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Aug 26, 2015

Fall Schedule Adjustment Walk-In Advising Hours

Office of Undergraduate Studies
New Department of Psychology Suite
1121 BPS

Enter front of BPS, take a left, and then walk straight back past restrooms to double glass doors.

Fall Schedule Adjustment will begin on Monday, August 31st and end on Monday, September 14. Walk-In Advising Hours during Fall Schedule Adjustment will be as follows:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday-Friday  1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Research Assistant and Data Entry positions with the Culture Lab!

Research Assistant and Data Entry Positions 
University of Maryland Culture Lab

The Culture Lab (directed by Michele Gelfand) is seeking motivated applicants for positions this upcoming year. The lab is hiring for two positions, research assistants and a data entry students. Research assistants will help design a study, recruit participants, and analyze data. Data entry students will enter data from a number of large-scale studies run by our lab around the world. Both positions offer valuable research experience. Students from our lab have gone on to prestigious summer internships and several of our current research assistants are writing papers for publication. All applicants will be able to present their research during the semester. Please only apply for a research assistantship if you plan to seek a graduate program in research. Please only apply to either position if you are passionate about research and psychology.

-(RA) Running studies
-(RA) Analyzing studies
-(Data Entry) Entering large data sets

 -(RA) Minimum 8 hours
-(Data entry) Minimum 6 hours
-(RA) Minimum 3.5 GPA
-(Data entry) Minimum 3.2 GPA
-Good organizational skills
-Attention to Detail

How To Apply:
If you would like to apply for either position, send an email to Joshua Conrad Jackson at with a CV and an unofficial transcript. Also state your area of research interest in the body of the email. Psyc 479 credits available. For more information about the lab, visit:

Welcome all new and returning psychology majors! Visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies in the new Department of Psychology Suite, 1121 BPS!

Office of Undergraduate Studies 
Department of Psychology
New Suite! 1121 Biology-Psychology Building

Enter front of BPS, take a left, and then walk straight back past restrooms to double glass doors.

The Department of Psychology Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome all new freshmen and transfer students to the University of Maryland as well as welcome back all returning PSYC Terps! The OUS Staff is ready to assist you as you embark on your Maryland educational journey. Our office is located in Suite 1121 of the Biology-Psychology Building. We offer a diverse range of advising services to psychology majors through our Walk-In Advising Hours, 10 am-12 pm Monday-Friday and 1:00-3:00 pm Monday-Wednesday, as well as through scheduled appointments. If your needs require a sufficient amount of time it is recommended that you contact the office at 301-405-5866 to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Some examples of common advising services include:

· assisting you with strategies for degree completion, university policies, career and internship opportunities

· social and personal adjustment to university life

· preparation for graduate study

· opportunities to enrich your undergraduate experience.

- study abroad

and MORE!

Helpful resources for psychology majors can be found at the following link:

We look forward to serving you and hope your academic year gets off to a great start!

Aug 25, 2015

Research Assistant positions with the Child Stress and Emotions Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Child Stress and Emotions Lab
Fall 2015/Spring 2016

The Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL) in the Department of Psychology is seeking talented and motivated undergraduate research assistants You will assist in coding data from a study on early risk for depression, and assist in entering data from a preschool daily mood study. Undergraduate Research Assistants in the CSEL lab: • Engage in research with young children • Receive supervised training in a research laboratory • Learn about child psychopathology • Receive advice regarding graduate school and careers in psychology • Earn course credit We require a minimum of one-year commitment (2 semesters) and 6 hours per week (2 credits). We are seeking students who can commit to the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 semester. If interested, please contact Katherine Leppert 

Responsibilities & Benefits:
-Minimum 2 semester commitment (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
-Minimum 6 hours per week (2 credits)
-Data Entry
-Data Checking
-Participant Recruitment

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Previous laboratory experience preferred
-Experience with website editing preferred

How To Apply:
Those interested in applying should apply by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st. Please send an email to, and an application will be sent to you. 

Aug 20, 2015

Intern with Kensington Wheaton Youth Services!

Kensington Wheaton Youth Services
Montgomery Mental Health Association
Internship Opportunity

Mental Health Association (MHA) currently manages 8 major direct service programs focused on the mental health and wellness of children, teens, families and senior adults. Through Kensington Wheaton Youth Services (KWYS), MHA works with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Health and Human Services to offer services to help youth and families overcome obstacles that are in the way of student learning and growth. Through short-term mental health counseling, case management services, tutoring, educational workshops and after school programming, students improve school performance and families gain stability in their home lives.

Intern works closely with the staff on a variety of tasks, including program coordination and assistance, outreach, event planning, donor and volunteer management, and administrative duties. 

