Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Psychology Undergraduate Newsletter

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PSYC 279 judgment and Decision Making has been replaced by PSYC 280 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making.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 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.
 
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 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.
 
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 

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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March 15, 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?
Dr. Granot has generously compiled two resources for you to check out here! 
 
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.
 
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
 
TODAY! Racial (In)Justice Series- March 15th  from 4-5:30pm
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 second event of the semester will be on Monday, March 15th from 4pm-5:30pm with Dr. Marisha Humphries from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Humphries’ presentation is titled: “Excellence for Black Children: Facilitating Racial Equity in the Classroom”. Please complete the following Google Form to RSVP for the Zoom event. 
 
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
 
 
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
 
Fall 2021 Internship Class – Applications Due March 22nd
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 22nd, 2021 for the Fall 2021 semester. Please visit this linksubmit your application, and send the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms to two faculty members. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. For more information, please see the attached flyer. If you have questions, please contact psyc-internship@luc.edu.  

EVENTS 

Racial (In)Justice Series- March 15th  from 4-5:30pm
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 second event of the semester will be on Monday, March 15th from 4pm-5:30pm with Dr. Marisha Humphries from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Humphries’ presentation is titled: “Excellence for Black Children: Facilitating Racial Equity in the Classroom”. 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).
 
3/16
Central and peripheral clock control of circadian feeding rhythms
Loyola University Chicago - Biology
 
3/23 
Matt Kmiecik, PhD (Loyola Psychology Alum)
Cortical Mechanisms of Visual Hypersensitivity in Individuals At Risk for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Northshore Healthsystem - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
3/30
Cellular and Molecular Basis of Tonotopic Map Formation in the Mouse Cochlear Nucleus
Loyola University Chicago – Biology
 
2021 Black Lives Matter Conference – Pandemic: Health, Activism, and Healing  -Volunteers Needed
The mission of the Black Lives Matter Conference is to bring people together to raise consciousness, empower the community, promote healing and form solidarity. The conference is hosted by Loyola University Chicago and will be taking place virtually on April 9th and 10th via Zoom (Sign-Up to attend here). Although hosted by Loyola faculty and students, we are seeking to impact the whole Black community in Chicago and beyond. For more information about the conference in general, visit us on our website at www.lucblmconf.com
  • Register before Friday March 19 to volunteer. Volunteer duties may include answering and presenting questions during workshops, moderating Zoom sessions, and helping our committee ensure the conference stays on schedule. Specific volunteer positions and duties will be assigned after registration. This is a great opportunity to support the Black community on campus and beyond. 
 
March 21-27 is Black in Psych Week! Black in Psych is a platform to promote visibility, community, and networking opportunities between Black professionals and trainees across the field of psychology.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

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 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.
 
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

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: 
  1. behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); 
  2. training and supervising undergraduate students; 
  3. clinical interviewing; 
  4. contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and 
  5. assisting with research protocols and compliance.
 
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.
 
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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March 1, 2021

Psychology Faculty Advisors
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, consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path. For problems with registration or getting into specific classes please consult your CAS or University Advisor.  Your Psychology Faculty Advisor will likely not be able to help you.  You can see who all of your advisors are in LOCUS.
 
Looking for a summer internship or a research job or post-bacc program after you graduate?
Dr. Granot has generously compiled two resources for you to check out here! 
 
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

SIGN UP NOW FOR SUMMER 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

 
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

 
Please see LOCUS for additional details.
 
Fall 2021 Internship Class – Applications Due March 22nd
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 22nd, 2021 for the Fall 2021 semester. Please visit this linksubmit your application, and send the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms to two faculty members. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. For more information, please see the attached flyer. If you have questions, please contact psyc-internship@luc.edu.  

EVENTS

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
Meet the speaker in a small Post-Talk Meet-Up (Sign-Up here).
 
3/2
States and Traits in Human Brain Networks
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Psychology and Neurology 
 
3/9 - Break - No Talk
 
PSI CHI Mizer- Tuesday, March 2nd at 6pm
PSI CHI is having its annual research mixer! On Tuesday, March 2nd from 6-7 pm, come and meet with representatives of various psychology labs. Learn more about research opportunities at Loyola! Zoom LinkMeeting ID: 874 2411 0320
 
Racial (In)Justice Series- March 15th  from 4-5:30pm
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 second event of the semester will be on Monday, March 15th from 4pm-5:30pm with Dr. Marisha Humphries from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Humphries’ presentation is titled: “Excellence for Black Children: Facilitating Racial Equity in the Classroom”. Please complete the following Google Form to RSVP for the Zoom event.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

Seeking Undergraduate Feedback!
The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) is asking for your feedback as we develop a decolonizing syllabus guide! This is one way to contribute to the anti-racism efforts in the department and should only take a few minutes of your time. Survey can be found here. Please submit your response by March 8, 2021 @ 5 pm. Feel free to reach out to any committee members with questions about this initiative.
Informational Webinar for the Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques and Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship, March 4 at 12pm CT
There will be an informational webinar regarding the Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) and Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship on Thursday, March 4, at 1:00PM EST/ 12:00PM CT.  Advance registration is required.
  • The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high-quality training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  Our faculty will host this webinar to detail the 2021 Summer Institute program. Included will be information about course offerings, schedules and special programs.  
  • 2021 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship
The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) is committed to advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals. The Diversity Fellowship Program will be offered as part of the 2021 Summer Institute program and will consist of a two-week program (June 14-25, 2021) geared toward upper-level undergraduates from the University of Michigan and other colleges and institutions from around the country.
 
List of Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Internships
Interested in getting involved in research as an undergraduate or looking for an internship? The American Psychological Association has a list of resources for undergraduate research opportunities and internships! Check it out!
 
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 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.
 
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 

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:
  1. behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions);
  2. training and supervising undergraduate students;
  3. clinical interviewing;
  4. contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and
  5. assisting with research protocols and compliance.
 
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.
 
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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February 1, 20201

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.  
 
A New Psychology Major/Minor!
After three years of study, data analysis and discussion a new Psychology Major and Minor have been approved by the University to begin in Fall 2021.  Don’t worry, if you are a Psychology Major/Minor now you will continue to be able to graduate under the old Major/Minor, but over the coming months we will be sharing about some of the features of the new major which you can take advantage of regardless of whether you switch to the new requirements or not.
  
Are you taking the right courses or opportunities to prepare for a psychology relate career?
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!  
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors
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, consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path. For problems with registration or getting into specific classes please consult your CAS or University Advisor.  Your Psychology Faculty Advisor will likely not be able to help you.  You can see who all of your advisors are in LOCUS.

COURSES  

Psych 390 Applications for Summer 2021 due February 8th
Psyc 390 applications for Summer 2021 are due by February 8th. Instruction for the summer session will be provided remotely and students can complete psychology-related internships remotely and/or in-person at a location of their choice. Applications for Fall 2021 are due March 22nd. Additional information about Psyc 390 as well as directions regarding the application process can be found here. Please contact the psych390 internship coordinator if you have any additional questions. Please see here for the link to the flyer

EVENTS

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesday, 11:30a – 12:45p – Zoom
Meet the speaker in a small Post-Talk Meet-Up (Sign-Up here).
 
2/2
Michi Matsukura, PhD
Examining Attentional Control Mechanisms during Perceptual Processing and Memory Maintenance
Drake University
Department of Psychology
 
2/9
Yaniv Morgenstern, PhD
Rational and heuristics-based computational models underlying the perceptual representation of surface lightness and shape
Justus-Liebig-Universität
Department of Psychology
 
2/16 - Co-Sponsored with the Bioinformatics Program
Systems genetics identifies resilience factors in aging and Alzheimer’s
The Jackson Lab
Evnin Chair in Alzheimer’s Research
 
Careers in Foreign Service Information Session by the Midwest Diplomat in Residence
February 2, 2021, 1pm, registration required
The LUC Fellowship Office is hosting a campus visit of the State Department Midwest Diplomat in Residence, Mr. Ron Packowitz, on careers in the US Foreign Service, and the fellowships students can apply for to get them there. This event is not just for Political Science majors!  Foreign Service–related fellowships for undergraduates include the Payne International Development Fellowships, which are of interest to environmental science and other physical science majors; and the Foreign Affairs Info Technology Fellowships, open to computer science, information technology, and cyber security majors. The session will be next Tuesday, February 2th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  Students must register to attend and can do so at the Fellowship Office homepage

OTHER 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
 
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.
 
Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, Registration ends February 26
The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country, bringing together hundreds of undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area from all academic disciplines to present their research. CAURS is now accepting abstracts. CAURS is looking for more student presenters in all fields of research. We are also looking for graduate students and faculty to serve as judges for the event. Registration closes on February 26, and details can be found on the website.
 
Summer Research Experience at Duke University- application due February 26
The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1950651) to Duke University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The Duke Psychology and Neuroscience REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. This REU offers a unique research experience using a combination of methodological approaches across the life-span and across areas of psychology: Developmental, Social, and Cognitive Neuroscience. 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 virtual session will take place between May 11-July 9th with no costs and students will earn a stipend for participating remotely. For more information, including the application and the eligibility requirements, please see the REU program website. Applications are due February 26, 2021.
 
Summer Internship Opportunity application due February 21
The Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is offering an undergraduate summer research internship. Summer interns will work on a variety of tasks such as recruitment and scheduling, study design, data entry and more. The internship will span 10 weeks and all interns will receive a $5,000 stipend. To apply, please send your resume/CV, the application form, and references to katherine.vasquez@yale.edu by February 21st with the subject line “[Your Last Name] SCD Lab Internship Application.”
 
Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi- Application due February 26
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, has a focus on advancing the science of psychology and encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the field. Psi Chi’s 2021-2022 application is live! Here is the link to the LUC Psi Chi website
Here is the specific link to the application with directions. If you have any questions, please email the Loyola Psi Chi Chapter. Applications are due February 26.
 
Summer Internship- Application due February 26, 2021   
The Harvard T.H. Chan’s Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Summer Internship Program offers training and support to a future generation of scholars interested in studying (1) the linkages between mental well-being and physical health outcomes, and (2) the translation of science related to these linkages to inform policy and practice. The internship will take place between June – August 2021 for up to 20 hours per week for 10 weeks. The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021. For more information about application materials and eligibility, please see the internship description.
 
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 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.
 
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

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!   
______________________________________________  

January 15, 2021

Welcome back and Happy New Year!
  
Independent Study
Last minute reminder that applications for PSYC 397 or 399 must be submitted by your Faculty mentor to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu no later than 5p on Thursday.  More details including the forms can be found here.
 
A New Psychology Major/Minor!
After three years of study, data analysis and discussion a new Psychology Major and Minor have been approved by the University to begin in Fall 2021.  Don’t worry, if you are a Psychology Major/Minor now you will continue to be able to graduate under the old Major/Minor, but over the coming months we will be sharing about some of the features of the new major which you can take advantage of regardless of whether you switch to the new requirements or not.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors
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, consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path. For problems with registration or getting into specific classes please consult your CAS or University Advisor.  Your Psychology Faculty Advisor will likely not be able to help you.  You can see who all of your advisors are in LOCUS.
 
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

COURSES

Psych 390 Applications for Summer 2021 due February 8th
Psyc 390 applications for Summer 2021 are due by February 8th. Instruction for the summer session will be provided remotely and students can complete psychology-related internships remotely and/or in-person at a location of their choice. Applications for Fall 2021 are due March 22nd. Additional information about Psyc 390 as well as directions regarding the application process can be found here. Please contact the psych390 internship coordinator if you have any additional questions. Please see here for the link to the flyer.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi- Application due February 26
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, has a focus on advancing the science of psychology and encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the field. Psi Chi’s 2021-2022 application is live! Here is the link to the LUC Psi Chi website. Here is the specific link to the application with directions. If you have any questions, please email the Loyola Psi Chi Chapter. Applications are due February 26.
 
Summer Internship- Application due February 26, 2021   
The Harvard T.H. Chan’s Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Summer Internship Program offers training and support to a future generation of scholars interested in studying (1) the linkages between mental well-being and physical health outcomes, and (2) the translation of science related to these linkages to inform policy and practice. The internship will take place between June – August 2021 for up to 20 hours per week for 10 weeks. The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021. For more information about application materials and eligibility, please see the internship description.
 
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 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.
 
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

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!   
______________________________________________  

November 15, 2020

Spring Registration is here! Class offerings for Spring are visible in LOCUS
Remember to register for classes at your enrollment appointment. To make sure that goes smoothly it is critical that there are no financial holds on your account.  You can check that in LOCUS now, don’t wait until you have a problem.
 
The deadline for withdrawing from classes has been extended again until Saturday, Dec 5
With this extension, students are encouraged to make the best academic decisions for themselves based on having as much information as possible about your performance in each class.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors
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, consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path. For problems with registration or getting into specific classes please consult your CAS or University Advisor.  Your Psychology Faculty Advisor will likely not be able to help you.  You can see who all of your advisors are in LOCUS.

COURSES

Changes to PHIL/PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision Making
IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2021, PHIL 279 will no longer be accepted for Psychology credit (to be clear, this means that any section of PHIL 279 offered in J-term 2021, Spring 2021 and every term thereafter will not be accepted for Psychology credit). This was a change made by the Philosophy Department. To receive Psychology Elective or Psychology Group A credit and CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit you will need to take one of the two sections of PSYC 279 (001 MWF 1:30-2:20p Huntsinger; 002 W 5:30-8p Winget) offered in the Spring. If you can’t take one of those two sections, we have other Group A courses being offered in the spring and Philosophy is offering numerous other CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge courses. If you have taken PHIL or PSYC 279 in the past, it will continue to count for Group A Psychology and CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit. If it is not showing up that way in your ARR (which you can see in LOCUS), please contact your CAS advisor to fix your record. Another important detail is that this Spring is the last time PSYC 279 will be offered. Next fall we will begin to offer PSYC 351 Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making. This course will count as a psychology elective (not Group A) credit, but it will continue to count for CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit.
 
PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology this summer – Please complete the Questionnaire
Assuming that there is sufficient student interest we will offer PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology during 8-week Session C (June 7 - July 30).  Please take a few minutes to tell us about your plans for PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology In addition to requiring 100 hours at an internship site (most likely virtually this summer), PSYC 390 is a 3-credit hour class with weekly required online meetings.  You are allowed to complete the course using either unpaid or paid internship hours, but students are responsible for arranging their own internship. PSYC 390 counts as a Psychology Major Capstone and also for university engaged learning credit. As always PSYC 390 will require students to apply for the class prior to registration. You can learn more about PSYC 390 here.

EVENTS  

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar  - November 17th at 4:45pm
Please join us Tuesdays at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On November 17th, Stephan Steidl, PhD, will present “Mesopontine tegmental inputs to the dopamine system contribute to appetitively motivated behaviors in rats and mice.” To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here. The Neuroscience Seminars are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.   

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

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 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.
 
Auburn University Educational Psychology PhD Program
Are you interested in educational psychology, educational research, or educational equity?  Auburn University’s Educational Psychology PhD program is actively recruiting for Fall 2021, and we anticipate being able to fund several incoming doctoral students. For more information, please see the program flyer. You can also find more information about program faculty and their research.  We also have a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. We are excited to accept applications from students interested in the research areas of our faculty, including equity and justice in education, racial, sexual, and gender identities in education, education policy, motivation theory, learning theory, teacher beliefs, STEM education, and cognitive development. Our program is not requiring GRE scores for admissions this year, and our priority application deadline is January 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Kamden Strunk, PhD.
 
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.
 
Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!   
  1. Meditation Group   
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom     
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30    
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
  1. Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being   
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom    
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22   
  1. Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questionsemail Dianna Stencel, LCSW     
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.   
   
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.   

JOB OPPORTUNITIES   

Part-Time Job Opportunity!   
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.    

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!   
______________________________________________  

November 1, 2020

Spring Registration is coming soon! Class offerings for Spring are now visible in LOCUS
Consult the Psychology Career Finder to see how to optimize your psychology major for your future career path. After doing that please check in with your Psychology Faculty Advisor.  If you don’t have a Psychology Faculty Advisor, please request one here
 
Changes to PHIL/PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision Making
Effective January 1, 2021, PHIL 279 will no longer be accepted for Psychology credit (to be clear, this means that any section of PHIL 279 offered in J-term 2021, Spring 2021 and every term thereafter will not be accepted for Psychology credit). This was a change made by the Philosophy Department. To receive Psychology Elective or Psychology Group A credit and CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit you will need to take one of the two sections of PSYC 279 (001 MWF 1:30-2:20p Huntsinger; 002 W 5:30-8p Winget) offered in the Spring. If you can’t take one of those two sections, we have other Group A courses being offered in the spring and Philosophy is offering numerous other CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge courses.

If you have taken PHIL or PSYC 279 in the past, it will continue to count for Group A Psychology and CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit. If it is not showing up that way in your ARR (which you can see in LOCUS), please contact your CAS advisor to fix your record.

Spring 2021 is the last time PSYC 279 will be offered
Next fall we will begin to offer PSYC 351 Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making. This course will count as a psychology elective (not Group A) credit, but it will continue to count for CORE Tier 2 Philosophical Knowledge credit.
 
