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Mar 30, 2017

Paid Part-Time Research Assistant position with the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion!

Paid Part-Time Research Assistant Position
Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion

The Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion in the Department of Psychology ( is seeking a talented and motivated undergraduate research assistant to aid in conducting behavioral and MRI experiments, starting as soon as possible. The individual chosen for this position will be primarily responsible for recruiting adolescent-aged children for on-going studies in the lab. Other responsibilities may also include assisting with data collection and data entry. The lab’s projects employ behavioral and functional MRI methods to study interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. The specific project the research assistant will be working on involves topics related to decision making, risk taking, social interactions and motivation.

-Participant recruitment
-Data collection
-Data entry
-15 to 20 hrs/week commitment required

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Strong communication and organizational skills
-Interest in cognitive psychology
-Be a junior or senior
-longer commitment required (ideally 1 year)
-Ability to work during summer preferable
-Available during week off hours (after 5 pm)
-Available to work some weekends

How To Apply:
To apply, please email a copy of your resume, along with relevant coursework and grades, to Dr. Livia Tomova at

Interested in PTSD and Military Psychology? Consider this internship opportunity with the National Defense University!

National Defense University
Center for Technology and National Security Policy
Leadership Fitness Lab

Internship applications of highly motivated undergraduate psychology students are currently being
accepted for the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University. If accepted, students will be members of the Leadership Fitness Lab and work with Dr. (COL Ret.) Stephen Bowles on various topics including:
* Military Couples Resilience
* Leadership
* Yoga, Resilience, and Dreams
* Psychological Healthy Workplace
* Well-being

* Literature reviews, power point presentations, posters, manuscript editing and writing
* Preparing publication submissions
* Coordination of articles with co-authors
* Organizing of literature reviews, manuscripts and other relevant research material
* Data base entry/management/data analysis
* 14-16 hours per week during school year
* 36 hours per week during summer
This can be flexible depending on class and work schedules.

Interest in research, particularly in military-related psychology, but not necessarily exclusive to that topic.

How To Apply:
If interested, please email the documents below to Dr. Stephen Bowles at
* CV
* Unofficial Transcript
* Writing Sample (3-5 pages)

Applications now being accepted for the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council! Deadline April 10th!

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council Applications
Deadline April 10, 2017

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) was formed in the fall of 2002. The Council is BSOS Dean and Associate Dean on various topics affecting students and DSAC also led the charge in the formation and founding of the College’s Ambassadors Program, which has proven to be a successful addition and support system for BSOS and its Advising Center. (For more information about DSAC check us out here:

DSAC is developing systems to help the College strengthen its sense of community, and is creating better relationships with each academic department in hopes of being able to better address the issues and concerns of students. Each year, DSAC holds the highly successful Student-Faculty Dinner to connect students and faculty outside the classroom and foster professional relationships. This year, the Council is focusing on increasing students' access to internship experiences and undergraduate research opportunities, gathering additional feedback on courses, improving the advising system, and acting as a resource for students to voice their concerns.

DSAC consists of representatives from each department in the College of Behavioral & Social
Sciences, the living/learning programs in the College, and the Student Government Association and University Senate representatives for the college.
charged with advising the
their educational and social experiences at the University of Maryland. Each academic year, the group takes on the responsibility of allocating the College’s portion of the approved student technology fee.

The student must have and maintain above a 2.75 cumulative GPA. The student must have been a declared Behavioral & Social Sciences major for at least one (1) semester.
The student must have at least 15 UM credits.
The student must be eligible to register for a 3-credit experiential learning and leadership course.
The student must be available to meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:10 pm in the fall.
The student must be in good standing with the University.
The student must email a copy of their resume to

Go to the following link to apply:

Summer/Fall RA positions with the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

Summer/Fall 2017 Research Assistant Positions
Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

The Developmental, Social, Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) lab (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay) is looking for bright, detail-oriented undergraduate students to assist with multiple behavioral and fMRI studies investigating social cognition in children and adults this summer and/or Fall. RAs in the DSCN lab will gain hands-on experience with neuroimaging, behavioral, and developmental methods, which can increase the value of one’s graduate school application as well as provide an opportunity to earn a strong letter of recommendation. Class credit will also be made available to those interested and qualified. 

