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Aug 17, 2018

Great EDHD course collaborating with students from Chile! Register today!

EDHD 489G 
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Child Development 
and Poverty in Chile and the U.S. 
https://app.testudo.umd.edu/soc/201808/EDHD
Course Flyer

Fall 2018, Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm Dr. Natasha Cabrera & Dr. Daniela Aldoney

Course Description:
This course will help students gain a cross cultural understanding of child development and poverty in different contexts: the U.S. and Chile. In this projectbased course, students will work on international teams formed by 2 US and 2 Chilean students. 

This course will cover:
• Conceptualizations of poverty in the US and Chile
• Demographic data
• Public policies to fight poverty
• Empirical research on the impact of poverty on children and adolescents in a variety of domains

This is a collaboration with Dr. Daniela Aldoney in Chile and students in this course will have the opportunity to work closely with students in Chile.

Aug 16, 2018

Fall 2018 Research Assistant positions with the Neurocognitive Development Lab!

Neurocognitive Development Lab 
Dr. Tracy Riggins
Undergraduate Research Assistants

Fall 2018

Description:
Are you interested in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and working with children? The Neurocognitive Development lab run by Dr. Tracy Riggins is seeking undergraduate RAs to begin the Fall of 2018 to assist with our research on memory, brain development, and sleep in childhood. RAs will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and analysis for projects that include a variety of methodologies including PSG, MRI, and behavioral tasks.

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 available for those interested. 

Responsibilities:
-At least 6 hrs/week are required to receive PSYC479 credit
-Participant recruitment
-Assist with fMRI study visits
-Opportunity to assist with data collection at subject home visits
-Data entry
-Data collection
-Data organization
-Opportunity to perform data analysis
-Attend weekly lab meetings

Qualifications:
-A two-semester commitment is required (can include winter/summer semesters)
-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Experience working with children
-Interest in developmental neuroscience
-Strong communication and organizational skills
-Some weekend or evening availability is ideal 

How to Apply:
Please contact Arcadia Ewell (aewell1@umd.edu) to request an application or with any questions about the position.

Internship opportunity with Children's National Child Development Clinic!

Fall 2018 Internship/Volunteer Opportunity
Child Development Clinic
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

The Child Development Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. is looking to fill volunteer positions for this upcoming fall. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn about developmental testing for young patients with developmental delays and special needs from ages birth to 3 years old. You will be able to observe the developmental evaluations conducted by our psychologists throughout the day, interact with patients in session, and help with daily administrative tasks such as completing new patient intakes. We are looking for volunteers to commit to 2-3 days a week from 8:30-3 pm. Spanish speaking students are preferred! If you are interested in this position, feel free to contact at nbendush@childrensnational.org with your resume and a short statement expressing your interest in volunteering.

Aug 15, 2018

Passionate about studying human relationships? Apply for a research assistant position with the Interpersonal Relationships Lab!


Fall 2018
Research Assistant Positions 

The Interpersonal Relationships Lab

Description:
The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working in the lab for the duration of Fall 2018. This position allows for course credit for PSYC479. Research projects within the lab typically examine phenomena relating to close interpersonal relationships, such as friends and romantic partners. Responsibilities include assisting with data collection and coding of video recordings and written stories provided by participants. Training will be provided for any/all tasks. Undergraduates who are passionate about research in psychology and/or are interested in human relationships are encouraged to apply! Getting involved in the lab is a great way to build research experience, which can enhance your resume and help with landing a job after graduation or gaining acceptance to graduate school.

How To Apply?

For those interested in applying, please contact Josh Ryan at josheverettryan@gmail.com. In your email, please include a few relevant sentences about yourself and your interests, your CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Aug 14, 2018

Study birds this fall as a research assistant in the Avian Behavioral Neuroscience Lab!

Research Assistant Position
Avian Behavioral Neuroscience Lab 


Description:
A major focus of the Avian Behavioral Neuroscience lab is to study how birds perceive their songs
and how their abilities compare to human language capacities. Adam Fishbein, a doctoral student in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program, is developing new techniques to answer these questions, including the use of touchscreens controlled by Raspberry Pi computing devices. He needs help from a motivated student interested in both animal cognition and computer programming to answer cutting edge questions about the cognitive abilities of birds.

How To Apply:
Provide your resume, name, and email to Adam Fishbein, afishbei@terpmail.umd.edu  

Fall 2018 Research Assistant positions with The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP)!

Research Assistant Positions
The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program
Complete RA Position Description
 
Description:
The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP), directed by Dr. Andres De Los Reyes, conducts clinic-based research trying to understand the best ways to assess and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents. Students in the CAIP Lab receive extensive research and clinical training in diagnostic and treatment protocols for specific psychological conditions in childhood and adolescence, namely social anxiety in teenagers. The CAIP laboratory seeks to improve methods for assessing adolescent social anxiety and parent-adolescent interactions.