Have you considered taking PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology as your Capstone course? 
You can learn more about PSYC 390 here. The Psychology Department is considering offering PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology during the summer.   If the course is offered this summer, it would meet during the 8-week Session C (June 7 - July 30).   In addition to requiring 100 hours at an internship site (most likely virtually this summer), PSYC 390 is a 3-credit hour class with weekly required meetings.  The exact terms of when you would have to complete your 100 hours are still being worked out, but it would likely be between the end of Spring semeter and the end of July. You are allowed to complete the course using either unpaid or paid internship hours, but students are responsible for arranging their own internship. PSYC 390 counts as a Psychology Major Capstone and also for university engaged learning credit. As always PSYC 390 will require students to apply for the class prior to registration. Please complete the questionnaire here to tell us about your plans for PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology 

EVENTS    

Psychology Graduate Student Panel, November 4th, 6pm
Interested in graduate school? PSI CHI is hosting a panel of Loyola psychology graduate students to talk about how they prepared and what to expect! The event will be on November 4th at 6 pm. Hope to see everyone there! Attached is the flyerzoom link,  and meeting ID: 854 0221 5845.
 
Chicagoland Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event - November 7th, 2020
Are you interested in applying to graduate school in clinical psychology? Loyola graduate students and faculty have teamed up with other clinical psychology programs in Chicago to host an annual event titled, “Diversifying Clinical Psychology.” This event aims to engage students from underrepresented groups in the field of clinical psychology. The event offers an opportunity for undergraduate students and post baccalaureates to learn more about the field of clinical psychology and how to apply to PhD programs. The event includes presentations by clinical psychology program directors and faculty, panels by a diverse group of current graduate students and faculty, time to network with faculty and students, and an opportunity to present a research poster. This upcoming event will be held on Saturday, November 7th, with scheduled events from 9am-3pm. Register for the event and see the scheduled list of events.
 
Getting into Psych Grad School: A Panel for BIPOC Students, Nov 9, 4PM - 5 PM CT
On November 9th at 4pm, there will be a panel focused on getting into psychology graduate school, a panel that is focused on for BIPOC students. Panel members include: 
  • Brianna Baker, Columbia University, Counseling Psychology
  • Dr. Jocelyn Carter, DePaul University, Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Kevin Chapman, Kentucky Center for Anxiety, Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Shauna Cooper, UNC Chapel Hill, Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Celeste Malone, Howard University, School Psychology
This panel will be moderated by Dr. Mitch Prinstein.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar  - November 10, 4:45pm
Please join us on Tuesday November 10 at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On 11/3, to here Loyola Alum Dr. Krishna Bharani from Medical University of South Carolina will be presenting “BDNF as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease”. To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here
 
Medical Student Q&A, November 10th, 7pm
LUC Mentors is hosting a Medical Student Q&A panel with current medical students on Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm.  Connect with medical students from Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine to answer your questions about the medical school journey! Join this virtual panel via Zoom.

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.
 
Auburn University Educational Psychology PhD Program
Are you interested in educational psychology, educational research, or educational equity?  Auburn University’s Educational Psychology PhD program is actively recruiting for Fall 2021, and we anticipate being able to fund several incoming doctoral students. For more information, please see the program flyer. You can also find more information about program faculty and their research.  We also have a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. We are excited to accept applications from students interested in the research areas of our faculty, including equity and justice in education, racial, sexual, and gender identities in education, education policy, motivation theory, learning theory, teacher beliefs, STEM education, and cognitive development. Our program is not requiring GRE scores for admissions this year, and our priority application deadline is January 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Kamden Strunk, PhD.
 
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.
 
Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!   
 
Meditation Group   
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom     
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30    
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna StencelLCSW    
   
Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being   
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom    
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22   
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
       
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.   
   
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.   

JOB OPPORTUNITIES   

Part-Time Job Opportunity!   
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.    
 
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 15, 2020

Spring Registration is coming soon!
Registration for Spring classes is coming soon in November.  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 by emailing psyc-ugrad@luc.edu with your Loyola ID number. 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.

EVENTS      

How to Survive and Thrive in the Psychology Graduate Application Process – 2020 edition, Hosted by the University of Chicago
Register by October 19th, Event: October 22, 4pm
The goal of this webinar is to enhance the strength of the applications prospective PhD students can construct. It can be difficult for applicants to know how to best demonstrate their readiness and fit for a particular PhD program. This may be exacerbated for applicants who don’t have access to “insider” information about what constitutes a strong application. We believe that innovative and meaningful research requires a diverse set of ideas, and this webinar is one attempt to democratize the dispersal of information about the PhD application process. The webinar will take place on October 22nd at 4pm. Register by October 19th at midnight here. For more information, see the flyer. If you have any questions, please email UChicagoPsychGrad@gmail.com
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar  - October 20th and 27th, 4:45pm
Please join us Tuesdays at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On 10/20, Dr. Mansa Gurjar from Georgetown University will be presenting, “Development of spiral ganglion neuron innervation patterns in the mammalian cochlea is dependent on Pou3f4 in the otic mesenchyme”. Also, on 10/27, Dr. Rocco Gogliotti will be presenting! Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here. To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here. The Neuroscience Seminars are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.   
 
2020 Midwest ECO (Community Psychology) Conference – Online October 24
The 2020 Midwest ECO (Community Psychology) Conference is occurring online on October 24 from 8am to 6pm.  Registration is free.  This year's theme is "Promoting Environmental and Social Justice through Community Research and Action."  More information is available at https://midwesteco2020.wixsite.com/midwesteco2020
 
Racial (In)Justice Talk, October 26, 4pm
Racial (In)Justice is a series of talks co-sponsored by the Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA), Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, and Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. The event will be on 10/26 from 4pm-5:30pm with Dr. Peter Rosenblatt from Loyola’s Sociology Department. His presentation is titled: “Contemporary Racial Disparities in Housing: Beyond Equal Access”.  Please RSVP in advance of this event.
 
LUC Active Minds – Halloween Discussion, October 29th, 5-6pm 
LUC Active Minds is an organization which aims to reduce and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Our event focusses on creating a space for all Loyola students to share their thoughts on mental health and we organize various stress less events throughout the semester. The next scheduled meeting will be on October 29th, at 5:00 pm via zoom.  This meeting will feature a discussion on what it means to be yourself and the concept of putting on a mask. To know more about our event, email or follow us on LUCommunity and our social media accounts for updates. (Instagram: @luc.activeminds, Facebook: @Active Minds at Loyola University Chicago).
 
Psychology Graduate Student Panel, November 4th, 6pm
PSI CHI is having another event! We are hosting a panel of Loyola psychology graduate students to talk about how they prepared and what to expect for those interested in grad school. The PSI CHI E-board was hoping you could put it into the psychology newsletter. Attached is the flyer, zoom link,  and meeting ID: 854 0221 5845.
 
Chicagoland Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event
November 7th, 2020
Are you interested in applying to graduate school in clinical psychology? Loyola graduate students and faculty have teamed up with other clinical psychology programs in Chicago to host an annual event titled, “Diversifying Clinical Psychology.” This event aims to engage students from underrepresented groups in the field of clinical psychology. The event offers an opportunity for undergraduate students and post baccalaureates to learn more about the field of clinical psychology and how to apply to PhD programs. The event includes presentations by clinical psychology program directors and faculty, panels by a diverse group of current graduate students and faculty, time to network with faculty and students, and an opportunity to present a research poster. This upcoming event will be held on Saturday, November 7th, with scheduled events from 9am-6pm. Register for the event and see the scheduled list of events.

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.
 
Mentoring for Latinx Undergrads, Application due October 23.
Psicólogos Latinos Avanzando Nuestros Servicios (PLANS) is a research-driven organization for Latino undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. We provide PLANS members with mentorship, networking, and resources. The application deadline for our first cohort is 10/23/20. Please see our flyer for more information.
 
Auburn University Educational Psychology PhD Program
Are you interested in educational psychology, educational research, or educational equity?  Auburn University’s Educational Psychology PhD program is actively recruiting for Fall 2021, and we anticipate being able to fund several incoming doctoral students. For more information, please see the program flyer. You can also find more information about program faculty and their research.  We also have a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. We are excited to accept applications from students interested in the research areas of our faculty, including equity and justice in education, racial, sexual, and gender identities in education, education policy, motivation theory, learning theory, teacher beliefs, STEM education, and cognitive development. Our program is not requiring GRE scores for admissions this year, and our priority application deadline is January 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Kamden Strunk, PhD.
 
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.
 
Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!   
 
Meditation Group   
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom     
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30    
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
   
Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being   
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom    
Session One begins on Thursday, Sept 10     
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22   
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
       
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.   
   
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.   

JOB OPPORTUNITIES   

Part-Time Job Opportunity!   
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.    

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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October 1, 2020

Spring Registration is coming soon!
Registration for Spring classes is coming soon in November.  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 by emailing psyc-ugrad@luc.edu with your Loyola ID number. 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.

COURSES   

Psyc-390’s Spring 2021 Psychology Internship Class—applications due October 9th!   
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. Learn more about Internship in Psychology on the Psychology Department Website. Applications are due on October 9th. Interested students should complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Psychology Internship coordinator, Sarah, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.   
 
PSYC 390 Summer 2021  
For the first time we will be offering Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) during the summer term.  The new summer offering of the course will always meet online so that students can participate at internship sites either here in the Chicago area or closer to their home or in another location.  More details to come.   

EVENTS  

Racial (In)Justice Talk Series October 5th, 4:00pm
You are invited to a series of 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 first event will be on 10/5 from 4pm-5:30pm with Dr. Maryse Richards from Loyola’s Psychology Department. Her presentation is titled: “Strengths in the Face of Stressors: Investigating Risk and Resilience Factors for Urban Youth of Color." Please share the attached flyer with your networks! Below is a link where participants can RSVP to the Zoom event.  Link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/j7mkG3dX4NvEahzUA
 
LUC Mentors Orientation, Monday October 5th, 7:30pm
Are you an undergraduate interested in applying to an MD/DO medical school program? LUC mentors provide undergraduate students at Loyola with a medical student mentor from Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine. Undergraduate premedical students (mentees) will be paired with current medical students (mentors) to provide guidance throughout their pre-medical journey. We hope that this relationship will allow our undergraduate students to achieve their professional goals. This event will take place on Monday October 5th, at 7:30pm CT via Zoom. For more information, see the flyer. Please direct questions to the LUC Mentors email.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar  - October 6th and 12th, 4:45pm
Please join us Tuesdays at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On 10/6, Thiago Arzua, a PhD candidate from Medical College of Wisconsin will be presenting Brain Organoids as Models for Alcohol-induced Neurotoxicity. Also, on 10/13, Jen Beshel, PhD, will present Neural control of feeding in the contemporary food landscape. See the entire semester’s schedule here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here. To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here. The Neuroscience Seminars are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.   
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society - Walk to End Alzheimers, October 10; Next meeting October 12th, 7pm
Join the Neuroscience Society in the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday, October 10.  For more details email neurosocietyluc@gmail.com and follow the group on Instagram (@neurosocietyluc). Are you interested in neuroscience, psychology, biology or just science in general? Join Loyola's Neuroscience Society! This organization is a perfect way to learn about Loyola's neuroscience major/minor and to learn about fascinating neuroscience topics from guest speakers. We have fun general body meetings throughout the semester and we annually fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association! Meetings take place every 2 weeks. Follow us on Instagram (@neurosocietyluc) to find out about activities. The next scheduled meeting will take place on October 12th, at 7pm via Zoom 
 
How to Survive and Thrive in the Psychology Graduate Application Process – 2020 edition, Hosted by the University of Chicago
Register by October 19th, Event: October 22, 4pm
The goal of this webinar is to enhance the strength of the applications prospective PhD students can construct. It can be difficult for applicants to know how to best demonstrate their readiness and fit for a particular PhD program. This may be exacerbated for applicants who don’t have access to “insider” information about what constitutes a strong application. We believe that innovative and meaningful research requires a diverse set of ideas, and this webinar is one attempt to democratize the dispersal of information about the PhD application process. The webinar will take place on October 22nd at 4pm. Register by October 19th at midnight here. For more information, see the flyer. If you have any questions, please email  UChicagoPsychGrad@gmail.com

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES     

Have a DC Internship and Take Loyola Classes - Spring 2021 applications due by October 1
Explore career ideas and work on issues you care about.  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. 
To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan DimockTo apply visit here.  Read what students say about the program.  
 
Internship sites that Psychology Majors may be interested in:
Congress – House or Senate
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Autism Speaks
Children’s Defense Fund
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Truth Initiative
Sabine Vaccine Institute
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
National Institutes of Health
National Juvenile Defender Center
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Department of Justice
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
 
If you would like to do a Psychology Internship (PSYC 390) as a part of this program in the Spring you must also apply for the Internship in Psychology by October 9.  See details here.
 
Neuroscience Honors Society Applications due October 14, 2020 at 5pm   
We are so excited to continue expanding our chapter of Nu Rho Psi this year! Nu Rho Psi is the National Neuroscience Honors Society. To join NRP, please see the attached flyer for information about applying for membership and requirements to join. We are excited to add Provisional Membership for those who fall just short of the requirements (also explained in the flyer). If you are eligible, the online application only takes a few minutes to complete (it is also linked in the flyer). Applications are due by Wednesday, October 14th. Note: the application will prompt you to log in to a Google account. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email the Nu Rho email or Maria Younan, the current President of Loyola's chapter of Nu Rho Psi.
 
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 freeresource 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.
 
Auburn University Educational Psychology PhD Program
Are you interested in educational psychology, educational research, or educational equity?  Auburn University’s Educational Psychology PhD program is actively recruiting for Fall 2021, and we anticipate being able to fund several incoming doctoral students. For more information, please see the program flyer. You can also find more information about program faculty and their research.  We also have a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. We are excited to accept applications from students interested in the research areas of our faculty, including equity and justice in education, racial, sexual, and gender identities in education, education policy, motivation theory, learning theory, teacher beliefs, STEM education, and cognitive development. Our program is not requiring GRE scores for admissions this year, and our priority application deadline is January 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Kamden Strunk, PhD.
 
Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!   
 
Meditation Group   
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom     
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30    
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
   
Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being   
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom    
Session One begins on Thursday, Sept 10     
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22   
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
       
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.   
   
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.   

JOB OPPORTUNITIES   

Part-Time Job Opportunity!   
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.    

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   
     
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 now, please email Adrienne with your full Name and Loyola ID number.   
______________________________________________ 

September 15, 2020

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.    

COURSES   

Psyc-390’s Spring 2021 Psychology Internship Class—applications due October 9th!   
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. Learn more about Internship in Psychology on the Psychology Department Website. Applications are due on October 9th. Interested students should complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Psychology Internship coordinator, Sarah, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.   
 
PSYC 390 Summer 2021  
For the first time we will be offering Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) during the summer term.  The new summer offering of the course will always meet online so that students can participate at internship sites either here in the Chicago area or closer to their home or in another location.  More details to come.     

EVENTS  

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar  
Please join us Tuesdays at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On 9/15 McGill University Assistant Professor Anna Weinberg will present Familial, Environmental, and Interpersonal Influences on Neural Markers of Risk for Affective Disorders. On 9/22, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Wakefield will present How our hands shape our minds: Exploring the mechanisms by which gesture facilitates learning.  On 9/29, Monica Perez, PT, PhD, from the Shirley Ryan Ability lab will present Spinal plasticity promotes recovery in humans with spinal cord injury. See the entire semester’s schedule here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here. To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here. The Neuroscience Seminars are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.   
 
Psi Chi Information Session September 21 from 5-6pm via Zoom 
Interested in learning more about Loyola’s Psi Chi organization? Psi Chi will be hosting an information session on Monday, September 21 at 5pm via Zoom. For more information, please see the flyer, or contact Psi Chi via email
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting, September 28 at 7pm 
Are you interested in neuroscience, psychology, biology or just science in general? Join Loyola's Neuroscience Society! This organization is a perfect way to learn about Loyola's neuroscience major/minor and to learn about fascinating neuroscience topics from guest speakers. We have fun general body meetings throughout the semester and we annually fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association! Meetings take place every 2 weeks. Follow us on Instagram (@neurosocietyluc) to find out about activities. The next scheduled meeting will take place on September 28th at 7pm via Zoom 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES    

Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!   
 
Meditation Group   
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom     
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30    
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
   
Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being   
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom    
Session One begins on Thursday, Sept 10     
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22   
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
    
Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness Group to Better Stress and Mood   
Wednesdays 4:00pm- 5:30 pm on Zoom     
*Information sessions held 4-5:30 on Wed.  Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16    
*Required attendance of ONE information session before joining the group   
A 9-week mindfulness-based group designed to help you better manage feelings of stress and improve mood. Quote from a past participant: ‘… a program such as this one can make a huge difference!’ You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help you with your at-home assignments throughout the course of the group. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW     
   
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.   
   
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.   

JOB OPPORTUNITIES      

Part-Time Job Opportunity!   
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.    

GENERAL INFORMATION 

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 now, please email Adrienne with your full Name and Loyola ID number.   
   
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?    
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!   
 ______________________________________________ 

September 1, 2020

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!  
  
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.  
  
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.  
  
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?   
Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!  

