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Nov 26, 2014

Become a Social Change Problem Solver! Register for BSOS 388B next semester!

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now 
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM

Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D

Nov 25, 2014

Apply for the Clinton Global Initiative University!

CGI U is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. In order to be chosen to attend the CGI University at University of Miami (March 6-8), you need to create a Commitments to Action. A commitment to Action is a new, specific, and measurable initiative that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Commitments range from manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries to establishing campus bike share programs, from creating free vision clinics to developing e-learning applications for mobile phones. The deadline is December 1st. You can apply here at:

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Social Psychology Lab Research Assistant position!

Research Assistant Position 
Social Psychology Lab

The Social Psychology Lab is conducting research into various social psychology phenomena. Various projects are conducted at the Social Psychology laboratory, with our main emphasis currently into conducting a group study project in collaboration with the Open Science Framework (OSF). Undergraduate research assistants at our laboratory will be trained in conducting group studies, and learn more about replication research and its importance for the integrity of psychological research. This position is high paced and requires strong organizational skills.

-Data collection with groups of participants
-Data entry and review using Excel/Google Docs
-Volunteer at least 3-10 hours Monday-Friday

-3.0 GPA
-Must be attending the University of Maryland, College Park and be at least Freshman status
-Strong organizational skills
-Attention to detail
-Basic Excel skills
-Able to commit to the Spring semester of 2015

How To Apply:
If interested please email a copy of your unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and Spring 2015 Class Schedule (tentative schedules are fine) to Application deadline is December 5th, 2014.

Get to know the new BSOS Dean, Dr. Gregory Ball, at the 12/3 BSOS Brown Bag Event!

BSOS Brown Bag Event- Dean Ball 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided) 
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)

The last BSOS Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know the new BSOS Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.

Nov 21, 2014

Interested in a career in marketing, talent development, or human resources? Consider USC's one year MS in Applied Psychology!

Master of Science in Applied Psychology 
(Organizational Psychology & Consumer Psychology concentrations)
University of Southern California

USC's MS in Applied Psychology program is at the intersection of psychology theory, research, and practice in business settings. The program currently offers concentrations in both organizational psychology and consumer psychology, both of which are in the top occupational growth areas of this decade.

This program is unique for having an eye towards the career preparation of liberal arts graduates. A required internship in a business setting in Los Angeles is a highlight of the program. Students have held internships in market research, marketing, human relations, public relations, organizational development, and social media communications amongst other fields.

This highly selective program is growing and USC is now offering the degree in a part-time online format to meet the needs of students who must work full-time to finance their education.

For more information about USC's Applied Psychology MS go to:

Child Development Lab Research Assistant position!

Research Assistant Position 
University of Maryland
Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable upper-level students for the Spring 2015 semester to help with our research on the development of the Mirror Neuron System. To do this, we collect EEG data from infants, preschoolers, and adults while producing simple motor acts, and while observing these actions performed by others. We are looking for students who are both detail-oriented and have great communication skills - must be comfortable interacting with infants, young children, and their parents. In addition, students will assist with data entry and detailed coding of behavioral data. Requirements: min 3.0 GPA, 9 hrs/week, 2 semester commitment. Prereq: PSYC 200. If interested, please contact MJ Heise at PSYC 479 credits available. For more info about this project, visit:

-9 hours per week
-Two semester commitment
-Data entry
-Running visits with children
-Behavioral Coding

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Successful completion of PSYC 200
-Experience with young children 

How To Apply:
Please email MJ Heise ( your CV/resume, Unofficial Transcript, and tentative Spring 2015 schedule.