Work schedule is flexible and is decided on a site level; however, the candidate must be able to commit to between 10-15 hours per week. 

The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skill sets:
-Experience in providing programming to elementary and middle school children  
-Experience working with a diverse, multi-cultural population  
-Experience working with immigrant and/or lower-income families 
-Experience in case management and social service delivery  

-Undergraduate majoring in psychology or other mental health related field
-Ability to respect bounds of internship and confidentiality of clients

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should contact Emily Kamin at or (301) 424-0656, ext. 541.

Aug 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Research Internship with the Schroeder Institute

Internship Overview
The Schroeder Institute Research Intern will work with the study Principal Investigator to support a pilot study funded by the American Legacy Foundation. This project examines real-world tobacco advertising exposure and attitudes towards tobacco products among non-smoking young adults in Washington DC. Work schedule is flexible up to 20 hours per week and some weekend and weekday evening availability (5:30 pm - 8 pm) is required on an as-needed basis. Responsibilities include processing and analysis of study photos collected from retailers in the Washington DC area, management of crowd sourcing coding of photos, and potential field work to tobacco retailers visited by respondents to obtain photos of tobacco advertising if current photos are unable to be processed. Opportunities exist for independent development of conference presentations or publications, if desired.

Internship Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in an applied research setting, ideally working directly in tobacco control or related area of substance use. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Public Health, or related field. A Masters degree is preferred. Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be experienced working in a team, and be able to work independently. Previous experience with the survey data collection or fieldwork is a plus. This internship requires excellent organizational skills, experience interacting with a diverse population, and exceptional attention to detail.

Interns are PAID competitively, including a travel stipend.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Fall Internship Opportunity with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Smith Center For Healing and the Arts Internship Overview
Internships at Smith Center for Healing at the Arts offer the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills and gain valuable nonprofit experience, all while contributing to the mission to serve the needs of individuals affected by cancer. Interns will be placed in one of five focus areas, where they will work closely with mentors and managers as valuable members of the Smith Center team. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to take part in Smith Center programming, receive formal training, and share in community-building activities with a cohort of peers.

Internship Program Benefits
● Participation in Smith Center programming
● Ongoing professional development opportunities
● Community building opportunities
● Compensation through academic credit
● Possibility of re-hire for next semester

Program Dates
● Fall 2015: Tuesday, September 8 through mid December (4 months)

Applicant Criteria
● Ability to earn academic credit through an accredited educational institution
● High level of responsibility and ability to own projects
● Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as with a team
● Demonstrated desire to grow personally and professionally
● Professional communication skills
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Friendly, outgoing, and positive attitude
● Passion for the work, mission and values of Smith Center
● Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
● Ability to commit to 30-40 hours/week over the course of the internship

Applications for the Fall 2015 program should be submitted by Friday, August 21st, 2015 for priority consideration. To apply, please:
1. Complete the Smith Center Internship Application found here.
2. Email your resume to

For more information on the internship visit here.

Fall Internships with Meals on Wheels!

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Fall Internship Positions

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is currently looking for interns for the Fall semester. The internships are unpaid but offer the opportunity to work side by side with experienced staff. Interns also receive a mentor.

The benefits of interning at Meals on Wheels:
-No busy work
-Learn and build new skills
-Work directly with clients, and make a huge difference among some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

By the end of Meals on Wheels internships, interns are performing the same work an entry level employees. Meals on Wheels hires a number of interns

The organization is currently seeking interns in a number of fields:
  • Human Services (including sociology, social work, psychology, etc.),
  • Public Health,
  • Aging Studies (including gerontology, management of aging studies, etc.),
  • Management (including health systems management, Health Administration and policy, business management, H.R., etc.),
  • Nutrition
  • Community Nursing.
If you are interested in interning with one of the premier social service agencies in the area, please have e-mail me

How To Apply:   
Potential interns should include a resume and cover letter. The body of your email should also include the following information: Your name, phone number, and email address. Major and/or area of interest, name of school/program, whether or not the internship will be for credit, the dates you would like to begin and complete the internship, and the number of hours required for the internship or the number of hours they plan to commit to it. You should also indicate the county you prefer to be located in for the internship, whether they will you have use of a car during the internship, and if you speak any languages in addition to English.