COURSES  

Psyc-390’s Spring 2021 Psychology Internship Class—applications due October 9th!  
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. Learn more about Internship in Psychology on the Psychology Department Website. Applications are due on October 9th. Interested students should complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact the Psychology Internship coordinator, Sarah, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.   
 
PSYC 390 Summer 2021 
For the first time we will be offering Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) during the summer term.  The new summer offering of the course will always meet online so that students can participate at internship sites either here in the Chicago area or closer to their home or in another location.  More details to come.  

EVENTS  

Loyola Neuroscience Seminar 
Please join us Tuesdays at 4:45p on Zoom for Neuroscience related research talks open to students and faculty. On 9/8 Stritch School of Medicine Assistant Professor Kelly Langert will present Engineering poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid nanoparticles to target the inflamed peripheral nerve. You can meet Dr. Langert in a small group setting by Signing up for a Post-Talk Meet-Up.  On 9/15 McGill University Assistant Professor Anna Weinberg will present Familial, Environmental, and Interpersonal Influences on Neural Markers of Risk for Affective Disorders. See the entire semester’s schedule hereSelected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here. To join us for a small group post-talk discussion with the speaker on Zoom (approximately 6-7p) sign up here. The Neuroscience Seminars are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.  

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES   

Loyola Neuroscience Society 
Are you interested in neuroscience, psychology, biology or just science in general? Join Loyola's Neuroscience Society! This organization is a perfect way to learn about Loyola's neuroscience major/minor and to learn about fascinating neuroscience topics from guest speakers. We have fun general body meetings throughout the semester and we annually fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association! Click on this link to take a short survey to help us know your preferences on meeting days, times, and events and to be added to the email list about future events.  
 
Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!  
  
Meditation Group  
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom    
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30   
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW   
  
Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being  
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom   
Session One begins on Thursday, Sept 10    
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22  
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW   
   
Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness Group to Better Stress and Mood  
Wednesdays 4:00pm- 5:30 pm on Zoom    
*Information sessions held 4-5:30 on Wed.  Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16   
*Required attendance of ONE information session before joining the group  
A 9-week mindfulness-based group designed to help you better manage feelings of stress and improve mood. Quote from a past participant: ‘… a program such as this one can make a huge difference!’ You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help you with your at-home assignments throughout the course of the group. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW    
  
For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.  
  
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.  
  
JOB OPPORTUNITIES  
  
Part-Time Job Opportunity!  
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.
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August 21, 2020

Welcome to fall semester psychology students! We wish we could all be together now, but the pandemic had other plans. 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 2020-2021 year!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola?
Visit the Psychology Department Website! The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!
What do I need to do for the major?
What types of advising is available to psychology majors?
What kinds of research do the faculty do?
How can I get involved?
Can I get credit for doing research?
How can I do an internship?
What career options are open to Psychology Majors?

COURSES

Psyc-390’s Spring 2021 Psychology Internship Class—applications due October 9th!
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. Learn more about Internship in Psychology on the Psychology Department Website. Applications are due on October 9th. Interested students should complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact psyc-internship@luc.edu.

PSYC 390 Summer 2021
For the first time we will be offering Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) during the summer term. This course will meet online so that students can participate at internship sites either here in the Chicago area or closer to their home or in another location. More details to come.

PSYC-397 Independent Research –application due Thursday, August 27th at 5pm
This is an opportunity for students to conduct independent research under the guidance of a psychology faculty member. A written research report is required of all students. PSYC 397 is a capstone course; it may be taken only one time. Students must arrange supervision with a psychology faculty member, then contact the faculty member whose name is listed in the schedule of classes. PSYC 397 counts towards the Psychology major capstone and is also an university engaged learning course. The deadline to apply for this course is Thursday, August 27th at 5pm

PSYC 399 Special Studies in Psychology –application due Thursday, August 27th at 5pm
PSYC 399 is an opportunity for individual reading or research in a specialized area not otherwise covered by the department's course offerings. Students must arrange supervision with a psychology faculty member, then contact the faculty member whose name is listed in the schedule of classesThe deadline to apply for this course is Thursday, August 27th at 5pm
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Join a Virtual Wellness Center Group!

Meditation Group
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm on Zoom
Starts Monday, August 24 & runs until last session on Nov. 30
It’s much easier to meditate with the support of a group and teacher! Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life OR support an existing practice. See why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW

Befriending the Nervous System: How Turning to Your Body Can Bring About Well-being
Six week course meets Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 on Zoom
Session One begins on Thursday, Sept 10
Session Two starts Thursday, Oct 22
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone! Learn to better manage stress and overwhelm as we explore nervous system regulation. Through some lecture, conversation and learning somatic exercises – you’ll have a better idea what supports your unique nervous system. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW

Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness Group to Better Stress and Mood
Wednesdays 4:00pm- 5:30 pm on Zoom
*Information sessions held 4-5:30 on Wed. Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16
*Required attendance of ONE information session before joining the group
A 9-week mindfulness-based group designed to help you better manage feelings of stress and improve mood. Quote from a past participant: ‘… a program such as this one can make a huge difference!’ You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help you with your at-home assignments throughout the course of the group. To register or ask questions, email Dianna Stencel, LCSW

For a full list of all of the groups offered at through the Loyola Wellness Center this fall, please take a look at the Wellness Center’s website.

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-Time Job Opportunity!
The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science has a part-time position (16 hours per week) available at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL for a Research Coordinator for one site of a multi-site health services research study. Responsibilities include managing IRB materials, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating study participant visits, and so on. For more information about the position, please see the online posting. If interested in the position please send your resume to Maryann Pike, Administrator CARES HR Specialist.
 ______________________________________________ 

May 1, 2020

Congratulations Seniors!

We know this is a particularly trying time for you, but we want you to know that we are proud of you and wish you all the best in your continuing journey. Please stay in touch through LinkedIn or Facebook or by contacting your favorite professors or mentor to let us here about your future endeavors.
 
Please stay well, everyone.
 
Do you have a Psychology Faculty Advisor?
Check LOCUS to see if you already have a faculty advisor. If you don’t already have one and would like one please email psyc-ugrad@luc.edu.
 
Have you registered for Summer Online Courses?
All summer course offerings will take place in an online format this summer. There are still seats available or several courses in both summer sessions. Please check LOCUS for up-to-date information on availability.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Student Volunteer Opportunity
DePaul’s Center for Community Research Violence Prevention team is looking for volunteers for their research project! Dr. LaVome Robinson (PI), with Co-Is Drs. Len Jason, Kate Keenan, Sally Lemke, Christopher Whipple, and Donald Hedeker, was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to implement a culturally-grounded preventive intervention for high school students in Chicago, most of whom will be African American. We will need volunteers beginning fall 2020, to assist with various aspects of the project. For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Dr. Jim Larson has a research opportunity for one student for fall 2020 and spring 2021 (if desired, could start summer 2020). 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 2020; 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.
 
2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship
The mission of the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the University of Michigan is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys. As part of the 2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research, we will offer a two-and-one-half- week program (June 30-July 17) focused on advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion goals. Most specifically, we will focus on recruitment of upper-level undergraduates from around the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative social science fields. For more information.
 
Interested in sharing your college experiences?
Northwestern University’s D.I.C.E. Lab is conducting interviews to learn more about Latinx and Black/African American College students. Students who participate in the study will receive $25 in compensation. If you are interested in participating, see the flyer and contact Josiah Rosario
 
Looking for Interns for Casa de Esperanza!
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns. Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship). Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Research Professional Position
The Research Professional position is an opportunity for recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs to gain hands-on research experience and to work closely with Chicago Booth faculty members. These one- to two-year positions have proven to be excellent preparation for PhD programs in the quantitative social sciences with Research Professionals matriculating to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and UChicago. Increasingly, we are seeing them become a standard part of the PhD pipeline, especially in Economics.
 
We have found students with background in Psychology have excelled in these positions, but because these positions are a new career avenue in the social sciences, awareness regarding such opportunities can be low. A list of current positions is below, with more posting to open throughout Winter and Spring quarters. Please email to connect
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
The SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants. We have examined development from early childhood through late adolescence, among low-income, racial and ethnic minority students that include individuals from immigrant communities. In particular, we are interested in resilience, supportive contexts, and students’ social and emotional well-being, mind-body health, academic achievement, and post-secondary plans. If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu

JOBS

Full Time Clinical Research Assistant Position at Dartmouth College
The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth currently has a Research Assistant position open to assist Dr. Catherine Stanger on projects focused on digital and web-based interventions for health behavior among young adults and adolescents. The Research Assistant will work on an NIH funded randomized trial of an intervention to improve health behavior among young adults with type 1 diabetes. In addition to other research responsibilities, Research Assistants serve as health coaches, gaining skills in motivational interviewing and problem-solving training. The Research Assistant will work with app developers and support national, online study recruitment. Responsibilities include serving as a web health coach and also screening and consenting participants, conducting assessments, tracking participation, data management, and preparing materials for the IRB. Opportunities will be provided to work with senior investigators and postdoctoral fellows on data analyses, manuscript preparation, and research presentations. Requirements for the position include:
  • One year of experience in research with human subjects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service field preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields
  • A career interest in clinical psychology or related field
  • Experience with Redcap and other database, data management, or statistics software is highly desirable
  • A 2-year commitment to the position is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.
    Please email resume/CV and cover letter to Dr. Stanger to apply.
 ______________________________________________ 

April 1, 2020

Good health and good luck to all during this time!
 
Fall Registration is coming!
Now is the time to touch base with your advisors to plan for Fall Registration.  Check LOCUS to see if you already have a faculty advisor.  If you don’t already have one and would like one please email 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!
 
Summer Course Offerings –We’re moving online!
All summer course offerings will take place in an online format this summer. Here is a current list of what will be offered.
 
SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THESE CLASSES!
 
Session A – May 18 to June 26
 
Number
Course Title
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101-001
General Psychology
TR
6:00 - 9:15
Leach
PSYC req
NEUR101-001
Intro to Neuroscience
TWR
10:45-12:55
Gobel
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 275-001
Social Psychology
 
 
Mallett
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304-001
Statistics
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306-001
Research Methods
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Winget
PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 318-001
Lab in Developmental
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Nesi
PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 327
Lab in Body Image
WTR
10:45-12:55
Kellogg
PYSC Group B Adv Lab/ Capstone
PSYC 331-001
Abnormal Psychology
TWR
1:10 - 3:20
Sandberg
PSYC Group B
PSYC 368-001
Counseling
MTW
10:45-12:55
Davis
PSYC elective

 Session B – June 29 to August 7
Number
Course Title
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR101
Intro to Neuroscience
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
TWR
8:20-10:30
Neal
PSYC Group A
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
 
 
DeHart
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304
Statistics
TWR
8:20-10:30
Behmer
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
TWR
10:45-12:55
Yoon
PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 321
Lab in Social
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Yustisia
PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone


EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm on Zoom
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm on Zoom for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On April 7th, Dr. Sam Sisodia will be presenting, “Role of the Gut Microbiome in Modulation of Ab Amyloidosis and Neuroinflammation in Mouse Models”. On April 14, Dr. Jane Neal will be presenting a Neuroscience Seminar, topic TBD. For upcoming events, see the future scheduled talks. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found in this folderMore detail for using Zoom to join us can be found here.
 
Neuroscience Seminar with Laura Hitch from Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, April 23, 6pm via Zoom
Please join Loyola Neuroscience Society on April 23 at 6pm for a presentation from Rachel Hitch, a speech-language pathologist at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. Rachel has been practicing for over 25 years with patients who have aphasia resulting from strokes, tumors, or neurological diseases. Her research explores aphasia treatment plans and their benefits for specific types of aphasia. Join us via Zoom, (Meeting ID: 536 992 854).  

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Undergraduate Research Opportunity. 
Dr. Jim Larson has a research opportunity for one student for fall 2020 and spring 2021 (if desired, could start summer 2020).  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 2020; 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.
  
2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship
The mission of the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the University of Michigan is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  As part of the 2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research, we will offer a two-and-one-half- week program (June 30-July 17) focused on advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion goals.  Most specifically, we will focus on recruitment of upper-level undergraduates from around the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative social science fields.  For more information.
 
Interested in sharing your college experiences?
Northwestern University’s D.I.C.E. Lab is conducting interviews to learn more about Latinx and Black/African American College students.  Students who participate in the study will receive $25 in compensation.  If you are interested in participating, see the flyer and contact Josiah Rosario
 
National Institute on Aging Summer Internship
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting a Summer Trainee in Aging Research program (STAR). This program offers unique opportunities to high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research.  The program is based in Baltimore, MD. This program lasts from 8 to 10 weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid to late August. The application is now open and available. Please direct questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson.
 
Children’s Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University
The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. This program will be hiring for positions that work with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available.
 
Looking for Interns for Casa de Esperanza!
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Research Professional Position
The Research Professional position is an opportunity for recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs to gain hands-on research experience and to work closely with Chicago Booth faculty members. These one- to two-year positions have proven to be excellent preparation for PhD programs in the quantitative social sciences with Research Professionals matriculating to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and UChicago. Increasingly, we are seeing them become a standard part of the PhD pipeline, especially in Economics.
We have found students with background in Psychology have excelled in these positions, but because these positions are a new career avenue in the social sciences, awareness regarding such opportunities can be low. A list of current positions is below, with more posting to open throughout Winter and Spring quarters. Please email to connect.
Research Assistant Opportunity!
The SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants.  We have examined development from early childhood through late adolescence, among low-income, racial and ethnic minority students that include individuals from immigrant communities.  In particular, we are interested in resilience, supportive contexts, and students’ social and emotional well-being, mind-body health, academic achievement, and post-secondary plans.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu

JOBS 

 
Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Feel free to contact Liz for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer and the video.
______________________________________________ 

March 15, 2020

Good health and good luck to all in this time of transition!
 
Fall Registration is coming!
Now is the time to touch base with your advisors to plan for Fall Registration.  Check LOCUS to see if you already have a faculty advisor.  If you don’t already have one and would like one please email 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!
Summer Course Offerings
Registration for summer classes is ongoing.  Here is a current list of what will be offered. Note that some professors may be willing to do Independent Study Courses (PSYC 399 or 397) during the summer.  If you are currently volunteering in a lab you should check with your professor to see if this is a possibility.  If so you will need to fill out the usual paperwork and submit it to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu before the end of the Spring semester.
 
Summer Class Registration
Registration for summer classes began on February 10.  SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THESE CLASSES!
 
Session A – May 18 to June 26
 
Number
Course Title
LOC
Day
Time
Instruct
Course Description
PSYC 101
General Psyc
WTC
TR
6:00 - 9:15
Leach
PSYC req
NEUR101
Intro to Neurosci
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Gobel
PSYC Group A/NRCB/NRMC
PSYC 238
Gend & Sex
ONL
 
 
Huntsinger
PSYC Elective
PSYC 275
Social Psyc
ONL
 
 
Mallett
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Winget
PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 318
Lab in Developm
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Nesi
PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 327
Lab in Body Image
LSC
WTR
10:45-12:55
Kellogg
PYSC Group B Adv Lab/ Capstone
PSYC 331
Abnormal Psyc
LSC
TWR
1:10 - 3:20
Sandberg
PSYC Group B
PSYC 368
Counseling
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Davis
PSYC elective
 
Session B – June 29 to August 7
 
Number

Course Title

LOC

Day(s)

Time

Instruct

Course Description

NEUR101

Intro to Neurosci

LSC

MTW

10:45-12:55

Steidl

PSYC Group A/NRCB/NRMC

PSYC 250

Cognitive Psyc

LSC

TWR

8:20-10:30

Neal

PSYC Group A

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

ONL

 

 

DeHart

PSYC Group B

PSYC 304

Statistics

LSC

TWR

8:20-10:30

Behmer

PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB

PSYC 306

Research Methods

LSC

TWR

10:45-12:55

Yoon

PSYC Req/NRCB

PSYC 321

Lab in Social Psyc

LSC

MW

6:00 - 9:15

Yustisia

PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone

 
 
Fall 2020 Internship Class - Application extended to March 27th, 2020
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 27th for the Fall 2020 semester. This is a final deadline and will not be extended.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Maya Hareli, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm on Zoom
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm on Zoom for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On March 24th Carmen Lin from Northwestern will be presenting “Understanding Pavlov: Persistent Firing as a Mechanism Underlying Associative Learning.”  On March 31th, Dr. Hui Ye from the Loyola Biology Department will be presenting “Neural control with magnetic stimulation”. For upcoming events, see the future scheduled talks. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found in this folderMore detail for using Zoom to join us can be found here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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.
  
2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship
The mission of the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the University of Michigan is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  As part of the 2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research, we will offer a two-and-one-half- week program (June 30-July 17) focused on advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion goals.  Most specifically, we will focus on recruitment of upper-level undergraduates from around the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative social science fields.  For more information.
 
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Interested in teaching? Consider applying to the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation! The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.
The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. The spring deadline is March 16th. The teaching fellowship includes:
  • Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • Generous financial stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
Northwestern Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program
Application due March 29, 2020
Northwestern University is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided. Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, March 29th, 2020
 
Interested in sharing your college experiences?
Northwestern University’s D.I.C.E. Lab is conducting interviews to learn more about Latinx and Black/African American College students.  Students who participate in the study will receive $25 in compensation.  If you are interested in participating, see the flyer and contact Josiah Rosario
 
National Institute on Aging Summer Internship
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting a Summer Trainee in Aging Research program (STAR). This program offers unique opportunities to high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research.  The program is based in Baltimore, MD. This program lasts from 8 to 10 weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid to late August. The application is now open and available . Please direct questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson.
 
