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Apr 14, 2014

Teach, Counsel, or Tutor this summer with Frostburg State's Regional Math/Science Center!

Frostburg State University
Regional Math/Science Center

Summer 2014
Science/Math/English/Writing Teachers
Residential Tutors/Counselors
Residential Head Resident
http://www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter/


The Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, is accepting applications for Science, Math and English/Writing teachers, residential tutors/counselors and a residential head resident for their six week summer program. Information about the program, position details and summer program dates are available at http://www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter/ .

About the Regional Math/Science Center
The FSU Regional Math/Science Center is a federally funded Department of Education UpwarFSU, where they are engaged in a scientific research project. The RMSC strives to develop exciting hands-on projects that are relevant to modern life.
Bound program designed to help low-income, potential first generation college students, achieve their goals of attaining a college degree, specifically in the fields of math and science. Participants in the program attend a six-week summer session.

While working on these projects the practical use of the scientific method is emphasized. Students must develop testable hypotheses, help design the study, collect the data needed, analyze the data, draw conclusions based on the data collected and finally present their study in both oral and written form. Students learn about peer review as they present their study progress each week to the other students in the program. They also learn to use the computer for data analysis, for data processing their formal report, and for developing a power point presentation that is presented to a panel of scientists and an audience of parents, university and public officials.
While at FSU students also participate in a variety of activities designed to promote strong study skills, and positive social behaviors as well as activities that provide recreational and cultural experiences

Entry level psychology employment opportunity with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services!

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Case Management Specialist I
Full-time Position 

The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is currently recruiting for Case Management Specialist I positions.

To learn more about these positions please click on the links below:
http://djs.state.md.edu
http://jobaps.com/MD Click on job opportunities and review the DJS Case Management Specialist I bulletin that closes April 22, 2014.

For a full position description click here: http://ter.ps/djscasemgmt

Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Novick sponsored by the Dean's Student Advisory Council!

Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Novick
sponsored by the Dean's Student Advisory Council
Thursday, April 17, 2014
2:00-3:00 pm
2141 Tydings Hall 

Interested in discussing cognitive linguistics and psychology? Interested in learning about the relationship between behavior, language, memory and cognitive control? Interested in being a research assistant? DSAC has invited Dr. Novick, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, to host a brown bag lunch and speak about each of these topics. Students will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Novick detailed questions about his career, classes, and research. A free lunch will also be provided by DSAC! Respond to this Google Doc to try and secure your placement for this great event. It will be for the first 10 students to respond. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Kb0A3hwLdp2NB7weBI4_L_t6RFFJYre64G1fVXLNElU/viewform

Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab looking for several new RAs to start this summer!

Research Assistant Position 
Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Description:
The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates brain mechanisms underlying emotion and cognition using EEG, MRI, and other psychophysiological measures. The lab works to understand how functional brain activity is disrupted for clinical problems such as substance abuse, aggression, depression, and anxiety, with a strong focus on how behavior in these brain mechanisms be changed through treatment. This work is relevant to students interested in various areas of psychology, such as clinical, cognitive, forensic, physiological, social, and developmental, as well as students with basic science interests in the brain, such as biology, neuroscience, and engineering.

Responsibilities:
-EEG and MRI Data Collection Training
-Signal Processing Training
-Statistical Data Analysis Training
-Develop new experiment
-Prepare research presentations

Qualifications:
-No previous experience required
-3.5 GPA
-Highly motivated for graduate study

How To Apply:
Please email your resume and unofficial transcript to Matthew Bachman at mdb09g@umd.edu 

Apr 11, 2014

PSYC Undergraduate Student Job Opportunity!


Application Deadline: Friday April 25, 2014 at 5:00pm
Position: Undergraduate Program Manager


Job Description:
The Department of Psychology is looking for one undergraduate psychology student to work with the Office of Undergraduate Studies staff this summer and for the 2014-2015 academic school year in order to assist with a variety of Departmental programs. Specifically, the student staff member will:

- Lead orientation sessions for new Psychology students and assist Academic Advisors during transfer orientation events
- Train and supervise a team of Psychology Undergraduate Peer Mentors
- Conduct research and proposals for new Departmental programs
- Greet students, answer phones and schedule advising appointments
- Scan documents and update student records
- Assist office staff with various tasks as needed

Minimum Requirements:
- Psychology major
- Record of strong academic performance (cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0)
- Availability to work 20 hours/week during the summer and 10 hours/week in the Fall and Spring Semesters

Who Should Apply:
Students who are a good fit for this position enjoy interacting with others and speaking publicly in a wide variety of contexts. Maturity and professionalism in written and oral communication are essential, as is the ability to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion. Task requirements often require proficiency in Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, SPSS and new software, so preference will be extended to those who can demonstrate their expertise or the ability to learn technical programs quickly. Ideal matches are students who are highly involved in the program (research, teaching, student organizations, internships, service, etc.) and are passionate about the school and major.

