Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!
The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THIS ISSUE:
--1. All Summer 2012 PSY 4993 Research Contracts Must Be Turned in by 7/6
--2. Call for Research Manuscripts: Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley
COURSES OF INTEREST
--3. Interested in Education? CI 3151W - Culture, Power, & Education
--4. Helpful One Credit Courses for Fall 2012!
--5. Fall 2012 Courses Open in Center for Spirituality & Healing
--6. UGRAs Needed for Study on Attention in Preschoolers with Cerebral Malaria & HIV in Uganda
--7. UGRA Needed for Personality Lab - Start Summer & Continue Fall/Spring
1. All Summer 2012 PSY 4993 Research Contracts Must Be Turned in by 7/6
Students participating in a PSY 4993 research experience for credit during Summer 2012 MUST complete and turn in the Undergraduate Research Contract prior to the 4th week deadline (July 6th, 2012). The majority of students have completed this required step during the drop/add period; however, if you missed this deadline and still have a contract lingering, you must take action to be officially enrolled. Contracts will not be accepted after this date, and credit will not be received for your work in the lab for Summer 2012. For more information on the Undergraduate Research Contract and earning credit for assisting in a research lab, please visit our website.
2. Call for Research Manuscripts: Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley
The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley (UJPB) is an annual publication that provides a critical forum for publication to a diverse and multidisciplinary undergraduate community. It features original research and review articles and provides a venue for original works that focus on psychology, neuroscience, and other cognitive sciences. The journal also has a focus on education and training scholarship, thereby promoting excellence in and encouraging further undergraduate research in psychology. If you have completed a "Stepping Stone Article", "Research Article" and/or "Review Article" in a psychology-related field, you are invited to submit your paper for review in the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley! Before you submit an article, please check our website for guidelines and expectations for different kinds of manuscripts. The UJPB accepts and reviews submissions from psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, education, and all other psychology-related fields, as long as the papers are the original work of undergraduate students; this includes senior honors theses, course term papers, independent research projects, theoretical papers, and all other excellent undergraduate writing. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. While the deadline to submit papers is August 1st, 2012, articles submitted after this date may still be considered for later editions. Papers received earlier will have higher priority however. If you have any questions or are having difficulty submitting your paper, do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
COURSES OF INTEREST
3. Interested in Education? CI 3151W - Culture, Power, & Education
Culture, Power, and Education (CI 3151, 12:00 P.M. - 12:50 P.M. , M,W (09/04/2012 - 12/12/2012) provides students with an intensive investigation of the ways in which culture plays a critical role in education and student achievement. The course is meant for those considering any form of education as a vocation to reflect upon how their own culture and their students cultures impact student learning, with an eye toward developing a more just classroom and educational environment. It is a liberal education course, which fulfills the liberal education requirements for the Diversity and Social Justice theme. In this course, students will investigate how culturally relevant pedagogy can and must be implemented as a critical part of any teacher's pedagogy. The course will examine the research that explicates why it is vital to incorporate students' interests and lived experiences into the classrooms. The class will discuss ways to begin to foster sociopolitical consciousness in ourselves and our students so that they are positioned to become agents of change in our society. Students will be required to spend time in educational settings looking critically at how they are and are not culturally relevant. Finally, students will work in teams to develop models of culturally relevant instruction with a focus on social justice. If you have any questions please contact Brian Lozenski at firstname.lastname@example.org. This course is not usable toward psychology major requirements, but may help you progress toward your overall degree requirements and upper-division outside the major coursework.
4. Helpful One Credit Courses for Fall 2012!
Still looking to fill your Fall schedule? Consider enrolling in a new 1xxx-level, 1-credit courses designed to help prepare you for academic, professional and/or personal success! EDHD 1620, Current Topics: Strategies for Student Success offers a variety of relevant sections with seats still available, including: Writing a Research Proposal from "A" to "IRB" (DIS 001); Maximizing the iPad for Academic Success (DIS 002); Developing your Personal Brand and Online Identity (DIS 003); APA 101: Guidelines and Academic Integrity (DIS 004); Strategies for Successful Groupwork (DIS 005); Networking Strategies (DIS 006). Course and registration details are all outlined here.
5. Fall 2012 Courses Open in Center for Spirituality & Healing
CSPH 1001 Principles of Holistic Health and Healing focuses on work-life balance, healthy eating, and stress management as strategies for healthy living, and introduces students to modalities that may help them with all three. CSPH 1101: Self, Society and Environment gives students a basic introduction to the interconnectedness of social and ecological systems and their role in maintaining health at local and global levels. Registration can be completed through the OneStop system. Contact Carla Mantel at email@example.com if you have questions.
6. UGRAs Needed for Study on Attention in Preschoolers with Cerebral Malaria & HIV in Uganda
Video coders are needed for a cross-cultural research project of attention span in preschool age children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the correlative and construct validity of the Early Childhood Vigilance Test (ECVT) in a group of young Ugandan children from three NIH sponsored studies presently underway (Minnesota, Michigan State, and UCSF) and to study the effects of both HIV and cerebral malaria on attention. These three studies are: 1) Pathogenesis of cognitive/neurologic deficits in central nervous system malaria (Uganda); 2) Cognitive and psychosocial benefits of caregiver training in Ugandan HIV children; and 3) Determinants of neurodevelopmental delay in Ugandan HIV children. A total of 770 preschool children are being administered the ECVT. We are evaluating the ECVT blindly not knowing the clinical status of these children. Videos of the ECVT will be coded using "Procoder" in the CNBD (Center for Neurobehavioral Development, 717 Delaware St SE). Dr. Rea Romero will be teaching the ECVT video scoring to student coders using the program Procoder. She will determine reliability, and provide ongoing monitoring. Memory and IQ data are being correlated with these results; the lab can provide independent (non-psychology) study credits if desired. There will also be opportunities to help with IRB, abstract, and manuscript preparation. Please contact Dr. Rea Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org with a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent attached. Training will start late July/early August.
7. UGRA Needed for Personality Lab - Start Summer & Continue Fall/Spring
Professor Colin DeYoung's research lab is seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant (UGRA) beginning this summer and continuing into the Fall and Spring Semesters. The UGRA will be involved with research projects in the area of Personality Psychology. Duties and activities may include but are not limited to: recruiting participants, running participants in research studies, data management and analysis, and active participation in lab meetings. UGRAs are expected to commit to an average of 9 hours of work per week, attend lab meetings, work independently on assigned tasks, and take initiative in communicating with members of the research lab. UGRAs will be required to register for 3 credits of PSY 5993 Directed Research in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Additionally, UGRAs will be required to write an APA-style research paper due at the end of each semester (or other writing project, as appropriate). Eligible candidates are motivated psychology students currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota, have at least a 3.25 GPA, and must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in the following courses as prerequisites: PSY 1001 and PSY 3001W (preferably also PSY 3101, but this is negotiable). Exceptional candidates will have experience in conducting psychological research, SPSS, MediaLab, and E-Prime. Please contact Matt Paffel by July 15th (email@example.com) if interested.