Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Student Newsletter

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 workship, 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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August 12, 2019

Welcome back all returning and new psychology students! The psychology listserv is sent out to all psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month to help you stay informed. Here's to a great 2019-2020 year!
 
Our listerv is being updated! If you have graduated or would no longer like to receive Psychology Newsletter emails, please email us at: psyc-ugrad@luc.edu
 
Interested in exploring careers in psychology?
The new Psychology Career Finder is a helpful resource to explore a variety of different psychology-related careers.  The Career Finder provides broad descriptions of careers, how students can prepare for this profession, and what students can do at Loyola to prepare themselves for the next stage to pursue this career. Prepare now for your future to get the most out of your time here at Loyola!

COURSES

There are two new sections of Statistics (PSYC 304) and Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 331) that have just been added to the Fall schedule.  The details are as follows:
  • PSYC 304-013, MWF, 10:25-11:15, taught by Anne Sutter
  • PSYC 331-001, W 4:15-6:45, taught by Ashkat Vyas
As a reminder PSYC 304 is a requirement for all Psychology and Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience Majors, and PSYC 331 counts as a Group B course for Psychology majors, and fulfills the Group B requirement for Psychology Minors.

EVENTS

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.
 
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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-Time Research Assistant Opportunity
Dr. Sian Beilock and Dr. Susan Levine at the University of Chicago are looking to hire a part-time research assistant as part of their team.  Their work focuses on cognitive developmental research exploring children’s math development.  For more information, see the flyer here.  Please send cover letters and resumes by August 16th to Enya Meade at emeade@uchicago.edu.
  
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May 15, 2019

You made it!  Congratulations Seniors!  Don’t forget us!  Please follow us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn.
 
Our listerv is being updated! If you have graduated or would no longer like to receive Psychology Newsletter emails, please email us at: psyc-ugrad@luc.edu

CLASS REGISTRATION

The first session of the Summer Term starts a week from Monday.  There is still time to sign up for classes for either session.
 
SUMMER SESSION A CLASSES (May 20 – June 28)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology, Leach - WTC, Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 304 Statistics, Steidl - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am 
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Winget - LSC, Tues/Thur 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition, Dye, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/ Wed/Thurs 3:35-5:45pm
  • PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental Psychology, Nesi, GROUP B - LSC, Mon/Wed, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology, Sandberg, GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
SUMMER SESSION B CLASSES (July 1 – August 9)
  • PSYC 202 (soon to be NEUR 101) Introduction to Neuroscience, Steidl, GROUP A - LSC, Mon/ Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am
  • PSYC304 Statistics, Behmer - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20-2:00pm
  • PSYC 321 Lab in Social Psychology, Yoon. GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8:20-10:35am
Courses Still Available for the Fall
 
NEW COURSE - PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology I) offered Fall 2019, and PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology II) offered Spring 2020.
Having trouble passing PYSC 304 Statistics? The goal of this course sequence is to improve math skills and mathematical thinking, while teaching you statistics and other math you need to know to be successful in psychology, in a comfortable, supportive (but also challenging!) atmosphere.  Dr. Anne Sutter will teach the course sequence this year. If you successfully complete the 2-course sequence, you will satisfy the requirement for PSYC 304 and one required ancillary math class.  Successful completion of only the first semester will satisfy one ancillary math requirement. Admission to the course is by instructor permission only.  If you have questions about this course, or are interested in enrolling, please email Dr. Sutter at asutter@luc.edu
 
NEW COURSE - PSYC 312 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience – ADV LAB GROUP A
This course is a laboratory practicum in the techniques of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on electrophysiological and hemodynamic methods of measuring nervous system function during cognitive and behavioral tasks and the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation. Prerequisites:  PSYC 306 and PSYC 382
 
NEW COURSE - PSYC 332 Affective Neuroscience – GROUP B
Affective experiences promote human adaptability and survival, and healthy emotion function is critical to promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. The course will provide an overview of fundamental neurobiological correlates associated with emotion function and processing affective stimuli. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PSYC 346 Psychopathology of Childhood – Elective
Consideration of nature and causes of maladjustment, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities in children in conjunction with approaches to prevention and remediation. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 348 Psychology of Adolescence – Elective
Consideration of the important theories and issues within this period of development, such as juvenile delinquency, sex-role identity, and parent and peer group relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I - Elective
ntroduction to the principles, theories, and techniques of therapeutic counseling including the clinical interview and use of the case history, individual and group approaches.Prerequisite: PSYC 101; PSYC 331 and 338 encouraged.
 
PSYC 374 Community Psychology – Elective
Prevention of mental disorder and promotion of well-being, primarily through creating more mentally healthy environments, but also by enhancing individual resilience. Recognizing the toxicity of psychosocial stressors such as inequality, poverty, alienation, and discrimination, community psychologists also fight for social justice through empowerment of oppressed groups and policy advocacy.
 
PSYC 376 Psychology of Religion – Elective
Introduction to the major issues, theories and empirical approaches in the psychology of religion; effect of religion on beliefs, motivations, emotions and behaviors. 
 
What can I do for my Psychology Major Capstone?
There are four options for the capstone requirement:
  1. Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) - must apply at the beginning of the semester BEFORE you intend to take it.  Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  2. Independent Research (PSYC 397) - typically faculty expect you to already be volunteering in their lab before they will agree to mentor you for this course.  Faculty approved application due the first week of the semester you are taking the course. Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  3. Honors in Psychology (PSYC 369/370) — two semester sequence requiring advanced application and a minimum GPA requirement. Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  4. Take a second Advanced Lab Course — see here for the options. DOES NOT count towards the university engaged learning requirement.
Summer 2019 Online History and Systems Class
UMASS Amherst is offering a new 3-credit undergraduate online course in History and Systems.  Enrollment is open to anyone (inside or outside of the UMASS System). For more information, please see the flyer here.
 
Spring 2020 Internship Class - Application due September 20th, 2019 
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, professional school, 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, 2019 for the Spring 2020 semester. Please note that this deadline is scheduled early in the semester and will not be extended, and you should begin planning for application submission accordingly.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 75 minutes. If you have questions, contact Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.

EVENTS  

Society for Community Research and Action Conference, June 26-29, 2019
The Society for Community Research and Action, which is focused on community psychology, will be held in Chicago this summer on June 26-29.  Student registration is $50 to attend one day of the conference and $130 to attend the whole conference.  For more information, see here.
 
Diversifying Psychology Weekend at University of Nebraska-Lincoln- July 27, 2019
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting its inaugural Diversifying Psychology Weekend on July 27. Please see the flyer here. It is intended to help students from underrepresented backgrounds to better understand the graduate school application process and develop application materials. Some travel support and lodging will be provided on a competitive basis.  We encourage any students from underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, to apply.  Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay about how the weekend fits their needs and some background information.  Applicants can follow this link to submit the application.  Applications are due June 15.
 
American Psychological Association Conference August 8-11
The American Psychological Association Conference is being held in Chicago this summer between August 8-11.  This is a great opportunity to delve deeper and learn more about the field of psychology and the interesting research being conducted.  Registration is $80 for student members.  For more information, please see here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity.  
Dr. Jim Larson has a research opportunity for fall 2019 and spring 2020 (if desired, could start summer 2019).  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.  Requirements:  Junior Standing as of fall 2019; 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 getting involved in Professional Psychological Associations?
Students are strongly encouraged to become student members of professional organizations and attend professional psychology conferences.  Membership in these professional organizations often include some benefits including subscriptions to organizational journals and newsletters, full access to organizational websites, and discounts for conference registration.  These conferences and memberships are opportunities to learn more about the field and demonstrate your interest in pursuing graduate studies in these fields.  You can find a list of APA divisions here, which often have student-membership opportunities.  Some examples of other student membership opportunities include organizations such as:
Research Survey Opportunity!
This survey aims to understand attitudes towards violence in an ethnically diverse sample. The study has been approved by the Human Subject Committee at the State University of New York at Oswego. Students have the chance to win ONE of TEN $25 Amazon Gift Cards. Access the link to the survey here
 
Paid Psychology Research Study
Participate in a 1-hour Reasoning Ability Study with a friend. Both participants will receive an $8 Starbucks or Chipotle gift card. To let us know of your interest, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/xVFcP2KDaGMWVbKy8 and list your friend's name at the end. We will contact you both for scheduling.
 
The link has all the relevant information.
Research Study Participants Needed!
Northwestern University researchers are looking for individuals 18-65 years old for research studies in noninvasive brain stimulation. If you are interested, please contact: lhn@northwestern.edu or 312-503-5613.  Please see the flyer here.
 
Volunteer Intern Opportunity!
The Developmental Mechanisms Program at the Department of Medical Social Sciences in Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking volunteer interns to support several longitudinal projects focused on child development, mental health, and language development. We are seeking candidates who are interested in gaining research and/or clinical experience and are able to volunteer for approximately 10 hours/week in our downtown office. The attached flier includes additional details about the internship opportunity and a direct link to our application, which will be open until Friday, April 19.
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, visit here.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390 but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall.
The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here
 
Participate in a Psychology Study for PAY!
What do I do? Attend two 2-hour sessions where you will complete a computerized task, watch a short film clip, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded. You must speak English fluently. What do I get? $40 Amazon Gift Card. If interested, please contact us at: zglab@luc.edu.
 
Black Women College Students Research Participants
Lincoln Hill, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Loyola University Chicago is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring factors related to the well-being of Black women college students. Participants will be compensated $20 for their participation. Eligibility for this study includes: being 18 years or older, self-identify as a Black woman, and currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program at a predominantly White institution. Participants will be asked to attend a 30-minute in-person training on the study; complete an online survey lasting approximately 10-15 minutes; and complete short (5-minutes or less) online diary entries for 14-days on wellbeing. If you’re interested in participating in the study or have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Lincoln Hill at lhill10@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Technician Positions
AMITA Health System (for Hoffman Estates and Hinsdale locations) is looking to hire two new full-time technicians that would be perfect for any psychology students (imminent undergrads or recent alumni).  The position involves administering cognitive tests to pediatric patients in a hospital setting.  It especially provides great clinical experience for a minimum 2 years prior to applying to grad school.  Interested applicants should email our manager Diana Schwarz along with their CV at diana.schwarz@amitahealth.org.
 
Research Associate Position
The University of Illinois Chicago is looking to hire a Research Associate to start July 2019 in the Addiction Research and Treatment Laboratory, directed by Dr. Margaret Wardle.  This is a full-time, entry level, NIH-funded position on clinical addiction research and involves both treatment and non-treatment studies of addiction. Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Neuroscience or a related major and entry level knowledge of research methods. For more information about this job and to apply, see here.
 
Paid Undergraduate Psychology Research Internship
The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering an 8-week paid Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience this summer focused on child clinical and pediatric psychology that is sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Please share the attached flyer with any students who might be a good candidate for these positions. Applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in science, including first-generation students, low-income students, and students from other diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Research Assistant Position
NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL is currently seeking Research Assistants in the GyRL (Gynecological Research Laboratory). Prior research assistants in our lab have continued their trajectory after gaining admission to the leading medical and graduate programs. This is a paid position and eligible for benefits. The GyRL has investigated novel diagnostic methods and conducted treatment studies for pelvic pain. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain. Currently, we are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology or medical health sciences. Organizational, writing, communication and computer skills are essential. Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, resume and names of at least three references. For more information, please see http://cureperiodpain.org contact Dr. Hellman at khellman@northshore.org
 
Behavioral Assessment Manager Position at Rush
The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., “Shows” and “Does”) of Miller’s pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. For more information about this position, please see the posting here
 
Research Assistant Position
The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2019. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. RA responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.  Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu. Please see the full positing here.
 
Team Advisor Position at National Student Leadership Conference
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 and psychology/neuroscience. We are currently in the process of hiring undergraduate staff for this summer for Team Advisor (TA) position to work with high school students.  This is an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology/ neuroscience/ health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here: https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-opportunities/
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) research team, working with Dr. Grayson Holmbeck! Our study investigates psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending research meetings. This is a paid position ($12.00/hour) that provides a comprehensive experience in several different aspects of psychological research. Visit our website for more information: http://chatslab.weebly.com/ Please see the complete posting here. If you are interested in applying, please contact: Colleen Driscoll at cbechtel@luc.edu or Alexa Stern at astern4@luc.edu.
 
Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see here. Please direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org.
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
If you are interested in getting psychology credit and research experience working in a lab starting this summer or fall, the SEEDS Lab may be right for you! Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants to become a part of the team. Our research focuses on the early childhood development, early childhood education, and at-risk youth belonging to low-income, racially/ethnically diverse neighborhoods.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu.  For more information, please see the flyer here.
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April 15, 2019

Our listerv is being updated! If you have graduated or would no longer like to receive Psychology Newsletter emails, please email us at: psyc-ugrad@luc.edu
 
Class registration
Now is the time to make an appointment with your psychology department faculty advisor. Checkout the new Major and Minor Checklists or the Psychology Course Matrix.  
 
