Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Student Newsletter

November 15

NEW PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) is now live!  Go explore the new site and look for updates in coming newsletters for descriptions of new site features.
 
REGISTRATION
J-Term (January 2 - 12) - Registration Open Now
PSYC 240 Psychology and Biology of Perception - Dr. Toby Dye
Description: Consideration of vision and audition emphasizing: (1) historical development of the field; (2) multi-disciplinary scientific approaches; (3) recent research and theory on the mechanisms of seeing and hearing; and (4) applications. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
This course counts as a Psychology Group A lecture and also counts towards the Neuroscience Major and Minor.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I - Dr. Scott Leon
Description:  This course provides a broad overview of the practice of Clinical Psychology and its theoretical and research base.  In addition to learning about general professional issues and theoretical approaches, you will learn to understand, evaluate, and apply various skills and strategies used in the profession.  The course will cover the history of clinical psychology and psychotherapy and the challenges facing the field today. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
 
This course counts as a Psychology elective and is recommended for individuals considering helping professions such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Social Work (see the new Psychology Career Finder for more information on what classes are recommended for various professions).
 
Spring 2018
PSYC 386 Understanding Bias and Inclusivity – Dr. Robyn Mallet – T-TH 10 – 11:15a
Description: This course introduces students to the concept of how privilege, power, and oppression shape ourselves, perceptions of others, and our social world. The course will consist of readings, videos, activities, focused discussions, individual reflection, creative projects, short quizzes, and writing assignments. We will consider how we may maximize the capacity for understanding how ourselves and others are shaped by and operate within the larger social system. Students will be exposed to the basic terms and concepts related to course topics. Students will explore their own cultural identities, values, and biases in a number of areas including: race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual identity, political affiliation, and immigration status. We emphasize the concept of intersectionality (multiple dimensions of human identity) throughout the course. Students will engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness.  PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class. If you have additional questions about the class please contact Dr. Robyn Mallet (rmallet@luc.edu).
 
EVENTS
Scholarships information sessions
Fall registration for information sessions on the Goldwater, Boren, Truman, Udall, NIH and International Affairs scholarships are now open.  For more information please visit this website.
  • Goldwater Scholarship- for sophomores/juniors interested in a career in science
  • Boren Scholarship- for enrolled undergraduates planning to study abroad outside of western Europe any time from Summer 2018 to Spring 2019
  • Truman Scholarship- for juniors planning to go into a career in public service
  • Udall Scholarship- for sophomores and juniors planning on a career in the environment
  • NIH research awards- for students in pre-health and other fields, such as computer science, information technology or psychology
  • International affairs scholarships- for students who plan to go into international service and/or affairs, including the U.S. Foreign Service
Critical Consciousness Talk by Dr. Amanda Roy, November 20, 4:50, Cuneo 312
On Monday, November 20, Dr. Amanda Roy from the University of Illinois at Chicago will present a talk entitled “If they focus on giving us a chance in life we can actually do something in this world”: Poverty, Inequality, and Youths’ Critical Consciousness.  The talk will be held from 4:30-5:30 in Cuneo Hall, Room 312.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Sponsored by the Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) and the Department of Psychology.
 
Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on November 21 as Loyola professor Hui Ye, PhD, presents, “Neuron matters: electric activation of neuronal tissue is dependent on the interaction between the neuron and the electric field”.  On November 28, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science professor, Grace (Beth) Stutzmann, PhD will present “Early synaptic pathology driving AD-related memory decline”.  The full semester schedule of speakers can be found hereTalks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here. 
  
LUPA First General Body Meeting- November 28, 6:00-7:00pm Cuneo 02
Join us for our first GBM of the semester on Tuesday, November 28th from 6-7 PM. This event will provide students with a way to meet the current LUPA board members as well as get information about our upcoming events and potential opportunities to get involved with the organization. We will also be discussing E-board positions that are available.
 
LUPA Blaze Fundraiser November 29
LUPA will also be having a Blaze fundraiser to raise money for Misericordia that will help people with developmental disabilities. The fundraiser will be on Wednesday November 29th. For more information, please refer to LUPA's facebook page.
 
Psychology Research Fair –November 30, 7:00-9:00pm
Interested in learning more about the different psychology and neuroscience labs on campus? Come join us during the annual Psychology Research Fair on November 30th from 7-9 PM in Palm Court. You will be able to talk to representatives from different labs on campus who are looking for research assistants to join their team. For more information, check out the flyer or email Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.edu) with any questions.
 