How to Apply:
- Please compile your professional Cover Letter and Resume into a single PDF document. Attach the file to an email and send it to Caitlin Murphy at cmurph15@terpmail.umd.edu.

Subject line should read: Undergraduate Program Manager Application

- Your cover letter should discuss your interest in the position and why you believe you would be a good fit.
- Your resume should highlight your academic and professional experiences.

A committee of staff and students will review applications and contact applicants by May 2, 2014.

Internship Program with Prince George's County Police for Fall 2014!


Prince George’s County Police Department Internship Program
Fall Semester 2014


Description
The Prince George’s County Police Department is accepting applications for police interns. Interns will work closely with detectives assigned to investigate robberies, violent repeat offenders, motor vehicle theft rings, or homicides. Interns can receive credit for successful completion of this internship.

Responsibilities
  • Custodial Interrogations / Miranda Warnings / Confession Law
  • Forensic Investigations Including Finger Prints / DNA Analysis
  • Search and Seizure / Consent Searches / Search Warrants
  • Evidentiary Concerns / Suppression Hearings 
  • Firearms Identification / Firearms Processing / Court Testimony
  • Interviews of Victims / Witnesses / Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Preparation of Police Reports / Preparation of Cases for Indictment 
  • Under Cover Operations / Surveillance Tactics 
  • Interns will need their own transportation to an office located at 7600 Barlowe Road Landover, MD 20785 or 5000 Rhode Island Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20785
  • Are required to work evening shift hours. These hours are between 4 PM and 2AM (hours and days are flexible) 
  • Will assist in the investigation of violent crimes and must understand that they may see disturbing scenes 
  • Court appearances are not anticipated but may be required in extreme cases
Requirements
  • Must be Criminal Justice Majors, juniors or seniors, with at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Will be required to pass a national criminal records check
  • Must submit a one page resume and unofficial transcript
  • Submit the attached recommendation form signed by a university professor 
How To Apply:
Interested Students should submit a resume, transcript, and letter of recommendation to: David Tana 0102 Morrill Hall dvtana@umd.edu by April 30, 2014

Your full name, date of birth, and contact number must be on your resume. 

Apply for this Scholarship Opportunity!

Rodler-Wood Scholarship 

Description
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students returning in Fall 2014 are eligible to apply for this $1000 award. The award will be made on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Hardship based on sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Academic interest in LGBT Studies
  • Extracurricular activities on behalf of LGBT issues
How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit
  1. A brief written statement outlining their qualifications and interests
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. One letter of recommendation.
Materials can be sent by e-mail attachment (Word or PDF only) by April 28, 2014 to lgbts@umd.edu. Please put "Rodler-Wood Scholarship" in the subject line of your message. Also hard copies of materials can be submitted to the LGBT Studies Program, 2417 Marie Mount Hall, attn. JV Sapinoso.

Apr 10, 2014

Golden Key Information Session this Friday @ 12:30 pm!

Golden Key International Honour Society
Prospective Member Information Session
Friday, April 11
12:30 pm
Biology-Psychology Building Room 3141
http://umd.goldenkey.org 

For more information click on the following link:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2VfTnwj0LzFMGdTdlNyU2JsMFU/edit

Apr 7, 2014

Research Assistant Position in the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Research Assistant Position 
Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab

Description:

The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and research Lab (MPCRL) provides high quality, low cost psychotherapy for adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington D.C. area and conducts research on psychotherapy processes and outcomes. MPCRL is looking for dedicated Undergraduate Research Assistants for Fall 2014, as well as Undergraduate Research Assistants who would be interested in working in the Summer and continuing in the Fall.

Responsibilities:
-Coding therapy sessions
-Transcribing interviews
-Performing administrative duties (e.g. answering phone, recording payment)

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.5 GPA
-Excellent communication skills
-Attention to detail

How To Apply:  
Interested students should contact Patty Kuo at patty.b.kuo@gmail.com for more information on the application process.  

2014 Commencement Speaker Proposals

If you had the opportunity to address your fellow graduates at this year's commencement ceremony, what would you say?