What can I do for my Psychology Major Capstone?
There are four options for the capstone requirement:
  1. Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) — must apply at the beginning of the semester BEFORE you intend to take it.  Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  2. Independent Research (PSYC 397) — typically faculty expect you to already be volunteering in their lab before they will agree to mentor you for this course.  Faculty approved application due the first week of the semester you are taking the course. Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  3. Honors in Psychology (PSYC 369/370) — two semester sequence requiring advanced application and a minimum GPA requirement. Also counts for the university engaged learning requirementMORE INFO
  4. Take a second Advanced Lab Course —  see here for the options. DOES NOT count towards the university engaged learning requirement.
New Course PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology I) offered Fall 2019, and PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology II) offered Spring 2020.
Having trouble passing PYSC 304 Statistics? The goal of this course sequence is to improve math skills and mathematical thinking, while teaching you statistics and other math you need to know to be successful in psychology, in a comfortable, supportive (but also challenging!) atmosphere.  Dr. Anne Sutter will teach the course sequence this year. If you successfully complete the 2-course sequence, you will satisfy the requirement for PSYC 304 and one required ancillary math class.  Successful completion of only the first semester will satisfy one ancillary math requirement. Admission to the course is by instructor permission only.  If you have questions about this course, or are interested in enrolling, please email Dr. Sutter at asutter@luc.edu
 
PSYC 312 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience – ADV LAB GROUP A
This course is a laboratory practicum in the techniques of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on electrophysiological and hemodynamic methods of measuring nervous system function during cognitive and behavioral tasks and the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation. Prerequisites:  PSYC 306 and PSYC 382
 
PSYC 332 Affective Neuroscience – GROUP B
Affective experiences promote human adaptability and survival, and healthy emotion function is critical to promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. The course will provide an overview of fundamental neurobiological correlates associated with emotion function and processing affective stimuli. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PSYC 350 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – GROUP B
An overview of theory and research relevant to the study of the developing child through the use of neuroscience methods; topics may include brain plasticity and maturation, sensorimotor systems, attention, memory, executive function, language, social cognition, and typical and atypical development. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PHIL 279/PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision Making – GROUP A
One of our most popular classes that has recently been in short supply that counts both as a Group A Lecture and the CORE Tier II Philosophical Knowledge requirement is now in plentiful supply in both in person and online formats.  This course is a fantastic addition to your major if you are interested in cognitive or social psychology, psychology in the law or neuroscience where the topic of judgment and decision making is central.  You may sign up for either PHIL 279 or PSYC 279 and will receive all the credit mentioned above.
PSYC 279 – MoWeFr 9:20 – 10:10a – GranotPSYC 279 – MoWeFr 11:30-12:20p – WingetPSYC 279 – MoWeFr 12:35 – 1:25p – HuntsingerPHIL 279 – TuTh 2:30-3:45p – LinnPHIL 279 – TuTh 4 – 5:15p – LinnPHIL 279 – Online (sec 3) – LinnPHIL 279 – Online (sec 4) – Linn
 
Don’t have a faculty advisor?  Find out how to get one here.
 
SUMMER 2019 PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
Have you considered taking some pressure off your regular schedule by taking a class during the summer? More focus and smaller classes make for a better experience.  Some are offered online. Taught by some of our best professors.
 
SUMMER SESSION A CLASSES (May 20 – June 28)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology, Leach - WTC, Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Gobel, Group A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities, Huntsinger - Online
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology, Mallet, GROUP B - Online
  • PSYC 304 Statistics, Steidl - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35pm  
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Winget - LSC, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition, Dye, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/ Wed/Thurs 3:35-5:45pm
  • PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental Psychology, Nesi, GROUP B - LSC, Mon/Wed, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology, Sandberg, GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
SUMMER SESSION B CLASSES (July 1 – August 9)
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Steidl, GROUP A - LSC, Mon/ Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am
  • PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology, Miura, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
  • PSYC304 Statistics, Behmer - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20-2:00pm
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Griskell - LSC,Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 321 Lab in Social Psychology, Yoon. GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8:20-10:35am
Summer 2019 Online History and Systems Class 
UMASS Amherst is offering a new 3-credit undergraduate online course in History and Systems.  Enrollment is open to anyone (inside or outside of the UMASS System). For more information, please see the flyer here
 
Spring 2020 Internship Class - Application due September 20th, 2019 
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, professional school, 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, 2019 for the Spring 2020 semester. Please note that this deadline is scheduled early in the semester and will not be extended, and you should begin planning for application submission accordingly.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 75 minutes. If you have questions, contact Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: April 16, April 23 and April 30, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109

On April 16, Loyola Professor Dan Cavanaugh, PhD, from the Biology department will be presenting, “Using Fruit Flies to Understand the Consequences of Circadian Disruption”.  For more information about Dr. Cavanaugh and his work, see here.  In addition, on April 23rd, Northwestern Professor Shruti Dave, PhD, will be presenting, “Improving Memory Precision Across the Lifespan”.  Also, on April 30, Mitchell Roitman, PhD, from University of Illinois Chicago, will be presenting his work on the neural basis of motivation.  For more information on Dr. Roitman’s work, please see here. Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.

Society for Community Research and Action Conference, June 26-29, 2019
The Society for Community Research and Action, which is focused on community psychology, will be held in Chicago this summer on June 26-29.  Student registration is $50 to attend one day of the conference and $130 to attend the whole conference.  For more information, see here
 
American Psychological Association Conference August 8-11
The American Psychological Association Conference is being held in Chicago this summer between August 8-11.  This is a great opportunity to delve deeper and learn more about the field of psychology and the interesting research being conducted.  Registration is $80 for student members.  For more information, please see here

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?   RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
  
Interested in getting involved in Professional Psychological Associations?
Students are strongly encouraged to become student members of professional organizations and attend professional psychology conferences.  Membership in these professional organizations often include some benefits including subscriptions to organizational journals and newsletters, full access to organizational websites, and discounts for conference registration.  These conferences and memberships are opportunities to learn more about the field and demonstrate your interest in pursuing graduate studies in these fields.  You can find a list of APA divisions here, which often have student-membership opportunities.  Some examples of other student membership opportunities include organizations such as: 
Paid Psychology Research Study
Participate in a 1-hour Reasoning Ability Study with a friend. Both participants will receive an $8 Starbucks or Chipotle gift card. To let us know of your interest, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/xVFcP2KDaGMWVbKy8 and list your friend's name at the end. We will contact you both for scheduling.
 
The link has all the relevant information.
Research Study Participants Needed!
Northwestern University researchers are looking for individuals 18-65 years old for research studies in noninvasive brain stimulation. If you are interested, please contact: lhn@northwestern.edu or 312-503-5613.  Please see the flyer here.
 
Volunteer Intern Opportunity!
The Developmental Mechanisms Program at the Department of Medical Social Sciences in Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking volunteer interns to support several longitudinal projects focused on child development, mental health, and language development. We are seeking candidates who are interested in gaining research and/or clinical experience and are able to volunteer for approximately 10 hours/week in our downtown office. The attached flier includes additional details about the internship opportunity and a direct link to our application, which will be open until Friday, April 19.
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, visit here.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390 but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall.
The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago.  Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here
 
Participate in a Psychology Study for PAY!
What do I do? Attend two 1.5-hour sessions where you will complete a computerized task, watch a short film clip, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded. You must speak English fluently. What do I get? $30 Amazon Gift Card. If interested, please contact us at: zglab@luc.edu.
 
Black Women College Students Research Participants
Lincoln Hill, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Loyola University Chicago is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring factors related to the well-being of Black women college students. Participants will be compensated $20 for their participation. Eligibility for this study includes: being 18 years or older, self-identify as a Black woman, and currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program at a predominantly White institution. Participants will be asked to attend a 30-minute in-person training on the study; complete an online survey lasting approximately 10-15 minutes; and complete short (5-minutes or less) online diary entries for 14-days on wellbeing. If you’re interested in participating in the study or have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Lincoln Hill at lhill10@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Associate Position
The University of Illinois Chicago is looking to hire a Research Associate to start July 2019 in the Addiction Research and Treatment Laboratory, directed by Dr. Margaret Wardle.  This is a full-time, entry level, NIH-funded position on clinical addiction research and involves both treatment and non-treatment studies of addiction. Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Neuroscience or a related major and entry level knowledge of research methods. For more information about this job and to apply, see here.
 
Paid Undergraduate Psychology Research Internship
The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering an 8-week paid Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience this summer focused on child clinical and pediatric psychology that is sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Please share the attached flyer with any students who might be a good candidate for these positions. Applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in science, including first-generation students, low-income students, and students from other diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
Research Assistant Position
NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL is currently seeking Research Assistants in the GyRL (Gynecological Research Laboratory). Prior research assistants in our lab have continued their trajectory after gaining admission to the leading medical and graduate programs. This is a paid position and eligible for benefits. The GyRL has investigated novel diagnostic methods and conducted treatment studies for pelvic pain. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain. Currently, we are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology or medical health sciences. Organizational, writing, communication and computer skills are essential. Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, resume and names of at least three references. For more information, please see http://cureperiodpain.org contact Dr. Hellman at khellman@northshore.org
 
Behavioral Assessment Manager Position at Rush
The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., “Shows” and “Does”) of Miller’s pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. For more information about this position, please see the posting here.    
 
Research Assistant Position
The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2019. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. RA responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.  Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu. Please see the full positing here.
 
Team Advisor Position at National Student Leadership Conference
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 and psychology/neuroscience. We are currently in the process of hiring undergraduate staff for this summer for Team Advisor (TA) position to work with high school students.  This is an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology/ neuroscience/ health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here: https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-opportunities/
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) research team, working with Dr. Grayson Holmbeck! Our study investigates psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending research meetings. This is a paid position ($12.00/hour) that provides a comprehensive experience in several different aspects of psychological research. Visit our website for more information: http://chatslab.weebly.com/ Please see the complete posting here. If you are interested in applying, please contact: Colleen Driscoll at cbechtel@luc.edu or Alexa Stern at astern4@luc.edu.
 
Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see here. Please direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org.
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants who speak Spanish. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and young adults in low-income, racially/ethnically diverse neighborhoods.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu
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April 1, 2019

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Fall Registration Starts Soon!
Fall Registration is coming soon!  Now is the time to make an appointment with your psychology department faculty advisor. Checkout the new Major and Minor Checklists or the Psychology Course Matrix.  They include several new classes to be offered next year including:
 
New Course PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology I) offered Fall 2019, and PSYC 386 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology II) offered Spring 2020.
Having trouble passing PYSC 304 Statistics? The goal of this course sequence is to improve math skills and mathematical thinking, while teaching you statistics and other math you need to know to be successful in psychology, in a comfortable, supportive (but also challenging!) atmosphere.  Dr. Anne Sutter will teach the course sequence this year. If you successfully complete the 2-course sequence, you will satisfy the requirement for PSYC 304 and one required ancillary math class.  Successful completion of only the first semester will satisfy one ancillary math requirement. Admission to the course is by instructor permission only.  If you have questions about this course, or are interested in enrolling, please email Dr. Sutter at asutter@luc.edu
 
PSYC 312 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience – ADV LAB GROUP A
This course is a laboratory practicum in the techniques of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on electrophysiological and hemodynamic methods of measuring nervous system function during cognitive and behavioral tasks and the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation. Prerequisites:  PSYC 306 and PSYC 382
 
PSYC 332 Affective Neuroscience – GROUP B
Affective experiences promote human adaptability and survival, and healthy emotion function is critical to promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. The course will provide an overview of fundamental neurobiological correlates associated with emotion function and processing affective stimuli. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PSYC 350 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – GROUP B
An overview of theory and research relevant to the study of the developing child through the use of neuroscience methods; topics may include: brain plasticity and maturation, sensorimotor systems, attention, memory, executive function, language, social cognition, and typical and atypical development. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PHIL 279/PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision Making – GROUP A
One of our most popular classes that has recently been in short supply that counts both as a Group A Lecture and the CORE Tier II Philosophical Knowledge requirement is now in plentiful supply in both in person and online formats.  This course is a fantastic addition to your major if you are interested in cognitive or social psychology, psychology in the law or neuroscience where the topic of judgment and decision making is central.  You may sign up for either PHIL 279 or PSYC 279 and will receive all the credit mentioned above.
            PSYC 279 – MoWeFr 9:20 – 10:10a – Granot
            PSYC 279 – MoWeFr 11:30-12:20p – Winget
            PSYC 279 – MoWeFr 12:35 – 1:25p – Huntsinger
            PHIL 279 – TuTh 2:30-3:45p – Linn
            PHIL 279 – TuTh 4 – 5:15p – Linn
            PHIL 279 – Online (sec 3) – Linn
            PHIL 279 – Online (sec 4) – Linn
 
Don’t have a faculty advisor?  Find out how to get one here.
 
SUMMER 2019 PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
Have you considered taking some pressure off your regular schedule by taking a class during the summer? More focus and smaller classes make for a better experience.  Some are offered online. Taught by some of our best professors.
SUMMER SESSION A CLASSES (May 20 – June 28)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology, Leach - WTC, Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Gobel, Group A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities, Huntsinger - Online
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology, Mallet, GROUP B - Online
  • PSYC 304 Statistics, Steidl - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35pm  
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Winget - LSC, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition, Dye, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/ Wed/Thurs 3:35-5:45pm
  • PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental Psychology, Nesi, GROUP B - LSC, Mon/Wed, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology, Sandberg, GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
SUMMER SESSION B CLASSES (July 1 – August 9)
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Steidl, GROUP A - LSC, Mon/ Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am
  • PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology, Miura, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
  • PSYC304 Statistics, Behmer - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20-2:00pm
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Griskell - LSC,Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 321 Lab in Social Psychology, Yoon. GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8:20-10:35am

EVENTS

Community and Campus Perspectives on Sexual Assault Event
April 1, 3:30-5:00pm, Cuneo 312
The Committee on Diversity Affairs & the Department of Psychology will be hosting #MeToo. Now What? an event focused on community and campus perspectives on sexual assault.  Panelists will include Maritza Reyes, the Director of the Sexual Assault Program, Robin Berman, Senior Health Educator and Advocacy Coordinator, Professor Christine George from the Center for Urban Research and Learning, and Professor Robyn Mallet from the Psychology Department. The event will take place on April 1 in Cuneo 312 from 3:30-5:00pm. For more information, see here.
 
