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Nov 25, 2015

Spring 2016 Research Assistant positions with the Language and Music Cognition Lab!

Spring 2016
Research Assistant Positions
Language and Music Cognition Lab

Are you interested in learning more about how we process music and how music lessons and musical ability affect other perceptual and cognitive abilities? Or more about how we produce words and sentences and how we learn second languages, and how bilinguals process two (or more) languages? Are you considering applying to graduate school (especially in psychology, cognitive science, or linguistics)? If so, consider applying for a research assistant position in the Language and Music Cognition Laboratory ( to help out with research projects investigating the cognition of language, music, and bilingualism. We ask for a nine hour per week, two semester commitment, and offer 3 credits in PSYC 479 each semester. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA. Previous research experience would be beneficial, but is not required.

-9 hour per week commitment
-collecting and coding data
-attending lab meetings

-3.0 GPA
-Detail oriented
-Highly motivated

How To Apply:
To apply, please email a short description of your interest and relevant experience, along with a resume and copy of your (unofficial) transcript to

Spend January on Campus with Us!

The Psychology Department is open for business this January 2016! We will be holding advising
meetings starting Monday 1/4/16, and that is also the first day of winter term courses. It is fun to be taking a course on campus in January! Just imagine: no hassle with wait lists, very small/intimate class sizes, no lines at the Stamp, faster walk times on campus, easier parking, high probability of a “snow” day…the list goes on! In the winter term, it almost feels like you have the campus to yourself! We want to draw your attention to three specific course options which we are excite to host in the Biology-Psychology Building this January:

PSYC361 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Fascinating overview of workplace issues in psychology!

Monday through Friday, 1:00-4:00 (BPS1238)

PSYC432 (Counseling Psychology)

Learn about the science and practice of counseling!

Monday through Thursday, 1:00-4:45 (BPS1236)

PSYC437 (Addictive Behaviors)

Learn about empirically-based assessment and treatment for addiction!

Monday through Thursday, 1:00-4:45 (BPS1232)

PSYC489J (Advanced Statistics in Psychology) Excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs!

Monday through Friday, 9:30-12:30 (BPS1238)

Catch up, get ahead, or just keep your brain active… Click here to register for one of these winter courses today!

Intern with the Montgomery Mental Health Association's N*COMMON Program!

Montgomery Mental Health Association
N*COMMON Program

The N*COMMON program provides mental health counseling to recent immigrants, both Spanish and French-speaking. It is a program that provides clinical services to individuals and families who are often under served: those who are newly arrived to the United States and are without insurance. The program also conducts groups in local schools on family separation and reunification. Undergraduate interns studying social work, counseling or related fields are the best fit. Interns gain experience working with families, individuals and groups of all ages, with a variety of therapeutic needs. Work can include providing case management, conducting assessments, assisting with groups, maintaining contact with clients, and assisting with materials, research, and outreach. There is also room to accommodate individuals’ interests. Interns interested in direct practice/clinical work are the best fit. Bilingual in Spanish is a MUST.

-10-15 hours per week
-ability to respect boundaries and confidentiality of clients
-cultural sensitivity
-bilingual in Spanish required

-undergraduate student majoring in the field of mental health

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should contact MHA's Intern Coordinator at or (301) 424-0656, ext. 541 for more detailed information and application instructions.

Nov 24, 2015

Maryland ADHD Program Research Assistant positions!

Maryland ADHD Program
Undergraduate Research Assistants

The Maryland ADHD Program is a clinical research program with a strong commitment to conducting clinical research that advances our knowledge about the assessment and treatment of ADHD, providing comprehensive, empirically-based assessment and treatment of ADHD and associated behavior problems, training the next generation of child clinical psychologists in evidence-based assessment and treatment practices, and educating parents, schools, and the community about empirically-based assessment and treatment for ADHD. A secondary line of research aims to examine the trajectories of young children displaying behavioral inhibition, including the development of psychopathology, and to intervene by targeting key moderators of outcome.

-Assist with participant visits
-Data entry
-Data coding
-Participant recruitment

-Detail oriented
-Able to work independently 

How To Apply:
Interested students can find more information about the Maryland ADHD Program and how to apply for an undergraduate research assistant position on our website ( An application form (found on our website), CV, unofficial transcript, and spring 2016 course schedule should be emailed to

Neurocognitive Development Lab research assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Neurocognitive Development Lab
Dr. Tracy Riggins
Begins January 2016 through Summer/Fall 2016

The Neurocognitive Development lab run by Dr. Tracy Riggins is seeking undergraduate RAs to begin in January 2016 and remain through Summer/Fall 2016 to assist with our research on memory and brain development in childhood. RAs will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and analysis for projects that include a variety of methodologies including EEG, MRI, and behavior. Research experiences, such as this, can add value to a student's graduate school application, and provide an opportunity for students to earn a positive letter of recommendation. Credit for PSYC479 is also possible. If interested, please contact Liz Mulligan at to request an application and to set up an interview.