LUPA Treat Yo' Self- December 6, 6:30-8:30pm Centennial Forum
LUPA will be hosting an event at the end of the semester in which students are able to relax by playing board games, coloring, and interacting with other psychology students before preparing for final exams. Our Treat Yo' Self event will take place on December 6th from 6:30- 8:30 PM in CFSU.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event-January 13
The upcoming Diversifying Clinical Psychology event will take place on January 13, 2018 in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in the field of clinical psychology to learn more about different programs. During the reception, there will be opportunities to present research posters, informally meet directors of clinical psychology programs, network, and attend professional development workshops focused on applying to graduate school, getting feedback on your CV/resume, and other activities.  If you are interested in applying to this event, please visit here. If you have any questions, please contact cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Summer Research Program- Info session November 18, 10-12pm
The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center is excited to launch a Chicago EYES on Cancer program, which provides immersive research training and career guidance to underrepresented college students interested in biomedicine. An information session will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 10am-12pm at the Museum of Science and Industry (free admissions).  For more information about this research opportunity, please see the attached fliers and visit the website
 
Summer Research Program- Application Deadline- February 1, 2018
The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has upcoming summer research opportunities. These eight-week programs are open to national and international students currently enrolled at the time of application and participation in the program in the following degree programs at a U.S.-based university.  This is an ideal position for full-time undergraduate students, medical students looking to gain experience in public and/or global health research, and graduate students in the fields of public health, and social work.  For more information, please visit the website.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018; if you have any questions, please email iphsummer@wustl.edu
 
Research Project Coordinator Job Opportunity
The Laboratory for Human Neuroscience, under the direction of Dr. Joel Voss, is seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator. Current research in the laboratory involves neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, and eye-tracking methods for studying memory. Primary responsibilities involve working in a leadership role within a large team to: oversee and manage data collection operations, contribute to the development of new and revised study procedures, oversee recruitment and retention of research participants, manage study equipment and resources, assist with the preparation of data summaries for federal reporting requirements, and assist with data collection operations. For more information about the lab, please visit the website. Please send your CV, cover letter and 3 references to lhn@northwestern.edu or reply to the job posting on http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/, referencing job #32378.
 
Research Assistant Full-Time Job Opportunity
The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is seeking a full-time research assistant (RA) with experience and a strong interest in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or neuroimaging.  The RA position includes tutorial training in neurobehavioral assessment and diagnostics, full-time intensive experience in cognitive neuroscience, participation in clinical rounds and seminar presentations, and the development of an original research project. The RA will also be responsible for some training of students and new fellows, patient and healthy volunteer contacts (such as scheduling), logistics, database management, and execution of Cognitive Neuroscience Section research guidelines.  For more information about the lab, visit the website. Please send your resume, statement of career interests and objectives and 3 letters of recommendation to Jordan Grafman, PhD at:jgrafman@sralab.org

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November 1

NEW PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology). The new psychology department website (luc.edu/psychology) will begin to roll out THURSDAY AFTERNOON (11/2) and should be fully functional by Friday.  Go explore the new site and look for updates in coming newsletters for descriptions of new site features.
 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING IS COMING SOON! 

 
Below, you will find information useful for registration.  You might also want to consult the new Psychology Career Finder (click here starting Friday) for assistance in selecting courses for your career path. Also attached is the Psychology Course Matrix which may be useful as your plan your upcoming classes. For more help deciding what courses to take please schedule an appointment with one of your advisors (click here starting Friday).
 

J-Term (January 2 - 12) - Registration Open Now

PSYC 240 Psychology and Biology of Perception - Dr. Toby Dye
Description: Consideration of vision and audition emphasizing: (1) historical development of the field; (2) multi-disciplinary scientific approaches; (3) recent research and theory on the mechanisms of seeing and hearing; and (4) applications. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
This course counts as a Psychology Group A lecture and also counts towards the Neuroscience Major and Minor.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I - Dr. Scott Leon
Description:  This course provides a broad overview of the practice of Clinical Psychology and its theoretical and research base.  In addition to learning about general professional issues and theoretical approaches, you will learn to understand, evaluate, and apply various skills and strategies used in the profession.  The course will cover the history of clinical psychology and psychotherapy and the challenges facing the field today. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
This course counts as a Psychology elective and is recommended for individuals considering helping professions such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Social Work (see the new Psychology Career Finder for more information on what classes are recommended for various professions).
 