Neuroscience Seminars: April 2 and April 9, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
April 2nd, Loyola Professor Joe Vukov, PhD, will be presenting “What is the difference between death and brain death?”  For more information, about Dr. Vukov and his work, see here.  In addition, on April 9th, Loyola Professor Monsheel Sodhi, PhD, wil be presenting, “Stress, RNA editing and the Glutamate System.”  Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance Event, April 3, Cuneo 210, 4:30-5:45pm
On Wednesday, April 3, 3019, Dr. Roseanna Sommers from the University of Chicago will be giving a talk on Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance. This event will be held from 4:30-5:45 in Cuneo 210. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychology. For additional information, please contact Dr. Loretta Stalens at lstalen@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.
 
Diversifying Psychology Event, DePaul University, April 26, 2019
Applications due March 31, 2019
DePaul University will be hosting a Diversifying Psychology event on Friday, April 26, 2019. Junior and Senior students who are from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This program will contribute to participants’ academic and professional readiness for graduate school. Online applications are due March 31, 2019. For more information about this event and the requirements, please see here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Student Volunteers needed for MPA April 11-13!
The Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) is looking for student volunteers for the annual conference taking place at The Palmer House Hotel, Chicago April 11 – 13 2019.  Volunteers can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849a4ae23abff2-mpa2018 In return for doing your volunteer hours, you will receive $30 in cash after you have worked your shift.
 
The link has all the relevant information.
Research Study Participants Needed!
Northwestern University researchers are looking for individuals 18-65 years old for research studies in noninvasive brain stimulation. If you are interested, please contact: lhn@northwestern.edu or 312-503-5613.  Please see the flyer here.
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, visit here.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390 but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall. The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here
 
Participate in a Psychology Study for PAY!
What do I do? Attend two 1.5-hour sessions where you will complete a computerized task, watch a short film clip, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded. You must speak English fluently. What do I get? $30 Amazon Gift Card. If interested, please contact us at: zglab@luc.edu.
 
Black Women College Students Research Participants
Lincoln Hill, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Loyola University Chicago is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring factors related to the well-being of Black women college students. Participants will be compensated $20 for their participation. Eligibility for this study includes: being 18 years or older, self-identify as a Black woman, and currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program at a predominantly White institution. Participants will be asked to attend a 30-minute in-person training on the study; complete an online survey lasting approximately 10-15 minutes; and complete short (5-minutes or less) online diary entries for 14-days on wellbeing. If you’re interested in participating in the study or have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Lincoln Hill at lhill10@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Assistant Position
NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL is currently seeking Research Assistants in the GyRL (Gynecological Research Laboratory). Prior research assistants in our lab have continued their trajectory after gaining admission to the leading medical and graduate programs. This is a paid position and eligible for benefits. The GyRL has investigated novel diagnostic methods and conducted treatment studies for pelvic pain. The laboratory uses MRI, EEG, psychophysiology and endocrinology to understand the causes of pelvic pain. Currently, we are seeking candidates with research experience in psychology or medical health sciences. Organizational, writing, communication and computer skills are essential. Strong support will be provided to allow development of a publication track record with opportunities for advancement. NorthShore University HealthySystem is located in Evanston, IL. Applicants will be required to send a cover letter stating potential educational goals, resume and names of at least three references. For more information, please see http://cureperiodpain.org contact Dr. Hellman at khellman@northshore.org
 
Behavioral Assessment Manager Position at Rush
The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., “Shows” and “Does”) of Miller’s pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. For more information about this position, please see the posting here
 
Research Assistant Position
The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2019. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. RA responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.  Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu. Please see the full positing here.
 
Team Advisor Position at National Student Leadership Conference
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 and psychology/neuroscience. We are currently in the process of hiring undergraduate staff for this summer for Team Advisor (TA) position to work with high school students.  This is an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology/ neuroscience/ health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here: https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-opportunities/
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) research team, working with Dr. Grayson Holmbeck! Our study investigates psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending research meetings. This is a paid position ($12.00/hour) that provides a comprehensive experience in several different aspects of psychological research. Visit our website for more information: http://chatslab.weebly.com/ Please see the complete posting here. If you are interested in applying, please contact: Colleen Driscoll at cbechtel@luc.edu or Alexa Stern at astern4@luc.edu.
 
Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see here. Please direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org.
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants who speak Spanish. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and young adults in low-income, racially/ethnically diverse neighborhoods.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu
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March 15, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship Class - Application due March 15th, 2019 - TODAY!
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 15th for the Fall 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu Please see the flyer here.​
 
Fall Registration Starts Soon!
Fall Registration is coming soon!  Now is the time to make an appointment with your psychology department faculty advisor. Checkout the new Major and Minor Checklists or the Psychology Course Matrix.  They include several new classes to be offered next year including:
 
PSYC 312 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience – ADV LAB GROUP A
This course is a laboratory practicum in the techniques of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on electrophysiological and hemodynamic methods of measuring nervous system function during cognitive and behavioral tasks and the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation. Prerequisites:  PSYC 306 and PSYC 382
 
PSYC 332 Affective Neuroscience – GROUP B
Affective experiences promote human adaptability and survival, and healthy emotion function is critical to promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. The course will provide an overview of fundamental neurobiological correlates associated with emotion function and processing affective stimuli. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PSYC 350 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – GROUP B
An overview of theory and research relevant to the study of the developing child through the use of neuroscience methods; topics may include: brain plasticity and maturation, sensorimotor systems, attention, memory, executive function, language, social cognition, and typical and atypical development. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
Don’t have a faculty advisor?  Find out how to get one here.
 
Fall 2019 Internship Class - Application due March 15th, 2019 - TODAY!
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 15th for the Fall 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu Please see the flyer here.​
 
SUMMER 2019 PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
Have you considered taking some pressure off your regular schedule by taking a class during the summer? More focus and smaller classes make for a better experience.  Some are offered online. Taught by some of our best professors.
SUMMER SESSION A CLASSES (May 20 – June 28)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology, Leach - WTC, Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Gobel, Group A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities, Huntsinger - Online
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology, Mallet, GROUP B - Online
  • PSYC 304 Statistics, Steidl - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35pm  
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Winget - LSC, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition, Dye, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/ Wed/Thurs 3:35-5:45pm
  • PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental Psychology, Nesi, GROUP B - LSC, Mon/Wed, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology, Sandberg, GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
SUMMER SESSION B CLASSES (July 1 – August 9)
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Steidl, GROUP A - LSC, Mon/ Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am
  • PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology, Miura, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
  • PSYC304 Statistics, Behmer - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20-2:00pm
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Griskell - LSC,Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 321 Lab in Social Psychology, Yoon. GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8:20-10:35am

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: March 19 and March 26, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
On March 19, Loyola Professor Heather Wheeler, PhD, from the Department of Biology, Computer Science and Public Health Service, will be presenting her work on genetics. Neuroscience Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Cuneo 109. In addition, on March 26, Loyola Professor Wei-Ming Yu from the Biology Department will be presenting her work on neural circuit development and how disease or injury affects circuit structure and function.  Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Frontiers of Science Day Keynote Speaker Lee Dugatkin
Tuesday, March 26 at 4pm, Galvin Auditorium
This year, the Frontiers of Science Day will be having Lee Dugatkin as the keynote speaker. For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Lyudmila Trut has been the lead scientist on this work since 1959, and together with biologist and historian of science, Lee Dugatkin, she tells the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all. Dugatkin wrote the book “How to Tame a Fox” which describes research in a captive Russian Fox colony where they selected for tameness that involved a series of behavioral traits. 
 
Neuroscience Graduate School Session with Dr. Redish, March 29, 2019, 4pm, WTC
Before University of Minnesota Neuroscience Professor, Dr. David Redish presents at the Loyola Neuroscience Banquet he will be offering an informal session based on his recent paper Demystifying graduate school: Navigating an PhD in neuroscience and beyond for people interested in attending graduate school on Friday, March 29th at 4PM at the WTC (exact location TBD). If you are interested in attending this informal session, please click the link to register
 
Loyola Annual Neuroscience Banquet, March 29, 2019, 5:30pm, WTC
Loyola Neuroscience Society invites you to the 8th Annual Neuroscience Banquet on Friday, March 29th from 5:30pm at Beane Hall located at the Water Tower Campus. Join other students, faculty, and the neuroscience community in this wonderful reception. This event is free for Loyola and non-Loyola students, so be sure to invite your friends! Come enjoy a performance from the Acafellas, a formal dinner, and a presentation from a keynote speaker, University of Minnesota’s Dr. David Redish, who will be presenting on "The neuroscience of decision making: how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong". Seats are filling up quickly, so be sure to register now! You can register for the banquet here,
 
Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance Event, April 3, Cuneo 210, 4:30-5:45
On Wednesday, April 3, 3019, Dr. Roseanna Sommers from the University of Chicago will be giving a talk on Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance. This event will be held from 4:30-5:45 in Cuneo 210. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychology. For additional information, please contact Dr. Loretta Stalens at lstalen@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.
 
Diversifying Psychology Event, DePaul University, April 26, 2019
Applications due March 31, 2019
DePaul University will be hosting a Diversifying Psychology event on Friday, April 26, 2019. Junior and Senior students who are from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This program will contribute to participants’ academic and professional readiness for graduate school. Online applications are due March 31, 2019. For more information about this event and the requirements, please see here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Research Study Participants Needed!
Northwestern University researchers are looking for individuals 18-65 years old for research studies in noninvasive brain stimulation. If you are interested, please contact: lhn@northwestern.edu or 312-503-5613.  Please see the flyer here.
 
Psi Chi Leadership Opportunity- Application due Friday, March 22, 2019
Are you looking to get more involved at Loyola through a leadership position? Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year for executive board member positions. To apply, please fill out the following application. Deadline for application is Friday, March 22. Email Psi Chi President Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.edu)with any questions. Good luck!
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, visit here.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390 but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall.
The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to: Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here. 
 
Teaching Programs- deadline March 15, 2019
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation offers two teaching programs. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits college graduates with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms. The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with MIT, offers competency-based master’s in education programs in middle and secondary school biology, chemistry, and mathematics teacher education. Fellows receive a financial stipend, tuition assistance, and mentoring.  Deadlines for both of these programs are March 15, 2019. For more information, see here.
 
Participate in a Psychology Study for PAY!
What do I do? Attend two 1.5-hour sessions where you will complete a computerized task, watch a short film clip, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded. You must speak English fluently. What do I get? $30 Amazon Gift Card. If interested, please contact us at: zglab@luc.edu.
 
Black Women College Students Research Participants
Lincoln Hill, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Loyola University Chicago is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring factors related to the well-being of Black women college students. Participants will be compensated $20 for their participation. Eligibility for this study includes: being 18 years or older, self-identify as a Black woman, and currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program at a predominantly White institution. Participants will be asked to attend a 30-minute in-person training on the study; complete an online survey lasting approximately 10-15 minutes; and complete short (5-minutes or less) online diary entries for 14-days on wellbeing. If you’re interested in participating in the study or have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Lincoln Hill at lhill10@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Behavioral Assessment Manager Position at Rush
The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., “Shows” and “Does”) of Miller’s pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. For more information about this position, please see the posting here
 
Research Assistant Position
The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2019. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. RA responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.  Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.eduPlease see the full positing here.
 
Team Advisor Position at National Student Leadership Conference
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 and psychology/neuroscience. We are currently in the process of hiring undergraduate staff for this summer for Team Advisor (TA) position to work with high school students.  This is an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology/ neuroscience/ health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here: https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-opportunities/
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) research team, working with Dr. Grayson Holmbeck! Our study investigates psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending research meetings. This is a paid position ($12.00/hour) that provides a comprehensive experience in several different aspects of psychological research. Visit our website for more information: http://chatslab.weebly.com/ Please see the complete posting here. If you are interested in applying, please contact: Colleen Driscoll at cbechtel@luc.edu or Alexa Stern at astern4@luc.edu.
 
Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see here. Please direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org.
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and young adults in low-income, racially/ethnically diverse neighborhoods.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu
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March 1, 2019

Welcome to Spring Break!

Why not take some of you down time over the next week to think about what’s coming soon… Fall Registration!  Now is the time to make an appointment with your psychology department faculty advisor. Checkout the new Major and Minor Checklists or the Psychology Course Matrix.  They include several new classes to be offered next year including:
 
PSYC 312 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience – ADV LAB GROUP A
This course is a laboratory practicum in the techniques of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on electrophysiological and hemodynamic methods of measuring nervous system function during cognitive and behavioral tasks and the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation. Prerequisites:  PSYC 306 and PSYC 382
 
PSYC 332 Affective Neuroscience – GROUP B
Affective experiences promote human adaptability and survival, and healthy emotion function is critical to promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. The course will provide an overview of fundamental neurobiological correlates associated with emotion function and processing affective stimuli. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
PSYC 350 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – GROUP B
An overview of theory and research relevant to the study of the developing child through the use of neuroscience methods; topics may include: brain plasticity and maturation, sensorimotor systems, attention, memory, executive function, language, social cognition, and typical and atypical development. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, NEUR 101 (PSYC/ BIOL 202)
 
Don’t have a faculty advisor?  Find out how to get one here.
 
