Tuesday Newsday: March 29, 2022
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Congratulations! to PSY Major Ariadne Kaylor!
Ariadne's research project on the effects of COVID-19 on individuals with OCD was selected by Cal Poly jurors to represent the university at the virtual 2022 CSU Student Research Competition in the BSS (Behavioral and Social Sciences) category on 4/29 & 4/30/22.
A bit about her research...
"Over the past year I have been conducting research investigating the relationships between OCD symptoms, COVID anxiety, and cognitive distortions. Based on previous research, it was hypothesized that participants with more frequent OCD tendencies would exhibit higher COVID-related anxiety. 157 college student participants completed a survey including a measure of coronavirus anxiety as well as a questionnaire about OCD tendencies that fall within four cognitive distortions. Results supported the hypothesis and provided evidence that a tendency towards overestimation of threat may be a predictor of COVID anxiety. Conclusions from this study improve our ability to predict OCD-like issues for the non-clinical population and inform interventions for individuals already diagnosed during times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity has been invaluable in developing my career goals and exploring the area of research that I hope to focus on in graduate school! I am so honored to be chosen to represent Cal Poly in the CSU Research Competition, as well as to present my research as a poster at the Western Psychological Conference in April. Thank you to my faculty advisor, Dr. Freberg!"
The following PSYCD courses have a few seats available...
- PSY 329 Research Methods Section 02 M/F 12-2 p.m.
- PSY 405 Abnormal Psychology Section 04 M 6- 8 p.m.
- PSY 430 Sensation and Perception T/Th 9 -11 a.m.
- PSY 475 Social Psychology of Prejudice T/Th 2-4 p.m.
- PSY 461 Senior Project Seminar
- PSY 480 Cognitive Neuroscience T/TH 2 - 4 p.m.
- CD 304 Infant and Toddler Development M/W 12-2 p.m.
- CD 329 Research Methods (both sections)
- Check and Double Check: Correct enrollment is your responsibility. Check your class schedule before the Add/Drop deadline. Make sure you are enrolled in the correct courses and to drop any classes you don't intend on taking. The Add/Drop deadline is Thursday, April 7th. If you need to drop after this, see here for more information.
- Planning Your Courses: The Tentative Course Offerings page shows what PSYCD courses are being planned for Spring, Summer and AY 22-23
Understanding Waitlists: The enrollment system automatically monitors class enrollment. When a space opens up, the first eligible student from the top of the waitlist is added to the class. Not sure how to waitlist a class? Find instructions here.
Instructor Communication: Your faculty receive many emails about course enrollment. If they do not respond to you, it's not because they don't care about your concern. Rather, faculty also have to wait for the automated waitlist process to complete - they do not receive permission codes to add students until after the 4th day of spring classes. If you have an extenuating circumstance that you believe requires special enrollment consideration, please email Dr. Jipson firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that your subject line is very detailed, e.g., "I'm graduating in spring and I still need CD302"
A 1 unit course to consider for Spring 2022...
The PSY 251 Laboratory in Group Activities (BIPOC First Generation College Students Group Dialogue) course was developed in 2013 to provide students with an opportunity to have a safe environment to engage in dialogue and explore issues that are unique to their experiences as underrepresented individuals who experience marginalization in a PWI.
Topics in the curriculum include social identity, microaggressions, stereotype threat, code switching, impostor syndrome, stress and time management, self-advocacy, colorism, assertive communication, balancing responsibilities, college success, and self-compassion. Students are encouraged to discover new strengths and potentials that help them thrive at Cal Poly. Students also learn about resources on campus necessary for their academic success. Part of the success of the program is that it allows students to connect with other students who have similar or shared experiences and faculty/staff mentors.
The class is open to students by permission code and usually enrolls between 5-10 students per section each quarter. Students from all colleges and years, both undergraduate and graduate including transfer students, are welcome to enroll.
A few non-PSYCD courses to consider for Spring 2022...
EDU 400: Developing Teachers of Color
Focused on developing and supporting teachers of color in elementary and secondary (K-12) education. As a learning community, we will discuss and explore structural factors associated with under-representation of teachers of color, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and resources that support the thriving of teachers of color.
The university’s Common Scholarship Application opened 3/7. The common application is linked from Apps in MyPortal and allows students to apply for all CP scholarships for the 22-23 Academic Year with just one application.
The Scholarship Office encourages students to apply by April 30 in order to maximize the opportunities available, although departments may have different deadlines. Students can apply all the way until Feb. 2023 but most scholarships will be awarded before then.
Apply for a 2021-22 PSYCD Student Award
The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2021-22 academic year for reimbursement of student expenses related to presenting at a conference (in person or virtual). This award is also available to graduate students attending workshops or other professional development opportunities
Any Psychology or Child Development major, or Psychology graduate student, who spends personal funds towards such an activity may apply for a PSYCD Student Award. Students may apply for one conference/workshop reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2022.
Please follow these steps at least 2 weeks before the event (if possible).
- STEP 1: Fill out the Student Award Application as soon as you know you will be requesting financial support to present at a conference or attending a workshop. You can request the application form from Dr. Jipson (email@example.com).
- STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Travel Request Form. Student are asked to submit this form at least 10 days prior to the conference.
- STEP 3: Following the conference, preapproved students must send the following information to Christi Brizzolara (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Registration fee receipt
- Description of your experience at the conference/workshop, and a reflection on how attendance contributed to your professional growth (1-2 pages)
- If a conference, evidence of your authorship role, such as an acceptance letter or copy of the conference program that includes your name and the title of your presentation.