-Participant Recruitment
-Data Entry
-Data Collection
-Data Organization
-Opportunity to perform Data Analysis 

-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Strong communication and organizational skills
-Experience working with children
-Interest in developmental neuroscience 

How To Apply:
Contact Liz Mulligan at to request an application and to set up an interview.

Research Internship with the National Defense University Eisenhower School!

National Defense University
The Eisenhower School
Internship Opportunity

Internship applications from highly motivated undergraduate psychology students are currently being accepted for The Eisenhower School at the National Defense University. If accepted, students will be members of the Leadership Fitness Lab and work with Dr. (COL) Stephen Bowles on various topics including:

* Military Couples Resilience
* Leadership
* Health and Fitness Resilience related to Mind-Body
* Psychological Healthy Workplace
* Strategic Leadership and the Human Dimension
* Well-being

The lab is looking for someone with an interest in research, particularly in military-related psychology, but not necessarily exclusive to that topic. If interested, please review the Application Process below and submit the needed documents to Dr. (COL) Stephen Bowles at

Application Process:
* Submit CV
* Submit Writing Sample (3-5 pages)
* Short Interview

Hours preferred:
* 16 hours per week during school year
* 36 hours per week during summer

This can be flexible depending on class and work schedules.

Any student interested in graduate school is encouraged to apply for this internship in that it is a wonderful opportunity to assist with research at a highly distinguished institution. For questions please contact:

Morgan Cohen

Nov 23, 2015

Research Assistant positions with the Diversity and Identity Management Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Diversity and Identity Management (IMg) Lab
Spring 2016

UMD's IMg lab is seeking undergraduate research assistants (starting Spring 2016) who have a passion for research and issues related to diversity, diverse identities, stigmatization, and discrimination. This lab explores questions related to how individuals who are in the minority manage their identities on a daily basis and the outcomes associated with those choices. Research assistants need to be reliable, organized, and have superior communication skills. Additional criteria below. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to at least two consecutive semesters in the lab.

-running participants in the lab
-data management
-attending weekly lab meetings
-6-10 hours per week

-3.5 major GPA or higher
-at least 2 consecutive semester commitment
-Interest in diversity-related research

How to Apply:
If interested, please send an email to Sara Barth ( to receive an application.

Nov 18, 2015

Full-time Research Assistant position with UMD's Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Research Assistant Position
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention 
University of Maryland
Position Announcement:

CECEI seeks an energetic, detailed oriented, and highly organized individual to support CECEI evaluation projects. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with renewal contingent upon funding and performance.

· Conducting reviews of the research literature.
· Assistance in data collection and documentation.
· Entering and verifying accuracy of data entry.
· Basic statistical analyses.
- Assistance with evaluation report writing and other key tasks related to manuscript preparation.
· Revision of manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments.
· Development of presentations for professional audiences.

- A bachelor’s degree in education, statistics, psychology, or a related field
· An outstanding academic record
· Familiarity with quantitative research methods and data analysis
· Experience conducting reviews of the research literature
· Evidence of strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently
· Proficiency within the Microsoft Office environment
· Evidence of excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 
· Proficiency in SPSS, Stata, or R
· Experience working in a research lab as an undergraduate student
· A demonstrated interest in early childhood general or special education 

How To Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; contact information for three individuals who may be contacted as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor).

All inquiries, nominations and applications should be sent to:
Sira Park, PhD
Director of Research, CECEI
1117 Benjamin Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Nov 17, 2015

BSOS Brown Bag Event with AASD professor and Black and Latino identities and relations expert, Dr. Jason Nichols!

BSOS Brown Bag Event- Dr. Jason Nichols 
Wednesday, November 18th
10:00-11:00 am (complimentary breakfast provided)

Location 2141K Tydings Hall
RSVP Here!

All over college campuses across the United States, students have spoken out for more diversity, inclusiveness, and acceptance. Recently, University of Missouri, Yale University, and Georgetown University, have come into the spotlight for their inaction to foster a more collaborative community on their campuses. Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18 the Dean’s Student Advisory Council will be hosting a Brown Bag Discussion where we will feature Dr. Jason Nichols, a highly knowledgeable expert on Black and Latino identities and relations. We hope you can attend this event and engage with Dr. Nichols on what you would like to see improve in higher education. Please RSVP Here!

