Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Student Newsletter

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to making it through finals and best wishes to our graduating seniors!
 
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER! Some classes may be dropped on Monday for under enrollment, so if you plan to take courses this summer please register now!
 
Help make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next by visiting the psychology department website.  Consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  The Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of our courses with much relevant data while the Major and Minor Checklists help you understand the requirements of our degree programs. 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.
 
Below, you will find information useful for registration.  You might also want to consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  
 
PSYC 101- General Psychology
Dr. Ryan Leach (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories, and methods in psychology.  Emphasis is given to the scientific study of consciousness and human behavior. Topics include: human development, learning, thinking, perception, personality, testing, mental illness and mental health, biological and social aspects of behavior. By the end of the course, students will master basic concepts and key theories and learn to apply them to real-world situations.
 
PSYC 202- Introduction to Neuroscience
Dr. Stephan Steidl (Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20am-10:30am)
Description: This course will introduce students to basic concepts and the variety of topics in the field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy (gross and cellular), physiology, neural basis of behavior, malfunctions due to disease and injury, and methods used to study these areas; laying a foundation for advanced coursework in neuroscience. PSYC 202 is cross-listed with BIOL 202. Through this course, students will gain knowledge of the organization of the nervous system, cellular events that underlie emotions, learning, and behavior, and awareness of classical and modern methods for advancing the field. Prerequisities: PSYC 101 or BIOL 101; Biology Majors: BIOL 102 & 112.

PSYC 238- Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
Dr. Jeffrey Huntsinger (date/time TBD)
Description: This course will provide an overview of psychological research and theory concerning differences and similarities between genders.  Through this course, students will understand similarities and differences between genders, comprehend the diversity of ideas about gender and how ideas of gender are determined by societies and cultures.
 
PSYC 275- Social Psychology
Dr. Robyn Mallett (date/time TBD)
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of social psychology; including topics such as social cognition, impression formation, social influence, attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, pro-social behavior, and group behavior. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental theoretical approaches within social psychology, scientific methods of hypothesis testing, and potential applications of social psychology that address real-world problems.
 
PSYC 304- Statistics
Dr. Jeremy Winget (Mon/Wed 6:00-9:15pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Erika Price (date/time TBD)
Description: 
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of statistical analysis in psychology.  By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, interpret the results of research using basic statistical methods, and understand the conceptual foundation, appropriate use, and limitations of these statistical methods. Prerequisite: PSYC 101
 
PSYC 306- Research Methods in PYSC
Dr. Lisa Sandberg (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20pm-2:00pm)
Description: This course will cover logic and theory of the scientific method. It will also go over the basic principles of scientific research methodologies employed in approaching major problem areas in psychology. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to formulate research questions and hypotheses, develop research designs, operationalize variables and gather data in an ethical manner, choose appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data, interpret results of statistical analyses, write a scientific paper in APA style, and critically evaluate research. Prerequisite: PSYC 304
 
PSYC 316- Lab in Experimental Psych: Sensation and Perception
Dr. Raymond Dye, Jr. (Mon/Wed/Thur 1:10-3:20pm)
Description: This course will include laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and microcomputer applications to the psychophysical and physiological study of sensory systems. The course stresses the research methods and quantitative measures that are used in characterizing sensory processes, especially visual and auditory systems. Through this course, students will gain skills and experience in experimental design, measurement, statistical analyses, and report writing as they relate to research in sensory processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 306 and either 240 or  305. 

PSYC 318- Lab in Developmental Psych
Dr. Elizabeth Hilvert (Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course will include both lecture and laboratory on empirical studies of developmental processes in humans. Focus is on research in particular content areas within developmental stages (e.g., infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and research on changes in behavior across time. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of developmental methodology, designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 273 and 306.
 
PSYC 321- Lab in Social Psychology
Young Jae Yoon (date/time TBD)
Description: This course includes lectures, demonstrations, readings, and individual or group research projects illustrating various methods, such as observation, interviewing, archives, standardized tests, and experimentation, are used to learn about topics such as group influences on the individual, attitudes, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and perception of self and others. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of methodology in social psychological research; designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 275 and 306.
 
PSYC 331- Abnormal Psychology
Lauren Hindt (Mon/Wed 6:00pm-9:15pm)
Description: This course covers the nature and causes of maladjustment and mental disorders. History of mental illness, diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Through this course, students will demonstrate understanding of current approaches to researching maladaptive behavior, current views of maladaptive behavior, major categories of mental disorders, factors contributing to development of problems, different types of intervention strategies, and appreciation of social, ethical, and legal issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 

PSYC 346- Psychopathology of Childhood
Anna Ros (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)
Description: This course takes into consideration of the nature and causes of maladjustment, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities in children in conjunction with approaches to prevention and remediation. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the major categories of childhood psychopathology and methods of diagnosis, theories of causes of maladjustment and mental illness in children and adolescents, and types of intervention strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 353- Applied Social Psychology
Erika Price (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm)
Description: This course will cover the applications of principles and methods of social psychology to social issues and problems in such areas as: law and justice, health and health care, education, natural and built environments, population, work, life and intergroup relations. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of major theories, research methodologies, and empirical knowledge in social psychology to real-world issues and problems. Prerequisite: PSYC 275.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I
Steven Davis (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)           
Description: This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, ethics, and techniques of major helping interventions including the clinical interview and use of the case history, individual and group approaches. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate different approaches to intervention in terms of their theoretical underpinnings, application to diverse problems, goals and populations, general effectiveness, and overall strengths and limitations. Prerequisite: PSYC 101; PSYC 331 or 338 is also recommended.

Courses for Fall 2018

PSYC 374 Community Psychology
Steven Davis (Mon/Wed/Fri 10:25)
Community Psychology is a non-traditional approach to mental health promotion which primarily focuses on prevention.  While community psychologists sometimes approach this goal by building resilience in individuals, they more often focus on creating more mentally healthy environments (e.g., better schools, neighborhoods, social policies).  Recognizing that poverty, inequality, oppression and discrimination can contribute to a psychologically toxic environment, community psychologists advocate for social justice, and work to help empower marginalized groups in society.  As part of this course, students complete group projects in which they attempt to create a meaningful change in the local community.

