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Oct 18, 2016

Morning Walk-In Advising Hours will begin @ 11 am tomorrow Wednesday, October 19!

Morning Walk-In Advising Hours will begin at 11 am instead of 10 am tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19th. There will be no walk-in advising from 10:00 am-11:00 am on Wednesday, October 19 so the PSYC Department Advisors can attend a meeting.

Don't miss the Careers in I/O Psychology Panel! Tomorrow 10/19!

Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Panel  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm
University Career Center- 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

I/O PSYC Panel Flyer:  

Interested in a career in I-O? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field of human resources, test development, research, and psychometrics. We will start with a panel discussion followed by informal socializing and networking, so bring your questions! All majors are invited to attend and this event which will be especially helpful for
sophomore, juniors, and seniors.

Confirmed participating organizations and I/O Professionals include:  

Stephen Bryan
Sr. Associate at Right Resources Staffing

Hoda Zadeh
Total Rewards Coordinator
Discovery Communications

Julia Hind-Smith
HR Associate, Research and Development

Dr. Manfred (Manny) Straehle
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)

Emily Kim, Intern
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)


RSVP today:

Oct 17, 2016

Museum Study Research Assistant position!

Research Assistant Position
The Lab for Early Social Cognition

The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated  Research Assistant to aid in running a brand new study taking place at the Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore. This study is focused on children and their perception of trustworthiness. The individual chosen for this position will start by learning the lab’s general procedures as well as the protocol for the behavioral study. After the protocol is mastered, the individual will be responsible for visiting Port Discovery on the weekends to run the study with children who are visiting the museum as well.

Two semester commitment minimum
10 hours per week during school year, mostly done on the weekends
Traveling to the Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore on the weekends
Run behavioral study with children

Reliable transportation to the museum
Strong academic standing
Strong communication skills
Interest in developmental psychology
Completed PSYC100

How To Apply:
If interested, please email Noor Qasmieh, the Lab Manager, at with completed lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found at

Oct 14, 2016

Paid Research Assistant position with the Smith School of Business!

Paid Research Assistant Position
Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Management & Organization Department is seeking a bright, highly motivated, and hard working RA. Preferably who can work at least 20 hours a week between 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. The individual selected for this role will help in running research studies on the College Park and Shady Grove campus in Fall semester.

-Running study
-Note Taking
-Ability to travel to Shady Grove for 8-10 days during the semester

 -Excellent knowledge of English
-Conscientiousness and reliability

How To Apply:
Please email your CV and AVAILABILITY no later than Oct 22nd to Sangeetha Hariharan at

Oct 13, 2016

Winter/Spring Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships
Winter/Spring 2017

The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) is located in the
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, and is currently seeking highly motivated undergraduate research assistants for the Winter and/or Spring 2017 semesters. The primary goal of the LSCFR is to advance our understanding of child and adolescent social and emotional development. We are particularly interested in vulnerability and resilience among children at-risk for maladaptive psychosocial outcomes. LSCFR is currently conducting an NIMH-funded study examining early intervention programs for shy/behaviorally inhibited young children and their parents. Students will conduct live coding at children’s schools and in the lab (after a training period), help coordinate parent/child group sessions, assist with data entry/analysis, and assist with participant recruitment. Students will gain experience with the collection of physiological data and have direct contact with families.

-10 Hours Per Week (to earn 3 credits; EDHD 498)
-Minimum commitment of two semesters
-Assist with research visits
-Assist with group intervention sessions
-Live coding at schools
-Attend weekly laboratory meetings on Friday mornings (10:30 am-11:00 am)

-Highly motivated
-Detail oriented
-Related major preferred
-Minimum 3.2 GPA

How To Apply:
To learn more about the LSCFR and to access the research assistant application, please visit our website at Please send your completed application, your resume/CV, and a copy of your transcript to Dr. Rubin ( and Dr. Wagner (

Paid DSS Lab Assistant position!