-Stimuli creation: preparing stimulus materials (i.e., creating and editing videos)
-Data collection: setting-up and running behavioral studies; assisting with the acquisition of fMRI data at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (located a couple blocks off the College Park campus)
-Data entry: entering experimental data into Microsoft Excel and SPSS
-Data coding: coding participant questionnaires, standardized assessments, and participant videos
-Participant recruitment: calling and scheduling participants over the phone and via e-mail
-Playing with young children
-Data organization: compiling and filing datasets; day-to-day lab maintenance
-Opportunity to perform data analysis (i.e., on fMRI, DTI, and behavioral data)
-Participating in weekly lab meetings (one hour)

-Academic background in psychology, neuroscience, or computer science
-Minimum GPA of 3.3
-Experience working with children
-Strong communication skills
-Must have experience working with AND a willingness to learn new technology programs
-Experience with MATLAB, Python, SPSS, or R is a strong PLUS
-Moderate comfort level working with Mac computers and their applications
-Keenly interested in social development and developmental neuroscience
-Child friendly!

How To Apply:
Contact for an application. 

Mar 28, 2017

Fight mental health stigma! Plan to attend the Out of the Shell Event this Thursday, March 30!

Out of the Shell Event
Thursday, March 30
3:00 pm-5:30 pm
Nyumburu Amphitheatre
Facebook Event Page

Out of the Shell is an event hosted by Zeta Beta Tau and Delta Phi Epsilon that is focused on fighting mental health stigma right here on Maryland’s campus. We want the UMD campus community to recognize the importance of talking about mental health and that it is not something to be ignored or ashamed about. Around one in four adults experiences a mental health issue every year, yet we still pretend like this is not an issue in our lives.

On March 30th from 3-5:30 we will be hosting our program at the Nyumburu Amphitheater and helping to stomp out this mental health stigma.

Out of the Shell features:
Guest speakers from the Health Center and UMD Counseling center
Therapy animals
Free yoga lesson
Open Mic session for anyone to share their experiences with anything mental health related in their life.

Present your research at the 2017 PSYC Terp Research Fair!

2017 PSYC Terp Research Fair
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9:30am – 11:00am

Biology Research Building Colonnade
Poster Proposal Deadline: Monday, April 17

Present your psychological research at the 2017 PSYC Terp Research Fair! This is a great experience for students planning to pursue graduate study. Undergraduate psychology majors are encouraged to submit their poster proposal at The deadline to submit your poster proposal is Monday, April 17, 2017.

PSYC majors are also encouraged to submit their posters for the campus-wide research day which takes place the morning of 4/26/17. More specifics about the campus wide research day can be found here:

Don't miss the Professional Etiquette Dinner! RSVP required!

Monday, April 17th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise 


As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like more information on how to best navigate using the forks, knives, spoons, plates, and glasses placed in front of you, without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you!

Employers often observe you during meals and social situations to see how you interact with others. This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice good table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, guaranteed to provide the guidance you need. Ms. Lauren Scott, a human resource specialist with the Department of Defense, has conducted numerous etiquette dining sessions, and will be our hostess for the evening.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please Note: If you register and do not attend, your student account will be charged a $25 fee. Additionally, access to your Careers4Terps account may be restricted.


To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Linda LeNoir ( or 301-314-7240) no later than noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Mar 27, 2017

Child Stress and Emotions Lab research assistant positions!

Child Stress and Emotions Lab
Research Assistant Positions 
Summer 2017-Fall 2017
Minimum Two Semester Commitment

The Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL) in the Department of Psychology is seeking talented and motivated undergraduate research assistants. RAs will assist in recruitment efforts, checking data for completion and contacting participants for a preschool daily mood study. Undergraduate Research Assistants in the CSEL lab: - Engage in research on young children - Receive supervised training in a research laboratory - Learn about child psychopathology - Receive advice regarding graduate school and careers in psychology - Earn course credit. Responsibilities & Benefits: -Minimum 2 semester commitment (Summer 2017-Fall 2017).