Spring 2018

PSYC 386 Psychology of Music – Dr. Liz Wakefield - MWF 10:25 - 11:15a
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the rich, interdisciplinary filed of psychology of music through lecture and discussion. We will explore topics such as the building blocks of music perception, the ability of music to influence emotion and cognition, its role in shaping societal experiences, and even its utility to treat psychological disorders. Prerequisites are PSYC 101 and a basic understanding of musical terminology, ability to read music, and previous musical experience (such as taking private lessons; playing or singing in an ensemble) are strongly recommended.  If you have additional questions about the class or your qualifications you can contact Dr. Liz Wakefield (ewakefield1@luc.edu).
 
PSYC 386 Understanding Bias and Inclusivity – Dr. Robyn Mallet – T-TH 10 – 11:15a
Description: This course introduces students to the concept of how privilege, power, and oppression shape ourselves, perceptions of others, and our social world. The course will consist of readings, videos, activities, focused discussions, individual reflection, creative projects, short quizzes, and writing assignments. We will consider how we may maximize the capacity for understanding how ourselves and others are shaped by and operate within the larger social system. Students will be exposed to the basic terms and concepts related to course topics. Students will explore their own cultural identities, values, and biases in a number of areas including: race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual identity, political affiliation, and immigration status. We emphasize the concept of intersectionality (multiple dimensions of human identity) throughout the course. Students will engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness.  PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class. If you have additional questions about the class please contact Dr. Robyn Mallet (rmallet@luc.edu).
 
If you need a Group A lecture course consider taking either or Philosophy of Mind or Judgment and Decision-Making
 
PHIL 276 - Philosophy of Mind - Dr. Joseph Vukov – T-Th 10-11:15a
Description: The philosophy of mind studies several issues falling under one wide-ranging question: what is the relationship between your conscious experiences and the neural and bodily processes that underlie those experiences? This course explores contemporary issues in philosophy of mind from philosophical, psychological, neurological, and historical perspectives.  The course includes modules on Mind-Body Theories, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Neuroethics. PHIL 130 is a prerequisite for the course.
 
PHIL/PSYC 279 - Judgment and Decision-Making - Dr. Marcella Linn T-Th 1 – 2:15p and 2:30-3:45p  
Description: This course examines the philosophical and psychological foundations of decision-making. PHIL 130 is a prerequisite for the course.
 

EVENTS

Neuroscience Class Advisement- November 2, 5:00-8:00pm, IC 213
Neuroscience Society wants to help make your class registration easier. On Thursday November 2nd, we have advising hours between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm in the IC room 213. Drinks and food will be provided. Come with any questions about classes!
 
St. Albert’s Day, Loyola School of Medicine, Maywood- November 2, 2017, Poster Review Session: 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
St. Albert’s Day is a campus wide celebration of research from investigators within the Graduate School, Stritch School of Medicine, and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. For more information on the St. Albert’s Day schedule, abstract submission information, and scientist of the year nominations, please visit here.  Transportation from Lakeshore to Maywood will be provided.
 
Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on November 7th as Loyola professor Evan Stubbs, PhD, presents, “Targeting the Blood-Nerve Barrier for the Management of Inflammatory Peripheral Neuropathies”.  On November 14th, University of Michigan Professor, Greg Wakefield will present “Modeling a Two-Talker Listening Task Using the EPIC Cognitive Architecture”.  The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here.  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.  
 
LUPA’s Ice Cream Social- November 10, 12:00-2:00pm, Damen MPR North
Loyola University Psychology Association (LUPA) will be hosting an upcoming Ice Cream Social. It will take place on Friday, November 10th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. in Damen MPR North. Join us for sweet treats, meet our e-board members and learn about upcoming events!
 
Panel-November 15, 7:00-8:00pm, Cuneo 116
The Loyola Association of School Psychology will be hosting a student panel discussion on Wednesday, November 15 from 7-8pm in Cuneo Hall 116.
 