Fall 2019 Internship Class - Application due March 15th, 2019
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 15th for the Fall 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu Please see the flyer here.​
 

SUMMER 2019 PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

Have you considered taking some pressure off your regular schedule by taking a class during the summer? More focus and smaller classes make for a better experience.  Some are offered online. Taught by some of our best professors.
 
SUMMER SESSION A CLASSES (May 20 – June 28)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology,  Leach - WTC, Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Gobel, Group A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities, Huntsinger - Online
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology, Mallet, GROUP B - Online
  • PSYC 304 Statistics, Steidl - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35pm  
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Winget - LSC, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition, Dye, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/ Wed/Thurs 3:35-5:45pm
  • PSYC 318 Lab in Developmental Psychology, Nesi, GROUP B - LSC, Mon/Wed, 6:00-9:15pm
  • PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology, Sandberg, GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
SUMMER SESSION B CLASSES (July 1 – August 9)
  • NEUR 101 (Formerly PSYC 202) Introduction to Neuroscience, Steidl, GROUP A - LSC, Mon/ Tues/Wed 8:20-10:35am
  • PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology, Miura, GROUP A - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:10-3:20pm
  • PSYC304 Statistics, Behmer - LSC, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20-2:00pm
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods, Griskell - LSC,Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45-12:55pm
  • PSYC 321 Lab in Social Psychology, Yoon. GROUP B - LSC, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8:20-10:35am

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: March 12 and March 19, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on March 12 as Loyola Professor Mark Albert, PhD presents, “The power of computational principles: how the same efficient coding algorithm helps explain neural processing of color, binocular, visual spatiotemporal, audio, and internally generated patterns of neural activity.” In addition, on March 19, Loyola Professor Heather Wheeler, PhD, from the Department of Biology, Computer Science and Public Health Service, will be presenting  her work on genetics. Neuroscience Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Cuneo 109. Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Frontiers of Science Day Keynote Speaker Lee Dugatkin: March 26
This year, the Frontiers of Science Day will be having Lee Dugatkin as the keynote speaker.  Dugatkin wrote the book “How to Tame a Fox” which describes research in a captive Russian Fox colony where they selected for tameness that involved a series of behavioral traits. 
 
Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance Event, April 3, Cuneo 210, 4:30-5:45
On Wednesday, April 3, 3019, Dr. Roseanna Sommers from the University of Chicago will be giving a talk on Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance. This event will be held from 4:30-5:45 in Cuneo 210. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychology. For additional information, please contact Dr. Loretta Stalens at lstalen@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.
 
Diversifying Psychology Event, DePaul University, April 26, 2019
Applications due March 31, 2019
DePaul University will be hosting a Diversifying Psychology event on Friday, April 26, 2019. Junior and Senior students who are from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This program will contribute to participants’ academic and professional readiness for graduate school. Online applications are due March 31, 2019. For more information about this event and the requirements, please see here.
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

 
Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP)
- Application due March 1, 2019
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Pharmacology
Application due March 8, 2019
Loyola University offers a Summer Research Program focused in pharmacology. The successful applicant will conduct a 10-week laboratory-based research project in conjunction with a faculty mentor from the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL.  Students will attend weekly professional development seminars, a regional pharmacology conference, and a pharmacology careers panel discussion. Students will also have an opportunity to tour a Chicago area pharmaceutical company. This fellowship is designed to provide students with hands-on biomedical research experience and an introduction to the career opportunities available in pharmacology research. This program is ideal for students who may have limited research opportunities in their own college or university. There is a $5,200 stipend with this fellowship. For more information, see here.
 
Psi Chi Leadership Opportunity- Application due Friday, March 22
Are you looking to get more involved at Loyola through a leadership position? Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year for executive board member positions. To apply, please fill out the following application. Deadline for application is Friday, March 22. Email Psi Chi President Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.edu) with any questions. Good luck!
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, visit here.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall. The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to: Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here
 
Teaching Programs- deadline March 15, 2019
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation offers two teaching programs. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits college graduates with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms. The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with MIT, offers competency-based master’s in education programs in middle and secondary school biology, chemistry, and mathematics teacher education. Fellows receive a financial stipend, tuition assistance, and mentoring.  Deadlines for both of these programs are March 15, 2019. For more information, see here.
 
Participate in a Psychology Study for PAY!
What do I do? Attend two 1.5-hour sessions where you will complete a computerized task, watch a short film clip, answer some surveys, and your EEG will be recorded. You must speak English fluently. What do I get? $30 Amazon Gift Card. If interested, please contact us at: zglab@luc.edu.
 
Black Women College Students Research Participants
Lincoln Hill, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Loyola University Chicago is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring factors related to the well-being of Black women college students. Participants will be compensated $20 for their participation. Eligibility for this study includes: being 18 years or older, self-identify as a Black woman, and currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program at a predominantly White institution. Participants will be asked to attend a 30-minute in-person training on the study; complete an online survey lasting approximately 10-15 minutes; and complete short (5-minutes or less) online diary entries for 14-days on wellbeing. If you’re interested in participating in the study or have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Lincoln Hill at lhill10@luc.edu. Please see the flyer here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Behavioral Assessment Manager Position at Rush
The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., “Shows” and “Does”) of Miller’s pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. For more information about this position, please see the posting here
 
Research Assistant Position
The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2019. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. RA responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.  Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at:  http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu. Please see the full positing here.
 
Team Advisor Position at National Student Leadership Conference
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 and psychology/neuroscience. We are currently in the process of hiring undergraduate staff for this summer for Team Advisor (TA) position to work with high school students.  This is an amazing employment experience and networking opportunity for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology/ neuroscience/ health sciences. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here: https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-opportunities/
 
Research Assistant(s) Needed for a Loyola Psychology Research Lab
Become a member of the Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (CHATS) research team, working with Dr. Grayson Holmbeck! Our study investigates psychosocial, family, peer, and neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with spina bifida. Responsibilities include going on home visits and working with families, data collection, data entry, conducting brief neuropsychological assessments, preparation of research materials, and attending research meetings. This is a paid position ($12.00/hour) that provides a comprehensive experience in several different aspects of psychological research. Visit our website for more information: http://chatslab.weebly.com/ Please see the complete posting here. If you are interested in applying, please contact: Colleen Driscoll at cbechtel@luc.edu or Alexa Stern at astern4@luc.edu.
 
Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work fromMay 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see herePlease direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org.
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistant Opportunity!
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and young adults in low-income, racially/ethnically diverse neighborhoods.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Zahra Naqi at znaqi@luc.edu and Prof. Li-Grining at cligrining@luc.edu
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February 15, 2019

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: February 19, February 26, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on February 19 as Northwestern Professor, Melissa Hebscher, PhD, presents “Neural correlates of autobiographical memory retrieval”. In addition, on February 26, Northwestern’s Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD, will present, “Processing Stress-Related Memories in Hippocampal-Cortical Circuits.” Neuroscience Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Cuneo 109. Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Frontiers of Science Day Keynote Speaker Lee Dugatkin: March 26
This year, the Frontiers of Science Day will be having Lee Dugatkin as the keynote speaker.  Dugatkin wrote the book “How to Tame a Fox” which describes research in a captive Russian Fox colony where they selected for tameness that involved a series of behavioral traits.  

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Pharmacology
Application due March 8, 2019
Loyola University offers a Summer Research Program focused in pharmacology. The successful applicant will conduct a 10-week laboratory-based research project in conjunction with a faculty mentor from the Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL.  Students will attend weekly professional development seminars, a regional pharmacology conference, and a pharmacology careers panel discussion. Students will also have an opportunity to tour a Chicago area pharmaceutical company. This fellowship is designed to provide students with hands-on biomedical research experience and an introduction to the career opportunities available in pharmacology research. This program is ideal for students who may have limited research opportunities in their own college or university. There is a $5,200 stipend with this fellowship. For more information, see here.
 
Spend Fall 2019 Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC, Applications due February 25
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. Fall 2019 applications due by February 25.  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. Please see the posting here.
 
Fall 2019 Internship Class - Application due March 15th, 2019
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 15th for the Fall 2019 semester. This is a final deadline and will not be extended.  Please visit this linkand 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu Please see the flyer here.
 
Psi Chi Leadership Opportunity- Application due Friday, March 22
Are you looking to get more involved at Loyola through a leadership position? Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year for executive board member positions. To apply, please fill out the following applicationDeadline for application is Friday, March 22. Email Psi Chi President Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.eduwith any questions. Good luck!
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience-Deadline February 15
Shirley RyanLab Summer offers an internship in Engineering and Neuroscience, with a focus on the research experience. Students will be integrated into a research team focusing on issues in engineering and neuroscience within one of several laboratories. Students are assigned a research project and are guided by their research advisor over the course of the summer. At the end of the program, students present the results of their research to their peers and the research community. Internships run for two 10-week sessions during the summer. This summer two sessions will be offered: May 20 – July 26 and June 17 – August 23. Interns will be able to select which session they prefer. Interns will be paid a total of $5200 for the 10 weeks. For more information, see here.
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP) - Application due March 1, 2019
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JsyrQzLNj_uSiQCYl2D3oUHhLuTNRGTkS_9CBPqyfV8/mobilebasic?usp=gmail.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity!
CYA (College Year in Athens) will begin offering Psychology courses starting this fall. The Biology of Consciousness, a Neuroscience/Psychology course, will be offered in the Fall of 2019, taught by visiting faculty Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Ph.D., a Professor at the Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Trauma and the Remaking of the Self will be added to CYA’s course offerings in the Spring of 2020. This course will be taught by Eleni Koukouna, professional psychologist with extensive practice with refugees, migrants, and unaccompanied minors. Please direct questions to: Isabelle Bitman at ibitman@cyathens.org
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
  1. School Psychology – Ph.D.(APA Accredited) and Ed.S.
  2. Educational Psychology – Master's degree
  3. Human Development Ph.D.(brochure)
  4. Inquiry Methodology (Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods) – Ph.D. and Master's degree
  5. Learning Sciences – Ph.D.and master’s degree,
  6. School Counseling – master’s degree (MPCAC Accredited),
  7. Mental Health Counseling – master’s degree (see brochure) (MPCAC Accredited), and
  8. Counseling Psychology –Ph.D. (see brochure) (APA Accredited)
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure can be found here

Teaching Programs- deadline March 15, 2019
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation offers two teaching programs. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits college graduates with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms. The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with MIT, offers competency-based master’s in education programs in middle and secondary school biology, chemistry, and mathematics teacher education. Fellows receive a financial stipend, tuition assistance, and mentoring.  Deadlines for both of these programs are March 15, 2019. For more information, see here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

University of Chicago Part-Time Research Assistant Positions - Applications due February 22, 2019
Dr. Susan Levine and Dr. Sian Beilock at the University of Chicago are currently hiring part-time research assistants to work with us in conducting assessments with children in schools this fall.
Cover letters and resumes/CVs are requested by Friday, February 22, 2019 and should be sent to tberkowitz@uchicago.eduFor more information see the posting here.

Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors Opportunity apply now!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). This is an evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Counselors will receive extensive clinical training. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. 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. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until filled. For more information, see herePlease direct questions to Caitlyn Clark: ADHDSTP@cchmc.org

Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the Child Welfare Specialist posting.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org

Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the flyer for more information about these positions.

Research Assistants and Project Coordinator
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants and a project coordinator. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods. See the flyer for more info. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu.
 
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February 1, 2019

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: February 5, February 12, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on February 5th as Lei Wang, PhD, presents “Multi-modal imaging and the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders”. In addition, On February 12, Northwestern’s Carola Salvi, PhD will be presenting, “The neuroscience behind creative ideas”. Neuroscience Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Cuneo 109. Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Frontiers of Science Day Keynote Speaker Lee Dugatkin: March 26
This year, the Frontiers of Science Day will be having Lee Dugatkin as the keynote speaker.  Dugatkin wrote the book “How to Tame a Fox” which describes research in a captive Russian Fox colony where they selected for tameness that involved a series of behavioral traits. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Fall 2019 Internship Class - Application due March 15th, 2019
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 15th for the Fall 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Psi Chi Applications due February 8, 2019
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in psychology. Students are eligible to apply if they have (1) a major or minor in psychology, and (2) have completed at least 3 semesters of coursework (Spring 2019 does not count) and 9 credit hours (3 courses) in psychology (at least 6 hours at Loyola, and (3) have an overall GPA of 3.6 (all courses) and 3.5 in psychology courses. Please follow this link for further information about applying https://www.luc.edu/psychology/resources/undergraduateclubs/psichi/ Applications will be accepted from January 1 to Feb 8.
 
NYU Summer 2019 Research Training Program, Applications due Feb 1, 2019
NYU’s Steinhardt is hosting a summer research training program for rising college seniors or recent graduates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in applied psychology and closely related fields.  This is an 8-week program taking place from June 3-July 26, 2019. This program involves opportunities for research mentorship, doctoral program preparation, and academic career exploration.  Accepted students will receive a $5,000 stipend, round trip transportation costs through the tri-state area, and free GRE prep courses or test registration costs. Applications are due on February 1, 2019. For more information, see here.
 
Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience-Deadline February 15
Shirley RyanLab Summer offers an internship in Engineering and Neuroscience, with a focus on the research experience. Students will be integrated into a research team focusing on issues in engineering and neuroscience within one of several laboratories. Students are assigned a research project and are guided by their research advisor over the course of the summer. At the end of the program, students present the results of their research to their peers and the research community. Internships run for two 10-week sessions during the summer. This summer two sessions will be offered: May 20 – July 26 and June 17 – August 23. Interns will be able to select which session they prefer. Interns will be paid a total of $5200 for the 10 weeks. For more information, see here.
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP)
- Application due March 1, 2019
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
SMiLE Opportunity  
Supported Mindful Learning (SMiLe) is an intervention for students who are feeling sad, down, or distressed. The program entails 8 weeks of using Headspace, an online/mobile application delivering brief, guided, themed mindfulness activities, and connecting with a small peer group (in person and online, through a hidden Facebook Group) to give and receive encouragement and support.  Participants earn research credits (Psych 101 or 100) and/or financial compensation for completing 4 monthly surveys and EEG recordings in order to understand how the program optimally benefits students. See attached flyer. To see if you are eligible, take this quick screening: https://surveys.luc.edu/opinio6/s?s=69450  To inquire, contact the IMPACT Lab at impact@luc.edu, or 773-508-3020.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JsyrQzLNj_uSiQCYl2D3oUHhLuTNRGTkS_9CBPqyfV8/mobilebasic?usp=gmail.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs. Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
   
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure about the program is attached. 
 
Teaching Programs- deadline March 15, 2019
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation offers two teaching programs. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits college graduates with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms. The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with MIT, offers competency-based master’s in education programs in middle and secondary school biology, chemistry, and mathematics teacher education. Fellows receive a financial stipend, tuition assistance, and mentoring.  Deadlines for both of these programs are March 15, 2019. For more information, see here.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Part-time Position in Clinical/Forensic Psychology with Gardner Psychological Associates
Mary Gardner, PsyD is accepting applications for an office assistant position at her private forensic psychology practice in downtown Chicago. Dr. Gardner is open to accepting junior and senior undergraduates interested in psychology who would like to gain experience in scoring and interpreting psychological tests. This position is ideal for students interested in forensic psychology. The position would be for 1-2 days per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays beginning in January 2019 and lasting through at least the summer of 2019. The pay is $15/hour. Please see the attached job description for full details. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Gardner at: doctormgardner@aol.com
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the attached Child Welfare Specialist attachment.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistants and Project Coordinator
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants and a project coordinator. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods. See attached flyer for more info. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu.
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January 15, 2018

WELCOME BACK!
 
I hope all of you had a fun and restful break.  One quick reminder that PSYC 397/399 independent study paperwork is due this Thursday by 5pm.  For more details on these classes and the necessary forms which must be submitted by your mentor visit here.

EVENTS

Neuroscience Seminars: January 22 and January 29, Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on January 22 as Loyola Alum Brian Sweis, PhD from the University of Minnesota presents, “Translational Neuroeconomics: Characterizing Multiple Valuations Systems in Neuropsychiatric Disorders”. Also, on January 29, Northwestern University Professor Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD, will present, “Processing Stress-Related Memories in Hippocampal-Cortical Circuits.”  Neuroscience Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Cuneo 109. Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, New Orleans, LA, January 18-19, 2019
On January 18-19, 2019, there will be a Diversifying Clinical Psychology event in New Orleans, LA.  This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology.  Students will receive feedback on their CV, learn about applying to graduate school, participate in a Q&A panel with current Department of Clinical Training (DCT)s, present research posters, and network with DCTs.  The networking event allows students to meet with DCTs and learn about different doctoral programs.  For more information, see the attached flier.  https://pacificu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I9e168opchcNmJ. Please direct questions to: email cudcpdcp@gmail.com.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
Weekend Retreat- application deadline January 22; retreat February 15-17
The office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is recruiting students to participate in a free, weekend retreat focused on leadership development through a social equity and identity-conscious lens. The People’s Institute is now in its 7th year at Loyola and is open to graduate and undergraduate students from all backgrounds! Application deadline is January 22nd and the retreat takes place from Friday, February 15th – Sunday, February 17th at the LUREC campus in Woodstock, IL. Here’s the application link – https://orgsync.com/72155/forms/317829
 
Psi Chi Applications due February 8, 2019
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in psychology. Students are eligible to apply if they have (1) a major or minor in psychology, and (2) have completed at least 3 semesters of coursework (Spring 2019 does not count) and 9 credit hours (3 courses) in psychology (at least 6 hours at Loyola, and (3) have an overall GPA of 3.6 (all courses) and 3.5 in psychology courses. Please follow this link for further information about applying https://www.luc.edu/psychology/resources/undergraduateclubs/psichi/ Applications will be accepted from January 1 to Feb 8.
 
NYU Summer 2019 Research Training Program, Applications due Feb 1, 2019
NYU’s Steinhardt is hosting a summer research training program for rising college seniors or recent graduates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in applied psychology and closely related fields.  This is an 8-week program taking place from June 3-July 26, 2019. This program involves opportunities for research mentorship, doctoral program preparation, and academic career exploration.  Accepted students will receive a $5,000 stipend, round trip transportation costs through the tri-state area, and free GRE prep courses or test registration costs. Applications are due on February 1, 2019. For more information, see here.
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP)
- Application due March 1, 2019
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
SMiLE Opportunity  
Supported Mindful Learning (SMiLe) is an intervention for students who are feeling sad, down, or distressed. The program entails 8 weeks of using Headspace, an online/mobile application delivering brief, guided, themed mindfulness activities, and connecting with a small peer group (in person and online, through a hidden Facebook Group) to give and receive encouragement and support.  Participants earn research credits (Psych 101 or 100) and/or financial compensation for completing 4 monthly surveys and EEG recordings in order to understand how the program optimally benefits students. See attached flyer. To see if you are eligible, take this quick screening: https://surveys.luc.edu/opinio6/s?s=69450  To inquire, contact the IMPACT Lab at impact@luc.edu, or 773-508-3020.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JsyrQzLNj_uSiQCYl2D3oUHhLuTNRGTkS_9CBPqyfV8/mobilebasic?usp=gmail.
  
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department at Indiana University Bloomington houses a number of enriching graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, research methodology, human development, and learning sciences. During this application cycle, we are seeking highly motivated students who may be a good fit for one of our graduate programs. We have a number of caring and nationally recognized faculty members, great support for students, and our department prioritizes social justice and multiculturalism in our programs.
Click here for an overview of our programs. We welcome your applications to a variety of our programs, including:
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Perla Gamez, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
  
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure about the program is attached. 
 
Master’s in Education program, application deadlines: January 31, 2019
Interested in a career in teaching high school or middle school math or science?  The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 2019 class in the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program. The application deadlines are November 30, 2018, and January 2019. For more information about the application, please see here.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Part-time Position in Clinical/Forensic Psychology with Gardner Psychological Associates
Mary Gardner, PsyD is accepting applications for an office assistant position at her private forensic psychology practice in downtown Chicago. Dr. Gardner is open to accepting junior and senior undergraduates interested in psychology who would like to gain experience in scoring and interpreting psychological tests. This position is ideal for students interested in forensic psychology. The position would be for 1-2 days per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays beginning in January 2019 and lasting through at least the summer of 2019. The pay is $15/hour. Please see the attached job description for full details. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Gardner at: doctormgardner@aol.com
 
Child Welfare Specialist
SOS Children’s Village Illinois is currently looking to hire full-time Child Welfare Specialists for 3 of their Villages.  The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.  Some responsibilities include providing case management services, referrals, placement supervision, service plan formulation/implementation, maintaining service reports for children and families, ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure home environment, and so on.  For more information about this job opportunity, see the attached Child Welfare Specialist attachment.  If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, please contact Kelsey Balk at kbalk@sosillinois.org
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
 
Research Assistants and Project Coordinator
Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for new research assistants and a project coordinator. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods. See attached flyer for more info. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu.
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November 15, 2018

 

CLASSES J Term to consider

PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Differences – Dr. Jeff Huntsinger – Online
PSYC 275 Social Psychology – Dr. Robyn Mallet – Online
PSYC 304 Statistics – Dr. Stephan Steidl - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat, 9am-1pm
PSYC 368 Counseling I – Dr. Scott Leon - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat, 2pm-6pm
All classes still have some spaces available.

EVENTS
Neuroscience Seminars, November 20 & 27, Cuneo 109, 4pm
On November 20, Loyola Professor Toby Dye, PhD will be presenting “Precedence effects in binaural hearing: Do they occur for localization based on interaural time and level differences?” Also, on November 27, Loyola Professor Lawrence Behmer, PhD, will be presenting, “Cognition at our fingertips: Insights into cognitive processes during skilled motor performance.”  All Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, New Orleans, LA, January 18-19, 2019
On January 18-19, 2019, there will be a Diversifying Clinical Psychology event in New Orleans, LA.  This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology.  Students will receive feedback on their CV, learn about applying to graduate school, participate in a Q&A panel with current Department of Clinical Training (DCT)s, present research posters, and network with DCTs.  The networking event allows students to meet with DCTs and learn about different doctoral programs. https://pacificu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I9e168opchcNmJ.  For more information, see the attached flier.  Please direct questions to: email cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship?  RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops. 
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP)- Early Application November 2018
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
Goldwater Scholarship- Loyola Deadline in December 2018
Undergraduate sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship.  These scholarships are for undergraduate students who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Loyola can submit up to 4 nominations for this scholarship. Contact the Fellowship Office for information on the process.  The Loyola deadline for this scholarship is December 2018.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JsyrQzLNj_uSiQCYl2D3oUHhLuTNRGTkS_9CBPqyfV8/mobilebasic?usp=gmail.
 
Society for Community Research and Action Conference, abstracts due November 19
The next biennial conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA, the national community psychology association) will be held in Chicago from June 26-29, 2019. Submissions for the conference program are due by Monday, November 19. For more information, see http://www.scra27.org/event/biennial-conference/2019-biennial/
 
Community-Based Research Opportunity
The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to develop, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of an evidence-informed after-school curriculum. This partnership aims to examine the acceptability, implementation, and utility of a social and emotional learning curriculum for at-risk youth from urban, low-income and ethnic minority communities. CCR is seeking students who are interested in engaging in community-based research to help with conducting observations of the Girl Scouts program using an observational tool developed at CCR. This is a volunteer position with student presentation and publication opportunities. Interested students can contact Faith Summersett, Ph.D., via email (fsummersettringgold@luriechildrens.org) or phone (312-227-8356) for more information.  
 
Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would not count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Perla Gamez, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, University of Nebraska, application due December 1, 2018
We're excited to announce that the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Department of Educational Psychology is recruiting graduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate training in Developmental & Learning Sciences and School Psychology (flyer attached).  We are currently conducting research in bullying prevention and intervention research. More information can be found at our website: http://cehs.unl.edu/ empowerment.
 
St Joseph’s University, MS in Experimental Psychology
Saint Joseph's University offers a full-time Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. This program is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in this program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction. MS programs in Psychology are a great opportunity for students who are interested in improving their research portfolios before applying to PhD programs by getting additional research experiences.  This is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school, but did not pursue undergraduate studies in Psychology.  Complete details about the program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org/ and a brochure about the program is attached. 
 
Master’s in Education program, application deadlines: November 30, 2018 & January 31, 2019
Interested in a career in teaching high school or middle school math or science?  The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 2019 class in the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program. The application deadlines are November 30, 2018, and January 2019. For more information about the application, please see here.
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors! Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods. See attached flyer for more info. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
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November 1, 2018

Spring Registration is Coming Soon!
Please take time in the coming weeks to prepare to register for spring.  Start by looking up your career plan in the Psychology Career Finder and note course suggestions.  Next check the Requirements for the Major to see how these courses fit in.  Make an appointment to meet with your Psychology Faculty Advisor to review all of this. Above all else, make sure you register on time at your scheduled appointment time.
 
CLASSES J Term
 
PSYC304 Statistics – Dr. Stephan Steidl- Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat, 9am-1pm, Jan 2-12, 2019
This is an introduction to the fundamental of statistical analysis in the field of psychology.  Through this class, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, interpret results of research using basic statistical methods, and understand the conceptual foundation, appropriate use, and limitations of statistical methods.

EVENTS
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting, October 31, 7pm, Cuneo 116 - TONIGHT
The next Neuroscience Society Meeting will take place on October 31 at 7pm in Cuneo 116.  We will be discussing Spring class registration.  Food will be provided! For more information, email: neurosocietyluc@gmail.com
 
Neuroscience Seminars, November 6 & 13, Cuneo 109, 4pm
On November 6, Northwestern Professor Claudia B Spani, PhD will be presenting “The influence of immune processes in neurodegenerative disorders and aging”. Also, on November 13, University of Illinois Chicago Professor Jamie Roitman, PhD will be presenting, “Long-term effects of adolescent substance use on prefrontal function”.  All Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Research Lab Mixer, November 8, 7-9pm, Palm Court
Are you interested in learning about the psychology and neuroscience research going on at Loyola? Psi Chi is hosting a Research Lab Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 7-9 PM in Palm Court. This is a chance for you to meet professors and representatives from various labs and gain insight on how to become an undergraduate research assistant. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email Psi Chi President, Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.edu).
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, New Orleans, LA, January 18-19, 2019
On January 18-19, 2019, there will be a Diversifying Clinical Psychology event in New Orleans, LA.  This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology.  Students will receive feedback on their CV, learn about applying to graduate school, participate in a Q&A panel with current Department of Clinical Training (DCT)s, present research posters, and network with DCTs.  The networking event allows students to meet with DCTs and learn about different doctoral programs. The application can be found here.  For more information, see the attached flier.  Please direct questions to: email cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship? RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops.
 