Much of our research could be of interest to students wishing to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields, such as clinical, developmental, cognitive and social psychology areas, social work, counseling, and medicine. 

How To Apply:
The application can be found HERE
Please email the completed application to Dr. Andres De Los Reyes at: adlr@umd.edu

Aug 13, 2018

Fall Culture Lab Research Assistant positions!

Fall 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Culture Lab

Description:
The Culture Lab, directed by Dr. Michele Gelfand, is seeking motivated research assistants to assist with research-related tasks during the Fall 2018 semester. Projects within the lab involve social norms across cultures, creativity, conflict resolution, and organizational culture. Research assistants in the Culture Lab will help with data collection, data entry and coding, literature reviews, and designing studies. RAs may earn PSYC 479 credit or work as volunteers, and must commit to a minimum of 6 hours in the lab per week. This position is a great opportunity for students interested in social or I/O psychology to gain research experience. For more information about the research done in the Culture Lab, visit HERE

Responsibilities:
-6-9 hour/week commitment (9 hours preferred)
-Working with participants and collecting data
-Data entry and coding
-Conducting literature reviews
-Designing studies 

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.5 GPA
-Interest in social and/or I/O psychology
-1 semester commitment required (2 semesters preferred)
-Detail-oriented
-Strong communication skills  

How To Apply:
To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, a CV/resume, and a brief description of your interest in the lab and any relevant experience to Emmy Denison (edenison@umd.edu).

Aug 10, 2018

Research Assistant positions with The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Fall 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)
Recruitment Flyer

Description:
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking Fall Undergraduate Research Assistants or Graduate Research Assistants to assist with several projects, including: Developing an early childhood curriculum, examining the effectiveness of a preschool expansion grant, studying the implementation of special education services in early childhood, and promoting family engagement in young children’s learning. will be expected to work at CECEI approximately 10 hours per week. Compensation will be course credit. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are available/interested in working for two consecutive semesters.

How To Apply:
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to David Patton at CECEI@umd.edu.

 For best consideration, please submit your application by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Aug 9, 2018

Computational Psychiatry research assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab  

Description:
The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is looking for highly motivated, energetic undergraduate research assistants to help with several projects. The lab’s research focuses on understanding information processing in human learning, decision making, and episodic memory, and how it is disrupted in psychiatric disorders (anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression) – an area recently dubbed computational psychiatry. In carrying out this work, we leverage tools from cognitive neuroscience, experimental and mathematical psychology, computer science, and statistics. We work at the intersection of theory and experiment, building computational models of information processing and testing them using both behavioral data and neuroimaging (fMRI and scalp EEG). More details about the type of research we do can be found HERE

This research experience may be taken for credit (PSYC 479, additional requirements apply). 

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript to Zhen Lin (zhenlin@umd.edu).  

Post-Bac opportunity with Kurtz Psychology in NYC!

Full-time position: Administrative Coordinator of Special Projects: This is a full-time position at Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC - a state-of-the-science group clinical psychology practice in the heart of NYC that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescent with a variety of presenting problems, including but not limited to selective mutism, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The position reports directly to the President and founding psychologist, Dr. Steven Kurtz, and to the Director of Selective Mutism Programs, Dr. Shelley Avny.

Scope of Responsibilities: The Special Projects Coordinator oversees the administration of our flagship programs in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Selective Mutism – Mighty Mouth Kids and WeSpeak – in both our clinical and research endeavors. The clinical team includes full time psychologists, Postdoctoral Fellows, as well as graduate practicum externs and undergraduate volunteers. The Coordinator assists Drs. Kurtz and Avny in their volunteer duties with several national level organizations – PCIT International, Selective Mutism Association, American Board of Professional Psychology, ABCT and ADAA. The Coordinator also facilitates our widely acclaimed Lunch ‘n’ Learn webinar series – a continuing education experience attended by colleagues world-wide. This position has a high degree of contact with our clinical families, for which the Coordinator receives extensive training and ongoing supervision.

Pre-professional position: The Coordinator position is ideally suited to a post-baccalaureate person looking to accumulate real-world clinical and research experiences in preparation for later applying to graduate programs in psychology. Other persons who have previously held this or similar positions with us have earned co-authorship on posters and papers at national conferences. The position includes full reimbursement for travel to 1-2 national psychology conferences per year. Many are currently enrolled in graduate psychology programs or have advanced to licensed psychology positions around the country. Salary is commensurate with experience and we provide a full benefits package including health insurance, paid sick leave, personal days, educational leave and vacation.

Application process: Full details about the position and application process are on our website. The position is available now.

Research Assistant positions with the Lab for Early Social Cognition!