EVENTS

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, May 1 as Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Center presents on "A CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s disease".  Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsain@hawk.iit.edu**please note there has been a change in the email to RSVP for this event; if you are interested in this event, please make sure to RSVP to the email that is listed above**
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited.  
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Full-time RA position in the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab
Research in the the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab investigates how motivational and cognitive factors contribute to goal pursuit using methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The SAN Lab is hiring a full time RA to work on our healthy eating intervention. The perfect person would be a bright, motivated, and conscientious postbac with an interest in translational neuroscience. We’ll begin reviewing applications at the end of May. The research assistant is responsible for managing day-to-day scheduling, coordination, tracking, recruitment, and retention of subjects. The RA runs assessment sessions including neuroimaging, conducts telephone interviews, and works closely with the project coordinator and Principal Investigator to achieve project goals. For more information, visit: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/522124/research-assistant
Paid Summer Jobs Defending the Environment
This summer, the Fund for the Public Interest is hiring paid summer staff to work with Environment Illinois to run a grassroots campaign protecting wildlife! We are working to pass a statewide ban on polystyrene (or what a lot of people think of as styrofoam). Foam is one of the most egregious forms of plastic pollution. Not only because it can't be recycled and doesn't degrade, but it also is very harmful to wildlife- injuring or killing animals from earthworms to whales because they confuse the foam with food. 

If you're interested in protecting the environment, earning $11-16/hour, gaining campaign &  leadership skills, or if you are looking for a fun summer job you should fill out your contact info here: http://fundforthepublicinterest.org/apply-now.html or call us at (312)-559-4701.


Part-time Research Assistant Position
Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/ adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.
 
Full-time Technician Position
The AMITA Health Women and Children’s Hospital neuropsychology department has a new full-time technician position (for Hoffman Estates, and possibly Hinsdale locations) that would be perfect for any psychology students finishing their bachelor’s degree next month.  The position involves administering cognitive tests to patients in a hospital setting. In this position, there are opportunities to work with children, teens and adults. It especially provides great clinical experience for 1 to 2 years prior to applying to grad school or med school.  If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Nicole Cruz with your CV/resume at nicole.cruz@amitahealth.org
 
Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors!  Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator.  Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods.  See attached flyer for more info.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Kenzie Troske at mtroske@luc.edu.

 

April 15, 2018

Help make the most of your time with us at Loyola and prepare for what is coming next by visiting the psychology department website.  Consult the new Psychology Career Finder for assistance in selecting courses for your career path.  The Psychology Course Matrix contains a complete list of our courses with much relevant data while the Major and Minor Checklists help you understand the requirements of our degree programs. 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.
 
Below, you will find information useful for registration. 
 
You might also want to take a course this summer!
 
PSYC 101- General Psychology
Dr. Ryan Leach (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories, and methods in psychology.  Emphasis is given to the scientific study of consciousness and human behavior. Topics include: human development, learning, thinking, perception, personality, testing, mental illness and mental health, biological and social aspects of behavior. By the end of the course, students will master basic concepts and key theories and learn to apply them to real-world situations.
 
PSYC 202- Introduction to Neuroscience
Dr. Stephan Steidl (Mon/Tues/Wed 8:20am-10:30am)
Description: This course will introduce students to basic concepts and the variety of topics in the field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy (gross and cellular), physiology, neural basis of behavior, malfunctions due to disease and injury, and methods used to study these areas; laying a foundation for advanced coursework in neuroscience. PSYC 202 is cross-listed with BIOL 202. Through this course, students will gain knowledge of the organization of the nervous system, cellular events that underlie emotions, learning, and behavior, and awareness of classical and modern methods for advancing the field. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or BIOL 101; Biology Majors: BIOL 102 & 112.

PSYC 238- Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities
Dr. Jeffrey Huntsinger (date/time TBD)
Description: This course will provide an overview of psychological research and theory concerning differences and similarities between genders.  Through this course, students will understand similarities and differences between genders, comprehend the diversity of ideas about gender and how ideas of gender are determined by societies and cultures.
 
PSYC 275- Social Psychology
Dr. Robyn Mallett (date/time TBD)
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of social psychology; including topics such as social cognition, impression formation, social influence, attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, pro-social behavior, and group behavior. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental theoretical approaches within social psychology, scientific methods of hypothesis testing, and potential applications of social psychology that address real-world problems.
 
PSYC 304- Statistics
Dr. Jeremy Winget (Mon/Wed 6:00-9:15pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Erika Price (date/time TBD)
Description: 
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of statistical analysis in psychology.  By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, interpret the results of research using basic statistical methods, and understand the conceptual foundation, appropriate use, and limitations of these statistical methods. Prerequisite: PSYC 101
 
PSYC 306- Research Methods in PYSC
Dr. Lisa Sandberg (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:25am-12:02pm)
Dr. Amy Governale (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:20pm-2:00pm)
Description: This course will cover logic and theory of the scientific method. It will also go over the basic principles of scientific research methodologies employed in approaching major problem areas in psychology. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to formulate research questions and hypotheses, develop research designs, operationalize variables and gather data in an ethical manner, choose appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data, interpret results of statistical analyses, write a scientific paper in APA style, and critically evaluate research. Prerequisite: PSYC 304
 
PSYC 316- Lab in Experimental Psych: Sensation and Perception
Dr. Raymond Dye, Jr. (Mon/Wed/Thur 1:10-3:20pm)
Description: This course will include laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and microcomputer applications to the psychophysical and physiological study of sensory systems. The course stresses the research methods and quantitative measures that are used in characterizing sensory processes, especially visual and auditory systems. Through this course, students will gain skills and experience in experimental design, measurement, statistical analyses, and report writing as they relate to research in sensory processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 306 and either 240 or  305. 

PSYC 318- Lab in Developmental Psych
Dr. Elizabeth Hilvert (Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:45am-12:55pm)
Description: This course will include both lecture and laboratory on empirical studies of developmental processes in humans. Focus is on research in particular content areas within developmental stages (e.g., infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and research on changes in behavior across time. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of developmental methodology, designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 273 and 306.
 