November 6 Voting Information
Are you registered to vote? You can find out more information about where, when, and how to vote on: http://www.vote.org/ or http://www.luc.edu/vote/
 
Post-baccalaureate Research IRTA Opportunity
Are you a graduating senior interested in conducting bio-medical research?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an Intermural Research Training (IRTA) award, which provides college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years doing biomedical research in a resource-rich NIH lab. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate or medical school. Applicants are awarded on a rolling basis and are eligible for a stipend. For more information, see here.
 
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP)- Early Application November 2018
Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can apply to work as a research assistant for the summer in an NIH lab. The deadline for the application is March 1, but students can be competitive for this opportunity by starting the application in November. For more information, see here.
 
Goldwater Scholarship- Loyola Deadline in December 2018
Undergraduate sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship.  These scholarships are for undergraduate students who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Loyola can submit up to 4 nominations for this scholarship. Contact the Fellowship Office for information on the process.  The Loyola deadline for this scholarship is December 2018.
 
Diversity in Psychology/ Recruitment Programs
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology? Many programs hold recruitment weekend events or have recruitment programs.  The application due dates for these programs vary throughout the year.  Many programs require faculty letter(s) of recommendation, a personal statement and CV/resume.  For a list of programs and more information, see here.
 
Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.
 
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPUR) Internship, Application due November 10, 2018
Are you interested in graduate school for social and personality psychology? If you are planning to graduate in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020, consider applying to the SPUR internship, which offers an opportunity to train under a mentor in his/her area of research. This internship will provide $3,000 for housing and living expenses and $500 for travel to the mentor’s location. Applicants must be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group. Applications are due on November 10, 2018. For more information, see here
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Perla Gamez, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, University of Nebraska, application due
We're excited to announce that the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Department of Educational Psychology is recruiting graduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate training in Developmental & Learning Sciences and School Psychology (flyer attached).  We are currently conducting research in bullying prevention and intervention research. More information can be found at our website: http://cehs.unl.edu/ empowerment.
 
Master’s in Education program, application deadlines: October 16, 2018 November 30, 2018 and January 31, 2019
Interested in a career in teaching high school or middle school math or science?  The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 2019 class in the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program. The application deadlines are October 16, 2018, November 30, 2018, and January 2019. For more information about the application, please see here.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors! Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator. Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods. See attached flyer for more info. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
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October 17, 2018

Spring Registration is Coming Soon!

Please take time in the coming weeks to prepare to register for spring.  Start by looking up your career plan in the Psychology Career Finder and note course suggestions.  Next check the Requirements for the Major to see how these courses fit in.  Make an appointment to meet with your Psychology Faculty Advisor to review all of this. Don’t forget if you have questions about any of this the Major/Minor Fair (October 11, 1-3pm Damen Den) is a great time to check in with Dr. Morrison and get your questions answered. Above all else, make sure you register on time at your scheduled appointment time.

EVENTS
Neuroscience Seminars, October 23nd Cuneo 109, 4pm
On October 23nd, 2018, Northwestern professor Kazuaki Homma, PhD, will be presenting “Cochlear amplification by the voltage-dependent motor protein, prestin”. All Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas, October 18-20, 2018
The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is being hosted in Kansas City on October 18-20.  The major theme of this year’s conference is Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists.  Consistent with this theme, the conference will also be an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students to gain more knowledge and skills about applying to graduate programs.  Undergraduate students and post-bacc research assistants are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Cushing (christopher.cushing@ku.edu) for a discount registration code for this “Conference within a Conference.” Further registration information can be found here.
 
Midwest ECO Conference, October 26-28, 2018, University of Illinois, Chicago
This year, the Midwest ECO (community psychology) Conference will be held on October 26-28 at UIC.  This year's theme is "Transforming Communities, Changing Lives - Promoting Equity and Justice through Research and Action." Registration for students is $20 before October 1, $30 after October 1.  More information at please refer to: https://midwesteco2018.weebly.com/
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, New Orleans, LA, January 18-19, 2019
On January 18-19, 2019, there will be a Diversifying Clinical Psychology event in New Orleans, LA.  This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology.  Students will receive feedback on their CV, learn about applying to graduate school, participate in a Q&A panel with current Department of Clinical Training (DCT)s, present research posters, and network with DCTs.  The networking event allows students to meet with DCTs and learn about different doctoral programs. The application can be found here.  For more information, see the attached flier.  Please direct questions to: email cudcpdcp@gmail.com
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship? RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops.
 
Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.
 
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPUR) Internship, Application due November 10, 2018
Are you interested in graduate school for social and personality psychology? If you are planning to graduate in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020, consider applying to the SPUR internship, which offers an opportunity to train under a mentor in his/her area of research. This internship will provide $3,000 for housing and living expenses and $500 for travel to the mentor’s location. Applicants must be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group. Applications are due on November 10, 2018. For more information, see here

Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Dr. Perla B. Gámez, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
 
Master’s in Education program, application deadlines: October 16, 2018 November 30, 2018 and January 31, 2019
Interested in a career in teaching high school or middle school math or science?  The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 2019 class in the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program. The application deadlines are October 16, 2018, November 30, 2018, and January 2019. For more information about the application, please see here.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors!  Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator.  Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods.  See attached flyer for more info.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jinyoung Koh at jkoh3@luc.edu
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
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October 1, 2018

Spring Registration is Coming Soon!

Please take time in the coming weeks to prepare to register for spring.  Start by looking up your career plan in the Psychology Career Finder and note course suggestions.  Next check the Requirements for the Major to see how these courses fit in.  Make an appointment to meet with your Psychology Faculty Advisor to review all of this. Don’t forget if you have questions about any of this the Major/Minor Fair (October 11, 1-3pm Damen Den) is a great time to check in with Dr. Morrison and get your questions answered. Above all else, make sure you register on time at your scheduled appointment time.
 
 
COURSES
 
PSYC 390 Spring 2019 Internship Class - Application deadline extended until October 5, 5pm
Don’t miss this opportunity!  The Internship course (PSYC 390) is an opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines - all while fulfilling your capstone and engaged learning requirements!  The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through October 5th for the Spring 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.
 
 
EVENTS
 
Neuroscience Seminars, October 2nd, 2019, Cuneo 109, 4pm
On October 2nd, 2019, Loyola University Chicago Professor, Jen Beshel (PhD), will be presenting “Using Drosophila to unravel the neural systems controlling food intake and appetite”. All Neuroscience talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. You may view the scheduled talks here.  Selected papers to introduce each speaker can be found here.
 
Neuroscience Society Meeting, October 3, 2018, Cuneo 116, 7pm
The next Neuroscience Society meeting will take place on October 3, 2018 at 7pm in Cuneo 116. This meeting will include a neuroscience ethnics debate led by Dr. Vukov. The Neuroscience Society is a student-led organization dedicated to connecting those interested in neuroscience (whether it’s your major or not) with one another and with scientists in the field. For more information, please email: neurosocietyluc@gmail.com.
 
Graduate School Webinar, October 10, 5pm CST
Are you interested in applying to graduate school?  The University of Alabama’s Psychology Department will be hosting a webinar to about applying to graduate school. The webinar will be hosted by current PhD candidates from both clinical and experimental psychology at the University of Alabama. This event will be a helpful resource for undergraduate students who are thinking about applying to graduate school and will allow undergraduate students to ask questions about graduate school and the application process. The webinar will take place on October 10 at 5pm. Join the meeting here; alternatively, you can call 669-900-6833, with the meeting ID: 139 877 385. Please direct questions about the webinar to: Alex McDiarmid admcdiarmid@crimson.ua.edu, Carmen Brown cebrown10@crimson.ua.edu, or Dr. Ansley Gilpin agilpin@ua.edu.
 
2018 Majors and Minors Fair, October 11, 1-3pm Damen Den
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.  The fair will be showcasing our five year and graduate programs to all of our undergraduates. This will also be an opportunity for students to speak with the undergraduate director of the Psychology program, Dr. Morrison about any questions they may have about the psychology and neuroscience majors/minors. To reserve your space at the Majors and Minors Fair, please go to Majors and Minors Fair Registration Form to officially register for the event.  If you have any additional questions, please refer to the attached FAQ document.
 
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas, October 18-20, 2018
The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is being hosted in Kansas City on October 18-20.  The major theme of this year’s conference is Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists.  Consistent with this theme, the conference will also be an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students to gain more knowledge and skills about applying to graduate programs.  Undergraduate students and post-bacc research assistants are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Cushing (christopher.cushing@ku.edu) for a discount registration code for this “Conference within a Conference.” Further registration information can be found here.
 
Midwest ECO Conference, October 26-28, 2018, University of Illinois, Chicago
This year, the Midwest ECO (community psychology) Conference will be held on October 26-28 at UIC.  This year's theme is "Transforming Communities, Changing Lives - Promoting Equity and Justice through Research and Action.". Registration for students is $20 before October 1, $30 after October 1.  More information at please refer to: https://midwesteco2018.weebly.com/
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event, New Orleans, LA, January 18-19, 2019
On January 18-19, 2019, there will be a Diversifying Clinical Psychology event in New Orleans, LA.  This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology.  Students will receive feedback on their CV, learn about applying to graduate school, participate in a Q&A panel with current Department of Clinical Training (DCT)s, present research posters, and network with DCTs.  The networking event allows students to meet with DCTs and learn about different doctoral programs. The application can be found here.  For more information, see the attached flier.  Please direct questions to: email cudcpdcp@gmail.com
 
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship? RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops.
 
Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.
 
Undergraduate Summer Internship in Psychology, application deadline 11/30/2018, 2/15/2019
Calling all undergraduates considering a career in psychology or related field! Advanced Therapeutic Solutions (ATS) provides a short-term 10-week summer internship experience for psychology undergraduates from June 10-August 16, 2019. The internship is housed in a private clinical psychology practice that treats children with selective mutism, which is a fear of speaking despite the ability to speak. Interns learn about selective mutism, participate in actual exposure therapy sessions, and get a chance to see what it feels like to be a clinical psychologist in private practice. Professional Development Seminars are also provided, focusing on graduate school preparation where you learn about various disciplines (social work, psychology, education, etc.) to help you decide your own path. Complete your internship by gaining hands-on clinical experience working directly with children in our group intensive exposure therapy program called Adventure Camp.  First Round (priority) deadline is 11/30/2018. Round Two deadline is 2/15/2019. Click here to print a flyer. Interested applicants can go to http://www.selectivemutismtreatment.net/counselors/summer-internship.aspx for more information.
 
Study Abroad Opportunity through Insight Global Education 
Spend a semester abroad in a developing country while gaining career-relevant experience through a hands-on internship placement. Earn transferable course credits while learning from a local professor at a partner university. Experience a diverse culture as you explore a new country, work with local changemakers, and travel to beautiful destinations with new friends. This experience would count for Psyc 390, but offers hands-on internship experiences. For more information, about Insight Global Education, see here and also contact the study abroad office.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Dr. Perla Gamez, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
 
Master’s in Education program, application deadlines: October 16,2018 November 30, 2018 and January 31, 2019
Interested in a career in teaching high school or middle school math or science?  The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 2019 class in the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program. The application deadlines are October 16, 2018, November 30, 2018, and January 2019. For more information about the application, please see here.
 
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.
 
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September 15, 2018

Interested in exploring careers in psychology?
The new Psychology Career Finder is a helpful resource to explore a variety of different psychology-related careers.  The Career Finder provides broad descriptions of careers, how students can prepare for this profession, and what students can do at Loyola to prepare themselves for the next stage to pursue this career. Prepare now for your future to get the most out of your time here at Loyola!

COURSES

PSYC 390 Spring 2019 Internship Class - Application due September 21st
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 September 21st for the Spring 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.
 
EVENTS
Neuroscience Society Meeting September 17, 7pm in Cuneo 116
Join us for the second Neuroscience Society Meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm in Cuneo 116! The Neuroscience Society is a student-led organization dedicated to connecting those interested in neuroscience (whether it’s your major or not) with one another and with scientists in the field. We host biweekly meetings and a variety of outside events like fundraisers, mixers, and the annual Neuroscience Banquet in the spring. For more information, please email: neurosocietyluc@gmail.com.

Psi Chi Information Session, September 27, Cuneo 206, 7pm
The International Honors Society in Psychology, also known as Psi Chi, is hosting an information session on Thursday, September 27th at 7PM in Cuneo Hall, room 206. During the session, students can learn about the requirements for joining Psi Chi, the benefits of being in the society, as well as enjoy the company of other psychology majors and minors. Food will be provided. Contact Sylwia Osos, the President of Psi Chi, with any questions (sosos@luc.edu). Please see the attached flyer.