Children’s Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University
The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. This program will be hiring for positions that work with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available.
 
Looking for Interns for Casa de Esperanza!
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Research Professional Position
The Research Professional position is an opportunity for recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs to gain hands-on research experience and to work closely with Chicago Booth faculty members. These one- to two-year positions have proven to be excellent preparation for PhD programs in the quantitative social sciences with Research Professionals matriculating to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and UChicago. Increasingly, we are seeing them become a standard part of the PhD pipeline, especially in Economics.
We have found students with background in Psychology have excelled in these positions, but because these positions are a new career avenue in the social sciences, awareness regarding such opportunities can be low. A list of current positions is below, with more posting to open throughout Winter and Spring quarters. Please email to connect.
Research Assistant Opportunity!
The SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants.  We have examined development from early childhood through late adolescence, among low-income, racial and ethnic minority students that include individuals from immigrant communities.  In particular, we are interested in resilience, supportive contexts, and students’ social and emotional well-being, mind-body health, academic achievement, and post-secondary plans.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu

JOBS

Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Feel free to contact Liz for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer and the video.
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March 1, 2020

You made it to Spring Break!  Congratulations!  Be safe!
Fall Registration is coming!
Now is the time to meet with your advisors to plan for Fall Registration?  If you don’t already have one, learn how to get a Psychology Faculty Advisor here.  Learn more about the requirements for the psychology major.
 
Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola? Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!
Looking for academic support? Loyola offers a variety of resources to support your success in your courses!
 
Group Peer Tutoring 
Peer tutoring is held in small groups for historically difficult classes. While the principles of collaborative and peer to peer learning are implemented like Supplemental Instruction, students versus their peer tutors are asked to prepare in advance and bring their questions to sessions. Students can register for a group tutoring appointment on TutorTrac. These one-hour appointments vary by day and time. Please refer students Tutoring Center to register.  Spring 2020 Courses Supported: PSYC 101/ 304 & NEUR 101 
 
Success Coaching  
Success Coaching is performed by trained graduate students who work with students to improve study skills, time management, notetaking, stress management, exam preparation, and other learning strategies. Students can sign up for Success Coach appointments on TutorTrac.  
 
Summer Course Offerings
Registration for summer classes began on February 10.  Here is a current list of what will be offered. Note that some professors may be willing to do Independent Study Courses (PSYC 399 or 397) during the summer.  If you are currently volunteering in a lab you should check with your professor to see if this is a possibility.  If so you will need to fill out the usual paperwork and submit it to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu before the end of the Spring semester.
 
Summer Class Registration
Registration for summer classes began on February 10.  SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THESE CLASSES!
 
 
Number Course Title Day(s) Time Instructor Course Description
PSYC 101-001 General Psychology TR 6:00 - 9:15 Leach PSYC req
NEUR101-001 Intro to Neuroscience TWR 10:45-12:55 Gobel PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 275-001 Social Psychology     Mallett PSYC Group B
PSYC 304-001 Statistics MTW 10:45-12:55 Steidl PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306-001 Research Methods MW 6:00 - 9:15 Winget PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 318-001 Lab in Developmental MW 6:00 - 9:15 Nesi PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 327 Lab in Body Image WTR 10:45-12:55 Kellogg PYSC Group B Adv Lab/ Capstone
PSYC 331-001 Abnormal Psychology TWR 1:10 - 3:20 Sandberg PSYC Group B
PSYC 368-001 Counseling MTW 10:45-12:55 Davis PSYC elective

 Session B – June 29 to August 7
Number Course Title Day(s) Time Instructor Course Description
NEUR101 Intro to Neuroscience MTW 10:45-12:55 Steidl PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology TWR 8:20-10:30 Neal PSYC Group A
PSYC 275 Social Psychology     DeHart PSYC Group B
PSYC 304 Statistics TWR 8:20-10:30 Behmer PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306 Research Methods TWR 10:45-12:55 Yoon PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 321 Lab in Social MW 6:00 - 9:15 Yustisia PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
 
CJC 345 Social Justice and Crime
This course examines the social injustices in the criminal justice system’s naming and sanctioning of harmful behaviors as crimes.  Discussions will unpack values, ethics, and ideologies underlying the current retributive system of sanctioning compared to social justice responses to crime.  The class meets the Core Tier II for societal and culture for the Psychology of Crime and Justice minor.  This class will take place at the Rome Center from May 15 to June 19th, 2020. For more information, see the flyer.
 
Fall 2020 Internship Class - Application due March 20th, 2020
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 20th for the Fall 2020 semester. This is a final deadline and will not be extended.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Maya Hareli, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm in Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On March 10th, Loyola Alum Dr. Matt Kmiecik from NorthShore University HealthSystem will be presenting “Using Senseless Sentences to Study Cognition: Insights from Traumatic Brain Injury and Electrophysiology”.  In addition, on March 17th, Dr. Hui Ye will be presenting “Neural control with magnetic stimulation”. For upcoming events, see the future scheduled talks. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found in this folder
 
Neuroscience Seminar with Rachel Hitch—March 12, 2020, Cuneo 217, 6pm
Please join Loyola Neuroscience Society on March 12th in Cuneo 217 at 6pm for a presentation from Rachel Hitch, a speech-language pathologist from Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. She has been practicing for over 25 years with patients who have aphasia resulting from strokes, tumors, or other neurological diseases. Her research explores aphasia treatment plans and their benefits for specific types of aphasia.
 
Chicago Undergrad Leadership Conference – April 18, 2020
The Chicago Undergraduate Leadership Conference (CULC) is a day-long conference specifically for students, built by students. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity to apply to present at CULC. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in facilitated discussions, networking opportunities, and attend a keynote address. Last year's conference was a highly successful first year with 90 student attendees, 19 student presenters, and a special keynote address from the executive director of Leadership Initiatives, Marshall Bailly. This year the conference will be held on April 18, 2020 on Illinois Tech’s Mies campusRegister to attend the event.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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.
 
Women in Science and Math Club
Our mission is to create an intersectional safe space for all people, not just women, to feel included and supported in their academic, career and social journeys. Through networking, academic, career, and educational opportunities, we plan to create a supportive, safe environment that will cultivate a stronger sense of confidence, comfort, bond and awareness of Women in Stem. We hope this will encourage more young women to follow in the footsteps of heroic, courageous and notable STEM women. As we just began this Fall, we are looking for peers to help our club grow into a club that provides, facilitates and advocates for a safe and supportive space for women, stem majors, minorities and students at Loyola and around the world. WISAM is open to all Loyola Students regardless of their identities, and thus, we welcome all allies of women in stem!  We are currently looking for members that wish to fill various EBoard and leadership position If you feel you may align with our mission, please reach out to us and or fill out our New Member Registration Form. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us!
 
2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship
The mission of the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the University of Michigan is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  As part of the 2020 Summer Institute in Survey Research, we will offer a two-and-one-half- week program (June 30-July 17) focused on advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion goals.  Most specifically, we will focus on recruitment of upper-level undergraduates from around the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative social science fields.  For more information.
 
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Interested in teaching? Consider applying to the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation! The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.
The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. The spring deadline is March 16th. The teaching fellowship includes:
  • Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • Generous financial stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
 
Summer Mentored Research Experience in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science
Application deadline  extended: March 8, 2020
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations - those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students - who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive "bootcamps" on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities. The program will take place from June 1 to August 7th, 2020The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020
 
Northwestern Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program
Application due March 29, 2020
Northwestern University is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided. Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, March 29th, 2020
 
Interested in sharing your college experiences?
Northwestern University’s D.I.C.E. Lab is conducting interviews to learn more about Latinx and Black/African American College students.  Students who participate in the study will receive $25 in compensation.  If you are interested in participating, see the flyer and contact Josiah Rosario
 
National Institute on Aging Summer Internship
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting a Summer Trainee in Aging Research program (STAR). This program offers unique opportunities to high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research.  The program is based in Baltimore, MD. This program lasts from 8 to 10 weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid to late August. The application is now open and available . Please direct questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson.
 
Children’s Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University
The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. This program will be hiring for positions that work with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available.
 
Looking for Interns for Casa de Esperanza!
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Research Professional Position
The Research Professional position is an opportunity for recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs to gain hands-on research experience and to work closely with Chicago Booth faculty members. These one- to two-year positions have proven to be excellent preparation for PhD programs in the quantitative social sciences with Research Professionals matriculating to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and UChicago. Increasingly, we are seeing them become a standard part of the PhD pipeline, especially in Economics.
We have found students with background in Psychology have excelled in these positions, but because these positions are a new career avenue in the social sciences, awareness regarding such opportunities can be low. A list of current positions is below, with more posting to open throughout Winter and Spring quarters. Please email to connect.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
The SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants.  We have examined development from early childhood through late adolescence, among low-income, racial and ethnic minority students that include individuals from immigrant communities.  In particular, we are interested in resilience, supportive contexts, and students’ social and emotional well-being, mind-body health, academic achievement, and post-secondary plans.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Christine Pajunar Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu

JOBS

Undergraduate Fellowship –Application deadline extended to  March 8th
The Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is looking for 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.  They 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! Learn more about past fellows. Due to the short notice of this fellowship application, if you are interested in applying, see the flyer and please email Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu and let her know that you will be applying.  Please then have your application submitted by Monday, March 9th.
 
Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Feel free to contact Liz for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer and the video.
 
Summer Treatment Program Summer Job!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors 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). 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 must be available to work full days from May 21, 2020 through July 29, 2020. 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. We aim to fill positions by March 1, 2020. To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application. Please direct questions to ADHD Summer Treatment Program
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February 15, 2020

Do you have questions about Psychology at Loyola? Visit the Psychology Department Website!  The Undergraduate Tab was written just for you!
The pages under the Undergraduate Tab were written just for you!
 
Looking for academic support? Loyola offers a variety of resources to support your success in your courses!
 
Group Peer Tutoring 
Peer tutoring is held in small groups for historically difficult classes. While the principles of collaborative and peer to peer learning are implemented like Supplemental Instruction, students versus their peer tutors are asked to prepare in advance and bring their questions to sessions. Students can register for a group tutoring appointment on TutorTrac. These one-hour appointments vary by day and time. Please refer students Tutoring Center to register.  Spring 2020 Courses Supported: PSYC 101/ 304 & NEUR 101 
 
Success Coaching  
Success Coaching is performed by trained graduate students who work with students to improve study skills, time management, notetaking, stress management, exam preparation, and other learning strategies. Students can sign up for Success Coach appointments on TutorTrac here.  
 
Summer Course Offerings
Registration for summer classes began on February 10.  Here is a current list of what will be offered. Note that some professors may be willing to do Independent Study Courses (PSYC 399 or 397) during the summer.  If you are currently volunteering in a lab you should check with your professor to see if this is a possibility.  If so you will need to fill out the usual paperwork and submit it to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu before the end of the Spring semester.
 
Summer Class Registration
Registration for summer classes began on February 10.  SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THESE CLASSES!
Number Course Title Ses LOC Day(s) Time Instructor Course Description
PSYC 101-001 General Psychology A WTC TR 6:00 - 9:15 Leach PSYC req
PSYC 250-001 General Psychology B LSC TWR 8:20-10:30 Neal PSYC req
NEUR101-001 Intro to Neuroscience A LSC TWR 10:45-12:55 Gobel PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
NEUR101-002 Intro to Neuroscience B LSC MTW 10:45-12:55 Steidl PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 238-001 Gend & Sex Diff & Sim A ONL     Huntsinger PSYC Elective
PSYC 250-001 Cognitive Psychology B LSC TWR 8:20-10:30 Neal PSYC Group A
PSYC 275-001 Social Psychology A ONL     Mallett PSYC Group B
PSYC 275-002 Social Psychology B ONL     DeHart PSYC Group B
PSYC 304-001 Statistics A LSC MTW 10:45-12:55 Steidl PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 304-002 Statistics B LSC TWR 8:20-10:30 Behmer PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306-001 Research Methods A LSC MW 6:00 - 9:15 Winget PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306-002 Research Methods B LSC TWR 10:45-12:55 Yoon PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 318-001 Lab in Developmental A LSC MW 6:00 - 9:15 Nesi PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 321-001 Lab in Social B LSC MW 6:00 - 9:15 Yustisia PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 327 Lab in Body Image A LSC WTR 10:45-12:55 Kellogg PYSC Group B Adv Lab/ Capstone
PSYC 331-001 Abnormal Psychology A LSC TWR 1:10 - 3:20 Sandberg PSYC Group B
PSYC 368-001 Counseling A LSC MTW 10:45-12:55 Davis PSYC elective
 
 
Session B – June 29 to August 7
Number
Course Title
LOC
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR101
Intro to Neuroscience
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Neal
PSYC Group A
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONL
 
 
DeHart
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Behmer
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Yoon
PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 321
Lab in Social
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Yustisia
PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
 
CJC 345 Social Justice and Crime
This course examines the social injustices in the criminal justice system’s naming and sanctioning of harmful behaviors as crimes.  Discussions will unpack values, ethics, and ideologies underlying the current retributive system of sanctioning compared to social justice responses to crime.  The class meets the Core Tier II for societal and culture for the Psychology of Crime and Justice minor.  This class will take place at the Rome Center from May 15 to June 19th, 2020. For more information, see the flyer.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm in Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On February 18, Dr. Molly Erickson from the University of Chicago will be presenting, “Deconstructing the visual working memory impairment in people with psychosis”.  On February 25th, Dr. Yael Granot will be presenting, “Looking for trouble: An attention intervention for group-based bias in appraisals of video evidence”.  For upcoming events, see the future scheduled talks. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found in this folder
 
Chicago Undergrad Leadership Conference – April 18, 2020
The Chicago Undergraduate Leadership Conference (CULC) is a day-long conference specifically for students, built by students. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity to apply to present at CULC. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in facilitated discussions, networking opportunities, and attend a keynote address. Last year's conference was a highly successful first year with 90 student attendees, 19 student presenters, and a special keynote address from the executive director of Leadership Initiatives, Marshall Bailly. This year the conference will be held on April 18, 2020 on Illinois Tech’s Mies campusRegister to attend the event.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
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.
 
Loyola’s Washington, DC Program Information Sessions February 19th
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. Fall 2020 applications due by February 25.  Read what students say about the program. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock. Info Sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:30 pm in SoC 231 and 6 pm in MUND 406.
 
Apply to Psi Chi! Applications extended to noon on February 28, 2020
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership in the Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi is open to undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the membership requirements. We invite applicants for the LUC chapter of Psi Chi for the 12pm noon February 28, 2020 (extended) deadline. For information please see the PsiChi webpageApply to Psi Chi!
 
Discover Pharmacology Summer Research Program at Loyola’s Maywood Campus
Loyola is offering a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, titled Discover Pharmacology.  Successful applicants will conduct a 10-week laboratory-based research project with a faculty mentor from the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Students will also attend weekly professional development seminars, a conference, and a career panel.  This program is ideal for a student who may have limited research opportunities at his/her own university.  Students who participant in the program will receive $5,200 to cover room and board.  Please see the flyer and the application. The application is due February 28, 2020.
     
Eastern Illinois University Graduate Counseling Program, February 28, 2020 deadline
Eastern Illinois University offers Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in School Counseling. This graduate training program includes practicum and internship placement experiences.  For more information, see the flyer. Application materials include: two letters of recommendation, a transcript, resume, and scholarship essay. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 28, 2020.
  
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Yale University, Summer 2020
Application due February 29, 2020
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Yale University is supported by the US National Science Foundation.  The Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognitions REU site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and cognitive psychology research. This program is a 10-week program for 40 hours/week. Students will have an opportunity to participate in research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. Students meet weekly with a mentor and will attend bi-monthly social events.  This REU Fellowship includes $500/week stipend for housing and living expenses; the fellowship may also cover limited travel costs. The fellowship takes place between June 1, 2020 to August 7th, 2020.  For more information, please contact Yiyun Huang and Ellen Stumph. The application is due on February 29, 2020.
 
Summer Mentored Research Experience in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science
Application deadline March 1, 2020
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations - those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students - who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive "bootcamps" on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities. The program will take place from June 1 to August 7th, 2020The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020
 
Northwestern Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program
Application due March 29, 2020
Northwestern University is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided. Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, March 29th, 2020
 
Interested in sharing your college experiences?
Northwestern University’s D.I.C.E. Lab is conducting interviews to learn more about Latinx and Black/African American College students.  Students who participate in the study will receive $25 in compensation.  If you are interested in participating, see the flyer and contact Josiah Rosario
 
National Institute on Aging Summer Internship
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting a Summer Trainee in Aging Research program (STAR). This program offers unique opportunities to high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research.  The program is based in Baltimore, MD. This program lasts from 8 to 10 weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid to late August. The application is now open and available . Please direct questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson.
 
Children’s Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University
The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. This program will be hiring for positions that work with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available.
 
Looking for Interns for Casa de Esperanza!
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! For more information, please see the flyer.
 