Paid Lab Assistant needed for Fall 2016 Semester
The Disability Support Service (DSS) office is looking to hire a STUDENT to work alongside
another fellow student, as a LAB ASSISTANT.

Experience working in a lab is very useful, but not necessary. (Note: This is a paid student position).

Time: 1pm to 3pm
Day: Fridays (for balance of Fall 2016 semester)
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: Last day of classes = December 13th, 2016 

IF you are interested in this position for this semester, please email your interest and resume to Ms. Evalyn Hamilton, Coordinator at the DSS office,  Also, indicate in the subject line: Lab Assistant Position.

Oct 11, 2016

Become a member of Psi Chi! Application deadline October 20th!

Psi Chi- The International Honor Society in Psychology
Application Part I : Click to download here as a Word document
Application Part I: Click to download here as a PDF

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with two main purposes: - to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship - to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is affiliated with the American Psychological Society. Over 1,100 chapters are in operation around the world, with over 600,000 lifetime members. Distinguished individuals involved in Psi Chi include B.F. Skinner and Albert Bandura, among others. This organization offers over $350,000 in grants and awards each year and seeks to provide an academic environment that fosters creative development.

Undergraduate: Declared Psychology Major
Undergraduate: 3.3 Psychology GPA, 3.0 General GPA
Undergraduate: 3 Semesters at UMD
Undergraduate (TRANSFERS): 1 Semester at UMD
Undergraduate: 9 Course Credits of Psychology
Graduate: B in all coursework
Both: Transcripts
Both: Completed Application
Once a member, must attend 3 meetings per semester to maintain membership

How To Apply:
Step #1:
Fill out the membership application and attached member information sheet completely
Obtain a copy of your unofficial transcript electronically (
Email completed materials to, or hand in a hard copy to a board member at one of our posted chapter meetings
Deadline: October 20th, 2016

Application Part I : Click to download here as a Word document
Application Part I: Click to download here as a PDF

NOTE: You will be contacted by one of our executive board members if you have been accepted for membership into our chapter. Once accepted, you only have one more step to complete until you are officially a Psi Chi member!

Step #2:
Fill out the Psi Chi membership card completely and email it to
Fill out an $85 check made out to Psi Chi for your one-time, lifetime membership fee
Hand in your check to a Psi Chi board member at a posted chapter meeting
Deadline: November 3rd, 2016
Application Part II: Click to download here as a Word Document
Application Part II: Click to download here as a PDF

After You Apply:
You will be sent an invitation to be a part of the Psi Chi induction ceremony to officially become a Psi Chi member!
Take advantage of Psi Chi's opportunities by participating in chapter meetings, service events and using the organization's networking capabilities to enhance your career and educational backgrounds.

Oct 10, 2016

Interested in a federal government career? Register for the Federal Fridays Workshops!

Federal Fridays
Workshop Series

Friday, October 21  12:00 Noon
10 Steps To A Federal Job
1140B Biology-Psychology Building

Friday, November 4  12:00 Noon
Federal Careers for Psychology Majors
1140B Biology-Psychology Building

Date TBA (Spring 2017)
Federal Resume Writing Fundamentals

Date TBA (Spring 2017)
Marketing Your Psychology KSAs to the Federal Government

All workshops will take place in Room 1140B Biology-Psychology Building @ 12:00 Noon.

Attend all four workshops and receive a FREE Student Federal Career Guide!  RSVP at

SDOS Lab Research Assistant positions!

Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program Lab
Research Assistant Positions

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 motivation, extremism, pro-environmental behaviors, commitment. It is a great opportunity for students who wants to apply for 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

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

How To Apply:
Please contact Erica Molinario at or Kasia Jaśko for more information on how to apply.

Gain helping skills experience as an EveryMind Hotline Volunteer/Intern!

Volunteer and Intern Positions

Hotline Program Description:

Hotline Volunteer Application:

EveryMind (formerly The Montgomery County Hotline) is seeking interested students for internship and volunteer opportunities. The MC Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service that provides telephone supportive listening, facilitation of problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. Trained volunteers and interns answer calls for the Montgomery County Hotline, Youth Crisis Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents.