Critical Consciousness Talk by Dr. Amanda Roy, November 20, 4:50, Cuneo 312
CODA & the Dept. of Psychology invite you to a talk by Dr. Amanda Roy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on critical consciousness. Dr. Roy will present research on the complex and sophisticated ways that low-income and racial/ethnic youth reflect on societal inequality and their commitment to affecting change through sociopolitical participation. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Psychology Research Fair –November 30, 7:00-9:00pm
Interested in learning more about the different psychology and neuroscience labs on campus? Come join us during the annual Psychology Research Fair on November 30th from 7-9 PM in Palm Court. You will be able to talk to representatives from different labs on campus who are looking for research assistants to join their team. For more information, check out the flyer or email Sylwia Osos (sosos@luc.edu) with any questions.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event-January 13
The upcoming Diversifying Clinical Psychology event will take place on January 13, 2018 in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in the field of clinical psychology to learn more about different programs. During the reception, there will be opportunities to present research posters, informally meet directors of clinical psychology programs, network, and attend professional development workshops focused on applying to graduate school, getting feedback on your CV/resume, and other activities.  If you are interested in applying to this event, please visit here. If you have any questions, please contact cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Psychometrician Job Opportunity- Application Deadline- November 15
Department of Psychiatry at UIC is hiring for a Pediatric Neuropsychology Psychometrician. A psychometrician is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical neuropsychologist. Responsibilities include test administration, the accurate scoring of assessments with appropriate norms, data entry, and documentation of detailed behavioral observations of the examinee that may be used to aid in test interpretation. The psychometrician will work with children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of medical, neurodevelopmental, genetic, psychiatric, and learning disorders. There is also opportunity for involvement in research. Please send your resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation with contact information to Lea Ventura, Ph.D. at ventura7@uic.edu
 
Research Project Coordinator Job Opportunity
The Laboratory for Human Neuroscience, under the direction of Dr. Joel Voss, is seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator. Current research in the laboratory involves neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, and eye-tracking methods for studying memory. Primary responsibilities involve working in a leadership role within a large team to: oversee and manage data collection operations, contribute to the development of new and revised study procedures, oversee recruitment and retention of research participants, manage study equipment and resources, assist with the preparation of data summaries for federal reporting requirements, and assist with data collection operations. For more information about the lab, please visit the website. Please send your CV, cover letter and 3 references to lhn@northwestern.edu or reply to the job posting on http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/, referencing job #32378.
 
Research Assistant Full-Time Job Opportunity
The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is seeking a full-time research assistant (RA) with experience and a strong interest in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or neuroimaging.  The RA position includes tutorial training in neurobehavioral assessment and diagnostics, full-time intensive experience in cognitive neuroscience, participation in clinical rounds and seminar presentations, and the development of an original research project. The RA will also be responsible for some training of students and new fellows, patient and healthy volunteer contacts (such as scheduling), logistics, database management, and execution of Cognitive Neuroscience Section research guidelines.  For more information about the lab, visit the website. Please send your resume, statement of career interests and objectives and 3 letters of recommendation to Jordan Grafman, PhD at: jgrafman@sralab.org

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Special Registration Newsletter

This is a special edition of the Psychology Undergraduate Student Newsletter containing information useful for registration.  You might also want to consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path. Also attached is the ‌ which may be useful as your plan your upcoming classes. For more help deciding what courses to take please schedule an appointment with one of your advisors‌.
 

J-Term (January 2 - 12) - Registration Open Now                                           

PSYC 240 Psychology and Biology of Perception - Dr. Toby Dye

Description: Consideration of vision and audition emphasizing: (1) historical development of the field; (2) multi-disciplinary scientific approaches; (3) recent research and theory on the mechanisms of seeing and hearing; and (4) applications. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
 
This course counts as a Psychology Group A lecture and also counts towards the Neuroscience Major and Minor.
 

PSYC 368 Counseling I - Dr. Scott Leon

Description:  This course provides a broad overview of the practice of Clinical Psychology and its theoretical and research base.  In addition to learning about general professional issues and theoretical approaches, you will learn to understand, evaluate, and apply various skills and strategies used in the profession.  The course will cover the history of clinical psychology and psychotherapy and the challenges facing the field today. PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class.
 
This course counts as a Psychology elective and is recommended for individuals considering helping professions such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Social Work (see the new Psychology Career Finder for more information on what classes are recommended for various professions).