-Data Checking
-Contacting Participants

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Previous research experience preferred
-Experience with SPSS preferred

How To Apply:
To apply, please email a copy of your resume along with summer availability to Kathleen Feeney at

Paid research assistant positions with the Learning and Cognition Lab! Available immediately!

Paid Research Assistant Positions (2-3)
Learning and Cognition Lab (LCL)

Interested in going to graduate school for Educational Psychology or getting experience working with children in a laboratory setting? Want to get paid for your work? Apply today to be a research assistant for Dr. Kelly Mix at the Learning and Cognition Lab conducting a study on kindergarten children and their development of place value concepts over a 2-year period. Research assistants will be traveling to schools to help us conduct tests on participants. All interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. The Lab is looking for 2-3 candidates to start immediately. For more information on our study, please visit 

Interacting professionally with parents and their children
Conducting tests and recording results in test packets
Hours may vary by week

Must be a psychology major, human development major, or any other related major
Must have a 3.5 GPA
Having a car is preferred, but not necessary

How To Apply:
Applicants should e-mail their resume/CV and cover letter to Naomi Swenson at 

Mar 23, 2017

Careers In Public Health with LGBTQ+ Populations Panel!

Careers in Public Health With The LGBTQ+ Populations Panel
Thursday, April 13
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
SPH Student Lounge
Room 2236

Thursday, April 13 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, the School of Public Health Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the University of Career Center will host a Careers In Public Health with LGBTQ+ Populations Panel.

Students can gain a greater understanding of the challenges LGBTQ+ clients face and the unique nature of this work. Below is a list of our confirmed panelists from professional fields ranging from fitness to law:

Staff Attorney, FreeState Justice
HIV Prevention Manager, La Clinica del Pueblo
Director of LGBT Affairs, Mayor's Office in DC
CRNP Family Nurse Practitioner, UMD Health Center
Director of Operations, DC PFLAG
Parent volunteer/advocate, DC PFLAG
Instructor, Soul Cycle

Mar 16, 2017

Research language science through the PULSAR Program! Apply today!

PULSAR Undergraduate Language Science Program

PULSAR (or the Program for Undergraduate Language Science Ambassadors in Research) is a
program for students in all majors who are interested in language science — a uniquely broad field that cuts across many different areas of study, including social and biological sciences, computer science and engineering, humanities, education, and clinical fields. PULSAR students select a diverse program of language science classes, engage in research and outreach projects, and become part of a strong interdisciplinary community of language researchers at Maryland. PULSAR is open to students in all majors who have taken one of several suggested prerequisite courses or have some comparable background in a language science field. Students earn a transcript notation for completing the program.

The online application can be accessed via our web page:

Applications for Fall 2017 are due Friday, April 7th. There will be two drop-in information sessions held in the Language Science Center (2130 H.J. Patterson) on Thursday, March 16th 3-4pm and Friday, March 31st 11:30am-12:30pm

Students who are interested can drop by at these times and ask questions, or can email questions to:

Graduating in May? Consider these Assistant Teacher positions with The Ivymount School!

Entry-Level Career Opportunities
The Ivymount School   
Group Interviews:
Tuesday, April 18th, at 1:30pm
Tuesday, May 2nd, at 1:30pm
Tuesday, May, 16th , at 1:30pm

Candidates should contact Felicia Lyons at and apply online at, prior to coming in for scheduled interview.

The Ivymount School is actively recruiting recent college graduates to fill entry-level Assistant Teacher positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Please consider joining a nationally recognized school for students with special needs and make a meaningful impact on our students’ lives. The Ivymount School currently serves over 200 students, ages 4 through 21, and has a long history of providing educational programs and therapeutic services for students with disabilities through evidence-based instruction and interventions. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity to work with students who have learning disabilities. The Ivymount School offers employees both professional development and opportunities for career advancement within our organization.