Are you an enthusiastic, curious, and hardworking undergraduate? Apply for a Research Assistant position with the Motivated Cognition Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Motivated Cognition Lab
Fall 2015  

Interested in goal pursuit and motivation? The Motivated Cognition Lab is searching for enthusiastic, curious, and hardworking undergraduates to join as research assistants in the lab. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of research design and experimentation. For more information about the research we do, please visit the following website:

-recruiting participants
-literature reviews
-psychology experiment programming
-running experiments
-data entry

-5 to 10 hour per week commitment
-work hours flexible and can be arranged around class schedules

How To Apply:
Please complete the RA application at the following link and email it to Marina Chernikova at

Still searching for a Research Assistant position for Fall? Consider the Maryland Child and Family Development Lab!

Research Assistant Positions 
Maryland Child and Family Development Lab

Project Overview: Child Development This study is a project investigating pro-social behavior and empathy in four year old children. In the project, mothers and their four year old child come to the lab for two separate visits. During the visits, children play games and tasks designed to measure empathy, pro social behavior, and past experiences with their parent. Meanwhile, mothers complete questionnaires and interviews. Data collection is currently ongoing. Research assistants will assist with a variety of tasks depending on availability and interests. Some students may have the opportunity to assist graduate research assistants in collecting data.

-7 to 10 hours per week
-Data Entry
-Coding videotaped interactions
-Running participants

-3.0 minimum GPA

How To Apply:
If interested, please go to to complete the online application. The link is located on the right hand side under the heading "Research Opportunity."

Aug 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Research Assistant positions with the Language and Music Cognition Lab!

Fall 2015
Research Assistant Positions
Language and Music Cognition Lab

Are you interested in: - how we produce words and sentences? - how we process music? - how we learn second languages, and how bilinguals process two (or more) languages? - how music lessons and musical ability affect other perceptual and cognitive abilities? 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 and ability to code would be beneficial, but are not required.

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

Need a 400 Level Non-Lab for Fall? Register for PSYC 489O and learn about the history and development of psychology!

Fall 2015
PSYC 489O Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Historical Viewpoints in Psychology
Instructor: Dr. William Hodos
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00-3:15 pm 
Register for the course on Testudo:
Prerequisite: PSYC 300

PSYC 489O Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Historical Viewpoints and Current Theories in Psychology
A survey of the origins of modern psychology in the philosophy and the sciences of the ancient world, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution as well as in the great advances in biology, medicine, statistics, and other sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries; the roles of World Wars I and II in the development of psychology both as a science and as a profession; a survey of the mostly forgotten contributions of women to the development of psychological science and practice during this period.

Aug 7, 2015

Fall Research Assistant positions with the CAPER Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
(Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research)

The Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) within the UMD Psychology Department is seeking undergraduate research assistants for a study examining risky sexual behavior in a sample of undergraduate students. Flexible hours are offered, but preference will be given to students who can commit a minimum of 6 hours per week. Research assistants who are Psychology majors have the option of earning PSYC479 credit, with 2 credits for 6 hours per week and 3 credits for 9 hours per week.

-Running participants
-Preparing study materials
-Data entry

-PSYC100 and PSYC200 or relevant experience coursework in social science- or health-related fields
-GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Dependability, punctuality, enthusiasm, professionalism, and interpersonal skills
-Experience working with Microsoft Excel and SPSS is preferred, but not necessary

How To Apply:
Please email resume/CV and unofficial transcript to Nicole Roper at

Aug 6, 2015

Fall 2015 Teaching Assistant positions with Dr. Wessel's Social Psychology course!

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions
PSYC 221 Social Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Wessel

Dr. Jennifer Wessel is looking for undergraduate teaching assistants for Fall 2015 in her Social Psychology course. This position would require approximately 5-9 hours of work per week and can be for course credit or on a voluntary basis. If this will be your first time serving as a TA the student will concurrently enroll in EDUC 388 while serving as a TA. Please see link below:

-Some online grading of assignments
-Grade/attendance entry
-Aiding in managing the course's website
-Option of teaching a "mini-lecture" as a developmental opportunity if you desire
-Attend weekly meetings with the professor

-Must have taken PSYC 221 previously and received a grade of B+ or better
-Must be free to meet weekly with the professor

How To Apply:
If qualified and interested, email Dr. Wessel at with "221 TA" in the subject line.

Fall 2015 Research Assistant opportunities with the Early Childhood Interaction Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology 
University of Maryland 

The Early Childhood Interaction Lab is seeking responsible undergraduate students who are interested in gaining valuable research experience.

The research in the Early Childhood Interaction Lab lab focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. The lab is also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics and problem solving.

Research assistants may be involved with conducting interviews with children in local preschools, data entry, recruiting participants for projects, coding videotapes of children playing, and preparing materials for visits. Students can receive research credit for assisting on projects. Preference will be given to students who can make a commitment to working in the lab for at least two semesters.

If interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Geetha Ramani (

For more information, please visit our website: Early Childhood Interaction Lab