Spring 2018

PSYC 386 Understanding Bias and Inclusivity – Dr. Robyn Mallet – T-TH 10 – 11:15a

Description: This course introduces students to the concept of how privilege, power, and oppression shape ourselves, perceptions of others, and our social world. The course will consist of readings, videos, activities, focused discussions, individual reflection, creative projects, short quizzes, and writing assignments. We will consider how we may maximize the capacity for understanding how ourselves and others are shaped by and operate within the larger social system. Students will be exposed to the basic terms and concepts related to course topics. Students will explore their own cultural identities, values, and biases in a number of areas including: race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual identity, political affiliation, and immigration status. We emphasize the concept of intersectionality (multiple dimensions of human identity) throughout the course. Students will engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness.  PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class. If you have additional questions about the class please contact Dr. Robyn Mallet (rmallet@luc.edu).
 
If you need a Group A lecture course consider taking either or Philosophy of Mind or Judgment and Decision-Making
 

PHIL 276 - Philosophy of Mind - Dr. Joseph Vukov – T-Th 10-11:15a

Description: The philosophy of mind studies several issues falling under one wide-ranging question: what is the relationship between your conscious experiences and the neural and bodily processes that underlie those experiences? This course explores contemporary issues in philosophy of mind from philosophical, psychological, neurological, and historical perspectives.  The course includes modules on Mind-Body Theories, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Neuroethics. PHIL 130 is a prerequisite for the course.
 

PHIL/PSYC 279 - Judgment and Decision-Making - Dr. Marcella Linn T-Th 1 – 2:15p and 2:30-3:45p  

Description: This course examines the philosophical and psychological foundations of decision-making. PHIL 130 is a prerequisite for the course.

 

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October 15, 2017

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING IS COMING SOON!  We will also be rolling out a brand-new psychology department website in the next couple of weeks.  The new website will be full of information to help you make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next for you.  In the meantime, I’m attaching several useful documents as you plan for your Spring schedule.  The Major and Minor course checklists remind you of the basics of the major and the minor.  Likewise, the new Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of all our courses with much relevant data.  As always use these with your Psychology Faculty Advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor see the end of the newsletter for details on how to get one.
 

EVENTS

Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on October 17, Loyola philosophy professor Joe Vukov, PhD will present, “Free will and the challenge of neuroscience: Or, did my brain make me do it?”  On October 24th as Loyola medical school professor Karie Scrogin, PhD, presents, “Female vulnerability to heart disease-related anxiety”.  On October 31, Loyola psychology professor Toby Dye, PhD,will present “Precedence and Recency Effects in Binaural Hearing”. The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here.  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.  
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting—Tuesday, October 17, 7pm, Cuneo 116
Neuroscience Society's next meeting will be Tuesday, October 17th, 2017. Members will be able to vote on our next t-shirt, meet their Neuro Buddies, and receive updates on future events. The Escape Room fundraiser will take place on October 21st. Sign-up using the Google-Doc below to reserve your spot!  
 
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship-application deadline October 17
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation seeks talented and committed individuals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to teach in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. This prestigious fellowship provides opportunities such as a stipend, admissions into a competitive master’s degree program, extensive clinical practice, ongoing mentorship, teaching certification and more. For more information, visit: http://woodrow.org/STEM
 
Careers in Science Week –October 23-26
Careers in Science week will take place between October 23-26, 2017. The week will begin with a keynote address on the topic of colorectal cancer by Professor Bialek on October 23 at 4:30pm in the Life Sciences Building, Room 142. This will be followed by a reception at 6pm. For a full list of events, see here.
 
St. Albert’s Day, Loyola School of Medicine, Maywood, November 2, 2017, Poster Review Session: 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
St. Albert’s Day is a campus wide celebration of research from investigators within the Graduate School, Stritch School of Medicine, and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. For more information on the St. Albert’s Day schedule, abstract submission information, and scientist of the year nominations, please visit here.  Transportation from Lakeshore to Maywood will be provided.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Event-January 13
The upcoming Diversifying Clinical Psychology event will take place on January 13, 2018 in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in the field of clinical psychology to learn more about different programs. During the reception, there will be opportunities to present research posters, informally meet directors of clinical psychology programs, network, and attend professional development workshops focused on applying to graduate school, getting feedback on your CV/resume, and other activities.  If you are interested in applying to this event, please visit here. If you have any questions, please contact cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?
All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty advisor listed or you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.  This is in addition to the 1st and 2nd Year advisor or your CAS advisor you have assigned.  Please take advantage of this special opportunity.

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October 1, 2017 

PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology PSYC 390 – This Spring! –Application extended to Oct. 6
Don’t miss this opportunity!  The Internship course (PSYC 390) is an opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines - all while fulfilling your capstone and engaged learning requirements!  The course requires application in advance, which has been extended to Oct 6, for the Spring 2018 semester.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Carol Hundert, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.
 