Available Positions:
Multiple Learning Needs Program
1:1 Assistant Teacher- This position is responsible for the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans, direct supervision, and support for assigned students during educational activities across the day.

Autism Program:
ABA Instructor- Applied Behavior Analysis Instructors provide individual and small group instruction throughout the school day. An integral role of the ABA Instructor position is the collection and analysis of skill acquisition and behavior intervention data. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Education preferred.

Experience working with individuals with special needs and knowledge of applied behavior analysis is preferred, although not necessary. Ivymount provides comprehensive training for all new employees.

How To Apply:
Please visit for more details about these positions and to apply online.

Full-time Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant position with the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion!

Full-time Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant Position
Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion

A full-time research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Cognition and Emotion directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa in the department of Psychology at University of Maryland, College Park. The laboratory uses behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques to investigate interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including: literature search, designing and setting-up of experiments, data collection, analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, manuscript preparation, operation of the MR scanner, supervising undergraduates in the lab, and coordinating other regular lab activities. This would be an excellent position for someone interested in gaining research experience to hone their skills prior to attending graduate school. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for an additional 1-2 years, contingent on performance and funding.

-Assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including:
-Literature searches
-Designing and setting-up of experiments
-Data collection
-Analyzing behavioral and fMRI data
-Manuscript preparation
-Operation of the MR scanner
-Supervising undergraduates in the lab
-Coordinating other regular lab activities

- BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
- Quantitative skills and programming experience in MATLAB, Python, R, etc.
- Some experience with LINUX operating system and shell scripting is desirable
- Ability to solve technical problems independently
- Strong organization skills
- Some availability during weekend and/or after-hours for occasional fMRI data collection
- Prior research experience with fMRI data collection and analysis is not required but would be a strength

How To Apply:
Please email your resume (including description of computer skills, relevant coursework, grades, and previous research experience), a brief description of academic and research interests, and contact information for 2 references to Daniel Levitas (

Mar 15, 2017

Summer and Fall 2017 Practicum/Internship positions with the Kennedy Krieger Behavior Management Clinic!

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Behavior Management Clinic Practicum/Internship Positions
Summer 2017/Fall 2017
Full Description:

The Behavior Management Clinic (BMC) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an affiliate of Johns
Hopkins University, is based in the Department of Behavioral Psychology. The mission of the clinic is to provide behavioral assessment, brief or time-limited treatment to families, and consultation with community care providers, for children ages two through twelve years old. The BMC serves children with varying levels of functioning, including those with typical development and those with mild cognitive and/or other impairments, who present with a wide range of difficulties, such as anxiety, mood disturbance, noncompliance, aggression, mild self-injury, inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, sleep problems, toileting difficulties, social skills deficits, and other disruptive behaviors. The clinic has locations in Columbia, Odenton, and Baltimore, Maryland.

The BMC currently has practicum/internship positions open for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. For a full practicum description go to:  Questions please contact Dr. Emily Shumate at

Now Hiring PSYC Undergraduate Program Managers! Application deadline Wednesday, March 29th!

Department of Psychology 
Undergraduate Program Manager Positions
Application Deadline is Wednesday, March 29

Job Description:
The Department of Psychology is looking for three undergraduate psychology students to work with the Office of Undergraduate Studies staff this summer and for the 2017-2018 academic school year in order to assist with a variety of Departmental programs. 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 PSYC program (research, teaching, student organizations, internships, service, etc.) and are passionate about the school and major.

- Lead orientation sessions for new Psychology students and assist Academic Advisors
during transfer and freshmen orientation events
- Conduct research and develop proposals for new Departmental programs
- Scan and grade course examinations using Remark Office software
- 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
-Will be a junior or senior in Fall 2017
-Record of strong academic performance (cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0)
-Must be available to begin in Fall 2017 and work at least 10 hours per week.

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 Amy Johnson at 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. Please also specify if you would like to start in the summer or fall.
- Your resume should highlight your academic and professional experiences.
Application deadline is Wednesday, March 29, 2017. 

A committee of staff and students will review applications and contact applicants by early April.