at-risk and underserved populations, including infants and children with developmental disabilities and low-income families. We also collaborate closely with colleagues at FIU and at other academic institutions on a variety of related research projects. For more information, see the website.
 
Research Associate Position at University of Miami
The Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami is a clinical research program dedicated to developing and testing state-of-the-art psychotherapy approaches for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.  Some of our programs are funded by research grants that allow us to provide diagnostic assessments and evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents at low- to no-cost. CAMAT also provides training to students and therapists learning how to apply our treatments. For more information, see the website.
 
Technical Associate in Cambridge, MA
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT’s Kanwisher Lab is looking to hire a Technical Associate to help conduct research on the functional organization of the human brain using fMRI, (occasionally) intracranial recording, magnetoencephalography, eye tracking, behavior, and other methods. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research, including designing and programming experiments; conducting fMRI and MEG scans and behavioral experiments; analyzing MRI, MEG, eye tracking, behavior, or other data; debugging Linux server problems; implementing and maintaining analysis software; creating and maintaining lab documentation; managing the lab's computational resources and storage within the department's cluster; providing technical support for lab personnel; and performing some basic administrative duties. For more information on requirements, please see the posting online.
 
Lab Manager Position, beginning Summer 2021
The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt and is based at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are hiring a lab manager starting this summer.
This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers.  To view the details of job description and to apply for the position, please visit this link.
 
Research Coordinator position at the University of Chicago
TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Director: Dr. Dana Suskind
 We are seeking a Research Coordinator to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact. To apply, send resume and coverletter and please follow this link
Responsibilities
  • Cognitive Interviewing 
  • Recruit participants and coordinate schedules for testing survey items.
  • Create and manage REDCap surveys.
  • Perform cognitive testing of survey items.
  • Summarize statements from interviews relevant to item interpretation.
  • Draft revisions of survey items based on cognitive testing.
  • Maintain organization, formatting, and backup of documents including literature reviews and survey item trackers in Google Drive, Zotero, and TMW Server.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Monitor project work plan and schedule.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data.
  • Conducts literature reviews, assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
  • Work Experience: Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Preferred Qualifications/Competencies
  • Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting qualitative interviews
  • Familiarity with survey research methods
  • Has general awareness in research techniques or methods and relevant scientific knowledge
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible availability for data collection
 
University of Georgia hiring 3 Research Coordinator Positions
The Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia is looking to hire 3 new full-time research coordinators. These positions are perfect for individuals looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. 
 
The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day project duties, such as recruitment, clinical interviewing, neuropsychological testing, administering MRI scans, EEG acquisition, acquiring fluid biomarkers, data management, and data processing. Skills to be learned on the job will be beneficial for grad school preparation  (eg administration of fMRI or EEG tasks and processing/analyzing data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R etc) and the coordinator will have opportunities to publish papers/make conference presentations to become more competitive for grad school. Salary is $40k per year, with an expectation of a minimum 2 year commitment. Start date is flexible, with a range from May to July, 2021. Individuals graduating spring 2021 are eligible to apply.
 
  • GAINS: The first position is funded by R01-MH116039 which supports the Georgia and Illinois Negative Symptom Study (GAINS). This is a multisite study (UGA, Emory, Northwestern) developing and validating novel next-generation negative symptom assessment tools specifically designed for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis, including a clinical symptom interview (the negative symptom inventory- psychosis risk), digital phenotyping (eg geolocation, accelerometry, ambient acoustics, ambulatory videos), and social media metrics. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description 
  • PRONET: The second and third positions are funded by U01-MH124639 which supports the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (PRONET). This is a 27 site multinational prospective longitudinal study that evaluates biomarkers and clinical risk factors predicting the development of psychotic disorders in youth meeting criteria for a prodromal syndrome. Methods include clinical assessments, digital phenotyping, natural language processing, neuropsychological tests, MRI, EEG, and fluid based (e.g., saliva, blood) biomarkers. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description
 
More information about our lab, living in Athens Georgia (a great college town), and the University of Georgia can be found at:  https://ugacanlab.com and our lab newsletter: The links to apply for the positions are located here: GAINS and ProNet. Interested individuals can also feel free to email Dr. Strauss with any questions. 
 
Research Assistant Position in the Neuroscience of Women’s Health
The Gynecology Research Lab (The GyRL) at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital is currently seeking a Research Study Assistant. We are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology, biology or medical health sciences. This is a paid position and is eligible for benefits. Our lab goal is to systematically define the pathophysiology of dysmenorrhea and develop new treatments, while simultaneously training a cadre of future investigators to revolutionize the neuroscience of Women’s Health. The GyRL conducts treatment studies and investigates novel diagnostic methods for pelvic pain. 
 
This is an entry-level position responsible for human subjects data collection (including biospecimen samples), recruitment, and other responsibilities as needed. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required, and prior undergraduate research experience is strongly encouraged. Ideal candidates will possess strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to develop rapport with research participants. Organizational and time management skills are imperative due to the fast-paced nature of the work. Candidates must be available for occasional evening and weekend work as needed. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain and training will be provided in these methods.  Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. Prior research assistants in our lab have continued on their desired trajectory after gaining admission to leading medical and graduate programs.
 
NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, as well as a resume and the names of at least three references. For more information about our laboratory, please see the website. To apply for this position or for additional information, contact us at pelvicpainresearch@northshore.org
 
Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant - University of Maryland, Department of Psychology
Dr. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) is seeking to hire a fulltime
post-baccalaureate research assistant AND a post-doctoral research associate for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods. Successful candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline and have keen attention to detail, and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology and development is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bac who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience. Responsibilities will include: behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); training and supervising undergraduate students;  clinical interviewing; contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and assisting with research protocols and compliance. For more information, please see the attached flyer for the research assistant position
 
Post-baccalaureate Fellowship - Yale University, Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program
For more information contact: Wendy Silverman
 
Research Assistant in Learning and Memory - Boston College, Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory
       For more information contact BC Learning and Memory
 
Now Hiring Research Coordinator/Lab Manager for Summer 2021 
Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University  of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is  seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see the lab website

Qualifications: We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references. Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson.
 
Summer Job Opportunity in Academics and Leadership
Are you an undergraduate student who is pre-health? The National Student Leadership Conference is a summer academic and leadership program for high school students. This program will provide students with a remarkable opportunity to meet healthcare professionals, established healthcare facilities, and develop their leadership skills through hands-on clinical simulations in diverse fields of healthcare. Our Team Advisor (TA) and Assistant Team Advisor (ATA) positions are an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying the health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found online.
Benefits include:
  • Stipend per 9-day session
  • Room and board
  • Travel accommodations
  • Tours of local medical school, psychology and neuroscience organizations, and the chance to speak with guest speakers from associated fields
The application opens online on February 15, 2021. 
 
Undergraduate CURL Fellows Opportunity
Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is seeking undergraduate fellows.  The fellowship is paid hourly, and students are expected to work about 10 hours per week during the semester and potentially up to about 20 hour per week over the summer.  The undergraduate fellow will have the opportunity to participate in one of CURL's many research projects.  We are looking for students excited about research and working with community partners! Here is a link to some more details about the fellowship and how to apply. Here is a link to a story about the experience of 2019's fellows. The flyer can be found here.
 
Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions
The Northwestern Juvenile Project is a 20-year longitudinal study of the mental health needs and outcomes of justice-involved youth. The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science department is expanding a new phase of their research study which will examine factors that promote resilience in children. This project has two open positions. Please see the advertisements for more information regarding responsibilities and qualifications for the Community Outreach Tracker and Field Interviewer Positions 

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