Volunteers and interns are required to attend a training that is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. A time commitment is required.

The Hotline is a great way to gain experience in the helping field and give back to the community. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others!

The next training will begin October 24th and end on December 13th. For more information and to receive an application please contact Victoria Layfield at (301) 424-0656 ext.516 or email at

The MC Hotline is a program of EveryMind (Formerly the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County.) For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit

Oct 4, 2016

Interested in Teaching English, Working, or Interning Abroad? Plan to attend the Language and Career Internship Fair on October 19th!

Language Career & Internship Fair
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Location: Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom

Do you speak another language? Do you want to teach English, work or intern abroad? Interested in international issues? Don't miss the 8th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair! Connect with organizations looking to hire for part-time, internship and full-time positions in these fields and learn about ways to build your experience on our campus. See link for full information.

See the list of attending employers!

Click here to RSVP!

Learning About Autism Speaking Series! This Saturday 10/8!

Dr. Rebecca Resnik
Executive Functioning in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Building on Strengths
Saturday, October 8
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Lefrak Hall

On Saturday, October 8th, Dr. Rebecca Resnik is presenting "Executive Functioning in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Building on strengths." Dr. Resnik is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Dr. Rebecca Resnik and Associates LLC in Bethesda and Rockville. Dr. Resnik specializes in psychological assessment of children and young adults. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she received her Masters Degree in Special Education. She has served both as a clinician and an educator for children with learning differences.

This event will take place in 0135 Lefrak Hall University of Maryland from 10 am to 12 pm.

Oct 3, 2016

Bilingual Research Assistant needed for the Family Involvement Lab!

Bilingual Research Assistant Position
Family Involvement Lab
Department of Human Development and Qualitative Methodology

Interested in getting hands-on research experience? The Family Involvement Lab is currently conducting a large and exciting project about reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). We will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. We are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth and development. (See our website at We are looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) research assistant 20 hours/week to assist with the study. The research assistant will recruit parents; schedule visits; participate in data collection; and enter data. Ideal part-time position for a graduate student.

-Recruit families into the study
-Schedule home visits and phone calls with study families
-Participate in data collection
-Enter data

-Bilingual (Spanish/English)
-Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, public health, education, or related field
-Effective communication skills and ability to connect to study participants
-Reliable and punctual
-Willingness to work evenings and weekends
-Research experience a plus

How To Apply:
If interested, please send a resume and brief cover letter to Liz Marshall ( 

Psi Chi Clinic Resume Meeting this Thursday 10/6!

Psi Chi Clinic Resume Meeting
Thursday, October 6
5:30-6:30 pm
Biology-Psychology Building
Room 0140

UMD Undergraduates are invited to attend the Psi Chi Clinic Resume Meeting. It will be held next
Thursday October 6th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in BPS0140. There will be a brief presentation and then students will be broken into groups to begin editing each others resume's. Don't forget to bring your resume! Hope to see you there!

Students interested in joining Psi Chi should complete the application found on If interested in keeping up with the club like your facebook page or follow us on instagram @psichi.umd If you want to receive emails from us send an email to expressing your interest.

Sep 30, 2016

Don't miss the MPS Clinical Psychological Science Info Session Tuesday 10/4 @ 12:00 pm!

University of Maryland
MPS Clinical Psychological Science
Information Session 
Tuesday, October 4
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1140A Biology-Psychology Building 

The Psychology Department at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science Program. The program is designed for working professionals who desire advanced knowledge in clinical science to enter, advance, or expand their career options in the mental health field. Classes are help on campus two days a week after traditional working hours. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall, 2017 semester. No GRE or previous experience in psychology is required. Information sessions, including more information on tuition remission, will be held TUESDAY (10/4/16) from noon to 1:00 pm in Biology-Psychology Room 1140A. A light lunch will be provided. More information, including application materials, can be found at our website: