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Sep 21, 2018

Full-time Post-Bac Project Coordinator position in Affective and Clinical/translational Neuroscience!

Full-time Project Coordinator in Affective and Clinical/Translational Neuroscience 
Shackman Lab
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

Candidates are being considered for a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate (study coordinator) position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park ( The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of several recent NIH awards, the focus of this
position will be to support on-going projects 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 neuroimaging (fMRI), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and clinical assessment techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship and establishing a competitive research record (publications, conference presentations) in preparation for graduate school.

This is a 1-year position that is renewable for a total of 2 years, contingent on performance and funding. Duties may include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment and scheduling; data acquisition, processing, and archiving; study/database management, and general lab administration.

How To Apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Dr. Shackman ( Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in and explore the DC, MD, and N VA area!

Read more about the NIMH R01 project here and here. Read more about the NIDA R21 project here and here.

Sep 20, 2018

Don't miss the Careers in Social Work Panel on October 9th!

Careers in Social Work Panel
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 3rd Floor

Interested in pursuing a career in social work? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around this amazing social service field. Gain tips about the entry points into the field as well as learn what the in demand skills and experiences are for the field.

Undergraduate UMD Psychology students are especially encouraged to attend this event. This panel is open to all current UMD undergraduate and graduate students. RSVP to reserve your spot today. Light refreshments will be served.

Confirmed panelists:
Jessi Collins, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Jessi Collins Therapy
Judith Schagrin, LCSW-C, Retired Asst. Director
Children’s Services, Baltimore County Dept. of Social Services
Dr. Mirian E. Ofonedu, Ph.D, LCSW-C, Director of Training
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Kennedy Krieger Institute
V Renee McKee, MSW, LGSW, Policy Analyst-In Home Services
Maryland Department of Human Services
Matthew Thomas, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor/Therapist
Behavioral Health Partners of Frederick Inc. 

Help a child or adolescent with emotional health challenges! Volunteer with the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents! Must be 21 or older!

Volunteer Positions Available
John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents (JLG-RICA)  
Minimum age requirement: 21 years old

JLG-RICA is a community-based public treatment, education, and residential facility for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents ages 10-18. JGL-RICA is an interagency program operated by the Maryland Department of Health and the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Tutor: Are you skilled in a specific subject area? Tutors provide academic/training instruction to middle or high school students in either a school or residential setting. ❖ Interest in tutoring an emotionally disturbed child or adolescent. ❖ Respect for confidentiality. ❖ Patience and understanding. ❖ Commitment to on-going assignment (semester, school year or longer). ❖ Ability to communicate knowledge. **We really need MATH tutors! *** 

Mentor: Do you really want to get to know a student? Mentors establish a one-on-one relationship with a student to provide support, guidance, and assistance to a student that really needs a positive role model. ❖ Encourages ❖ Builds on the positive ❖ Teaches ❖ Advocates ❖ Reinforces, compliments and models positive behavior ❖ To meet with student at pre-arranged dates and times to provide adult companionship and positive role modeling. 

Pet Volunteer: Do you have a dog? If so, we’d love to have you as pet volunteer! You will get to spend one-on-one time with the student and your pet to help the student stay on task, learn new directions and connect with others by watching the animal. ❖ Encourages ❖ Builds on the positive ❖ Teaches ❖ Reinforces, compliments and models positive behavior 

Board Member: Help raise funds to support the project and programs for the JLG-RICA students.

If one of these areas interests you, please call or email Jessika James, Volunteer Activities Coordinator at JLG-RICA. (301) 251-6874

Sep 18, 2018

TIPS Lunch and Learn Events for PSYC Terp Transfer Students!

TIPS Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Students

What is TIPS?
As a transfer student, you are invited to participate in three FREE Lunch and Learn Events focusing topics such as academic/classroom adjustment, study/learning strategies, and building connections within the psychology department community.

TIPS Lunch & Learn Fall Dates
All will take place in 0140 BPS @ 11:45 am
on topics such as academic/classroom adjustment, study/learning strategies, and building connections within the psychology department community.
-Wednesday, October 17
-Wednesday, November 14
-Wednesday, December 5


Sep 17, 2018

Paid Research Assistant position with the Smith School of Business!

Paid Research Assistant position with the Smith School of Business
Smith School of Business Department of Management and Organization

The individual selected for this role will help to run multiple studies conducted by the Management and Organization department within the Smith School of Business on the days below.
Wednesday, October 3rd
Thursday, October 4th (at the Shady Grove Campus)
Monday, October 8th
Wednesday, October 10th
Wednesday, October 17th
Thursday, October 18th (at the Shady Grove Campus)

Times are from 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Please send your resume and availability to Brahm Persaud at

Voices of Social Change Event: The How of Happiness: Think Happy, Be Happy!

The How of Happiness: Think Happy, Be Happy
Explore the Psychology of Happiness with Michelle Gielan
Wednesday, October 3
6:00 pm
Hoff Theater STAMP
Event Flyer

Change your story, change your power with Michelle Gielan, a positive communication expert and author of the book "Broadcasting Happiness." 

Michelle is founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and an executive producer of "The Happiness Advantage." Learn more about her work HERE 

Sep 14, 2018

Paid programming/web design position with the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion!

Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion
Individual with Programming/Web Design Experience

The Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion is looking for an individual to assist with designing and programming the laboratory’s blog. This website will be a brand-new site connected to the lab’s current website. The lab is in need of someone with web design experience who is familiar with various software (particularly RStudio) and is able to work with existing source code.

Please contact Tatiana Roberts at with your resume and examples of previous work to apply for the position.

Sep 13, 2018

Part-time Home Visitor and Recruiter position!

Part-time Home Visitor and Recruiter
Baby Books 2 Project 
20 Hours Per Week

The Baby Books 2 Project at the University of Maryland, College Park needs a highly capable, eager, and motivated individual to serve as a part-time home visitor and recruiter for an NICHD-funded parent intervention project working with low-income, ethnic minority families.

A person with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred. Native fluency in Spanish and a highly flexible work schedule is required. The home visitor/recruiter must have excellent communication skills, be culturally sensitive, and work well with others. The home visitor/recruiter works with project staff to build and maintain rapport with families and community partners. The applicant must be willing to commit to varied weekly shifts (evenings & weekends) for a total of up to 20 hours/week. Home visitors must accommodate to families’ schedules and be available as needed. Prior experience working with children, home visiting, or recruiting is preferred. Applicants able to provide their own transportation to home visits are strongly preferred. The Baby Books 2 Project home visitors will be part of a dynamic and engaged team working to serve families in the DMV area.

The responsibilities of the home visitor/recruiter would include: - preparing materials for home visit kits and coordinating travel to and from homes - conducting parent interviews in Spanish and English during 2.5-hour home visits - administering child assessments to 9-30-month-old children during home visits -weekly recruitment shifts at various community partner sites  This position also offers applicants the opportunity to join the University of Maryland community and interact with diverse set of organizations, families, and settings. Position is available as soon as possible.

How To Apply:
Applicants must send an updated resume and three references to

Applications now being accepted for the Career Shuttle to Little Leaves Behavioral Services! Space limited to 15 students!

Career Shuttle
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:30 am-1:30 pm
Space limited to 15 students
You must complete an application for this event. Completing the application does not guarantee one a spot. You will be notified if your application is accepted.
More Information
Apply HERE

The Department of Psychology and Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring a Career Shuttle to Little Leaves Behavioral Services in Silver Spring, MD on Friday, October 12, 2018. The shuttle will depart campus @ 9:30 am and return to campus @ 1:30 pm. Little Leaves provides individualized behavioral therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Please note the Psychology Department cannot excuse a student from class to participate in this event. 

Sep 12, 2018

MAPS (Multicultural Association of Psychology Students) is back! First meeting Thursday 9/27 @ 5:30 pm in Jimenez 2123!

MAPS is back!! The Multicultural Association of Psychology Students will have its first GBM on September 27th at 5:30 pm in Jimenez 2123. If you are a PSYC major or are interested in psychology, we'd love to see you there!

MAPS currently has executive board positions open for the 2018-2019 school year! We would love to have you on our E-board. As an executive board member, you will gain valuable leadership experience and will have the ability to make a positive impact on your community. If you are interested in an executive board position, please send a statement (300 words max) to describing your qualifications and why you would like to become a part of the E-board for MAPS. The executive board positions that are currently open include:

Vice President: Duties include staying updated on all activities that are going on in the organization, communicating with the president and assisting him/her with the oversight of the organization.

Secretary: Duties include taking minutes at E-board meetings and at GBMs, maintaining a history of all MAPS activities for the 2018-2019 school year, assisting with the organization of events, gathering information that may be useful for students, and managing emails.

Director of Recruitment/Membership: Duties include maintaining an updated list of all members of MAPS and GMB attendants, participating in any recruiting events ( including, but not limited to First Look Fair, Welcome to PSYC Day, and Stamp Fest), and keeping the record of membership points.

Social Media Director: Duties include updating and maintaining the organization’s website and Facebook page with any events or activities that are going on in the organization and other events that may be relevant to students.

Activities Director: Duties include gathering information about various activities that students may benefit from, organize social events and community service events for the organization, and communicating with the treasurer about financing the organization’s activities

Study terrorism next spring through the START Internship Program!

START Internships (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism)

Spring 2019
START is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 Internships!

START is excited to announce that we will be providing two information sessions via webinar about START's Internship Program, available for interested applicants! The dates are scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th at 2pm EST and Thursday, October 25th at 1pm EST. Please feel free to share this information with your students or colleagues who may be interested in learning more about our program! For more information and to sign up for the webinars, please see our website:

09/25 Info Session: Register HERE
10/25 Info Session: Register HERE

Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form:

Interested in a career working with children? Consider the Child Life Specialist field! Plan to attend this Child Life Career Workshop on 10/26/18!

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
Room 1200 A&B
Cost: $25
Registration deadline: October 12, 2018
Flyer  HERE
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by October 12, 2018.

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department

What is a child life specialist? 
Child life specialists are an important part of a child’s medical team. Child life specialists:
-provide age-appropriate play and other activities that encourage mastery, coping and expression of feelings for both patients and their siblings
-prepare children and families for medical experiences
-offer orientation to new experiences (such as admission to the intensive care unit or having a surgical procedure)
-bridge the gap between home and hospital by providing familiar activities Learn more and register at

Introducing your representative on the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC)!: Vardaan Dua!

Hi everyone! My name is Vardaan Dua, a sophomore Psychology major from New Delhi, India.This
year I have been elected to serve as the Psychology Representative & Vice Chair of Academics on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC). 

DSAC is an undergraduate committee within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, that provides a platform for students to engage with different ideas and work on proposals that are aimed at bettering the relationships of BSOS students with their College and respective departments! In addition to my involvement with DSAC, I have worked with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences as a Peer Mentor, Orientation Peer Advisor, and will be working as a Peer Advisor in the Fall! I am also a part of the University's First Year and Innovation Experience program, as a Research Assistant in the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program Lab. On campus, I am involved with various organizations as a Tour Guide with Maryland Images, Peer Counselor in training at the University's Help Center, Student Volunteer through the Alternative Breaks program and a few other organizations.

I am extremely excited to serve as a student representative for our college! I aspire to implement ideas that will pronounce their benefits on the BSOS student population as a whole, helping us build a close-knit community within the college! I would love to communicate with all of you regarding your visions, ideas, suggestions, or concerns regarding your involvement with the Department of Psychology or the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences! I can be contacted at I look forward to this academic year!

Sep 11, 2018

Get a jump start on your future I/O Psychology Career with the Careers in Human Resources Panel!

Careers in Human Resources Panel
Monday, September 17
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Are you interested in interning or working in the exciting world of human resources? Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with alumni and professionals in this dynamic field.

Panelists include:
Lauren Faulkner, University Relations Recruiter, General Dynamics
Hayley Kantziper, HR Generalist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Courtney Connolly, Senior Manager of University Talent Acquisition, Appian
Joel Vazquez, Recruitment Associate, Chemonics International
Mona Javid, People Support Manager, CAVA

Light refreshments will be served. Join us!

RSVP for the 1st Annual Welcome to PSYC Day next Monday, September 17th! FREE ice cream!

Welcome to PSYC Day!
Monday, September 17, 2018 

1:00 – 2:30 P.M. 
BRB Colonnade  

Come see what PSYC looks like outside of the classroom! Join us as our department comes together and learn about our very own:

-Research labs
-Student groups
-Study abroad
-PSYC Diversity Committee
-Undergraduate office
-Graduate programs
-PSYC Honors program
-TIPS for transfer students
…and much more!

Meet your fellow PSYC Terps and faculty, and enjoy our FREE ice cream sundae bar! Enter a raffle or play a game to win one of two $25 campus dining cards!