Research Professional Position
The Research Professional position is an opportunity for recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs to gain hands-on research experience and to work closely with Chicago Booth faculty members. These one- to two-year positions have proven to be excellent preparation for PhD programs in the quantitative social sciences with Research Professionals matriculating to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and UChicago. Increasingly, we are seeing them become a standard part of the PhD pipeline, especially in Economics.
 
We have found students with background in Psychology have excelled in these positions, but because these positions are a new career avenue in the social sciences, awareness regarding such opportunities can be low. Representatives for this program will be at Loyola’s Spring 2020 STEM Career Fair on February 19 to share more about what these positions can offer to a recent graduate interested in a research career. A list of current positions is below, with more posting to open throughout Winter and Spring quarters. Please email to connect.

JOBS

Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Feel free to contact Liz for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer and the video.
 
Summer Treatment Program Summer Job!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors 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). 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 must be available to work full days from May 21, 2020 through July 29, 2020. 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. We aim to fill positions by March 1, 2020. To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application. Please direct questions to ADHD Summer Treatment Program
 
Research Assistant Position at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development is seeking to hire energetic, motivated individuals who have a passion for clinical research to assist in an NIH-funded study that is validating a novel digital screening app for detecting autism symptoms in 6- and 12-month-old infants.  The app is being administered to infants during their 6- and 12-month well-child checkups in Duke primary care clinics.  Research assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with infants and their families in a clinic setting and to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Duke who conducting cutting edge autism research. As part of the research team you will gain experience in following study protocols, preparation and use of assessments, direct participant interaction, data acquisition, and data quality control processes.  The center offers a wide range of educational activities including seminars, retreats, and community events.  College degree required. All interested individuals should send an email and resume to Geraldine Dawson, Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development.
 
Intake Coordinator Positions Available at The Child & Family Institute
The Child & Family Institute is seeking 1-2 full-time Intake Coordinators to assist with the referral/intake process for new clients and related admin responsibilities at CFI. The position is ideal for a post-baccalaureate candidate interested in applying to graduate school in the mental health field, or a current graduate student looking to supplement his/her clinical experience and income. Prior knowledge and experience with CBT is preferred. Two-year commitment required.  The position includes opportunities to work both remotely and on-site at our NY offices, and opportunities to participate in clinical supervision, case conference, monthly didactics on a variety of topics in the mental health field, co-lead CBT groups, and assist with clinical treatments (e.g., exposures) based on the candidate's interests. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Adam Weissman and Penelope Yates
 
Clinical Research Assistant Position in Pediatric Mood, Imaging & NeuroDevelopment at Bradley Hospital/ Brown University
The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment (PediMIND) Program of E.P. Bradley Hospital/Brown University is looking for full-time clinical research assistants. The PediMIND Program’s goal is to advance our understanding of the brain and behavior mechanisms underlying child psychiatric disorders. In particular, we have a focus on bipolar disorder, irritability, non-suicidal self-injury (self-cutting), suicide, and autism/developmental disabilities. Techniques used include specialized computer tasks/games, MRI neuroimaging, and genetic moderators. Under the general supervision of the Director of the PediMIND Program, the Clinical Research Assistant will:
  • assist in the recruitment of research participants;
  • help consent and enroll research participants;
  • assist with acquisition of data including research interviews, computerized assessments, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning;
  • prepare and maintain study records;
  • enter data and participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data;
  • assist in manuscript preparation;
  • review relevant literature to gather information; and
  • participate in development of research protocols and dissemination of research data via posters or papers as part of the team.
Mentorship is very important in the PediMIND Program, with 100% of all prior PediMIND Clinical Research Assistants matriculating to graduate or medical school. For additional information, and to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to the application.
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February 1, 2020

Group Peer Tutoring 
Peer tutoring is held in small groups for historically difficult classes. While the principles of collaborative and peer to peer learning are implemented like Supplemental Instruction, students versus their peer tutors are asked to prepare in advance and bring their questions to sessions. Students can register for a group tutoring appointment on TutorTrac. These one-hour appointments vary by day and time. Please refer students here to register.  Spring 2020 Courses Supported: PSYC 101/ 304 & NEUR 101 
 
Success Coaching  
Success Coaching is performed by trained graduate students who work with students to improve study skills, time management, notetaking, stress management, exam preparation, and other learning strategies. Students can sign up for Success Coach appointments on TutorTrac here.  
 
Summer Course Offerings
Registration for summer classes begins on February 10.  Here is a current list of what will be offered. Note that some professors may be willing to do Independent Study Courses  (PSYC 399 or 397) during the summer.  If you are currently volunteering in a lab you should check with your professor to see if this is a possibility.  If so you will need to fill out the usual paperwork and submit it to psyc-ugrad@luc.edu before the end of the Spring semester.
 
Session A – May 10 to  June 26
Number
Course Title
LOC
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
PSYC 101

General Psychology

WTC
TR
6:00 - 9:15
Leach
PSYC req
NEUR101
Intro to Neuroscience
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Gobel
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 238
Gend & Sex Diff & Sim
ONL
 
 
Huntsinger
PSYC Elective
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONL
 
 
Mallett
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Winget
PSYC Req/NRCB-BS
PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental LSC MW 6:00 - 9:15 Nesi PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
PSYC 327 Lab in Body Image LSC WTR 10:45-12:55 Kellogg PYSC Group B Adv Lab/ Capstone
PSYC 331
Abnormal Psychology
LSC
TWR
1:10 - 3:20
Sandberg
PSYC Group B
PSYC 368
Counseling
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Davis
PSYC elective
 
Session B – June 29 to August 7
Number
Course Title
LOC
Day(s)
Time
Instructor
Course Description
NEUR101
Intro to Neuroscience
LSC
MTW
10:45-12:55
Steidl
PSYC Group A/NRCB-BS/NRMC-BS
PSYC 250
Cognitive Psychology
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Neal
PSYC Group A
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
ONL
 
 
DeHart
PSYC Group B
PSYC 304
Statistics
LSC
TWR
8:20-10:30
Behmer
PSYC Req/NURS/NRCB-BS
PSYC 306
Research Methods
LSC
TWR
10:45-12:55
Yoon

PSYC Req/NRCB-BS

PSYC 321
Lab in Social
LSC
MW
6:00 - 9:15
Yustisia
PSYC Group B Adv Lab/Capstone
 
CJC 345 Social Justice and Crime
This course examines the social injustices in the criminal justice system’s naming and sanctioning of harmful behaviors as crimes.  Discussions will unpack values, ethics, and ideologies underlying the current retributive system of sanctioning compared to social justice responses to crime.  The class meets the Core Tier II for societal and culture for the Psychology of Crime and Justice minor.  This class will take place at the Rome Center from May 15 to June 19th, 2020. For more information, see the flyer here.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm in Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On February 4th Dr. Toby Dye will be presenting “The Effect of Musical Experience on Auditory Selective Attention”.  On February 11th, Dr. Ted Tsu from the University of Illinois at Chicago will be presenting “The multiorder control of homeostatic need and motivation”.  You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here
 
Chicago Undergrad Leadership Conference – April 18, 2020
The Chicago Undergraduate Leadership Conference (CULC) is a day-long conference specifically for students, built by students. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity to apply to present at CULC. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in facilitated discussions, networking opportunities, and attend a keynote address. Last year's conference was a highly successful first year with 90 student attendees, 19 student presenters, and a special keynote address from the executive director of Leadership Initiatives, Marshall Bailly. This year the conference will be held on April 18, 2020 on Illinois Tech’s Mies campus. To register to attend the conference, see here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Apply to Psi Chi! Applications extended to noon on February 28, 2020
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership in the Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi is open to undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the membership requirements. We invite applicants for the LUC chapter of Psi Chi for the 12pm noon February 28, 2020 (extended) deadline. For information please see: here. For the application please see here.
 
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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Discover Pharmacology Summer Research Program at Loyola’s Maywood Campus
Loyola is offering a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, titled Discover Pharmacology.  Successful applicants will conduct a 10-week laboratory-based research project with a faculty mentor from the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Students will also attend weekly professional development seminars, a conference, and a career panel.  This program is ideal for a student who may have limited research opportunities at his/her own university.  Students who participant in the program will receive $5,200 to cover room and board.  Please see the flyer here and the application to apply here. The application is due February 28, 2020.
 
National Institute on Aging Summer Internship
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting a Summer Trainee in Aging Research program (STAR). This program offers unique opportunities to high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research.  The program is based in Baltimore, MD. This program lasts from 8 to 10 weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid to late August. The application to apply is now open and available here. Please direct questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson at jacksona@nia.nih.gov
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Applications due February 1, 2020
Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? The College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati offers a 10-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity includes a developmental workshop, scientific writing seminars, and social activities. For more information about how to apply, see here: https://med.uc.edu/SURF/apply
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
 
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Northwestern Summer Research Opportunity Program
Applications due Monday, February 10, 2020
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program will be held from June 21-August 7, 2020. Each student chosen will receive:
  • A $4500 stipend
  • Round trip travel to Northwestern
  • University housing (single rooms)
  • A meal subsidy of $200 (not intended to cover all meals) 
For more information about the application and eligibility, see here. Applications are due on Monday, February 10, 2020.
 
Summer Mentored Research Experience in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science
Application deadline February 15, 2020
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations - those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students - who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive "bootcamps" on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities. The program will take place from June 1 to August 7th, 2020. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.  The application can be found here: https://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.com
 
Eastern Illinois University Graduate Counseling Program, February 28, 2020 deadline
Eastern Illinois University offers Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in School Counseling. This graduate training program includes practicum and internship placement experiences.  For more information, see the flyer here. Application materials include: two letters of recommendation, a transcript, resume, and scholarship essay. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 28, 2020.
 
Children’s Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University
The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. This program will be hiring for positions that work with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available at https://ccf.fiu.edu/opportunities/summer-treatment-program-opportunities-and-training. More information about the Summer Treatment Program and the Center for Children and Families is available at https://ccf.fiu.edu.
 
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Yale University, Summer 2020
Application due February 29, 2020
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Yale University is supported by the US National Science Foundation.  The Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognitions REU site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and cognitive psychology research. This program is a 10-week program for 40 hours/week. Students will have an opportunity to participate in research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. Students meet weekly with a mentor and will attend bi-monthly social events.  This REU Fellowship includes $500/week stipend for housing and living expenses; the fellowship may also cover limited travel costs. The fellowship takes place between June 1, 2020 to August 7th, 2020.  For more information, please contact Yiyun Huang at yiyun.huang@yale.edu and Ellen Stumph at ellen.stumph@yale.edu. The application is due on February 29, 2020 and can be found here.
 
Northwestern Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program
Application due March 29, 2020
Northwestern University is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided. Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, March 29th, 2020. For more information, see https://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/diversity/sneak-peek.html

JOBS

Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. You can learn more about Camp Firefly and information about the paid positions on our website, http://jcfs.org/campfirefly. Feel free to contact Liz at ElizabethRobbin@jcfs.org for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer here and the video here.
 
Summer Treatment Program Summer Job!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors 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). 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 must be available to work full days from May 21, 2020 through July 29, 2020. 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. We aim to fill positions by March 1, 2020. To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp Please direct questions to ADHDSTP@cchmc.org
 
Research Assistant Position at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development is seeking to hire energetic, motivated individuals who have a passion for clinical research to assist in an NIH-funded study that is validating a novel digital screening app for detecting autism symptoms in 6- and 12-month-old infants.  The app is being administered to infants during their 6- and 12-month well-child checkups in Duke primary care clinics.  Research assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with infants and their families in a clinic setting and to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Duke who conducting cutting edge autism research. As part of the research team you will gain experience in following study protocols, preparation and use of assessments, direct participant interaction, data acquisition, and data quality control processes.  The center offers a wide range of educational activities including seminars, retreats, and community events.  College degree required. All interested individuals should send an email and resume to Geraldine Dawson, Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at geraldine.dawson@duke.edu
 
Intake Coordinator Positions Available at The Child & Family Institute
The Child & Family Institute is seeking 1-2 full-time Intake Coordinators to assist with the referral/intake process for new clients and related admin responsibilities at CFI. The position is ideal for a post-baccalaureate candidate interested in applying to graduate school in the mental health field, or a current graduate student looking to supplement his/her clinical experience and income. Prior knowledge and experience with CBT is preferred. Two-year commitment required.  The position includes opportunities to work both remotely and on-site at our NY offices, and opportunities to participate in clinical supervision, case conference, monthly didactics on a variety of topics in the mental health field, co-lead CBT groups, and assist with clinical treatments (e.g., exposures) based on the candidate's interests. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to DrAdamWeissman@childfamilyinstitute.com and PenelopeYatesCfi@gmail.com 
 
Clinical Research Assistant Position in Pediatric Mood, Imaging & NeuroDevelopment at Bradley Hospital/ Brown University
The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment (PediMIND) Program (www.PEDIMIND.org) of E.P. Bradley Hospital/Brown University is looking for full-time clinical research assistants. The PediMIND Program’s goal is to advance our understanding of the brain and behavior mechanisms underlying child psychiatric disorders. In particular, we have a focus on bipolar disorder, irritability, non-suicidal self-injury (self-cutting), suicide, and autism/developmental disabilities. Techniques used include specialized computer tasks/games, MRI neuroimaging, and genetic moderators. Under the general supervision of the Director of the PediMIND Program, the Clinical Research Assistant will:
  • assist in the recruitment of research participants;
  • help consent and enroll research participants;
  • assist with acquisition of data including research interviews, computerized assessments, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning;
  • prepare and maintain study records;
  • enter data and participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data;
  • assist in manuscript preparation;
  • review relevant literature to gather information; and
  • participate in development of research protocols and dissemination of research data via posters or papers as part of the team.
Mentorship is very important in the PediMIND Program, with 100% of all prior PediMIND Clinical Research Assistants matriculating to graduate or medical school. For additional information, and to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via the below application link: https://jobs.lifespan.org/search/jobdetails/clinical-research-asst/ac5fc0f6-105f-4ef9-812e-84a43b7749d3
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January 14, 2020

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you had a restful break and Happy New Year! 
 
Psychology Independent Study?
If you are currently working in a research lab with a psychology department professor and want to receive independent study course credit see details here.  Contracts must be sent from your mentoring professor to the Undergraduate Program Director (psyc-ugrad@luc.edu) by 5pm  on Thursday.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm in Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor.  On January 21st Amy Herrold from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Hines VA Hospital will present Behavioral and Neural Characterization of Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. On January 28th Loyola Biology Professor Dr. Daniel Cavanaugh will present  Circadian Control of Feeding Behavior in Drosophila.  You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at University of Virginia
Application deadline January 23, 2020
Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?  Do you want to learn more?  The University of Virginia’s Department of Psychology will be hosting a Diversifying Psychology Visit Day. This event is for research-oriented junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree at the University of Virginia.  Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to visit the department on April 10th, 2020. To apply,
  • Application
  • Send 1-2 paragraphs describing your research experience and interests and how they align with faculty members in the University of Virginia’s Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people) and why they want to attend the Visit Day
  • Copy of CV/ resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation
Please direct questions to Dr. Noelle Hurd at nh3v@virginia.edu or Alexis Stanton at ags7wu@virginia.edu 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Applications due February 1, 2020
Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? The College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati offers a 10-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity includes a developmental workshop, scientific writing seminars, and social activities. For more information about how to apply, see here: https://med.uc.edu/SURF/apply
 
Northwestern Summer Research Opportunity Program
Applications due Monday, February 10, 2020
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program will be held from June 21-August 7, 2020. Each student chosen will receive:
  • A $4500 stipend
  • Round trip travel to Northwestern
  • University housing (single rooms)
  • A meal subsidy of $200 (not intended to cover all meals)

For more information about the application and eligibility, see here. Applications are due on Monday, February 10, 2020.

 
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Yale University, Summer 2020
Application due February 29, 2020
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Yale University is supported by the US National Science Foundation.  The Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognitions REU site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and cognitive psychology research. This program is a 10-week program for 40 hours/week. Students will have an opportunity to participate in research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. Students meet weekly with a mentor and will attend bi-monthly social events.  This REU Fellowship includes $500/week stipend for housing and living expenses; the fellowship may also cover limited travel costs. The fellowship takes place between June 1, 2020 to August 7th, 2020.  For more information, please contact Yiyun Huang at yiyun.huang@yale.edu and Ellen Stumph at ellen.stumph@yale.edu. The application is due on February 29, 2020 and can be found here.
 
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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Eastern Illinois University Graduate Counseling Program, February 28, 2020 deadline
Eastern Illinois University offers Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in School Counseling. This graduate training program includes practicum and internship placement experiences.  For more information, see the flyer here. Application materials include: two letters of recommendation, a transcript, resume, and scholarship essay. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 28, 2020.
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Summer Mentored Research Experience in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science
Application deadline February 15, 2020
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations - those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students - who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive "bootcamps" on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities. The program will take place from June 1 to August 7th, 2020. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.  The application can be found here: https://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.com
 
Northwestern Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program
Northwestern University is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided. Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, March 29th, 2020. For more information, see https://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/diversity/sneak-peek.html

JOBS

Summer Overnight Camp Counselor Positions!
Camp Firefly is looking for overnight camp counselors from June 24 to July 3rd, 2020.  Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. You can learn more about Camp Firefly and information about the paid positions on our website, http://jcfs.org/campfirefly. Feel free to contact Liz at ElizabethRobbin@jcfs.org for more information or with any questions. For more information, see the recruitment flyer here and the video here.
 