EVENTS

Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on October 3rd as Indiana University graduate student Sophia Vinci-Booher, MA presents, “The relationship between visual-motor integration, fine motor, and literacy skills and brain function during handwriting and letter perception in early-literate children.” On October 17, Loyola philosophy professor Joe Vukov, PhD will present, “Free will and the challenge of neuroscience: Or, did my brain make me do it?” The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here.  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found here.  
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting—Tuesday, October 3, 7pm, Cuneo 116
Neuroscience Society's next meeting is this Tuesday at 7pm in Cuneo 116. Our meeting will begin with a short presentation by Indiana University graduate student Sophia Vinci-Booher, MA who will discuss her path to graduate school in cognitive neuroscience.  We will also be joined by Dr. Vukov from the Philosophy Department who will lead a debate on the use of cognitive enhancers in graduate school. Come and show off your debate skills in this exciting meeting. See you there!  
 
St. Albert’s Day, Loyola School of Medicine, Maywood, November 2, 2017, Poster Review Session: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Abstracts due: October 2, 2017 at 5pm
St. Albert’s Day is a campus wide celebration of research from investigators within the Graduate School, Stritch School of Medicine, and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. For more information on the St. Albert’s Day schedule, abstract submission information, and scientist of the year nominations, please visit here.  Transportation from Lakeshore to Maywood will be provided.
 

RESEARCH AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Manuscript Submissions –deadline: Oct 15, 2017
Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA is now accepting submissions of original undergraduate research papers to be published for its Spring 2018 issue.  The deadline is October 15, 2017. Papers must fill the following requirements:
  • Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)
  • Never before been published
For more information about submission criteria, please visit here.
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?
All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty advisor listed or you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.  This is in addition to the 1st and 2nd Year advisor or your CAS advisor you have assigned.  Please take advantage of this special opportunity.
 
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September 15, 2017

Do you have a psychology department faculty advisor?  If not see how to get one at the end of the newsletter!
 
PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology PSYC 390 – This Spring!
Don’t miss this opportunity!  The Internship course (PSYC 390) is an opportunity to develop specialized skills and experiences that will prepare you for graduate study and/or a career in psychology and related disciplines - all while fulfilling your capstone and engaged learning requirements!  The course requires application in advance, which will be accepted through September 22nd for the Spring 2018 semester.  Please visit this link, and complete the Application and the Faculty Recommendation PDF Forms. This class will meet only once per week for 90 minutes. If you have questions, contact Carol Hundert, Internship Coordinator, at psyc-internship@luc.edu.
 
PSYC 386 Psychology of Music - This Spring! - MWF 10:25 - 11:15a
This course is designed to introduce students to the rich, interdisciplinary filed of psychology of music through lecture and discussion. We will explore topics such as the building blocks of music perception, the ability of music to influence emotion and cognition, its role in shaping societal experiences, and even its utility to treat psychological disorders. Prerequisites are PSYC 101 and a basic understanding of musical terminology, ability to read music, and previous musical experience (such as taking private lessons; playing or singing in an ensemble) are strongly recommended.  If you have additional questions about the class or your qualifications you can contact Dr. Liz Wakefield (ewakefield1@luc.edu).
 
PSYC 386 Understanding Bias and Inclusivity – This Spring! – TTH 10 – 11:15a
Description: This course introduces students to the concept of how privilege, power, and oppression shape ourselves, perceptions of others, and our social world. The course will consist of readings, videos, activities, focused discussions, individual reflection, creative projects, short quizzes, and writing assignments. We will consider how we may maximize the capacity for understanding how ourselves and others are shaped by and operate within the larger social system. Students will be exposed to the basic terms and concepts related to course topics. Students will explore their own cultural identities, values, and biases in a number of areas including: race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual identity, political affiliation, and immigration status. We emphasize the concept of intersectionality (multiple dimensions of human identity) throughout the course. Students will engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness.  PSYC 101 is the only prerequisite for this class. If you have additional questions about the class please contact Dr. Robyn Mallet (rmallet@luc.edu).
 