Wolves and Cubs Unite, September 27, 7:30pm, Wrigley Field
Join us as we show our school pride at the Loyola University Chicago night at Wrigley Field on Thursday, September 27th at 7:30pm. Purchase your reduced priced tickets to watch the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and receive a commemorative Cubs hat in Loyola University Chicago colors. A portion of net proceeds from this event will be donated to our undergraduate scholarship program. Get your tickets before they are sold out. Tickets can be purchased here.

Psych and Service Oriented Student Org: Students for Recovery
Upcoming meetings: September 12 & September 26, Cuneo 212, 7pm
Volunteer Opportunity for RISE UP AGAINST ADDICTION, October 6, 2018
Students for Recovery is a student organization that seeks to foster a supportive and empowering community for students in recovery (from including but not limited to addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, trauma, etc.) or for students looking for service opportunities and to support others' recovery. Our upcoming meetings will be 7-8pm in Cuneo 212 on 9/12 and 9/26. Right now we are looking for volunteers for the RISE UP AGAINST ADDICTION 5K on 10/6/18 (4-5 hour service commitment with verifiable service hours and free t-shirt). Please RSVP by emailing luc4recovery@gmail.com by Monday 9/17. We will also be tabling in Damen for September's National Recovery Month with a Bagel vs. Donut Sale, bring $2 cash and come find us in Damen every Monday afternoon this month to show your support!

National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas, October 18-20, 2018
The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is being hosted in Kansas City on October 18-20.  The major theme of this year’s conference is Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists.  Consistent with this theme, the conference will also be an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students to gain more knowledge and skills about applying to graduate programs.  Undergraduate students and post-bacc research assistants are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Cushing (christopher.cushing@ku.edu) for a discount registration code for this “Conference within a Conference.” Further registration information can be found here.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship? RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops.

Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.

Spend Next Spring 2019 Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC--Applications due September 29, 2018
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, and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Gutierrez and Davis, McAllister and Quinn, National Strategies, Brookings, the Supreme Court, and more. Spring 2019 applications due by September 28.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/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.

Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Dr. Perla B. Gámez, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.

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September 1, 2018

Welcome back all returning and new psychology students! The psychology listserv is sent out to all psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month to help you stay informed. Here's to a great 2018-2019 year!

Interested in exploring careers in psychology?
The new Psychology Career Finder is a helpful resource to explore a variety of different psychology-related careers.  The Career Finder provides broad descriptions of careers, how students can prepare for this profession, and what students can do at Loyola to prepare themselves for the next stage to pursue this career. Prepare now for your future to get the most out of your time here at Loyola!
 

COURSES

PSYC 390 Spring 2019 Internship Class - Application due September 21st 
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 September 21st for the Spring 2019 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 Amanda Ruggieri, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.
 

EVENTS

Job, Internship and Service Fair, Wednesday, September 5, 1–4pm in Damen Student Center
The Job, Internship and Service Fair (hosted by the Career Development Center, the Center for Experiential Learning, and the Office for Community Service and Action) will give Loyola students of all levels and majors an opportunity to explore a variety of opportunities both on and off campus. We anticipate hosting a variety of organizations from the non-profit sector (secular and religious), regional companies and Loyola departments recruiting for part-time, internship, federal work-study, service learning and volunteer opportunities. For a list of participating employers, see here.
 
Neuroscience Society Meeting September 5, 7pm in Cuneo 116
Join us for the first Neuroscience Society Meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm in Cuneo 116! The Neuroscience Society is a student-led organization dedicated to connecting those interested in neuroscience (whether it’s your major or not) with one another and with scientists in the field. We host biweekly meetings and a variety of outside events like fundraisers, mixers, and the annual Neuroscience Banquet in the spring. For more information, please email: neurosocietyluc@gmail.com.
 
Wolves and Cubs Unite, September 27, 7:30pm, Wrigley Field
Join us as we show our school pride at the Loyola University Chicago night at Wrigley Field on Thursday, September 27th at 7:30pm. Purchase your reduced priced tickets to watch the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and receive a commemorative Cubs hat in Loyola University Chicago colors. A portion of net proceeds from this event will be donated to our undergraduate scholarship program. Get your tickets before they are sold out. Tickets can be purchased here.
 
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas, October 18-20, 2018
The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is being hosted in Kansas City on October 18-20.  The major theme of this year’s conference is Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists.  Consistent with this theme, the conference will also be an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students to gain more knowledge and skills about applying to graduate programs.  Undergraduate students and post-bacc research assistants are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Cushing (christopher.cushing@ku.edu) for a discount registration code for this “Conference within a Conference.” Further registration information can be found here.
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Rambler Link Resource
Are you a student or Loyola graduate looking for a job or internship? RamblerLink is a resource that provides a timely, one-stop shop for job postings, career fairs, events and workshops.
 
Meet the Associate Director of the Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellows Program, Sept 5, 2018, 1-4pm in Damen Student Center
Interested in teaching?  The Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellows Program is a two-year formation program in which recent college graduates from all academic backgrounds and faith traditions are trained in a fully-funded Master of Education at the University of Notre Dame while teaching in some of the country's most under-resourced Catholic schools. For more information, see here. The Associate Director of the ACE program will be at the Job, Internship, and Service Fair on September 5th in the Damen Center on the Lakeshore Campus from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
 
Volunteer Research Opportunity in Violence Prevention
DePaul’s Violence Prevention team is currently offering volunteer research opportunities for our Success Over Stress Project.  This project is currently being led by Dr. LaVome Robinson, Dr. Leonard Jason, and Dr. Sharon Lambert, who were awarded a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to implement a culturally-grounded, group-delivered violence prevention intervention to urban African American high school students. We are currently in the data analysis stage of this project and need assistance with file management and literature reviews. For more information, please contact Regina Brock at RBROCK3@depaul.edu.
 
Graduate Research Opportunity, Application due January 15, 2019
Dr. Perla B. Gámez, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, is actively recruiting one PhD student to join her research team starting in the fall of 2019. Dr. Gámez’s research interests 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, language minority learners). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on language development, please contact Dr. Gámez via email (pgamez@luc.edu) and/or mention her name in your application materials. Spanish-English bilinguals are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15th, 2019.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-Time Project Coordinator/Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Antonio Polo is a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program (child area) at DePaul University. He is actively recruiting for two positions, a part-time project coordinator position for post-bacs (20-25 hours/week) and a voluntary position for undergraduate students. His current work focuses on a school-based program to teach coping skills to students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and at-risk for depression. His team is training and supporting providers in these schools so that they can effectively deliver the program. It offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in this field and those considering going to graduate school programs in school psychology, clinical psychology, and social work. Please see a resume to apolo@depaul.edu or see the attached flyer for more information about these positions.

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August 20, 2018

Welcome back all returning and new psychology students! The psychology listserv is sent out to all declared psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month during the academic year to help you stay informed of department news, information on psychology related classes and events and also information on potential jobs. Here's to a great 2018-2019 year!

Interested in exploring careers in psychology? 
The new 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. 
 
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 theses 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?
If you have forgotten your 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!
 

COURSES for FALL 2018

Space in fall classes still available!
Many sections of fall psychology classes still have space available including PSYC 304 Statistics and PSYC 306 Research Methods as well as several advanced lab classes and electives.  To see what is still open please search in Locus and make sure that "Show Open Classes Only" is checked.
 
PSYC 397 and PSYC 399
If you plan to do an independent study course with a psychology department faculty person this semester the due date for your mentor to submit your registration form is Thursday, August 30 by 5pm. Students who are already registered for 18 hours need to complete an Overload Request Form and file it with their University or CAS adviser before they can be registered.  For more information on independent study courses and to download relevant forms please visit here.

PSYC 374 Community Psychology
Community Psychology is a non-traditional approach to mental health promotion which primarily focuses on prevention. While community psychologists sometimes approach this goal by building resilience in individuals, they more often focus on creating more mentally healthy environments (e.g., better schools, neighborhoods, social policies). Recognizing that poverty, inequality, oppression and discrimination can contribute to a psychologically toxic environment, community psychologists advocate for social justice, and work to help empower marginalized groups in society. As part of this course, students complete group projects in which they attempt to create a meaningful change in the local community.
 
COMP 180 - Computing and Data Analysis for the Sciences
Probably the single best thing you can do to improve your marketability after graduating or to enhance your skills for many graduate programs is to work on your computer programming and data analysis skills. COMP 180 - Computing and Data Analysis for the Sciences was specifically designed for science majors who need to build basic computer programming and data analysis skills for use in the sciences. The course involves the three most widely used computer languages in science (Matlab, R, and Python). The course also counts towards your ancillary math requirement for the psychology major. Here is this semester's website with the most recent syllabus and calendar. There are slots available now for this course so please sign up now. Any questions, please contact the instructor Ting Xiao txiao@luc.edu.



EVENTS

Neuroscience Society Meeting September 5, 7pm in Cuneo 116
Join us for the first Neuroscience Society Meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm in Cuneo 116! The Neuroscience Society is a student-led organization dedicated to connecting those interested in neuroscience (whether it’s your major or not...psychology majors welcome!) with one another and with scientists in the field. We host biweekly meetings and a variety of outside events like fundraisers, mixers, and the annual Neuroscience Banquet in the spring. 

National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas City, October 18-20, 2018
The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is being hosted in Kansas City on October 18-20. The major theme of this year’s conference is Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists. Consistent with this theme, the conference will also be an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students to gain more knowledge and skills about applying to graduate programs. Undergraduate students and post-bacc research assistants are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Cushing <christopher.cushing@ku.edu> for a discount registration code for this “Conference within a Conference.” Further registration information can be found here
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

CAURS Inter-School Board position - application due August 31
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. Through poster presentations, oral presentations, and roundtable discussions, attendees experience the impressive breadth and depth of research being conducted by their peers and have the opportunity to network with other undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and representatives from industry and graduate and professional schools. CAURS is currently recruiting for their 2019 Inter-school Board. Serving on the Inter-school Board is a great opportunity for students to take their research involvement and leadership skills to the next level by organizing a premier research conference. As a member of the Inter-School Board, you will be expected to: attend monthly meetings (twice monthly as the event approaches), usually on Saturdays or Sundays, attend the symposium on a TBA Saturday in March/April, attend the preparation meeting on the preceding Friday night, and complete all assigned tasks and volunteer for other tasks as needed. Please see here for the application. The application is due on Friday, August 31.
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May 1, 2018

Congratulations to making it through finals and best wishes to our graduating seniors!
 
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER! Some classes may be dropped on Monday for under enrollment, so if you plan to take courses this summer please register now!
 
Help make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next by visiting the psychology department website.  Consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  The Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of our courses with much relevant data while the Major and Minor Checklists help you understand the requirements of our degree programs. As always, use these with your Psychology Faculty Advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, see the end of the newsletter for details on how to get one.
 
Below, you will find information useful for registration.  You might also want to consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  
 
PSYC 101- General Psychology
Dr. Ryan Leach (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories, and methods in psychology.  Emphasis is given to the scientific study of consciousness and human behavior. Topics include: human development, learning, thinking, perception, personality, testing, mental illness and mental health, biological and social aspects of behavior. By the end of the course, students will master basic concepts and key theories and learn to apply them to real-world situations.
 
PSYC 202- Introduction to Neuroscience
Dr. Stephan Steidl (Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20am-10:30am)
Description: This course will introduce students to basic concepts and the variety of topics in the field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy (gross and cellular), physiology, neural basis of behavior, malfunctions due to disease and injury, and methods used to study these areas; laying a foundation for advanced coursework in neuroscience. PSYC 202 is cross-listed with BIOL 202. Through this course, students will gain knowledge of the organization of the nervous system, cellular events that underlie emotions, learning, and behavior, and awareness of classical and modern methods for advancing the field. Prerequisities: PSYC 101 or BIOL 101; Biology Majors: BIOL 102 & 112.

PSYC 238- Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
Dr. Jeffrey Huntsinger (date/time TBD)
Description: This course will provide an overview of psychological research and theory concerning differences and similarities between genders.  Through this course, students will understand similarities and differences between genders, comprehend the diversity of ideas about gender and how ideas of gender are determined by societies and cultures.
 
PSYC 275- Social Psychology
Dr. Robyn Mallett (date/time TBD)
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of social psychology; including topics such as social cognition, impression formation, social influence, attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, pro-social behavior, and group behavior. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental theoretical approaches within social psychology, scientific methods of hypothesis testing, and potential applications of social psychology that address real-world problems.
 
PSYC 304- Statistics
Dr. Jeremy Winget (Mon/Wed 6:00-9:15pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Erika Price (date/time TBD)
Description: 
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of statistical analysis in psychology.  By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, interpret the results of research using basic statistical methods, and understand the conceptual foundation, appropriate use, and limitations of these statistical methods. Prerequisite: PSYC 101
 
PSYC 306- Research Methods in PYSC
Dr. Lisa Sandberg (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20pm-2:00pm)
Description: This course will cover logic and theory of the scientific method. It will also go over the basic principles of scientific research methodologies employed in approaching major problem areas in psychology. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to formulate research questions and hypotheses, develop research designs, operationalize variables and gather data in an ethical manner, choose appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data, interpret results of statistical analyses, write a scientific paper in APA style, and critically evaluate research. Prerequisite: PSYC 304
 
PSYC 316- Lab in Experimental Psych: Sensation and Perception
Dr. Raymond Dye, Jr. (Mon/Wed/Thur 1:10-3:20pm)
Description: This course will include laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and microcomputer applications to the psychophysical and physiological study of sensory systems. The course stresses the research methods and quantitative measures that are used in characterizing sensory processes, especially visual and auditory systems. Through this course, students will gain skills and experience in experimental design, measurement, statistical analyses, and report writing as they relate to research in sensory processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 306 and either 240 or  305. 