Health Specialist Job
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) is currently recruiting for a Health Specialist! Responsibilities include: planning, coordinating, and implementing DESPR research, assisting the preparation of comprehensive study report results, dissemination or research findings, conducting literature searches, etc. This position will be located in Montgomery County, MD.  Bachelor’s or graduate degree required in health sciences or a related major. This job opportunity will likely be posted on January 16, 2020 and will remain open until January 21, 2020.  Please find additional information on: https://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/
 
Research Assistant Position at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development is seeking to hire energetic, motivated individuals who have a passion for clinical research to assist in an NIH-funded study that is validating a novel digital screening app for detecting autism symptoms in 6- and 12-month-old infants.  The app is being administered to infants during their 6- and 12-month well-child checkups in Duke primary care clinics.  Research assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with infants and their families in a clinic setting and to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Duke who conducting cutting edge autism research. As part of the research team you will gain experience in: following study protocols, preparation and use of assessments, direct participant interaction, data acquisition, and data quality control processes.  The center offers a wide range of educational activities including seminars, retreats, and community events.  College degree required. All interested individuals should send an email and resume to Geraldine Dawson, Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at geraldine.dawson@duke.edu
 
Intake Coordinator Positions Available at The Child & Family Institute
The Child & Family Institute is seeking 1-2 full-time Intake Coordinators to assist with the referral/intake process for new clients and related admin responsibilities at CFI. The position is ideal for a post-baccalaureate candidate interested in applying to graduate school in the mental health field, or a current graduate student looking to supplement his/her clinical experience and income. Prior knowledge and experience with CBT is preferred. Two year commitment required.  The position includes opportunities to work both remotely and on-site at our NY offices, and opportunities to participate in clinical supervision, case conference, monthly didactics on a variety of topics in the mental health field, co-lead CBT groups, and assist with clinical treatments (e.g., exposures) based on the candidate's interests. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to: DrAdamWeissman@childfamilyinstitute.com and PenelopeYatesCfi@gmail.com
 
Clinical Research Assistant Position in Pediatric Mood, Imaging & NeuroDevelopment at Bradley Hospital/ Brown University
The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment (PediMIND) Program (www.PEDIMIND.org) of E.P. Bradley Hospital/Brown University is looking for full-time clinical research assistants.
The PediMIND Program’s goal is to advance our understanding of the brain and behavior mechanisms underlying child psychiatric disorders. In particular, we have a focus on bipolar disorder, irritability, non-suicidal self-injury (self-cutting), suicide, and autism/developmental disabilities. Techniques used include specialized computer tasks/games, MRI neuroimaging, and genetic moderators. Under the general supervision of the Director of the PediMIND Program, the Clinical Research Assistant will:
  • assist in the recruitment of research participants;
  • help consent and enroll research participants;
  • assist with acquisition of data including research interviews, computerized assessments, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning;
  • prepare and maintain study records;
  • enter data and participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data;
  • assist in manuscript preparation;
  • review relevant literature to gather information; and
  • participate in development of research protocols and dissemination of research data via posters or papers as part of the team.
Mentorship is very important in the PediMIND Program, with 100% of all prior PediMIND Clinical Research Assistants matriculating to graduate or medical school. For additional information, and to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via the below application link: https://jobs.lifespan.org/search/jobdetails/clinical-research-asst/ac5fc0f6-105f-4ef9-812e-84a43b7749d3
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December 15, 2019

Welcome to the end of the semester! 
Good luck to those of you still slogging through those last finals. Here’s to a restful winter break.
 
J-Term Classes
Why not take some pressure off your semester schedule by taking a J-Term Class? Dr. Leon tells me that J-Term is the best time to take Counseling I…why not give it a try?
 

PSYC 238

Gender & Sex Diff & Similar

Huntsinger

Online

Elective

PSYC 275

Social Psychology

Mallett

Online

Group B

PSYC 368

Counseling I

Leon

MTWThFSu 9:30AM - 2:00PM

Elective

 
EVENTS
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Register by January 8, 2020
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. 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.  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 workshop. The next meeting will be on January 17-18, 2020 in Austin, TX. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer here.  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 direct questions to Juan Peña at penajm@unm.edu and Austin Lau austin.lau@wsu.edu. Please register by January 8, 2020.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? The College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati offers a 10-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity includes a developmental workshop, scientific writing seminars, and social activities. For more information about how to apply, see here: https://med.uc.edu/SURF/apply
 
Northwestern Summer Research Opportunity Program
Applications due Monday, February 10, 2020
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program will be held from June 21-August 7, 2020. Each student chosen will receive:
  • A $4500 stipend
  • Round trip travel to Northwestern
  • University housing (single rooms)
  • A meal subsidy of $200 (not intended to cover all meals) 
For more information about the application and eligibility, see here. Applications are due on Monday, February 10, 2020.
 
Summer Psychology Volunteering Opportunity in Bulgaria
International Future Challengers (IFC) is a UK based limited company which was established in 2016 and since then, it offers summer volunteering placements for both undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology students. The idea behind IFC is to help students acquire new knowledge and skills in the field of Psychology and to benefit the community of the medieval capital of Bulgaria, namely Veliko Tarnovo where the placement takes place. There, students are given the opportunity to attend lectures, workshops and seminars, organized especially for them by the University of Veliko Tarnovo and perform a number of projects such as working with children, adolescents and elderly people diagnosed with an array of mental health conditions who live in social institutions on the territory of Veliko Tarnovo municipality. Prior to the initiation of the placement, all volunteers attend a special introduction session led by the director of the "Directorate of Health and Social Services" in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo where they can learn more about the current status and provided social services in Bulgaria. Additionally, before the beginning of each of the projects, students are provided with training sessions led by the teaching staff at the Psychology Department of the University of Veliko Tarnovo who have years of experience in the field. The aim of those training sessions is to prepare students for their projects during the working week. Moreover, IFC provides volunteers with the opportunity to work side-by-side with clinical, medical and forensic psychologists. For more information, visit: http://www.ifc-volunteering.co.uk
 
Division 45 Campus Representative Positions
The American Psychological Association Division 45 focuses on facilitating spaces that reflect promote inclusion, diversity, and equity. As a part of an effort to establish a Loyola University Chicago chapter for Division 45, we are inviting students across departments to be a part of this division chapter.  Students are invited to be general members and also to apply to committee leadership positions.  Available positions include:
  • Social Justice Chair: This chair is responsible for promoting resources and initiatives that strive to eliminate racism, oppression, and social injustice against People of Color across campus. Responsibilities can include developing efforts (e.g., programming, advocacy, prevention strategies) that address equity issues within ethnic minority individuals, groups, and communities at Loyola.
  • Education Chair: This chair is responsible for promoting resources and initiatives that attends to the diverse needs of students and faculty of Color navigate educational experiences. Responsibilities can include developing events, spaces, webinars, presentations, forums, etc. that enhance the wellbeing of students and faculty of Color needs at Loyola.
If you have any questions, please contact Juan Pantoja-Patino at jpantoja@luc.edu
 
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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Register for Scholarship Information Sessions!
Online registration is now open for our information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships, including:
These awards are open to students in any major.  Please note that the CLS and the Boren awards are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can register online for these sessions at the LUC Fellowship Office.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Knepshield at Lknepshield@luc.edu
 
Council on Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research!  Undergraduate research provides opportunities for mentorship relationships with faculty, increases enrollment in graduate preparation and effective career planning, develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and develops an understanding of research methodology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development for students, faculty and staff. CUR provides networking opportunities, activities and resources to assist individuals in advancing their undergraduate research.
Upcoming events and deadlines include:
  • November/December 2019: applications due for CUR counselors
For additional information and news from CUR, please see their newsletters here: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/newsletters/enews/
 
Eastern Illinois University Graduate Counseling Program, February 28, 2020 deadline
Eastern Illinois University offers Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in School Counseling. This graduate training program includes practicum and internship placement experiences.  For more information, see the flyer here. Application materials include: two letters of recommendation, a transcript, resume, and scholarship essay. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 28, 2020.
 
CANlab Brain Stimulation and EEG Research Study
Want a $30 Amazon Gift Card? Complete a short online survey (5-10 min). Attend one 90-120-minute session where you will complete computerized tasks, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded while you receive brain stimulation. You must be 18-35 years old, speak English fluently, be right-handed, have no metal implanted in your head or neck or an implantable pacemaker, and have no known history of neurologic or psychiatric disorders.  For more information please email ssamoska@luc.edu.
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Invitation to submit application for Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
  1. Denise Davidsonin the Department of Psychology – Division of Developmental Psychology invites applications for a new graduate student to join her lab as part of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, starting Fall 2020.  Students in the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology complete course offerings for a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, and then go on to complete their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.  Graduate students who work with Dr. Davidson typically do so because of shared interests in the following areas: emotional development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, language development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or the transition and successful completion of college by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Undergraduate students who are accepted into our program must have strong GPAs and GRE scores.
  2. Catherine Haden(Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) invites applications for a Research Project Coordinator position to manage the daily operations of a federally-funded research project concerning how the stories and narratives children tell with their caregivers can support early engineering learning in museums (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1906940&HistoricalAwards=false) This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to subsequently pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/or psychology. The posting for the position is here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12406. Responsibilities include a combination of research and administrative duties including:
 
The Developmental Psychology program provides course offerings in multiple areas of child development, developmental neuroscience and quantitative methods.  Most students who complete the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology go on to teaching and research careers at the college level.  Students who enter the graduate program are typically awarded a stipend for 20 hours of work per week and full tuition waivers.  For additional information about Dr. Davidson’s line of research, please see her lab website: https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com For more information about the opportunity in Dr. Davidson’s lab, please contact her via email at ddavids@luc.edu. For information about the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and due date for the application, please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/
 
Arabic and Urdu Speaking Research Assistants wanted!
The Children Adapting to Stress and Adversity (CASA) Lab led by Dr. Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Ph. D., are starting a new project! In partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), we are piloting a school-based intervention for refugee/immigrant newcomer students in Chicago! We will evaluate the Supporting Transition Resilience Of Newcomer Groups (STRONG; Hoover, 2018) program. We will conduct focus groups and interviews with children, parents, teachers, and clinicians involved in the program as well as collect quantitative data for student outcomes and clinician satisfaction. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about research and gain valuable skills!
 ** We are currently seeking Arabic and Urdu speakers for this project **  If interested, please email Yvita Bustos at ybustos@luc.edu
 
PhD in Educational Psychology- Auburn University
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Auburn University is actively recruiting Ph.D. students, and offer funded graduate assistantships with tuition waivers on a competitive basis. Our program has faculty with a diverse array of research interests and expertise areas, including motivation, human development, learning theory, educational measurement, educational assessment, educational evaluation, and social justice and equity in education. In our program, students learn to apply psychological theories and research methodologies to study pressing questions in education that have real impact on students’ and educators’ lives. For more information, see the program flyers here and here. We also have answers to frequently asked questions at https://aub.ie/epsyfaq/. Interested students may contact Dr. Kamden Strunk at kks0013@auburn.edu for more information or to talk about the program and how it might align with their research interests and career goals.
 
Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity

The Eating Behavior and Obesity Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center is seeking 2-3 volunteer research assistants to provide support on various research and clinic projects in the areas of bariatric surgery, eating behavior, weight management, health adherence, and diabetes. Duties will include data entry, basic data analysis, literature search, bibliographical management, and some project coordination. Previous experience with data entry and analysis using SPSS is preferred, though training in these tasks will be available. Anticipated time commitment is 7-10 hours per week and hours are flexible. We will give preference to individuals who are able to make a 6+ month commitment. Start time is flexible, but we are seeking individuals to start around January 2020. This is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates interested in obtaining experience in an applied research setting, such as those preparing for psychology graduate school. For those interested in clinical psychology, there are opportunities to observe psychological evaluations and participate in weekly research and clinical lab meetings. Motivated students are welcome to contribute to research presentations and publications as available. There is also the possibility to be hired on as a paid research assistant as funding becomes available. Please contact Dr. Aviva Ariel-Donges (Aviva_Ariel-Donges@rush.edu) if you have any questions. If interested, please email a cover letter to Dr. Ariel-Donges indicating why you are interested, your approximate availability, hours per week you are willing to work, and a C.V. or resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The flyer can be found here.

Apply to be a part of Psi Chi!
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. We invite applicants for the LUC chapter of Psi Chi for the February 7, 2020 deadline. For information please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/resources/undergraduateclubs/psichi/#Membership
 
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Full Time Neuropsychology Examiner Position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a full time Neuropsychology Examiner. Responsibilities include administering and scoring standardized psychological and neuropsychological tests including intellectual functioning, executive functioning, and self-report personality tests.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s or a terminal master’s degree with at least one assessment class.  For more information, see the posting here and here.  Please provide a resume with a cover letter to Coutney Everette at hiring@okoonpsychgroup.com
  

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November 15, 2019

J-Term Classes

Why not take some pressure off your semester schedule by taking a J-Term Class? There are still spaces left in the following classes:
 
PSYC 238
Gender & Sex Diff & Similar
Jeff Huntsinger
Online
Elective
PSYC 275
Social Psychology
Robyn Mallett
Online
Group B
PSYC 368
Counseling I
Scott Leon
TBA
Elective

Spring Classes

There are still places left in a number of different psychology classes for the Spring.
 
PSYC 240
Psyc & Biol of Perception
Anne Sutter
MWF 12:35-1:23p
Group A
PSYC 306
Research Methods
Akshat Vyas
MWF 2:45-3:35p
Requirement
PSYC 306
Research Methods
Mary Talbot
Tu 7-9:30p
Requirement
PSYC 314
Lab in Exp Psyc: Cognition
Tim Miura
Mo 4:15-6:45p
Group A Lab
PSYC 331
Abnormal Psychology
Akshat Vyas
Tu Th 8:30 – 9:45a
Group B
PSYC 350
Dev Cognitive Neurosci
Maggie Guy
MWF 11:30a-12:20p
Group B
PSYC 362
Indust/Organiz Psych
Young Jae Yoon
Tu 4:15-6:45p
Elective
PSYC 368
Counseling I
Steven Davis
MWF 2:45-3:35p
Elective
 

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm, Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On November 19th, Loyola Post-Doctoral Fellow Lauren Shapiro, PhD, from the Biology Department will be presenting “A cytoskeletal-based approach to understanding antidepressant-like mechanisms and depression-related behaviors”.  In addition, on November 26th, Loyola Professor Lawrence Behmer, PhD, from the Psychology Department will be presenting “Follow along exactly as I do: Using EEG and TMS to investigate cognitive control and serial order.”  You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Register by January 8, 2020
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. 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.  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 workshop. The next meeting will be on January 17-18, 2020 in Austin, TX. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer here.  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 direct questions to Juan Peña at penajm@unm.edu and Austin Lau austin.lau@wsu.edu. Please register by January 8, 2020.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? The College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati offers a 10-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity includes a developmental workshop, scientific writing seminars, and social activities. For more information about how to apply, see here: https://med.uc.edu/SURF/apply
 
Northwestern Summer Research Opportunity Program
Applications due Monday, February 10, 2020
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program will be held from June 21-August 7, 2020. Each student chosen will receive:
  • A $4500 stipend
  • Round trip travel to Northwestern
  • University housing (single rooms)
  • A meal subsidy of $200 (not intended to cover all meals)
For more information about the application and eligibility, see here. Applications are due on Monday, February 10, 2020.
 