Each year the Department of Psychology selects one undergraduate student to deliver a 5-minute speech at its commencement ceremony.  The theme of your speech is entirely up to you so long as it in some way reflects the significance of graduating from the University of Maryland with a graduate or undergraduate degree in psychology.

All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply and semifinalists will be selected on the basis of the fit with their theme and their record of academic excellence and outstanding contributions.

Step 1: Prepare your written reply to these two prompts
  • Why do you believe that you should be selected to represent the graduating class?  Consider your record of academic achievements as well as your contribution to the Department, the College, the University and the Community at large. (300 words max)
  • Provide a brief summary of overall message you would like to convey to your fellow graduates. (200 words max)
Step 2: Visit http://ter.ps/PSYCspeaker to submit your proposal by Friday April 18, 2014

Applicants selected as semifinalists will draft the complete speech and interview with members of the Department of Psychology’s Undergraduate Committee.

Updated Fall 2014 PSYC Theme Course List!

Not sure what Theme a psychology course falls under? Click on the link below to access the updated Psychology Theme Course List! 

Updated Fall 2014 PSYC Theme Course List
http://ter.ps/psycclasses

Apr 5, 2014

Have a question about relationships? Come to Psi Chi's Relationship Workshop with Dr. Curtis!

Description:
Psi Chi's "Relationship Workshop" is on Wednesday with Dr. Ryan Curtis! One of the professors for Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships!

Bring any relationship, communication, or general psychology question that you have for Dr. Curtis! This will be a fun, interactive way to have your relationship questions or problems answered.

When: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Time: 6:00PM
Where: BPS0140

Don't forget to bring friends! 
Everyone is welcome! 
Free pizza will be provided!

Apr 3, 2014

Graduating in May? Full-time Research Asssistant position with Dr. Riggins and Dr. Redcay!

Research Assistant Position 
Full-time
University of Maryland
Department of Psychology 
Dr. Tracy Riggins and Dr. Elizabth Redcay Lab

Description:

Dr. Tracy Riggins and Dr. Elizabeth Redcay in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park are seeking a full-time Research Assistant beginning June 2014. Research in our labs investigates the development of higher order cognitive abilities (such as memory, social cognition, and executive function) with a particular emphasis on memory using functional magnetic resonance imaging. See www.ncdl.umd.edu and www.dscn.umd.edu for more details.

Responsibilities: 
(1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management and maintenance of budgets, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the
laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

Qualifications: 
Recommended background and skills include: Bachelors degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human subjects (preferably using fMRI); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential. This is a full-time position with benefits and has a 2-year minimum commitment with the possibility of renewal. This position is contingent on availability of funding.

How To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references directly to Tracy Riggins, Ph.D. at riggins@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Apr 2, 2014

End of Semester Research Assistants needed!

Research Assistant Positions

Looking for research assistant volunteers through the end of the Spring 2014 semester. Acquire hands-on experience investigating the influence of culture on behavior and cognition and the causes and correlates of cultural differences. Looks great on graduate school applications.

Responsibilities:
-Assisting in laboratory experiments
-Recruiting research participants
-Hours required:To be discussed depending on availability

If interested please contact Jesse Harrington at jesserh@umd.edu 

Need a 400 Level PSYC Lab? Consider taking PSYC 457 Qualitative Research next fall!

PSYC 457 Consensual Qualitative Research Methods Lab
4 credits
fulfills 400 Level PSYC Lab Requirement
Fall 2014
MW 10:00 am-12:00 pm 
Instructor: Dr. Clara Hill 
Permission of Instructor required 

Description:
Qualitative research methods are particularly valuable for studying the in-depth inner experiences of people and it is important to have the knowledge and skills for conducting qualitative research. This course explores the philosophy of science and methods involved in qualitative research methods in counseling psychology along with a comparison to quantitative research methods. This is a one-sectioned, 4-credit lab course with only 10 seats available. Offered MW from 10:00am -12:00pm in BPS 2145.

Responsibilities:
  • Learn about the assumptions underlying different research methods
  • Discuss the rationale for when to use qualitative approaches as compared with quantitative approaches
  • Understand the steps of conducting research using consensual qualitative research (CQR) along with reading and critiquing published CQR studies
  • Conduct a qualitative study and work collaboratively as a part of the class
  • Review literature, develop an interview protocol, interview participants, analyze data, and write a manuscript
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300
  • Permission of BSOS-Psychology department
  • Must be in Psychology program
  • Must have earned a minimum of 85 credits
How to apply:
Application Submission Information
If interested, contact Professor Clara Hill (cehill@umd.edu) for an interview; class size is limited.