PSYC 318- Lab in Developmental Psych
Dr. Elizabeth Hilvert (Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course will include both lecture and laboratory on empirical studies of developmental processes in humans. Focus is on research in particular content areas within developmental stages (e.g., infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and research on changes in behavior across time. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of developmental methodology, designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 273 and 306.
 
PSYC 321- Lab in Social Psychology
Young Jae Yoon (date/time TBD)
Description: This course includes lectures, demonstrations, readings, and individual or group research projects illustrating various methods, such as observation, interviewing, archives, standardized tests, and experimentation, are used to learn about topics such as group influences on the individual, attitudes, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and perception of self and others. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of methodology in social psychological research; designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 275 and 306.
 
PSYC 331- Abnormal Psychology
Lauren Hindt (Mon/Wed 6:00pm-9:15pm)
Description: This course covers the nature and causes of maladjustment and mental disorders. History of mental illness, diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Through this course, students will demonstrate understanding of current approaches to researching maladaptive behavior, current views of maladaptive behavior, major categories of mental disorders, factors contributing to development of problems, different types of intervention strategies, and appreciation of social, ethical, and legal issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 

PSYC 346- Psychopathology of Childhood
Anna Ros (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)
Description: This course takes into consideration of the nature and causes of maladjustment, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities in children in conjunction with approaches to prevention and remediation. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the major categories of childhood psychopathology and methods of diagnosis, theories of causes of maladjustment and mental illness in children and adolescents, and types of intervention strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 353- Applied Social Psychology
Erika Price (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm)
Description: This course will cover the applications of principles and methods of social psychology to social issues and problems in such areas as: law and justice, health and health care, education, natural and built environments, population, work, life and intergroup relations. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of major theories, research methodologies, and empirical knowledge in social psychology to real-world issues and problems. Prerequisite: PSYC 275.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I
Steven Davis (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)           
Description: This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, ethics, and techniques of major helping interventions including the clinical interview and use of the case history, individual and group approaches. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate different approaches to intervention in terms of their theoretical underpinnings, application to diverse problems, goals and populations, general effectiveness, and overall strengths and limitations. Prerequisite: PSYC 101; PSYC 331 or 338 is also recommended.

Courses for Fall 2018

PSYC 374 Community Psychology
Steven Davis (Mon/Wed/Fri 10:25)
Community Psychology is a non-traditional approach to mental health promotion which primarily focuses on prevention.  While community psychologists sometimes approach this goal by building resilience in individuals, they more often focus on creating more mentally healthy environments (e.g., better schools, neighborhoods, social policies).  Recognizing that poverty, inequality, oppression and discrimination can contribute to a psychologically toxic environment, community psychologists advocate for social justice, and work to help empower marginalized groups in society.  As part of this course, students complete group projects in which they attempt to create a meaningful change in the local community.

EVENTS

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, May 1 as Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Center presents on "A CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s disease".  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? 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. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsain@hawk.iit.edu**please note there has been a change in the email to RSVP for this event; if you are interested in this event, please make sure to RSVP to the email that is listed above**
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited.  
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Full-time RA position in the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab
Research in the the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab investigates how motivational and cognitive factors contribute to goal pursuit using methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The SAN Lab is hiring a full time RA to work on our healthy eating intervention. The perfect person would be a bright, motivated, and conscientious postbac with an interest in translational neuroscience. We’ll begin reviewing applications at the end of May. The research assistant is responsible for managing day-to-day scheduling, coordination, tracking, recruitment, and retention of subjects. The RA runs assessment sessions including neuroimaging, conducts telephone interviews, and works closely with the project coordinator and Principal Investigator to achieve project goals. For more information, visit: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/522124/research-assistant
Paid Summer Jobs Defending the Environment
This summer, the Fund for the Public Interest is hiring paid summer staff to work with Environment Illinois to run a grassroots campaign protecting wildlife! We are working to pass a statewide ban on polystyrene (or what a lot of people think of as styrofoam). Foam is one of the most egregious forms of plastic pollution. Not only because it can't be recycled and doesn't degrade, but it also is very harmful to wildlife- injuring or killing animals from earthworms to whales because they confuse the foam with food. 

If you're interested in protecting the environment, earning $11-16/hour, gaining campaign &  leadership skills, or if you are looking for a fun summer job you should fill out your contact info here: http://fundforthepublicinterest.org/apply-now.html or call us at (312)-559-4701.


Part-time Research Assistant Position
Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/ adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.
 
Full-time Technician Position
The AMITA Health Women and Children’s Hospital neuropsychology department has a new full-time technician position (for Hoffman Estates, and possibly Hinsdale locations) that would be perfect for any psychology students finishing their bachelor’s degree next month.  The position involves administering cognitive tests to patients in a hospital setting. In this position, there are opportunities to work with children, teens and adults. It especially provides great clinical experience for 1 to 2 years prior to applying to grad school or med school.  If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Nicole Cruz with your CV/resume at nicole.cruz@amitahealth.org
 
Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors!  Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator.  Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods.  See attached flyer for more info.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Kenzie Troske at mtroske@luc.edu.

 

April 15, 2018

Help make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next by visiting the psychology department website.  Consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  The Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of our courses with much relevant data while the Major and Minor Checklists help you understand the requirements of our degree programs. As always, use these with your Psychology Faculty Advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, see the end of the newsletter for details on how to get one.
 
Below, you will find information useful for registration. 
 
You might also want to take a course this summer!
 
PSYC 101- General Psychology
Dr. Ryan Leach (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories, and methods in psychology.  Emphasis is given to the scientific study of consciousness and human behavior. Topics include: human development, learning, thinking, perception, personality, testing, mental illness and mental health, biological and social aspects of behavior. By the end of the course, students will master basic concepts and key theories and learn to apply them to real-world situations.
 
PSYC 202- Introduction to Neuroscience
Dr. Stephan Steidl (Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20am-10:30am)
Description: This course will introduce students to basic concepts and the variety of topics in the field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy (gross and cellular), physiology, neural basis of behavior, malfunctions due to disease and injury, and methods used to study these areas; laying a foundation for advanced coursework in neuroscience. PSYC 202 is cross-listed with BIOL 202. Through this course, students will gain knowledge of the organization of the nervous system, cellular events that underlie emotions, learning, and behavior, and awareness of classical and modern methods for advancing the field. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or BIOL 101; Biology Majors: BIOL 102 & 112.

PSYC 238- Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
Dr. Jeffrey Huntsinger (date/time TBD)
Description: This course will provide an overview of psychological research and theory concerning differences and similarities between genders.  Through this course, students will understand similarities and differences between genders, comprehend the diversity of ideas about gender and how ideas of gender are determined by societies and cultures.
 
PSYC 275- Social Psychology
Dr. Robyn Mallett (date/time TBD)
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of social psychology; including topics such as social cognition, impression formation, social influence, attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, pro-social behavior, and group behavior. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental theoretical approaches within social psychology, scientific methods of hypothesis testing, and potential applications of social psychology that address real-world problems.
 
PSYC 304- Statistics
Dr. Jeremy Winget (Mon/Wed 6:00-9:15pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Erika Price (date/time TBD)
Description: 
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of statistical analysis in psychology.  By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, interpret the results of research using basic statistical methods, and understand the conceptual foundation, appropriate use, and limitations of these statistical methods. Prerequisite: PSYC 101
 
PSYC 306- Research Methods in PYSC
Dr. Lisa Sandberg (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20pm-2:00pm)
Description: This course will cover logic and theory of the scientific method. It will also go over the basic principles of scientific research methodologies employed in approaching major problem areas in psychology. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to formulate research questions and hypotheses, develop research designs, operationalize variables and gather data in an ethical manner, choose appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data, interpret results of statistical analyses, write a scientific paper in APA style, and critically evaluate research. Prerequisite: PSYC 304
 
PSYC 316- Lab in Experimental Psych: Sensation and Perception
Dr. Raymond Dye, Jr. (Mon/Wed/Thur 1:10-3:20pm)
Description: This course will include laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and microcomputer applications to the psychophysical and physiological study of sensory systems. The course stresses the research methods and quantitative measures that are used in characterizing sensory processes, especially visual and auditory systems. Through this course, students will gain skills and experience in experimental design, measurement, statistical analyses, and report writing as they relate to research in sensory processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 306 and either 240 or  305. 

PSYC 318- Lab in Developmental Psych
Dr. Elizabeth Hilvert (Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course will include both lecture and laboratory on empirical studies of developmental processes in humans. Focus is on research in particular content areas within developmental stages (e.g., infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and research on changes in behavior across time. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of developmental methodology, designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 273 and 306.
 
PSYC 321- Lab in Social Psychology
Young Jae Yoon (date/time TBD)
Description: This course includes lectures, demonstrations, readings, and individual or group research projects illustrating various methods, such as observation, interviewing, archives, standardized tests, and experimentation, are used to learn about topics such as group influences on the individual, attitudes, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and perception of self and others. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of methodology in social psychological research; designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 275 and 306.
 
PSYC 331- Abnormal Psychology
Lauren Hindt (Mon/Wed 6:00pm-9:15pm)
Description: This course covers the nature and causes of maladjustment and mental disorders. History of mental illness, diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Through this course, students will demonstrate understanding of current approaches to researching maladaptive behavior, current views of maladaptive behavior, major categories of mental disorders, factors contributing to development of problems, different types of intervention strategies, and appreciation of social, ethical, and legal issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 

PSYC 346- Psychopathology of Childhood
Anna Ros (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)
Description: This course takes into consideration of the nature and causes of maladjustment, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities in children in conjunction with approaches to prevention and remediation. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the major categories of childhood psychopathology and methods of diagnosis, theories of causes of maladjustment and mental illness in children and adolescents, and types of intervention strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 353- Applied Social Psychology
Erika Price (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm)
Description: This course will cover the applications of principles and methods of social psychology to social issues and problems in such areas as: law and justice, health and health care, education, natural and built environments, population, work, life and intergroup relations. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of major theories, research methodologies, and empirical knowledge in social psychology to real-world issues and problems. Prerequisite: PSYC 275.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I
Steven Davis (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)           
Description: This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, ethics, and techniques of major helping interventions including the clinical interview and use of the case history, individual and group approaches. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate different approaches to intervention in terms of their theoretical underpinnings, application to diverse problems, goals and populations, general effectiveness, and overall strengths and limitations. Prerequisite: PSYC 101; PSYC 331 or 338 is also recommended.
 
Courses for Fall 2018
 
PSYC 374 Community Psychology
Steven Davis (Mon/Wed/Fri 10:25)
Community Psychology is a non-traditional approach to mental health promotion which primarily focuses on prevention.  While community psychologists sometimes approach this goal by building resilience in individuals, they more often focus on creating more mentally healthy environments (e.g., better schools, neighborhoods, social policies).  Recognizing that poverty, inequality, oppression and discrimination can contribute to a psychologically toxic environment, community psychologists advocate for social justice, and work to help empower marginalized groups in society.  As part of this course, students complete group projects in which they attempt to create a meaningful change in the local community.

EVENTS 

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
On April 24, Loyola professor Austin Dreyer, PhD, will present “Circadian regulation of Drosophila feeding behavior”.  Finally, on May 1, Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, will present “Cell Biology of neuronal trafficking in physiology and neurodegenerative diseases”.The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Mental Health First Aid Training
Part 1: Wednesday, April 25 from 4-8pm, Corboy Law Center 202
Part 2: Thursday, April 26 from 4-8 pm, Corboy Law Center 305
Interested in helping someone in a mental health crisis?  There will be a Mental Health First Aid Training on April 25 and April 26. In this training, you will learn to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or subscale abuse problem and connect them with the appropriate support resources.  Please note that attendance is required for both days. For more information, please email Latifat Cabirou at loyolacares@luc.edu
 
DACA documentary and discussion, April 26, 4-6:30pm- Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center)
The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) in the Dept. of Psychology invites you to a screening of Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie), a film showing the consequences faced by over 11 million undocumented people in America.  The screening will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 4-6:30 pm in Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center).  After the screening, Prof. Aurora Chang (School of Education) will lead discussion of the film.  See attached flyer for more information
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? 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. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsain@hawk.iit.edu**please note there has been a change in the email to RSVP for this event; if you are interested in this event, please make sure to RSVP to the email that is listed above** 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited. 
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Research Assistant Position
Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.
 
Full-time Technician Position
The AMITA Health Women and Children’s Hospital neuropsychology department has a new full-time technician position (for Hoffman Estates, and possibly Hinsdale locations) that would be perfect for any psychology students finishing their bachelor’s degree next month.  The position involves administering cognitive tests to patients in a hospital setting. In this position, there are opportunities to work with children, teens and adults. It especially provides great clinical experience for 1 to 2 years prior to applying to grad school or med school.  If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Nicole Cruz with your CV/resume at nicole.cruz@amitahealth.org
 
Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors!  Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator.  Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods.  See attached flyer for more info.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Kenzie Troske at mtroske@luc.edu.