PSYC 321- Lab in Social Psychology
Young Jae Yoon (date/time TBD)
Description: This course includes lectures, demonstrations, readings, and individual or group research projects illustrating various methods, such as observation, interviewing, archives, standardized tests, and experimentation, are used to learn about topics such as group influences on the individual, attitudes, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and perception of self and others. Through this course, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of methodology in social psychological research; designing, conducting, and analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 275 and 306.
 
PSYC 331- Abnormal Psychology
Lauren Hindt (Mon/Wed 6:00pm-9:15pm)
Description: This course covers the nature and causes of maladjustment and mental disorders. History of mental illness, diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Through this course, students will demonstrate understanding of current approaches to researching maladaptive behavior, current views of maladaptive behavior, major categories of mental disorders, factors contributing to development of problems, different types of intervention strategies, and appreciation of social, ethical, and legal issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 

PSYC 346- Psychopathology of Childhood
Anna Ros (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)
Description: This course takes into consideration of the nature and causes of maladjustment, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities in children in conjunction with approaches to prevention and remediation. Through this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the major categories of childhood psychopathology and methods of diagnosis, theories of causes of maladjustment and mental illness in children and adolescents, and types of intervention strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 273
 
PSYC 353- Applied Social Psychology
Erika Price (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm)
Description: This course will cover the applications of principles and methods of social psychology to social issues and problems in such areas as: law and justice, health and health care, education, natural and built environments, population, work, life and intergroup relations. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of major theories, research methodologies, and empirical knowledge in social psychology to real-world issues and problems. Prerequisite: PSYC 275.
 
PSYC 368 Counseling I
Steven Davis (Tues/Thurs 6:00-9:15pm)           
Description: This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, ethics, and techniques of major helping interventions including the clinical interview and use of the case history, individual and group approaches. Through this course, students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate different approaches to intervention in terms of their theoretical underpinnings, application to diverse problems, goals and populations, general effectiveness, and overall strengths and limitations. Prerequisite: PSYC 101; PSYC 331 or 338 is also recommended.
 
Courses for Fall 2018
 
PSYC 374 Community Psychology
Steven Davis (Mon/Wed/Fri 10:25)
Community Psychology is a non-traditional approach to mental health promotion which primarily focuses on prevention.  While community psychologists sometimes approach this goal by building resilience in individuals, they more often focus on creating more mentally healthy environments (e.g., better schools, neighborhoods, social policies).  Recognizing that poverty, inequality, oppression and discrimination can contribute to a psychologically toxic environment, community psychologists advocate for social justice, and work to help empower marginalized groups in society.  As part of this course, students complete group projects in which they attempt to create a meaningful change in the local community.

EVENTS 

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
On April 24, Loyola professor Austin Dreyer, PhD, will present “Circadian regulation of Drosophila feeding behavior”.  Finally, on May 1, Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, will present “Cell Biology of neuronal trafficking in physiology and neurodegenerative diseases”.The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Mental Health First Aid Training
Part 1: Wednesday, April 25 from 4-8pm, Corboy Law Center 202
Part 2: Thursday, April 26 from 4-8 pm, Corboy Law Center 305
Interested in helping someone in a mental health crisis?  There will be a Mental Health First Aid Training on April 25 and April 26. In this training, you will learn to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or subscale abuse problem and connect them with the appropriate support resources.  Please note that attendance is required for both days. For more information, please email Latifat Cabirou at loyolacares@luc.edu
 
DACA documentary and discussion, April 26, 4-6:30pm- Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center)
The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) in the Dept. of Psychology invites you to a screening of Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie), a film showing the consequences faced by over 11 million undocumented people in America.  The screening will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 4-6:30 pm in Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center).  After the screening, Prof. Aurora Chang (School of Education) will lead discussion of the film.  See attached flyer for more information
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsain@hawk.iit.edu**please note there has been a change in the email to RSVP for this event; if you are interested in this event, please make sure to RSVP to the email that is listed above** 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited. 
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Research Assistant Position
Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.
 
Full-time Technician Position
The AMITA Health Women and Children’s Hospital neuropsychology department has a new full-time technician position (for Hoffman Estates, and possibly Hinsdale locations) that would be perfect for any psychology students finishing their bachelor’s degree next month.  The position involves administering cognitive tests to patients in a hospital setting. In this position, there are opportunities to work with children, teens and adults. It especially provides great clinical experience for 1 to 2 years prior to applying to grad school or med school.  If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Nicole Cruz with your CV/resume at nicole.cruz@amitahealth.org
 
Research Coordinator
Attention Graduating Seniors!  Dr. Christine Li-Grining's SEEDS Lab is looking for a new research coordinator.  Our research focuses on the development of preschoolers and youth in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods.  See attached flyer for more info.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Kenzie Troske at mtroske@luc.edu.

 

April 1, 2018

Registration for Fall 2018 is coming soon! Learn more about the major and minor and review class descriptions here.  What classes should you take for your future career?  Visit the Psychology Career Finder to find out.

EVENTS

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on April 10, University of Chicago Professor Gerald Gebhart, PhD, will present “Inside information and how insiders share information”. The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Students for Recovery: New Student Org 1st General Body Meeting - April 10, 8-9pm, CH206
Come learn about our new organization, meet the e-board members and other students, and enjoy free coffee, tea, and vegan-friendly treats as we discuss future community service opportunities with local recovery-related non-profit organizations, how to get involved by running for an e-board position and joining us for service work, and discuss what recovery means to us. Contact luc4recovery@gmail.com for more info. Or like us on facebook for more updates.
 
7th Annual Neuroscience Banquet April 6th, 2018
Save the date for the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Banquet, hosted by Loyola Neuroscience Society! Join us on April 6th for a night of music, catered dinner, and a keynote presentation. This year, we are honored to have Dr. Nina Kraus from Northwestern University share highlights from her work on the effects of music on neural processing in the brain. The event takes place at the Water Tower Campus and is completely free, with donations accepted in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Be on the lookout for registration information coming soon!
 
