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Apr 29, 2016

AmeriCorps positions with YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School!

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School 
Community Projects Coordinator Positions 
Begins August 11, 2016

This is a twelve-month AmeriCorps (stipend based) position, with a beginning training date of August 11, 2016. The position entails providing direct service to out-of-school youth, ages 18-21 in the areas of community service, student engagement, event planning, and academic enrichment. This position is excellent for recent college graduates with interest and experience in inner city education, youth development, and the social services sectors. For full position description and how to apply click HERE

Bilingual Chinese/English Research Assistant position with the SDOS Culture Lab!

Bilingual Chinese/English Research Assistant
SDOS Culture Lab (Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program)

The Culture Lab, within the Social Decision Making and Organizational Science program of the
psychology department, has a very board interest, including cultural norms and cultural values, negotiation, and conflict. The Lab works with computer scientists, neuroscientists, and political scientists. If hired, research assistants will have the opportunity to work on several social and cross-cultural projects that investigate the normative behavior of people in their daily lives and its mechanisms. All RAs will be trained in high-level research skills, including experimental design, data coding and analysis. In addition, these positions offer an amazing research opportunity for people who want to learn knowledge about cross-cultural and social research, earn experience in highly interdisciplinary field and improve writing skills.

-Literature Reviews
-Data Analysis-Data Coding
-6-10 Hours Per Week

-Bilingual in Chinese and English
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Experience with MATLAB, Python, SPSS, or R (preferred but not necessary)
-Excellent writing skills
-Strong problem-solving skills

How To Apply:
Please send your resume and your transcripts to Ren Li at to apply. 

Apr 28, 2016

Maryland Parents Association Scholarships! Apply by Wednesday, May 11!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.
Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Applying to Psychology Doctoral Programs 101 for Students of Color: Virtual Mentoring Hour!

Applying to Psychology Doctoral Programs 101 for Students of Color:
Virtual Mentoring Hour
Thursday 05/05/16 at 12:30pm EST

The APAGS-CARED virtual mentoring hour is for undergraduate students of color or those who will be applying to PhD/PsyD programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs.
The goal of this online meeting is to provide information about how to choose a multiculturally-friendly doctoral program, especially with regard to race and ethnicity.

Participants will:
- Learn about program considerations that are salient to students of color (e.g., geography, culture, and climate)
- Increase awareness about different types of psychology programs, admissions criteria, and opportunities to study multicultural issues
- Have the opportunity to ask questions to current graduate student of color; and
- Begin networking with other students of color that share similar advanced degree interests and career paths in the field of psychology.

Register here!

Apr 27, 2016

Graduating this May? Help reduce and end poverty with The Wider Circle Fellowship Program!

The Wider Circle Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016
Begins June 6, 2016

The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. The organizations works in partnership with those they serve and with those seeking to help to ensure that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well.

A Wider Circle is offering one-year fellowships that begin June 6 and provide both work and educational experience. Fellows can focus on Direct Services, Community Outreach or Management. These fellowships are a great opportunity for recent graduates to learn more about poverty while gaining experience working for a nonprofit organization. Fellows will participate in a three-hour poverty workshop each quarter and will complete a year-long project focused on poverty.

Fellowships are available to those who have received their Bachelor's degree within the last two years (2014-2016) or those who have received a graduate degree within the past year (2015 or 2016). Undergraduate fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000 for the year, while graduate fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 for the year.

For more information please email

SDOS Lab Research Assistant positions!

SDOS Lab (Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program)
Research Assistant Positions

Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) The Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) Lab is seeking bright, highly motivated and hardworking undergraduates to join the lab as research assistants. The lab has a variety of research projects students can work on based on their personal interests. Projects include but are not limited to cross-cultural consumer behavior, psychology and fashion, communication and conflict resolution, unethical behavior and so on. It is a great opportunity for students who wants to apply graduate programs in marketing, organizational behavior, or applied psychology.

-Participant recruitment
-Conducting a laboratory study with undergraduate participants
-Running participants through ongoing studies
-Data entry, transcribing, and coding
-Data Analysis

-Good communication skills
-Comfortable with computers
-Attention to detail
-Interests in research & social psychology
-Lab experience is not necessary

How To Apply:
Please contact Daniela Di Santo at or Erica Molinario at for more information on how to apply.

Apr 26, 2016

Psi Chi Alumni Panel Wednesday 4/27 at 6:30 pm in BPS 1140B!

Psi Chi Alumni Panel
Wednesday, April27
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
BPS 1140B 

Come out and learn about the diverse career paths you can pursue with an undergraduate degree in psychology! The Alumni Panel will include Brandon Bowers -- Macy's Human Resources Executive, Jessica Macklin--Program Coordinator, UMD Smith School of Business, Elizabeth Doschek--Math Teacher & Private College Counseling Business, Carol Boyer--Policy Advisor, US Department of Labor, and Unique Campbell--Clinical Social Work Intern. Food provided from Potbelly’s courtesy of the PSYC Dept. Since this is a catered event an RSVP is required at the following link: 

Check out the PSYC Terp Research Fair – TOMORROW 4/27!

Check out the PSYC Terp Research Fair – TOMORROW!

Tomorrow Wednesday, April 27th from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Biology Research Building Colonnade, your fellow PSYC Terps will be presenting posters of their undergraduate research projects. Stop by to check out their work, ask them questions about their studies, and learn more about getting involved in research.

We will also have tables set up with representatives from several groups, including:

Psi Chi: Come meet representatives from Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology. Learn about events that they hold for all PSYC majors, opportunities to get involved, and how to join as a member.

DSAC: Members of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council will be there to tell you more about what they do to represent you and how you can get involved. They have the Dean’s ear, but they need your voice!

Research Assistants: Current research assistants will be available to answer any and all questions you may have about becoming more involved with laboratories on campus!

See you there!

Apr 22, 2016

Summer Research Assistant positions with the Organizational Psychology Lab!

Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences

Teamwork and Innovation

The Organizational Psychology lab is looking for several undergraduate research assistants to primarily aid in running a lab study, collecting data and interacting with participants. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our lab for class credit. The goal of the research project is to better understand how teams are able to make make innovative decisions. In addition to gaining the experience of working in a lab, research assistants will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students from different fields of psychology and gain insight into applying to graduate school.

- 6-9 hour per week commitment
- Conduct a laboratory study with undergraduate participants

- Psychology major preferred, though not requirement
- Lab experience is not necessary, but those who have worked in a lab will have a better chance of being selected
- 3.0 GPA or higher preferred

How To Apply: 
 Applicants should email the graduate student in charge of the study, Brandon Crosby at with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the summer and how many hours per week you can work.

Apr 19, 2016

Want to give your future Grad School applications a boost? Consider these Post-Bacc opportunities at UC Davis!

Post-Bacc Research Positions
UC Davis
Sacramento, CA
Start Date: Summer 2016

UC Davis TCAN Coordinator/Clinical Position
Full Job Description:

UC Davis TCAN Technical Position
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Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates brain networks 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 depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and aggression, as well as how such brain activity 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.

-Data collection in Brain Physiology (EEG, MRI) and Peripheral Physiology (skin conductance, heart rate, EMG, startle blink)
-Signal processing training
-Statistical data analysis training
-6 - 9 hours a week commitment
-Course credit offered

-No previous experience required
-3.5 GPA (within major area OK)
-Background and/or interest in programming
-Highly motivated for graduate study
-Two years to develop a strong research record (1st and 2nd year students encouraged to apply!)

How To Apply:
Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and research interests to Matthew Bachman (

Fall Research Assistant positions with the Decision, Attention, and Memory Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Decision, Attention, and Memory Lab
Fall 2016

Research in the DAM lab focuses on memory, learning, & decision making. The lab is looking for multiple RAs who are hardworking, and motivated to be great additions to the lab in the Fall of 2016.

-Two to three credits (3 credits/9 hours preferred)
-Running participants through ongoing studies
-Attend weekly lab meeting with graduate students and other research assistants

-Good communication skills
-Comfortable with computers
-Attention to detail
-Interests in research & cognitive psychology

How To Apply:
Please email and/or expressing interest for the application materials

Apr 18, 2016

Be sure to participate in Active Minds Stress Less Week! Today 4/17 through 4/22!

Active Minds Stress Less Week
Monday, April 17-Friday, April 22, 2016

Active Minds at Maryland has co-sponsored with campus groups to bring you Stress Less Week, a week dedicated to mental health education and awareness! Stress Less Week is this week - April 17-22, 2016 - and each day will bring an event dedicated to a different facet of mental health. These events include the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention, a talk with Sergeant Kevin Briggs, a Veterans Panel, a panel of LGBTQ+ students, and of course our annual Stress Less Carnival! Come one, come all! For more information on all the great Stress Less Week Events go HERE

Apr 15, 2016

Active Minds at Maryland presents Silence Isn't Golden this Monday 4/18 @ 5:30 pm!

Active Minds at Maryland
Silence Isn't Golden
A Presentation by Gatekeeper "Kevin Briggs"
Location: Colony Ballroom STAMP
Monday, April 18, 2016
Presentation: 5:30 pm followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception

Psi Chi is co-sponsoring the Active Minds event, Silence isn't Golden, this Monday, April 18th, at 5 pm in Stamp Colony Ballroom! It will be a presentation by "Gatekeeper" Kevin Briggs regarding suicide prevention and mental health awareness. 

Graduating in May? Be sure to RSVP if you are planning to attend the Psychology Department Commencement!

May 2016 Psychology Commencement Ceremony 
Friday, May 20, 2016
9:00 am
Reckford Armory

All May 2016 psychology graduates who wish to attend the psychology department commencement ceremony  must RSVP by Monday, May 2, 2016.  Before you submit your RSVP, please speak with any guests that plan to attend so that you have accurate information about total numbers and whether any will require specific accommodations (e.g., wheelchair seating, interpreter for hearing impairment).

Click Here to RSVP. The deadline is May 2, 2016.