Spring 2018 Internship opportunity in Washington, DC
Application deadline: September 29, 2017
Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Fall 2018 students will be interning with Senators Franken and Durbin, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Center for American Progress, Department of Justice, Washington Office on Latin America and more. To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/DC. For more information visit https://lucindc.wordpress.com or email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu
 

EVENTS

Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
On September 19, 2017 – Psychology faculty Dr. Maggie Guy will present “A developmental cognitive neuroscience approach to the investigation of visual processing in infancy.”On September 26, 2017 Computer Science faculty Dr. Mark Albert will present “The limits of relying on correlations in traditional neuroscience.”
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar.   We have an exciting line-up of speakers both from Loyola and other institutions.  The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here.  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found at: https://luc.box.com/v/neuroseminar.
 
Loyola Neuroscience Society Meeting—Tuesday, September 19,7pm, Cuneo 116
Psychology faculty Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield will discuss her career path and research on gestures and movement and how our brains interpret and learn from them. This would be a great opportunity to ask questions about what it's like to be a neuroscientist and how to become one. We will also be providing free food in addition to the talk. See you there!  Future meetings (Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, and Nov. 28) this semester will be on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Cuneo 116.
 
Walk to end Alzheimer’s - September 24, 2017
Each year the Loyola Neuroscience Society sponsors a team for the Walk to End Alzheimers.  This is a great way to meet other students interested in Neuroscience and Psychology and hang out with the Psychology Undergraduate Program Director!  Register to walk here. Students leave Lakeshore Campus around 9am to get to the walk in Montrose Harbor which starts at 10am. 
 
Psi Chi (The International Honors Society of Psychology) Information Session
Thursday, September 28, 7pm, Cuneo 002
Are you a psychology major or minor? Come join us at the Psi Chi information session, where you can meet other psychology students and learn about how to join Psi Chi! If you have any questions, please contact Sylwia Osos at sosos@luc.edu
 
St. Albert’s Day, Loyola School of Medicine, Maywood, November 2, 2017, Poster Review Session: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Abstracts due: October 2, 2017 at 5pm
St. Albert’s Day is a campus wide celebration of research from investigators within the Graduate School, Stritch School of Medicine, and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. For more information on the St. Albert’s Day schedule, abstract submission information, and scientist of the year nominations, please visit here.  Transportation from Lakeshore to Maywood will be provided.
 

RESEARCH AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Psychology Research Opportunity at Loyola
Dr. Maryse Richards (Dept. of Psychology) and Dr. Katherine Tyson McCrea (School of Social Work) are seeking undergraduate students interested in psychology research to join their Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Project.  For 10 hours/week, you will be assisting with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth.  Responsibilities include collecting and entering data from intervention and control sites, attending lab meetings, and assisting with other project-related tasks.  If interested, contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu by September 29, 2017
 
Research Assistant Job Opportunity at Shriner’s Hospital for Children
The Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Lab at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago is seeking a part‐time (8‐16 hour/week) research assistant with interest in pediatric/ rehabilitation psychology. Studies focus on the medical and psychological outcomes of SCIs sustained in childhood and adolescence, with a particular emphasis on transition issues and attainment of developmental milestones.  Responsibilities include: assistance with protocol development, preparing IRB and annual reports, participant recruitment, conducting structured in‐person and telephone interviews with individuals with pediatric‐onset SCI, data entry, management, and analysis and research dissemination. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D, kzebracki@shrinenet.org
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?
All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty advisor listed or you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.  This is in addition to the 1st and 2nd Year advisor or your CAS advisor you have assigned.  Please take advantage of this special opportunity.
 
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September 1, 2017

Welcome back all returning and new psychology students! The psychology listserv is sent out to all psychology majors and minors roughly twice a month to help you stay informed. Here's to a great 2017-2018 year!
 
Psychology Faculty Advisors: Do you know your psyc advisor?
All students must physically go to the psychology department to be assigned to a psychology faculty advisor. If you have forgotten your advisor's name check your Locus page to see who it is. If you do not see a department faculty advisor listed or you have never requested an advisor, please go to the psychology department located on the second floor of Coffey Hall. Ask a department staff member for a psychology advisor and you will be provided with a faculty name and contact information. Your psychology advisor will meet with you, go over course requirements, departmental activities, special courses, career opportunities, etc., and answer any questions that you might have. Please know that it is your responsibility to contact your advisor who will work with you on an "as needed" basis for the rest of your stay at Loyola.  This is in addition to the 1st and 2nd Year advisor or your CAS advisor you have assigned.  Please take advantage of this special opportunity.
 