LUPA Treat Yo’ Self 2.0  April 16, 2018, 6-8pm- Damen MPR North
Loyola University Psychology Association’s Treat Yo' Self 2.0 is designed to help students de-stress during their studying before finals. The event will take place on Monday, April 16 in Damen MPR North from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will be able to enjoy a stress-free environment that includes board games, facial masks, free food, and Loyola's FIRST virtual reality experience.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsain@hawk.iit.edu.
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
STEM Scholarship deadline April 4
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship is intended for female undergraduate students, preparing to enter a profession in the sciences and who are applying to or have secured an unpaid or underpaid summer position (internship, fellowship, research assistant position, and so on).  For more information about eligibility criteria, please see here.  The deadline for the scholarship application is April 4. Please direct questions to: Info@BARudolphFoundation.org.
  
Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Opportunity deadline April 13
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology will be hosting a Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program.  Undergraduate students will be able to spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor to gain valuable research experience. Students will be hired as full-time paid research assistants during these 8 weeks.  The application deadline is April 13. For more information, please see here.
 
Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited. 
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Research Assistant Position
Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.

 

March 15, 2018

EVENTS

Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, March 20 as Loyola professor Kristen Brennand, PhD, presents "Modelling predisposition to schizophrenia using stem cells".  Also, on March 27, Roberto Fernandez-Romero, MD, PhD, will present “Cortical responses as markers of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
7th Annual Neuroscience Banquet April 6th, 2018
Save the date for the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Banquet, hosted by Loyola Neuroscience Society! Join us on April 6th for a night of music, catered dinner, and a keynote presentation. This year we are honored to have Dr. Nina Kraus from Northwestern University share highlights from her work on the effects of music on neural processing in the brain. The event takes place at the Water Tower Campus and is completely free, with donations accepted in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Be on the lookout for registration information coming soon!
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsaint@hawk.iit.edu

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Fall 2018 Internship Class - Application Deadline EXTENDED TO MARCH 16TH
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 now be accepted through TOMORROW March 16th, 2018 for the Fall 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
 
Call for Abstracts- due March 15
The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) has put out a call for abstracts, due on March 15.  This year's CAURS will be held at the DePaul University Student Center on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00am.  For more information, please visit: https://www.caurs.com/
 
Paid Testing Sessions Available -March 24 from 9-1pm, and 1:30-5pm
I/O Solutions is a consulting firm that specializes in hiring and promotion for the public safety sector. I/O Solutions is conducting two testing sessions at UIC. The testing sessions will require the participants to take the written skills test, and participants will be immediately compensated $55 at the conclusion of the exam. In addition, the top three test takers from the pilot test will receive a $500 bonus. The testing sessions at UIC will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00am – 1:00pm and 1:30pm – 5:00pm.  There are also a few more testing sessions available at our office in Westchester if the students would be interested in other times. This opportunity could also be a good experience for the students to get a preview of what it could be like to go through the initial stages of a hiring process. The link for students to sign up is: https://www.research.net/r/2018PilotTest
 
Music Therapy Conference- May 11, 2018
The Music Therapy Conference will be held on May 11th, 2018 at Northwestern University.  See the conference website musictherapy.soc.northwestern.edu for the program featuring world-renowned faculty.  Register early, space is limited. 
 
International Shadowing Fellowship Opportunity
Atlantis is offering an international shadowing fellowship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This opportunity would be ideal for pre-medical and pre-nursing students. Students will receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Host hospitals are in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit the website here and apply here. There is also scholarship funding available for student leaders.
 
Students for Recovery
Students for Recovery is a new student organization that seeks to foster a supportive and empowering community for students in recovery (including but not limited to addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, trauma, etc.) for students in support of recovery for loved ones. For more information, please contact luc4recovery@gmail.com or Yuchen at ychen20@luc.edu
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Clinical Research Summer Internship- deadline March 15, 2018

There is a clinical research summer internship opportunity in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.  The internship will be 15-20 hours a week for 8 weeks in the summer, with a tentative start date based on the availability of the 2 interns we bring on. Half of the intern’s time during the week will be spent on either an existing research project, or on a new, personalized project developed with the assistance of our research team and study physicians. The other half of the week will be dedicated to educational enrichment opportunities including various lectures, hospital tours, and shadowing opportunities. For more information, please visit:https://sites.google.com/view/lurieorthosportsmedicine/home. Please direct questions to Sina Malekian at smalekian@luriechildrens.org.

Part-time Research Assistant Position

Lurie Children’s Hospital is looking to hire part-time research assistants. The study examines the effectiveness of an e-health motivational interviewing intervention aimed at improving parental supervision and monitoring of diabetes self-care tasks of African American pre-adolescents/adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Responsibilities involve: calling prospective participants to assess eligibility and to discuss details of the study, assisting with consenting participants and scheduling study visits, providing intervention support during routine diabetes clinics at Lurie, and conducting participant home visits for data collection purposes. If you are interested in applying, please contact Meredyth Evans, Ph.D. at maevans@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-3441.

 

March 1, 2018

Happy Spring Break!

 
EVENTS
 
LUPA Johnny Sun event March 1, 6pm, Damen Den
LUPA will be hosting an event with Johnny Sun. Jonny Sun is the author behind @jonnysun and "everyone’s a aliebn when ur aaliebn too" (Harper Perennial, 2017) and one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. He is a playwright, an artist, and an illustrator. He is also currently a doctoral student at MIT, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, where he studies social media and online community. He previously studied as an architect (M.Arch., Yale) and engineer (B.A.Sc., University of Toronto. His comedic work has appeared on NPR and in TIME Magazine, BuzzFeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney’s. Recently, he was profiled in the New York Times. He will be speaking on “Finding New and Constructive Ways to Talk about Mental Health and Self-Care” on 3/1/2018 at 6:00 PM in the Damen Den. More information can be found on our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/213605882534559/.
 
Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, March 13 as Northwestern professor Joel Voss, PhD, presents "Stimulating the memory network".  Also, on March 20, Loyola professor Kristen Brennand, PhD, presents “Modelling predisposition to schizophrenia using stem cells”.The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Graduate School in Psychology Panel- March 14, 2018, 7pm, Damen Den
Are you thinking about applying to graduate school in a psychology-related field? Come hear current graduate school students at Loyola talk about the application process, how to prepare for graduate school, what you should expect from the different fields, and more! This Graduate School in Psychology Panel will take place on March 14, 2018 at 7 PM in the Damen Den. For more information, see the attached flyer and contact Psi Chi President, Sylwia Osos, at sosos@luc.edu.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsaint@hawk.iit.edu
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 
Fall 2018 Internship Class - Application Deadline EXTENDED TO MARCH 16TH
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 now be accepted through March 16th, 2018 for the Fall 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
 
Call for Abstracts- due March 15
The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) has put out a call for abstracts, due on March 15.  This year's CAURS will be held at the DePaul University Student Center on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00am.  For more information, please visit: https://www.caurs.com/
 
Students for Recovery
Students for Recovery is a new student organization that seeks to foster a supportive and empowering community for students in recovery (including but not limited to addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, trauma, etc.) for students in support of recovery for loved ones. For more information, please contact luc4recovery@gmail.com or Yuchen at ychen20@luc.edu
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Teach for America Opportunity deadline March 2
Teach for American (TFA) is an organization that recruits top college leaders of all majors for a two-year corp teaching position at high-needs, low-income schools across the nation. Afterwards, TFA’s alumni network propels you to the top of your career of choice.  TFA is partnered with many elite graduate school programs and top corporations like Google and Deloitte.  For more information about opportunities after TFA, see here. TFA’s goal is to breed the next generation of leaders across all sectors— business, law, academia and more— so that they all feel strongly about making educational equity a top priority in our country.  If you are interested in applying to the corp, the final deadline for the class of 2018 is March 2nd. The class of 2019 can apply for early admission on March 2nd or April 13th.  For more information on how to apply, see here. For more information, see the 10 Fast Facts about TFA attached. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ennis at mennis3@luc.edu.
 
University of Illinois Research Opportunity- applications due March 1, 2018
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking undergraduate students for research positions. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We conduct research examining two areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) sociocultural factors associated with poor body image and eating disorder psychopathology in at-risk populations; 2) binge eating and obesity interventions. Our current randomized controlled trial is examining novel binge eating treatments with a racially diverse sample. There are several roles available to gain research experience in this trial. The time commitment will range from 3-5 hours per week depending on the student’s role in the lab. Students will have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. If you are interested in research training in our lab, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sylvia Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu by March 1, 2018.
 
Clinical Research Summer Internship- deadline March 15, 2018
There is a clinical research summer internship opportunity in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.  The internship will be 15-20 hours a week for 8 weeks in the summer, with a tentative start date based on the availability of the 2 interns we bring on. Half of the intern’s time during the week will be spent on either an existing research project, or on a new, personalized project developed with the assistance of our research team and study physicians. The other half of the week will be dedicated to educational enrichment opportunities including various lectures, hospital tours, and shadowing opportunities. For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/lurieorthosportsmedicine/home. Please direct questions to Sina Malekian at smalekian@luriechildrens.org.
 

February 15, 2018

Visit the PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) to find a range of information on the department and its people, courses of study, opportunities to participate, and psychology career paths.
 
EVENTS
 
3rd Annual Careers in Human Rights February 15, 6:30-8:30pm, Damen Den
On February 15, 2018, the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) along with Loyola School of Social Work Student Org and the Department of Women's Studies and Gender Studies will be hosting its 3rd annual Careers in Human Rights event in 'The Den' at the Damen Student Center. This event of networking, refreshments, and discussion serves as an opportunity for students to learn more about the practice of human rights while meeting and networking with professionals serving their local community through a human rights lens. This year, we specifically reached out to professionals within greater Chicago (including our own Dr. Vera) with the hope of showing attendees that human rights careers can look vastly different in application and that they can provide a human rights perspective to any of their future career endeavors. Panelists work in diverse professional settings such as academia, mental health, education, and restorative practices.
 
Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, February 20 as Loyola professor Elizabeth Wakefield, PhD, presents "Special Considerations of Pediatric Imaging: Challenges, Solutions, and Why We Do It".  Also, on February 27, Northwestern Professor Ken Paller, PhD, will present, "Hacking into Sleep to Enhance Learning". The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
LUPA event with Fatimah Asghar, February 20, 6:30pm, Damen Den
LUPA is hosting an upcoming event with Fatimah Asghar, a queer Pakistani-Muslim screenwriter and poet. She will be talking about the intersectionalities of her identities and how they relate to today's political climate on 2/20/18 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in Damen Den.
 
A Conversation on Police TortureFebruary 22, 5pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center
CODA will be hosting an event entitled, "A Conversation on Police Torture".  Join us for a panel presentation by police torture survivor Darrell Cannon and attorney G. Flint Taylor on police violence, civil rights, and government misconduct.  This event will also include discussant Stephen Rushin, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law at Loyola. Light snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by: Department of Psychology, Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA), Department of Sociology, and Law School, Center for Criminal Justice, Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, & Center for Public Interest Law
 