Summer Psychology Volunteering Opportunity in Bulgaria
International Future Challengers (IFC) is a UK based limited company which was established in 2016 and since then, it offers summer volunteering placements for both undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology students. The idea behind IFC is to help students acquire new knowledge and skills in the field of Psychology and to benefit the community of the medieval capital of Bulgaria, namely Veliko Tarnovo where the placement takes place. There, students are given the opportunity to attend lectures, workshops and seminars, organized especially for them by the University of Veliko Tarnovo and perform a number of projects such as working with children, adolescents and elderly people diagnosed with an array of mental health conditions who live in social institutions on the territory of Veliko Tarnovo municipality. Prior to the initiation of the placement, all volunteers attend a special introduction session led by the director of the "Directorate of Health and Social Services" in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo where they can learn more about the current status and provided social services in Bulgaria. Additionally, before the beginning of each of the projects, students are provided with training sessions led by the teaching staff at the Psychology Department of the University of Veliko Tarnovo who have years of experience in the field. The aim of those training sessions is to prepare students for their projects during the working week. Moreover, IFC provides volunteers with the opportunity to work side-by-side with clinical, medical and forensic psychologists. For more information, visit: http://www.ifc-volunteering.co.uk
 
Division 45 Campus Representative Positions
The American Psychological Association Division 45 focuses on facilitating spaces that reflect promote inclusion, diversity, and equity. As a part of an effort to establish a Loyola University Chicago chapter for Division 45, we are inviting students across departments to be a part of this division chapter.  Students are invited to be general members and also to apply to committee leadership positions.  Available positions include:
  • Social Justice Chair: This chair is responsible for promoting resources and initiatives that strive to eliminate racism, oppression, and social injustice against People of Color across campus. Responsibilities can include developing efforts (e.g., programming, advocacy, prevention strategies) that address equity issues within ethnic minority individuals, groups, and communities at Loyola.
  • Education Chair: This chair is responsible for promoting resources and initiatives that attends to the diverse needs of students and faculty of Color navigate educational experiences. Responsibilities can include developing events, spaces, webinars, presentations, forums, etc. that enhance the wellbeing of students and faculty of Color needs at Loyola.
If you have any questions, please contact Juan Pantoja-Patino at jpantoja@luc.edu
 
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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Register for Scholarship Information Sessions!
Online registration is now open for our information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships, including:
These awards are open to students in any major.  Please note that the CLS and the Boren awards are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can register online for these sessions at the LUC Fellowship Office.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Knepshield at Lknepshield@luc.edu
 
Council on Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research!  Undergraduate research provides opportunities for mentorship relationships with faculty, increases enrollment in graduate preparation and effective career planning, develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and develops an understanding of research methodology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development for students, faculty and staff. CUR provides networking opportunities, activities and resources to assist individuals in advancing their undergraduate research.
Upcoming events and deadlines include:
  • November/December 2019: applications due for CUR counselors
  • November 15: Submission deadlines for the Eastern, Western, and Mid-Psychological Association conferences
For additional information and news from CUR, please see their newsletters here: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/newsletters/enews/
 
Eastern Illinois University Graduate Counseling Program, February 28, 2020 deadline
Eastern Illinois University offers Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in School Counseling. This graduate training program includes practicum and internship placement experiences.  For more information, see the flyer here. Application materials include: two letters of recommendation, a transcript, resume, and scholarship essay. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 28, 2020.
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Invitation to submit application for Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
Dr. Denise Davidson in the Department of Psychology – Division of Developmental Psychology invites applications for a new graduate student to join her lab as part of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, starting Fall 2020.  Students in the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology complete course offerings for a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, and then go on to complete their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.  Graduate students who work with Dr. Davidson typically do so because of shared interests in the following areas: emotional development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, language development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or the transition and successful completion of college by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Undergraduate students who are accepted into our program must have strong GPAs and GRE scores.
 
The Developmental Psychology program provides course offerings in multiple areas of child development, developmental neuroscience and quantitative methods.  Most students who complete the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology go on to teaching and research careers at the college level.  Students who enter the graduate program are typically awarded a stipend for 20 hours of work per week and full tuition waivers.  For additional information about Dr. Davidson’s line of research, please see her lab website: https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com For more information about the opportunity in Dr. Davidson’s lab, please contact her via email at ddavids@luc.edu. For information about the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and due date for the application, please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/
 
Arabic and Urdu Speaking Research Assistants wanted!
The Children Adapting to Stress and Adversity (CASA) Lab led by Dr. Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Ph. D., are starting a new project! In partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), we are piloting a school-based intervention for refugee/immigrant newcomer students in Chicago! We will evaluate the Supporting Transition Resilience Of Newcomer Groups (STRONG; Hoover, 2018) program. We will conduct focus groups and interviews with children, parents, teachers, and clinicians involved in the program as well as collect quantitative data for student outcomes and clinician satisfaction. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about research and gain valuable skills!
 ** We are currently seeking Arabic and Urdu speakers for this project **  If interested, please email Yvita Bustos at ybustos@luc.edu
 
PhD in Educational Psychology- Auburn University
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Auburn University is actively recruiting Ph.D. students, and offer funded graduate assistantships with tuition waivers on a competitive basis. Our program has faculty with a diverse array of research interests and expertise areas, including motivation, human development, learning theory, educational measurement, educational assessment, educational evaluation, and social justice and equity in education. In our program, students learn to apply psychological theories and research methodologies to study pressing questions in education that have real impact on students’ and educators’ lives. For more information, see the program flyers here and here. We also have answers to frequently asked questions at https://aub.ie/epsyfaq/. Interested students may contact Dr. Kamden Strunk at kks0013@auburn.edu for more information or to talk about the program and how it might align with their research interests and career goals.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
 
Part-time Research Coordinator Position
Dr. Catherine Haden (Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) invites applications for a Research Project Coordinator position to manage the daily operations of a federally-funded research project concerning how the stories and narratives children tell with their caregivers can support early engineering learning in museums (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1906940&HistoricalAwards=false) This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to subsequently pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/or psychology. The posting for the position is here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12406. Responsibilities include a combination of research and administrative duties including:
  • Scheduling and coordinating data collection
  • Traveling to Chicago Children’s Museum for data collection
  • Recruiting and interviewing research participants (children and caregivers)
  • Maintaining records, files and logs of work in laboratory databases
  • Managing undergraduate research assistants
  • Transcribing, coding, and analyzing data
  • Performing other duties as required
Qualifications:
  • Required Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.).
  • Adaptable, resourceful, and flexible
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends.

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November 1, 2019

Are you ready for Registration? 
  • Make sure to check the requirements for the Psychology Major?
  • Not sure what to take, check the Psychology Career Finder for suggestions.
  • Make sure to register at your enrollment time! Course availability is limited so make sure to register on time to make sure you can get the courses you need.
  • Check to make sure your ability is not blocked because of unpaid bills.  Don’t wait until you are blocked during your registration appointment, check with the Bursar in advance!
Questions?
Have a question about being a Psychology major? Find your answers on the Psychology Department Website particularly under the Undergraduate Tab.  Many questions you may have are directly answered in the FAQ section.

EVENTS

Psychology Research Lab Mixer, November 7, 7pm, Palm Court
Interested in research within psychology or neuroscience?  Psi Chi will be hosting a Psychology Research Lab Mixer on November 7th at 7pm in Palm Court.  Meet with professors and representatives from various labs and gain insight on how to become a part of research at Loyola!
 
Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference- November 9, 2019
Save the date for the Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!  This conference will take place on November 9, 2019 at Rockford University. The keynote speaker for this conference will be Dr. Brad Sagarin from Northern Illinois University. Registration for the conference is $10. Please direct questions to Amy Martin at amartin@rockford.edu
 
Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm, Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 (for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On November 5th, Loyola University Chicago Professor Vukov will be presenting, “The Problem of Neurochemical Variability.”  Also, on November 12, Dr. Kelly Langert from the Stritch School of Medicine will be presenting, “Engineering poly(lactic-co-glycolic) nanoparticles to target the inflamed peripheral nerve”.  You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Neuroscience Society Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Tour, Sunday November 10
Interested in a career in physical, occupational, or speech therapy, or maybe rehabilitation psychology? The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, formally known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is the first-ever “translational” research hospital where clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, applying research in real time to physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The Loyola Neuroscience Society will host a tour to this amazing facility so you can learn more. For more information on the tour please contact neurosocietyluc@gmail.com.
 
Neuroscience Society Meeting, Thursday, November 14, 6pm, Cuneo 217
The next regular meeting of the Loyola Neuroscience Society will be on Thursday, November 14, 6pm, Cuneo 217. Our meetings involve presentations and speakers about current topics in neuroscience, and we like to help students find out more about the Neuroscience major and minor as well. Please contact neurosocietyluc@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Register by January 8, 2020
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. 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.  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 workshop. The next meeting will be on January 17-18, 2020 in Austin, TX. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer here.  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 direct questions to Juan Peña at penajm@unm.edu and Austin Lau austin.lau@wsu.eduPlease register by January 8, 2020.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Register for Scholarship Information Sessions!
Online registration is now open for our information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships, including:
These awards are open to students in any major.  Please note that the CLS and the Boren awards are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can register online for these sessions at the LUC Fellowship Office.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Knepshield at Lknepshield@luc.edu
 
Council on Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research!  Undergraduate research provides opportunities for mentorship relationships with faculty, increases enrollment in graduate preparation and effective career planning, develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and develops an understanding of research methodology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development for students, faculty and staff. CUR provides networking opportunities, activities and resources to assist individuals in advancing their undergraduate research.
Upcoming events and deadlines include:
  • November 5: nominations for CUR Psychology Mid-Career Mentoring Award
  • November/December 2019: applications due for CUR counselors
  • November 15: Submission deadlines for the Eastern, Western, and Mid-Psychological Association conferences
For additional information and news from CUR, please see their newsletters here: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/newsletters/enews/
 
SRA’s Undergraduate Scholars Program- application deadline November 10, 2019
The Society for Research in Adolescents’ Undergraduate Scholars program is designed to encourage and support junior and senior undergraduate students from ethnic minority groups to pursue graduate work and careers in adolescent development.  Apply to the program here.
The SRA undergraduate Scholars are also looking for:
  • Junior mentors: graduate students looking to mentor others get connected in the professional network. Apply here.
  • Faculty mentors: senior-level professionals in the field of adolescent development to provide mentorship about graduate school and career paths in general. Apply here.
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
 
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Invitation to submit application for Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
Dr. Denise Davidson in the Department of Psychology – Division of Developmental Psychology invites applications for a new graduate student to join her lab as part of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, starting Fall 2020.  Students in the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology complete course offerings for a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, and then go on to complete their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.  Graduate students who work with Dr. Davidson typically do so because of shared interests in the following areas: emotional development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, language development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or the transition and successful completion of college by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Undergraduate students who are accepted into our program must have strong GPAs and GRE scores.
 
The Developmental Psychology program provides course offerings in multiple areas of child development, developmental neuroscience and quantitative methods.  Most students who complete the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology go on to teaching and research careers at the college level.  Students who enter the graduate program are typically awarded a stipend for 20 hours of work per week and full tuition waivers.  For additional information about Dr. Davidson’s line of research, please see her lab website: https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com For more information about the opportunity in Dr. Davidson’s lab, please contact her via email at ddavids@luc.edu. For information about the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and due date for the application, please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/
 
Arabic and Urdu Speaking Research Assistants wanted!
The Children Adapting to Stress and Adversity (CASA) Lab led by Dr. Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Ph. D., are starting a new project! In partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), we are piloting a school-based intervention for refugee/immigrant newcomer students in Chicago! We will evaluate the Supporting Transition Resilience Of Newcomer Groups (STRONG; Hoover, 2018) program. We will conduct focus groups and interviews with children, parents, teachers, and clinicians involved in the program as well as collect quantitative data for student outcomes and clinician satisfaction. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about research and gain valuable skills!
 ** We are currently seeking Arabic and Urdu speakers for this project **  If interested, please email Yvita Bustos at ybustos@luc.edu
 
PhD in Educational Psychology- Auburn University
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Auburn University is actively recruiting Ph.D. students, and offer funded graduate assistantships with tuition waivers on a competitive basis. Our program has faculty with a diverse array of research interests and expertise areas, including motivation, human development, learning theory, educational measurement, educational assessment, educational evaluation, and social justice and equity in education. In our program, students learn to apply psychological theories and research methodologies to study pressing questions in education that have real impact on students’ and educators’ lives. For more information, see the program flyers here and here. We also have answers to frequently asked questions at https://aub.ie/epsyfaq/. Interested students may contact Dr. Kamden Strunk at kks0013@auburn.edu for more information or to talk about the program and how it might align with their research interests and career goals.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
 
Part-time Research Coordinator Position
Dr. Catherine Haden (Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) invites applications for a Research Project Coordinator position to manage the daily operations of a federally-funded research project concerning how the stories and narratives children tell with their caregivers can support early engineering learning in museums (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1906940&HistoricalAwards=false) This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to subsequently pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/or psychology. The posting for the position is here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12406. Responsibilities include a combination of research and administrative duties including:
  • Scheduling and coordinating data collection
  • Traveling to Chicago Children’s Museum for data collection
  • Recruiting and interviewing research participants (children and caregivers)
  • Maintaining records, files and logs of work in laboratory databases
  • Managing undergraduate research assistants
  • Transcribing, coding, and analyzing data
  • Performing other duties as required
Qualifications:
  • Required Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.).
  • Adaptable, resourceful, and flexible
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends.
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October 15, 2019

Have questions about the Psychology Major or Minor?  Come visit Dr. Morrison at the Major Minor Fair, Wednesday, October 23, 1-3:30pm, Damen Multipurpose Room.
 
Now is the time to meet with your University, CAS or Psychology Faculty Advisor to prepare for registration. Are you confused by how advising works here at Loyola and in Psychology specifically?  If so, take a look here.  If you have forgotten your psychology faculty adviser's name check your LOCUS page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty adviser listed or you have never requested an adviser, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology adviser and you will be provided with a faculty name and his/her contact information. BEFORE meeting with your adviser next please take time to review the Requirements for the Psychology Major and information on Psychology Careers found here and take a look at the Psychology Career Finder!

EVENTS

Majors and Minors Fair, Wednesday, October 23, 1-3:30pm, Damen Multipurpose Room
The 2019 Majors and Minors Fair will take place in the Damen Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, October 23 from 1 – 3:30 pm.  The purpose of the Majors and Minors Fair is to provide all undecided, re-deciding and exploring students the opportunity to speak personally with faculty, staff and student representatives from academic programs and campus resources in one location to learn about specific requirements for majors, curriculum and career options.  Additionally, the fair will also be showcasing our five year and graduate programs to all of our undergraduates.  To reserve your space at the Majors and Minors Fair, please go to Majors and Minors Fair Academic Department Registration Form to officially register for the event.  Please register by Friday, October 18.
 
5-Year Program Information Session, October 17, 4pm Damen MPR South
Interested in a 5-year program (BA/MA or BS/MS)? Join the Office of Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management to learn more about Loyola’s graduate programs, including more than 35 five-year program options.  Enrollment advisors will discuss the benefits of the programs, review the application process, and answer questions. The event will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 4pm in the Damen Student Center, MPR South.  Register for the event here: https://gpem.luc.edu/register/?id=0d07f775-80f1-47bb-8b98-f5be646e9511
 
Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in the Life Sciences Auditorium (LSB 142) for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Today, Dr. Greg Reynolds from the University of Tennessee will be presenting “Infant Attention and Categorization of Faces”. Next week on October 22, Dr. Mike Fanselow from the University of California Los Angeles will be presenting, “Neural Mechanisms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as seen through stress enhanced fear learning”.  On October 29, Dr. Jaime García-Añoveros from Northwestern University will be presenting, “Developmental formation of outer vs inner hair cells, the complementary mechanosensors used for hearing.” You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Neuroscience Society Meetings, 6pm, Cuneo 217
Loyola’s Neuroscience Society will meet every other week on Thursdays from 6-7pm in Cuneo 217. This Thursday, Dr. Eric Gobel will present information on the Loyola Neuroscience Major and Minor.  Please contact neurosocietyluc@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Midwest ECO Conference, October 18-19
The Midwest ECO Conference (the regional conference of community psychologists) is October 18-19 at National Louis University's Lisle Campus.  Registration is $15 for undergraduates.  More information is available at https://midwesteco2019.wixsite.com/mysite
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Friday, October 25, 2019
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? Are you interested in learning more about Clinical Psychology PhD programs? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago.  This event will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Northwestern University (340 E. Superior Street). For more information, see here.
 
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Saturday October 26, 10am
Join members of the Loyola Neuroscience Society, members of the Loyola faculty and  thousands of others on Saturday, October 26 at 10am to bring attention to and raise money for the greatest public health challenge to face society in our lifetimes. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the fight against this horrible disease in so many important ways from supporting patients and their caregivers, lobbying politicians world-wide, and supporting innovative research.  To join our team or donate money please visit here.  For logistics information for the Loyola Neuroscience Society team please contact: neurosocietyluc@gmail.com
 
Confronting Poverty in the USA, October 30, 2019, McCormick Lounge
Join us for discussion and dialogue on confronting poverty in the USA on Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-5:30pm in McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall).  The keynote speaker will be Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, the grassroots organization whose millions of members organize together to make this country a place where everyone can thrive. This event will also include facilitated dialogue arounds on the topics of housing, youth services, immigrant rights, mental health care, incarceration, and economic inequality. This event is free to the public. Register by Monday, October 28 by 5pmConfronting Poverty Event Registration
 
Society for Affective Science Chicago Meet Up Fall 2019
Interested in affective science? The Society for Affective Science Student Committee brings together graduate students/trainees and post-doctorates within the discipline of affective science for networking and social hours. Whether emotions are central to your academic work, or an unfamiliar topic you are interested in learning more about, this event is for you. We hope these events will prompt conversation, education, collaboration, and friendship! If you’re interested in attending this event, please complete this Google Form by October 16th to register for this free event and let me know what days work best for you. (If the link does not work, please copy and paste this into your browser: https://forms.gle/MFbA34YJAxdm4TRw6. This event will be scheduled around interest and availability.
 
Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference- November 9, 2019
Save the date for the Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!  This conference will take place on November 9, 2019 at Rockford University. The keynote speaker for this conference will be Dr. Brad Sagarin from Northern Illinois University. Registration for the conference is $10. Please direct questions to Amy Martin at amartin@rockford.edu
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Register by January 8, 2020
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. 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.  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 workshop. The next meeting will be on January 17-18, 2020 in Austin, TX. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer here.  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 direct questions to Juan Peña at penajm@unm.edu and Austin Lau austin.lau@wsu.eduPlease register by January 8, 2020.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Register for Scholarship Information Sessions!
Online registration is now open for our information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships, including:
These awards are open to students in any major.  Please note that the CLS and the Boren awards are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can register online for these sessions at the LUC Fellowship Office.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Knepshield at Lknepshield@luc.edu
 
Council on Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research!  Undergraduate research provides opportunities for mentorship relationships with faculty, increases enrollment in graduate preparation and effective career planning, develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and develops an understanding of research methodology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development for students, faculty and staff. CUR provides networking opportunities, activities and resources to assist individuals in advancing their undergraduate research.
Upcoming events and deadlines include:
  • November 5: nominations for CUR Psychology Mid-Career Mentoring Award
  • November/December 2019: applications due for CUR counselors
  • November 15: Submission deadlines for the Eastern, Western, and Mid-Psychological Association conferences
For additional information and news from CUR, please see their newsletters here: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/newsletters/enews/
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Please see the POE home page for more information about requirements and the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Invitation to submit application for Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
Dr. Denise Davidson in the Department of Psychology – Division of Developmental Psychology invites applications for a new graduate student to join her lab as part of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, starting Fall 2020.  Students in the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology complete course offerings for a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, and then go on to complete their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.  Graduate students who work with Dr. Davidson typically do so because of shared interests in the following areas: emotional development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, language development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or the transition and successful completion of college by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Undergraduate students who are accepted into our program must have strong GPAs and GRE scores.
 
The Developmental Psychology program provides course offerings in multiple areas of child development, developmental neuroscience and quantitative methods.  Most students who complete the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology go on to teaching and research careers at the college level.  Students who enter the graduate program are typically awarded a stipend for 20 hours of work per week and full tuition waivers.  For additional information about Dr. Davidson’s line of research, please see her lab website: https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com For more information about the opportunity in Dr. Davidson’s lab, please contact her via email at ddavids@luc.edu. For information about the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and due date for the application, please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/
 
PhD in Educational Psychology- Auburn University
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Auburn University is actively recruiting Ph.D. students, and offer funded graduate assistantships with tuition waivers on a competitive basis. Our program has faculty with a diverse array of research interests and expertise areas, including motivation, human development, learning theory, educational measurement, educational assessment, educational evaluation, and social justice and equity in education. In our program, students learn to apply psychological theories and research methodologies to study pressing questions in education that have real impact on students’ and educators’ lives. For more information, see the program flyers here and here. We also have answers to frequently asked questions at https://aub.ie/epsyfaq/. Interested students may contact Dr. Kamden Strunk at kks0013@auburn.edu for more information or to talk about the program and how it might align with their research interests and career goals.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
 
Part-time Research Coordinator Position
Dr. Catherine Haden (Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) invites applications for a Research Project Coordinator position to manage the daily operations of a federally-funded research project concerning how the stories and narratives children tell with their caregivers can support early engineering learning in museums (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1906940&HistoricalAwards=false) This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to subsequently pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/or psychology. The posting for the position is here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12406. Responsibilities include a combination of research and administrative duties including:
  • Scheduling and coordinating data collection
  • Traveling to Chicago Children’s Museum for data collection
  • Recruiting and interviewing research participants (children and caregivers)
  • Maintaining records, files and logs of work in laboratory databases
  • Managing undergraduate research assistants
  • Transcribing, coding, and analyzing data
  • Performing other duties as required
Qualifications:
  • Required Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.).
  • Adaptable, resourceful, and flexible
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends.
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October 1, 2019

Spring Class Registration Coming Soon!
Its not too soon to start thinking about registering for Spring classes!  Now is the time to make an appointment with your psychology department faculty advisor. Don’t have a Psychology Faculty advisor?  Look here to find out how to get one. Checkout the new Major and Minor Checklists or the Psychology Course Matrix

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On October 1, Loyola Professor Jen Beshel, PhD, will be presenting “Neural control of feeding in the contemporary food landscape”. In addition, on October 15, Greg Reynolds, PhD, from the University of Tennessee will be presenting “Infant Visual Attention to Social and Non-Social Stimuli”. You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Neuroscience Society Meetings, 6pm, Cuneo 217 – October 3
Loyola’s Neuroscience Society will meet every other week on Thursdays from 6-7pm in Cuneo 217. Our meetings involve presentations and speakers about current topics in neuroscience, and we like to help students find out more about the Neuroscience major and minor as well. On October 3, Dr. Robert Morrison will talk about career paths in Neuroscience. Please contact neurosocietyluc@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Friday, October 25, 2019
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? Are you interested in learning more about Clinical Psychology PhD programs? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago.  This event will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Northwestern University (340 E. Superior Street). Please RSVP to clinpsych@northwestern.edu by October 11! For more information, see here.
 
Confronting Poverty in the USA: Discussion, Dialogue, Action- October 30, 2019
Join us for discussion and dialogue on confronting poverty in the USA on Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-5:30pm in McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall).  The keynote speaker will be Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, the grassroots organization whose millions of members organize together to make this country a place where everyone can thrive. This event will also include facilitated dialogue arounds on the topics of housing, youth services, immigrant rights, mental health care, incarceration, and economic inequality. This event is free to the public. Register by Monday, October 28 by 5pmConfronting Poverty Event Registration
 
Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference- November 9, 2019
Save the date for the Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!  This conference will take place on November 9, 2019 at Rockford University. More information will follow.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Register for Scholarship Information Sessions!
Online registration is now open for our information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships, including:
These awards are open to students in any major.  Please note that the CLS and the Boren awards are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can register online for these sessions at the LUC Fellowship Office.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Knepshield at Lknepshield@luc.edu
 
Council on Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research!  Undergraduate research provides opportunities for mentorship relationships with faculty, increases enrollment in graduate preparation and effective career planning, develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and develops an understanding of research methodology. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development for students, faculty and staff. CUR provides networking opportunities, activities and resources to assist individuals in advancing their undergraduate research.
Upcoming events and deadlines include:
  • November 5: nominations for CUR Psychology Mid-Career Mentoring Award
  • November/December 2019: applications due for CUR counselors
  • November 15: Submission deadlines for the Eastern, Western, and Mid-Psychological Association conferences
For additional information and news from CUR, please see their newsletters here: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/newsletters/enews/
 
TOMORROW - Loyola’s Washington, DC Program, Spring 2020 Applications Due October 1
Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Past students interned with Senators Duckworth, Durbin, Brown, and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Vargas and Davis, C-SPAN, Brookings, the Supreme Court, the National Women’s Law Center and more. Spring 2020 applications due by October 1.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/dc/. To read what students say about the program: https://lucindc.wordpress.com.  And check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LUCinDC/. The application can be found here and the flyer can be found here.
To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu.
 
Interested in teaching after graduation? Information sessions available!
The University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Teaching Fellows Program looks for bright, faithful college graduates who are interested in full-time teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools while simultaneously taking graduate courses and receiving a cost-free Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame and eligibility for state licensure. During the academic year, ACE teachers live in small communities of 4-8 members and together share the many challenges and rewards of teaching. If you're interested in learning more about this fellowship opportunity, Patrick Couch, an ACE '18 alum, will be on campus at Loyola Chicago on Tuesday, October 1st.
See Schedule Below:
  • Tuesday, October 1st
    • 10:00am - 11:00am: Available for Appointments
    • 11:00am - 2:00pm: Information Table @ Damen Student Center
    • 2:00pm - 7:00pm: Available for Appointments
Please reach out to Patrick Couch by email (pcouch@nd.edu) or phone (574-631-9375) for more information or to schedule an appointment! For more information, see the flyer here.
 
Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Rolling admissions, deadline February 1, 2020
Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-36) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research.  
 
All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. The POE home page contains a link to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Invitation to submit application for Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
Dr. Denise Davidson in the Department of Psychology – Division of Developmental Psychology invites applications for a new graduate student to join her lab as part of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, starting Fall 2020.  Students in the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology complete course offerings for a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, and then go on to complete their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.  Graduate students who work with Dr. Davidson typically do so because of shared interests in the following areas: emotional development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, language development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or the transition and successful completion of college by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Undergraduate students who are accepted into our program must have strong GPAs and GRE scores.
The Developmental Psychology program provides course offerings in multiple areas of child development, developmental neuroscience and quantitative methods.  Most students who complete the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology go on to teaching and research careers at the college level.  Students who enter the graduate program are typically awarded a stipend for 20 hours of work per week and full tuition waivers.  For additional information about Dr. Davidson’s line of research, please see her lab website: https://davidsonautismlab.weebly.com For more information about the opportunity in Dr. Davidson’s lab, please contact her via email at ddavids@luc.edu. For information about the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and due date for the application, please see: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/
 
PhD in Educational Psychology- Auburn University
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Auburn University is actively recruiting Ph.D. students, and offer funded graduate assistantships with tuition waivers on a competitive basis. Our program has faculty with a diverse array of research interests and expertise areas, including motivation, human development, learning theory, educational measurement, educational assessment, educational evaluation, and social justice and equity in education. In our program, students learn to apply psychological theories and research methodologies to study pressing questions in education that have real impact on students’ and educators’ lives. For more information, see the program flyers here and here. We also have answers to frequently asked questions at https://aub.ie/epsyfaq/. Interested students may contact Dr. Kamden Strunk at kks0013@auburn.edu for more information or to talk about the program and how it might align with their research interests and career goals.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
 
Research Project Coordinator – Haden Lab – Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Catherine Haden (Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) invites applications for a Research Project Coordinator position to manage the daily operations of a federally-funded research project concerning how the stories and narratives children tell with their caregivers can support early engineering learning in museums (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1906940&HistoricalAwards=false). This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to subsequently pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/or psychology.The posting for the position is here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12406.
 
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September 15, 2019

Apply to do an Internship now! What better way to explore how psychology major can become a career?  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 September 20th for the Spring 2020 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Maya Hareli, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.eduPlease note that September 20 is a hard decline and will not be extended!
  
Psychology Faculty Advisers: Do you know your Psychology Faculty Adviser?
Are you confused by how advising works here at Loyola and in Psychology specifically?  If so, take a look here.  If you have forgotten your psychology faculty adviser's name check your LOCUS page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty adviser listed or you have never requested an adviser, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology adviser and you will be provided with a faculty name and his/her contact information. BEFORE meeting with your adviser next please take time to review the Requirements for the Psychology Major and information on Psychology Careers found here and take a look at the Psychology Career Finder!

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in the Life Sciences Auditorium (LSB 142) for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On September 17th, Dr. Michael Decker will present “The Drug Discovery Process: a Brief Introduction from a Biologist’s Perspective”.  In addition, on September 24th we will be back in Cuneo 109 for Loyola Professor Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield’s presentation, “How our hands shape our minds: Exploring the mechanisms by which gesture facilitates learning”. You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here
 
Neuroscience Society Meetings, September 19, 6pm, Cuneo 217
Loyola’s Neuroscience Society will meet every other week starting on Thursday September 19 from 6-7pm in Cuneo 217. Our meetings involve presentations and speakers about current topics in neuroscience, and we like to help students find out more about the Neuroscience major and minor as well. Please contact neurosocietyluc@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Friday, October 25, 2019
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? Are you interested in learning more about Clinical Psychology PhD programs? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago.  This event will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Northwestern University (340 E. Superior Street). Please RSVP to clinpsych@northwestern.edu by October 11! For more information, see here.
 
Confronting Poverty in the USA: Discussion, Dialogue, Action- October 30, 2019
Join us for discussion and dialogue on confronting poverty in the USA on Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-5:30pm in McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall).  The keynote speaker will be Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, the grassroots organization whose millions of members organize together to make this country a place where everyone can thrive. This event will also include facilitated dialogue arounds on the topics of housing, youth services, immigrant rights, mental health care, incarceration, and economic inequality. This event is free to the public. Register by Monday, October 28 aby 5pm. Confronting Poverty Event Registration
 
Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference- November 9, 2019
Save the date for the Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!  This conference will take place on November 9, 2019 at Rockford University. More information will follow.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
CANlab Brain Stimulation and EEG Research Study
Want a $30 Amazon Gift Card? Complete a short online survey (5-10 min). Attend one 90-120 minute session where you will complete computerized tasks, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded while you receive brain stimulation. You must be 18-35 years old, speak English fluently, be right-handed, have no metal implanted in your head or neck or an implantable pacemaker, and have no known history of neurologic or psychiatric disorders.  For more information please email ssamoska@luc.edu
 
Loyola’s Washington, DC Program, Spring 2020 Applications Due October 1
Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Past students interned with Senators Duckworth, Durbin, Brown, and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Vargas and Davis, C-SPAN, Brookings, the Supreme Court, the National Women’s Law Center and more. Spring 2020 applications due by October 1.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/dc/. To read what students say about the program: https://lucindc.wordpress.com.  And check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LUCinDC/.
To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu.
 
Interested in teaching after graduation? Information sessions available!
The University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Teaching Fellows Program looks for bright, faithful college graduates who are interested in full-time teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools while simultaneously taking graduate courses and receiving a cost-free Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame and eligibility for state licensure. During the academic year, ACE teachers live in small communities of 4-8 members and together share the many challenges and rewards of teaching. If you're interested in learning more about this fellowship opportunity, Patrick Couch, an ACE '18 alum, will be on campus at Loyola Chicago on Tuesday, October 1st.
See Schedule Below:
Tuesday, October 1st, 10:00am - 11:00am: Available for Appointments
11:00am - 2:00pm: Information Table @ Damen Student Center
2:00pm - 7:00pm: Available for Appointments
Please reach out to Patrick Couch by email (pcouch@nd.edu) or phone (574-631-9375) for more information or to schedule an appointment! For more information, see the flyer here.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
 
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September 1, 2019

Apply to do an Internship now! What better way to explore how psychology major can become a career?  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 September 20th for the Spring 2020 semester. Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Maya Hareli, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu. Please note that September 20 is a hard decline and will not be extended!
 
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.   Please also visit Handshake from the Career Center for information on jobs or internships.
 
Get up to speed with Major/Minor requirements
The psychology website has helpful information to allow you to make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next for you. Pay particular attention to the Undergraduate tab. Please see here for more information about Requirements for the Psychology Major or Minor. The Major and Minor Course Checklists are a quick way to review this information and check on your progress. The Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of our courses with much relevant data. Please use the information in these documents along with the Psychology Career Finder to organize your visits with your Psychology Faculty Advisor.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisers: Do you know your Psychology Faculty Adviser?
Are you confused by how advising works here at Loyola and in Psychology specifically?  If so, take a look here.  If you have forgotten your psychology faculty adviser's name check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty adviser listed or you have never requested an adviser, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology adviser and you will be provided with a faculty name and his/her contact information. Your psychology adviser will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your adviser who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola. This is in addition to the 1st and 2nd year adviser or your CAS adviser you have assigned. Please take advantage of this special opportunity. BEFORE meeting with your adviser next please take time to review the Requirements for the Psychology Major and information on Psychology Careers found here and take a look at the Psychology Career Finder
 

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars, Tuesdays, 4pm in Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Neuroscience Seminar, neuroscience research talks sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. On September 3rd, Loyola Professor Stephan Steidl, PhD, will present, “Mesopontine tegmental inputs to the dopamine system contribute to appetitively motivated behaviors in rats and mice”.  In addition, on September 10th, Loyola Vice Dean of Research and Professor Meharvan Singh, PhD, will present, “The Neurobiology of Estrogens, Progestins and Androgens: Implications for Brain Aging, Neurodegenerative Disease and Cancer.” You may view the future scheduled talks here. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.
 
Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference- November 9, 2019
Save the date for the Tri-State Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!  This conference will take place on November 9, 2019 at Rockford University. More information will follow.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event- Friday, October 25, 2019
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? Are you interested in learning more about Clinical Psychology PhD programs? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago.  This event will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Northwestern University (340 E. Superior Street). Please RSVP to clinpsych@northwestern.edu by October 11! For more information, see here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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 https://luc.joinhandshake.com for details.
 
Early Assurance Program—applications due Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5pm
Attention Rising Junior Pre-Medical Students!  The Early Assurance Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort between Loyola’s Undergraduate Studies and Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM), which provides an opportunity for the top pre-medical students of the rising junior cohort to be conditionally accepted into the designated first-year class (2021) at the Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM). For information on the Early Assurance Program and the Application, please go to the following link:http://www.luc.edu/prehealth/studentopportunities/earlyassuranceprogram/ Apply online at https://forms.luc.edu/prehealth/login/login, by 5 PM Friday, September 6, 2019. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Pre-Health Professions Program at 773-508-3636.
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Children’s Memory and Learning Lab, working with Dr. Catherine Haden! Our work focuses on children’s memory and learning in informal learning environments, such as museums and libraries. Please see our website for more information about our work https://www.luc.edu/childrensmemory/research.shtml.  Responsibilities include data collection, transcription, data entry, and coding. Research assistants will spend their lab hours in both the lab as well as at the data collection site. Students have the opportunity to volunteer or earn course credit while working in the lab. Requirements include a 10-hour weekly commitment to the lab, as well as daytime and some weekend availability. Those with experience working with children and native Spanish speakers who are able to read and write in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email Dr. Haden at chaden@luc.edu expressing interest as well as providing their resume or CV.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist position
Attention recent graduates! O'Koon Psychology Group (OPG) is currently hiring for a part-time Behavioral Health Authorization Specialist. This current opening is an administrative role that has potential for opportunities and growth within the clinic. For more information, please see the flyer here. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent/ cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references to maggiepeebles@okoonpsychgroup.com
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