Internship in Psychology PSYC 390
Interested in pursuing a career or graduate school in psychology? The Internship in Psychology (PSYC 390) is an opportunity for students to further their development and apply their knowledge and skills in psychology to another area.  Internship placements include community agencies, schools, medical centers, mental health centers, non-profit corporations, and courts. Applications for Spring 2018 placements are due on September 22, 2017.  Application materials and information about pre-requisite coursework are available in the Psychology Dept. Office, 231 Coffey Hall and on  www.luc.edu/psychology/psyc390.shtml.  If you have any questions, please contact the Internship Coordinator Carol Hundert at psyc-internship@luc.edu
 
Psychology Careers
Psychology is the 4th largest major amongst college students in the United States (the second largest major here at Loyola). Aside from a career in academia, research or clinical counseling, a degree in psychology can prepare you for a career various service sectors including but not limited to Public Health, Government, Education, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, and so on.  For an introduction on psychology degrees visit. To explore psychology-specific career paths, visit.
 
Job, Internship & Service Fair
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Damen Student Center, 2nd Floor, Lake Shore Campus
The Job, Internship and Service Fair will give Loyola students an opportunity to explore a variety of opportunities both on and off campus. Participating organizations will be recruiting for service learning and volunteer opportunities, internships, and part-time employment. On-Campus and Community-Based Federal Work Study (FWS) Students should bring their student ID, plenty of copies of their resume and dress professionally.
For a list of participating employers visit: https://luc-csm.symplicity.com/events/ad140c2faf2c2319450db537ae9babab/employers 
 
Spring 2018 Internship opportunity in Washington, DC
Upcoming info sessions
  • September 11, 12:00pm, Water Tower Campus
  • September 12, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Lake Shore Campus
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
Live in DC, intern and take Loyola classes. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Fall 2018 students will be interning with Senators Franken and Durbin, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Center for American Progress, Department of Justice, Washington Office on Latin America and more. To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/DC. For more information visit https://lucindc.wordpress.com or email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu
 
Loyola Neuroscience Seminar – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Please join us each Tuesday at 4pm in Cuneo 109 for the Loyola Neuroscience Seminar.   We have an exciting line-up of speakers both from Loyola and other institutions.  You can see the full semester schedule here. This coming Tuesday (9/5) Stephan Steidl (Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) will present "Mesopontine tegmental inputs to the dopamine system contribute to appetitively motivated behaviors in rats and mice.".  On Tuesday (9/12) Wei-Ming Yu (Department of Biology will present “Genetic Dissection of the Auditory Neural Circuits.”    Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce each speaker’s work may be found at:  https://luc.box.com/v/neuroseminar.
 
Loyola’s Neuroscience Society 1ST Meeting – Tuesday, Sept 5, 7pm, Dumbach 125
We are a student-led organization dedicated to connecting those interested in neuroscience (whether it’s your major or not) with one another and with scientists in the field. We host biweekly meetings and a variety of outside events like fundraisers, mixers, and the annual Neuroscience Banquet in the spring. At our first meeting on Tuesday, September 5, at 7pm in Dumbach 125, we’ll be kicking the year off with more information about the Society and a series of neuro-related team challenges for awesome prizes. After that, we’ll meet at 7pm in Cuneo 116 on the following dates (with dates for special events still to come!): Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Nov. 28
 
Psychology Research Opportunity at Loyola
Dr. Maryse Richards (Dept. of Psychology) and Dr. Katherine Tyson McCrea (School of Social Work) are seeking undergraduate students interested in psychology research to join their Cross Age Peer Mentoring Project.  For 10 hours/week, you will be assisting with a community-based intervention targeting at risk middle school and high school youth.  Responsibilities include collecting and entering data from intervention and control sites, attending lab meetings, and assisting with other project-related tasks.  If interested, contact Cara DiClemente at cdiclemente@luc.edu by September 29, 2017
 
Research Assistant Job Opportunity at Shriner’s Hospital for Children
The Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Lab at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago is seeking a part‐time (8‐16 hour/week) research assistant with interest in pediatric/ rehabilitation psychology. Studies focus on the medical and psychological outcomes of SCIs sustained in childhood and adolescence, with particular emphasis on transition issues and attainment of developmental milestones.  Responsibilities include: assistance with protocol development, preparing IRB and annual reports, participant recruitment, conducting structured in‐person and telephone interviews with individuals with pediatric‐onset SCI, data entry, management, and analysis and research dissemination. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D, kzebracki@shrinenet.org