LUPA Johnny Sun event March 1, 6pm Damen Den
LUPA will be hosting an event with Johnny Sun. Jonny Sun is the author behind@jonnysun and "everyone’s a aliebn when ur aaliebn too" (Harper Perennial, 2017). He will be speaking on social media and mental health on 3/1/18 beginning at 6:00 PM in Damen Den.
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsaint@hawk.iit.edu
 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Student Groups in February
The IMPACT Lab is running three student programs starting in February.  Each of these comes with compensation and requires a brief online screening to determine eligibility.  All three of these programs involve assessments to understand how the programs optimally benefit students. The assessments include surveys for all programs, and EEG recording sessions for the SMiLe program. For completing the assessments, you will be compensated either monetarily (up to $40-$75, depending on the study), or with research credits for relevant courses (PSYC 100 or 101). Please see the attached flyer for more information, and contact the IMPACT Lab at impact@luc.edu, or 773-508-3020, if you have questions.
  1. Life Skills Training, a new prevention program developed for any/all first-year college students, offers teaching skills for coping with various challenges including the transition to college, building healthy relationships, and preventing sexual violence and substance abuse. The program entails online modules and 3 small-group meetings, led by a Loyola staff member.  You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/R179K0Bf5Ta3NGj43
  1. Supported Mindful Learning (SMiLe), an intervention for students who are feeling sad, down, or distressed. The program entails 8 weeks of using Headspace, an online/mobile application delivering brief, guided, themed mindfulness activities, and connecting with a small peer group online (through a hidden Facebook Group) to give and receive encouragement and support. To see if you are eligible, take this quick screening: https://surveys.luc.edu/opinio6/s?s=68328 
  1. Honest, Open, Proud (HOP), a peer-led group for students who identify as living with mental illness. This program supports and empowers students to make informed decisions about disclosing their mental illness in a thoughtful manner, and has demonstrated benefits on self-stigma, stress, and depression.  To sign up, complete this quick form: https://goo.gl/forms/RSoqHSFPhCfCfp8y2 
Applications for Loyola's Washington DC Program
Fall 2018 and early admit Spring 2019 due February 23
Are you interested in spending a semester in DC?  This is a great opportunity to intern in DC and take Loyola classes. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate majors. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Past internships include: Senators Duckworth and Durbin, Center for American Progress, Department of Justice, Washington Office on Latin America, Libraries Without Borders and more. To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/DC. To read what students say about the program, visit: https://lucindc.wordpress.com. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu. Applications for Fall 2018 and early admit for Spring 2019 are due on February 23.
 
Fall 2018 Internship Class - Application due March 2, 2018
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 March 2nd, 2018 for the Fall 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. 
 
Students for Recovery
Students for Recovery is a new student organization that seeks to foster a supportive and empowering community for students in recovery (including but not limited to addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, trauma, etc.) for students in support of recovery for loved ones. For more information, please contact luc4recovery@gmail.com or Yuchen at ychen20@luc.edu
 
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Summer Psychology Internship Opportunity- extended deadline February 15
Dr. Carmen Lynas's Lab, which specializes in anxiety disorders and more specifically, selective mutism, is recruiting college students for a summer psychology research opportunity.  Students will gain experience in seeing how a private practice runs, shadowing clinicians, and serving as confederates in exposure-based treatment for children and adolescents with selective mutism and/or social anxiety. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with outside clinicians, social workers, school psychologists, and other disciplines in the multi-discipline program, Adventure Camp: Intensive Treatment for Selective Mutism. For more information on opportunities and responsibilities, please see here.  Please see here for a link to the flyer.
 
Summer Internship Opportunity in Engineering and Neuroscience
applications due February 28
The focus of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab's Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience is the research experience. Students become integrated into a research team focusing on issues in engineering and neuroscience within one of several laboratories. Students are assigned a research project and are guided by their research advisor over the course of the summer. At the end of the program, students present the results of their research to their peers and the research community. Through this program students obtain direct experience in the development, execution, analysis, and presentation of research in engineering and neuroscience.  There are two scheduled sessions this summer --Session 1:May 21-July 27 and Session 2: June 18-August 24.  Students will receive a total stipend of $4,800 for 10 weeks of full-time employment. 
Students join one of the many research teams involved in neuroscience or engineering research. This research involves fundamental techniques in electrophysiology, advances in computer science and computational modeling, along with new theories in mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering applications.  Applicants are encouraged to select which investigator they would like to work with at the time of applying; however, you may also choose a general interest application to be matched with an investigator.
For more information about our research, please visit the Research page.  If you have additional questions about the Summer Internship Program, please contact Daniel Ludvig at dludvig@sralab.org
 
Teach for America Opportunity deadline March 2
Teach for American (TFA) is an organization that recruits top college leaders of all majors for a two-year corp teaching position at high-needs, low-income schools across the nation. Afterwards, TFA’s alumni network propels you to the top of your career of choice.  TFA is partnered with many elite graduate school programs and top corporations like Google and Deloitte.  For more information about opportunities after TFA, see here. TFA’s goal is to breed the next generation of leaders across all sectors— business, law, academia and more— so that they all feel strongly about making educational equity a top priority in our country. If you are interested in applying to the corp, the final deadline for the class of 2018 is March 2nd. The class of 2019 can apply for early admission on March 2nd or April 13th.  For more information on how to apply, see here. For more information, see the 10 Fast Facts about TFA attached. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ennis at mennis3@luc.edu. 
 
University of Illinois Research Opportunity- applications due March 1, 2018
The Body Image and Eating Behaviors Lab is currently seeking undergraduate students for research positions. Our lab is located in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We conduct research examining two areas of eating disorders and obesity: 1) sociocultural factors associated with poor body image and eating disorder psychopathology in at-risk populations; 2) binge eating and obesity interventions. Our current randomized controlled trial is examining novel binge eating treatments with a racially diverse sample. There are several roles available to gain research experience in this trial. The time commitment will range from 3-5 hours per week depending on the student’s role in the lab. Students will have opportunities to participate in conference presentations and publications. If you are interested in research training in our lab, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sylvia Herbozo at sherbozo@uic.edu by March 1, 2018.
 

February 1, 2018

NEW PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) is now live!   Visit us for a range of information on the department and its people, courses of study, opportunities to participate, and psychology career paths.
 
EVENTS
 
Faculty and Student of Color and LGBTQIA Allies of Color Reception- February 2, 2018 4-6pm
The Maroon Gold Society and the Assistant Provost for Academic Diversity invite you to the Faculty and Student of Color and LGBTQIA Allies of Color Reception. The event will be on February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Palm Court on the Lake Shore Campus. The event seeks to facilitate networking between and among our students and faculty of color and LGBTQIA allies of color.  It is our hope that the interactions foster beneficial connections and relationships across our communities. Light refreshments will be served. Please use the link below to RSVP and feel free to contact Christopher Manning at cmannin@luc.edu if you have any questions.
 