Fall 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Lab for Early Social Cognition
http://socialkidslab.umd.edu/research.html

Description:
The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for motivated undergrad Research Assistants to aid in essential lab duties starting in the Fall of 2018. The individuals chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. 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. For more information about the lab's work go HERE


Responsibilities:
-Two semester commitment minimum
-10 hrs per week during school year; 15-20 hrs per week during summer
-Contact families in the area to participate in studies
-Schedule families to come into the lab
-Update database
-Possibility of coding data and assisting in ongoing studies
-Attend lab meetings

Qualifications:
-Strong academic standing
-Strong communication skills
-Interest in psychology
-Reliable transportation/ability to travel to Baltimore (preferred but not required)

How To Apply:
If interested, please email Suzanne Woller, the Lab Manager, at swoller7@umd.edu with a completed lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found HERE. 

Interested in developmental or educational psychology? Apply to be a research assistant in the Learning and Cognition Lab!

Learning and Cognition Lab
Research Assistant Positions
Lab Website

Description:
Are you a highly motivated undergraduate interested in going to graduate school for developmental or educational psychology? Do you need hands-on research experience in a laboratory setting? Apply today to be a research assistant for Dr. Kelly Mix at the Learning and Cognition Lab. Research assistants will be traveling to local schools in HCPSS and PGCPS to test elementary school children on their development of place value concepts. In addition to gathering experience interacting with school personnel and young children, RAs will also be organizing and entering the collected data during the Fall 2018 semester to earn 3 credits of EDHD498. For more information on our lab, please visit here. 

Responsibilities:
-Traveling to schools to conduct tests with elementary aged children
-Help with filing/organizing lab materials
-Assist with data entry

Qualifications:
-Must be a psychology major, human development minor, or any related major
-Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
-Detail oriented, organized, and strong communication skills
-Must have 10 hours/week of availability
-Having a car is preferred, but not required

How To Apply:
Applicants should e-mail their resume/CV and cover letter to Cameron Crawford at cdcrawf0@terpmail.umd.edu 

Interested in I/O Psychology? Consider applying to be a research assistant in The Grand Lab!

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Research Assistant Positions
The Grand Lab

https://psyc.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Grand/James

Description:
The Grand Lab, directed by Dr. James Grand, is seeking motivated undergraduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year to work as research assistants. Research assistants will work in various capacities on a number of ongoing and developing research projects. The lab works specifically on projects in organizational psychology in topic areas such as decision making, computational modeling, teams, leadership, and motivation. For more information on the type of research the lab conducts, see https://psyc.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Grand/James.

Responsibilities:

-2-4 hours per week
-Lab meetings
-Participant recruitment and sign-up management
-Subject testing
-Data entry, coding, and management

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Organizational skills
-Able to work a reliable, consistent schedule
-Works well in a team
-Willing to learn new research and methodological skills

How to Apply: 

Applicants should contact Hannah Samuelson at hsamuels@umd.edu. The following must be provided in the email: 1. Your name and email address, 2. Your availability (days/hours available each week), 3. Research methods courses completed, 4. Previous experience as a research assistant. Emails without the above items addressed will not be considered. Thank you for your interest!

Aug 8, 2018

Apply for a research assistant position with the Language and Music Cognition Lab!

Language and Music Cognition Lab
Research Assistant Positions

http://lmcl.umd.edu/

Description:
Are you interested in learning more about how we process language and music? 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 http://lmcl.umd.edu/ to help out with research projects investigating the cognition of language, music, and second-language acquisition. 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.

Responsibilities:
-9 hour per week commitment
-Collecting and coding data
-Attending lab meetings

Qualifications:
-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 lmcl.umd@gmail.com

Prepare for Graduate School as a Shackman Lab research assistant!

Affective & Translational 
Neuroscience Lab 
Undergraduate Research Assistants

Description:
The Affective & Translational Neuroscience Lab (ATNL), directed by Dr. Alex Shackman, is looking for highly motivated, energetic, and creative undergraduate research assistants. The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, on-going projects are aimed at understanding the neurobiology of fear and anxiety and its role in the development and maintenance of adult anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with participant recruitment and data collection via neuroimaging (fMRI) for several on-going research projects. This is an exciting opportunity to establish a competitive research record in preparation for Graduate School and/or gain valuable work experience applicable to various careers.

Responsibilities:
-Participant recruitment
-Assistance with fMRI data collection (using Presentation software)
-Work with fMRI viewing and editing software to create brain masks and images
-Miscellaneous laboratory administrative tasks
-Opportunities to contribute to poster presentations and/or manuscripts
-10 hours per week time commitment

Qualifications:
-Must be a major in Psychology, Neurobiology/Neuroscience, or a related field
-Highly motivated to pursue a Ph.D.
-Flexible availability on evenings and weekends
-Strong communication skills and professionalism
-Detail-oriented

How To Apply:
Read more about Research Assistant positions in the ATNL Lab: HERE
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and unofficial transcript to Samiha Islam (sislam12@umd.edu).