Dr. Nichols has an abundance of expertise and a bevy of real world knowledge to provide. As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, the first peer-reviewed journal of hip-hop studies, Dr. Nichols is known on campus for both his scholarly work and his engagement beyond the classroom. Dr. Nichols additionally writes for the Guardian on subjects like Black masculinity, hip-hop and dance, and being a rapper in the group Wade Waters.

Part-time ABA Therapist positions with Little Leaves!

Part-time ABA Therapist Positions
Little Leaves Behavioral Services

Little Leaves Behavioral Services is seeking students with a commitment and enthusiasm for helping children to serve as part-time ABA Therapists.

Bachelors or Associates (or the equivalent credit hours) in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, or related field. Current students with child experience may be considered and are encouraged to apply. Email resume to 

Nov 16, 2015

Cognition and Development Lab Research Assistant positions!

Cognition and Development Lab
Research Assistant Positions
Spring 216 and Fall-Spring 2016-2017

Dr. Prather's laboratory within the Cognition and Development Lab is looking for responsible RAs to assist with studies for the Spring 2016 and Fall-Spring 2016-2017 academic years. The lab investigates children’s neurocognitive development with a primary focus on mathematical cognition and related processes. Current projects utilize both EEG and behavioral studies to examine these topics.

-Calling and scheduling families
-Running behavioral and EEG Studies
-Attending weekly lab meetings
-6-10 hours per week

-Experience with families and children in a research setting is ideal
-Weekend availability
-Flexibility with hours
-Minimum two semester commitment
-Interest in Developmental Psychology or related field

How To Apply:
Please email a statement of interest to Sara Fitt at 

Nov 13, 2015

Spring/Summer Research Assistant position with the Lab for Early Social Cognition!

Research Assistant Position
Lab for Early Social Cognition
Spring 2016/Summer 2016

The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated undergrad Research Assistant to aid in essential lab duties starting in the Spring 2016 Semester. The individual chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. Preference will be given to students who can commit to working in the lab during Summer 2016.The lab investigates social and cognitive development in infants and young children using methods such as eye tracking and live-action behavioral assessments. The lab also conducts studies with adults to examine social and cognitive processes over time.

-10 hours/week
-Contacting local families for study participation
-Scheduling research participants
-Update database
-Assist in running eye tracking studies
-Code data
-Attend lab meetings
-2 semester commitment

-Strong academic standing
-Completion of PSYC100
-Strong communication skills
-Interest in developmental psychology

How To Apply:
If interested, please email the lab manager, Emma Larson, at with a resume/CV and a completed lab application. Lab applications can be found at

Nov 11, 2015

New MLAW Course! Freddie Gray's Baltimore!

UMD’s MLaw Programs is offering a unique course for the Spring 2016 semester.

MLAW 374F- Freddie Gray’s Baltimore

Spring 2016
Mondays 5:00-7:00 pm
Instructor: Koulish
Examining the social context for police abuse and urban uprising, this course will investigate issues pertaining to Freddie Gray's death including in areas of: criminal justice, police-minority community relations, housing, schools, and access to health care.

Restricted to Law and Society minor students and Scholars Justice and Legal Thought students. All others interested must receive permission from the MLAW Department. Email directly to request the block ne lifted for you to register for this course. 

Nov 10, 2015

Upcoming Psi Chi Meetings!

Upcoming Psi Chi Meetings

Graduate Student Panel
Wednesday, November 11
6:30 pm
BPS 1103
Graduate students will discuss their programs, research, and tips for getting into graduate school. This event will also feature a question and answer period.

The Power of Positive Psychology and Utilizing Your Natural Strengths
Thursday, November 12
5:00 pm
BPS 1140A 
This informative session will be led by a Gallup representative and focus on the following ideas! Come spend 50 minutes with us to find out how to use your strengths to excel in your work and personal life!
Psi Chi members will earn one point per each of these events attended. 

Nov 9, 2015

Motivated Cognition Lab Research Assistant needed for remainder of Fall semester!

Research Assistant Position 
Motivated Cognition Lab

A graduate student in the Motivated Cognition Lab is seeking an RA to help collect data during a lab experiment. The position is for the rest of the Fall semester (until December 11), with the possibility of continuing next Spring. The RA would manage participant sign-ups and interact with participants in the lab while learning about the research process.

-4-5 hours per week required, on a consistent schedule.
-Must be attentive to a stop watch.
-Will guide participants through the study, requires clear, professional communication skills, but interaction is minimal

-RA experience is preferred, nut not required.

How To Apply:
If interested, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, weekly availability, and any questions to Hannah Samuelson at