LUPA First Annual Psychology Week February 5-8, 2018
The Loyola University Psychology Association (LUPA) hosting their First Annual Psychology Week from Monday, February 5 to Thursday, February 8.Throughout Psychology Week, LUPA will host a number of talented speakers that will discuss several different aspects of psychology and their respective works in the field. Speakers include: Dafne Almazan - Monday, February 5, 2018, 6-7:30pm, Rambler Room; Dr. Alice Eagly -  Psychology of Gender - Wednesday, February 7 from 6-7:30pm, Damen MPR North; Dr. Clay Routledge -  Psychology of Supernatural Beliefs - Thursday, February 8 from 6-7:30pm, Damen Den. See attachments for more details.
 
Upcoming Neuroscience Seminars- Tuesday, 4pm - Cuneo 109
Join us on Tuesday, February 6 as Northwestern University professor Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, presents "Building Bionics".  Also, on February 13, Loyola University Professor, Dan Cavanaugh, PhD, will present, "Investigating the neuronal circuitry of the Drosophila circadian clock".  The full semester schedule of speakers can be found here. Talks are sponsored by the Loyola Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major/Minor. Selected papers to introduce these talks can be found here.
 
Film Screening Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm, Damen Cinema
In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, there will be a film screening of My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond on Sunday, February 11 at 3pm in the Damen Cinema.  For a 60 second clip of this film, see here.   Dr. Diamond taught Dr. Toby Dye neuroanatomy in graduate school…come see why he loves the brain too! This event is sponsored by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, the Department of Psychology, and the Loyola Neuroscience Society.
 
Neuroscience General Student Body Meeting – February 13, 2018, Cuneo 218
Neuroscience Society is hosting their second general body meeting of the semester on Tuesday, February 13, at 7pm in Cuneo 218
 
Opportunities
 
Info Session for Loyola’s Washington, DC Program – February 7, 2018, 6 pm Crown Center 114
Applications for Fall 2018 and early admit Spring 2019 due February 23
Are you interested in spending a semester in DC?  This is a great opportunity to intern in DC and take Loyola classes. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate majors. Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Past internships include: Senators Duckworth and Durbin, Center for American Progress, Department of Justice, Washington Office on Latin America, Libraries Without Borders and more. To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/DC. To read what students say about the program, visit: https://lucindc.wordpress.com. To learn more about the program and receive program updates, please email Susan Dimock at sdimock@luc.edu. Applications for Fall 2018 and early admit for Spring 2019 are due on February 23.
 
Psi Chi Membership application –February 9, 2018
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology. is welcoming applications for membership. Membership requirements include:
  • A major or minor in psychology
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of coursework (Spring 2018 semester does not count)
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) of psychology (at least 6 semester credit hours at Loyola, not including courses in progress in Spring 2018)
  • Overall grade-point average at or above 3.6 in all courses
  • Grade-point average of at least 3.5 in psychology courses taken at Loyola
The deadline for submission of applications is noon, Friday, February 9, 2018.  The Psi Chi application can be downloaded here: Psi Chi Application 2017-2018.
 
Student Groups in February
The IMPACT Lab is running three student programs starting in February.  Each of these comes with compensation and requires a brief online screening to determine eligibility.  All three of these programs involve assessments to understand how the programs optimally benefit students. The assessments include surveys for all programs, and EEG recording sessions for the SMiLe program. For completing the assessments, you will be compensated either monetarily (up to $40-$75, depending on the study), or with research credits for relevant courses (PSYC 100 or 101). Please see the attached flyer for more information, and contact the IMPACT Lab at impact@luc.edu, or 773-508-3020, if you have questions.
 
  1. Life Skills Training, a new prevention program developed for any/all first-year college students, offers teaching skills for coping with various challenges including the transition to college, building healthy relationships, and preventing sexual violence and substance abuse. The program entails online modules and 3 small-group meetings, led by a Loyola staff member.  You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/R179K0Bf5Ta3NGj43
  1. Supported Mindful Learning (SMiLe), an intervention for students who are feeling sad, down, or distressed. The program entails 8 weeks of using Headspace, an online/mobile application delivering brief, guided, themed mindfulness activities, and connecting with a small peer group online (through a hidden Facebook Group) to give and receive encouragement and support. To see if you are eligible, take this quick screening: https://surveys.luc.edu/opinio6/s?s=68328 
  1. Honest, Open, Proud (HOP), a peer-led group for students who identify as living with mental illness. This program supports and empowers students to make informed decisions about disclosing their mental illness in a thoughtful manner, and has demonstrated benefits on self-stigma, stress, and depression.  To sign up, complete this quick form: https://goo.gl/forms/RSoqHSFPhCfCfp8y2
 
Students for Recovery
Students for Recovery is a new student organization that seeks to foster a supportive and empowering community for students in recovery (from including but not limited to addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, trauma, etc.) for students in support of recovery for loved ones. For more information, please contact luc4recovery@gmail.com or Yuchen at ychen20@luc.edu
 
Fall 2018 Internship Class - Application due March 2, 2018
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 March 2nd, 2018 for the Fall 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. 
 
Diversifying Clinical Psychology- May 5
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent college graduate interested in clinical psychology and part of an underrepresented group? The Diversifying Clinical Psychology event is an opportunity to attend workshops about applying to PhD programs and meet directors, faculty, and students from six local clinical psychology programs in Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This event will take place on May 5 from 1-5pm at Illinois Tech, McCormick Tribune Campus, Center, Ballroom 3201 State Street. For more information, please contact Talissa Dorsaint at tdorsaint@hawk.iit.edu
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
Amgen Summer Scholars Research Opportunity Deadline- February 1, 2018
The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions, such as Harvard University, Columbia University/Barnard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford university, and so on. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers. The program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences. For more information, visit: http://www.amgenscholars.com/us-program
 
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
 
NIH Summer Research Training Opportunity in Mexico City and Puebla
deadline February 1, 2018
There is a summer research training opportunity lead by Dr. Steven Lopez, Director of Clinical Training at the University of Souther California's clinical psychology program. The program is an NIH-funded summer research training program in Mexico for Spanish-speaking students from underrepresented groups. Students primarily work with Mexican investigators at their NIMH equivalent in Mexico City and some will work with Dr. Lopez in Puebla.  All expenses are covered and students receive a stipend. For more information, see here. The deadline is February 1, 2018.
 
Summer Psychology Internship Opportunity- extended deadline February 15
Dr. Carmen Lynas's Lab, which specializes in anxiety disorders and more specifically, selective mutism, is recruiting college students for a summer psychology research opportunity.  Students will gain experience in seeing how a private practice runs, shadowing clinicians, and serving as confederates in exposure-based treatment for children and adolescents with selective mutism and/or social anxiety. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with outside clinicians, social workers, school psychologists, and other disciplines in the multi-discipline program, Adventure Camp: Intensive Treatment for Selective Mutism. For more information on opportunities and responsibilities, please see here.  Please see here for a link to the flyer.
 
Depaul University Part-Time Research Project Assistant Job
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is looking for a hire a motivated part-time research project assistant to join their team.  The Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects, focusing on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. This would be a great experience for any college graduates looking to gain more experience in developing research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology. To apply, please visit: https://hr.depaul.edu/careers/Jobs/index.html
 

January 15, 2018

Welcome back and best wishes for a successful semester!
 
PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) is now live! Visit us for a range of information on the department and its people, courses of study, opportunities to participate, and psychology career paths.

Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
We welcome applications for membership in Psi Chi.
Membership Requirements
  • A major or minor in psychology
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of coursework (Spring 2018 semester does not count)
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) of psychology (at least 6 semester credit hours at Loyola, not including courses in progress in Spring 2018) – PSYC### classes
  • Overall grade-point average at or above 3.6 in all courses
  • Grade-point average of at least 3.5 in psychology courses taken at Loyola – PSYC### classes
The deadline for submission of applications is noon, Friday, February 9, 2018
The Psi Chi application can be downloaded here: Psi Chi Application 2017-2018‌‌.
Please review all information carefully and complete all application steps prior to the deadline, to ensure consideration of the application.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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

NIH Summer Research Training Opportunity in Mexico City and Puebla 
deadline February 1, 2018

There is a summer research training opportunity lead by Dr. Steven Lopez, Director of Clinical Training at the University of Souther California's clinical psychology program. The program is an NIH-funded summer research training program in Mexico for Spanish-speaking students from underrepresented groups. Students primarily work with Mexican investigators at their NIMH equivalent in Mexico City and some work with Dr. Lopez in Puebla. All expenses are covered and students receive a stipend. For more information, see here. The deadline is February 1, 2018.

Depaul University Part-Time Research Project Assistant Job
DePaul University’s Center for Community Research is looking for a hire a motivated part-time research project assistant to join their team. The Center for Community Research is home to several externally funded research projects, focusing on applied research involving a variety of health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, Oxford homes for individuals in recovery for substance abuse, and violence prevention in Chicago Public Schools. This would be a great experience for any college graduates looking to gain more experience in developing research skills, presentations, and possibly even publications before applying to doctoral programs in psychology. To apply, please visit: https://hr.depaul.edu/careers/Jobs/index.html

 

December 15, 2017

NEW PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) is now live!   Visit us for a range of information on the department and its people, courses of study, opportunities to participate, and psychology career paths. 
 
Why not take some time over break to think about where you are headed next?   
The Psychology Career Finder was created for you to help with exploring career options and developing a specific plan both while you are at Loyola and beyond.  Make the most of your time here! 
 
Spring Independent Studies 
Would you like to earn credit for research work you are currently doing in a Loyola Research Lab?  If so discuss doing an independent study with your mentor.  The deadline (Thursday, January 18, 5pm) is coming soon for earning credit for next semester.  Wondering how you become involved in a lab?  Visit here
 
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 
 
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. 
 
Voluntary Research Opportunity
Dr. Erin Berenz at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study involving university students ages 18-25. The purpose of this research is to better understand the relationship between stressful life events and alcohol use in young adults. To be eligible, you must be a university student between 18-25 years old, have experienced or witnessed violence or unwanted sexual contact, and use alcohol regularly. Eligible participants will receive monetary compensation. For more information on this study, call or email KC Paltell at the Chicago Alcohol and Trauma Lab at 312-355-5158 or kpaltell@uic.edu
 
Job Opportunities 
 
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

December 1, 2017

NEW PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE (luc.edu/psychology) is now live!   Visit us for a range of information on the department and its people, courses of study, opportunities to participate, and psychology career paths.
 
Why not take some time over break to think about where you are headed next? 
The Psychology Career Finder was created for you to help with exploring career options and developing a specific plan both while you are at Loyola and beyond.  Make the most of your time here!
 
Spring Independent Studies
Would you like to earn credit for research work you are currently doing in Loyola Research Lab?  If so discuss doing an independent study with your mentor.  The deadline (Thursday, January 18, 5pm) is coming soon for earning credit for next semester.  Wondering how you become involved in a lab?  Visit here.
 
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 
Upcoming Loyola Neuroscience Seminars – Tuesdays 4pm, Cuneo 109
Join us on December 5th as Loyola professor Gail Baura, PhD, presents, “Continuous Drowsiness Monitoring of Drivers”.  On December 12, Folabomi (Bomi) Oladosu, PhD, from NorthShore University Health System will present “The role of mu opioid splice variants in opioid-induced pain”.  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 Treat Yo' Self- December 6, 6:30-8:30pm Centennial Forum
LUPA will be hosting a Treat Yo’ Self event on December 6th from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM in the Centennial Forum lobby. Come de-stress before studying for final exams with board games, facial masks, treats and more! Please see the attached flyer for more details.
 
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 hereIf you have any questions, please contact cudcpdcp@gmail.com.
 
Voluntary Research Opportunity
Dr. Erin Berenz at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study involving university students ages 18-25. The purpose of this research is to better understand the relationship between stressful life events and alcohol use in young adults. To be eligible, you must be a university student between 18-25 years old, have experienced or witnessed violence or unwanted sexual contact, and use alcohol regularly. Eligible participants will receive monetary compensation. For more information on this study, call or email KC Paltell at the Chicago Alcohol and Trauma Lab at 312-355-5158 or kpaltell@uic.edu
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
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
 

 

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