Show Off Our Department at the X-Games
Let's fleX how fun it is to be a PSYCD student by hosting the First Annual PSYCD X-Games at this year's Cal Poly Open House. Join us in stimulating prospective students' brains..literally (shout out to Dr. C who will bring her brain stimulating equipment) and figuratively (shout out to those of you who choose to help plan this event)!
Here's the ask...
Can you think of an interesting Psychology or Child Development eXperiment that would be fun to demo with prospective students? Maybe the Stroop Color & Word test? Piaget's Conservation Tasks? Illusions? The Implicit Associations Test? Or, maybe you would you like to share your own coursework, research work, or senior project?The goal is to have highly interactive eXperiments and eXperiences for the families and prospective students that come to Open House.
Use this link to share your ideas for engaging X-Games, flash talks, research posters, etc.
Interested in using social psychology to design a social media campaign focused on collective responses to public health challenges?
Positions available this year include:
Social and DEI Chairs
Treasurer (and Professional Development Chair)
You don’t have to be a psychology/child development major/minor! We are open to anyone. Our current media liaison came in as an architecture major;) Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5wSO1lGa06VtJpUgNcfc-50VVsAwa83zXmJAvY0rRki3N1w/viewform
(no planned events this week)
CLA Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Applications are now being accepted for the CLA Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Up to 15 faculty projects will be available for student applications. Students must apply by Friday, April 29, 2022. Please join us for information sessions to address additional questions. Full details available in the SURP Request for Proposals.
Student Information Meeting will be held virtually April 14th, 11:10am-12pm Questions should be directed to Dawn Neill, Director of Research Engagement and Internationalization, CLA email@example.com.
NEW CLUB: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science
Opportunities Through CESAME
Learn more here!
Learn more here!
Teacher Assistants in Math and Science (TeAMS)
A paid teaching opportunity with 7th–12th grade students tutoring in a virtual or in-person format. $16/ hour for 6–10 hours per week. Students can apply at cesame.calpoly.edu Visit the TeAMS website HERE!
CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE THAT COMPILES PAID INTERNSHIPS, CONFERENCES, GRAD SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS: www.psychresearchlist.com
THIS IS ALSO A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL, INTERNSHIPS, ETC.: www.spsp.org/resources/student
The College of Liberal Arts is hiring a social media and digital content student assistant the begin training in the 2022 spring quarter. Joining the communications team, this position will manage social media accounts, write short-form news updates, and create/update website content. Day to day tasks will include drafting and posting stories to social media, pitching and execute social media campaigns, compiling stories and events for monthly newsletters and publications, and tracking media mentions and website analytics.
Draft and post professionally written social media posts for a variety of audiences including students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and administrators
Pitch and execute creative social media campaigns to boost engagement on platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
Research topics and pitch story ideas that are relevant to the College of Liberal Arts and its 17 departments with the opportunity to write for college publications
Track and summarize media mentions of CLA faculty, staff and students
Assist with routine website news updates, reports, and file/user management
Compile monthly reports on social media and website analytics
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Cara King (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 15
The Mind in Development Lab (P.I. Dr. Maya Rosen) in the Neuroscience Program at Smith College (Northampton, MA) invites candidates to apply for a lab manager position beginning September 2022. Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Many of our projects focus on understanding the neural, environmental and cognitive mechanisms explaining disparities in long-term outcomes including academic achievement and mental health.
Under the supervision of Dr. Rosen, the individual in this position will be involved in managing an active research lab and a large NIH-funded study. The candidate will participate in all aspects of the research process, including recruitment of children and families, preparation of IRB applications, data collection from children and caregivers, programming behavioral tasks, and maintenance of a database for participant recruitment and tracking. These duties will primarily focus on a longitudinal study examining the neural, cognitive and environmental mechanisms linking socioeconomic status and academic achievement. Data collection for this study involves acquisition of functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and MRI data, intensive measures of the home environment, and cognitive and academic assessments.
Application review will begin on April 1st. To learn more and apply, please click here.
The Memory & Computational Cognition Lab (MC2) directed by Dr. Kimele Persaud at Rutgers University – Newark is looking to hire a full-time lab manager/research specialist. This position will manage and contribute to research on understanding how individuals across different groups leverage their prior knowledge and expectations to help encode, store, and reconstruct information from memory. The responsibilities of the lab manager include developing and implementing online and in-person laboratory experiments with both adults and children, scheduling and testing participants, performing data analysis, and other general office related tasks (e.g., sending emails, ordering supplies, hosting lab meetings, etc.). The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is June 15, 2022. For more information about MC2 Lab research, please visit, https://sites.rutgers.edu/mc2-lab/
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application.
Administrative experience and experience working with children is a plus.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently, and an interest in cognitive psychology are a must.
Computer literacy, including coding experience, and familiarity with statistical analysis and related programs in e.g. R, Python, a plus.
The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members.
Ability to feign amusement at a continuous barrage of mediocre jokes is encouraged**.
Summer Professional Development Award: Temple University Infant & Child Lab
The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering a summer professional development award to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. The lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 2 years to 7 years.
Students selected for this award will receive hands-on experience in various aspects of the research process. Each student will train on one or two research projects led by Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Each selected student will receive an award of $1,500. This professional development program will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2022.
If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Manager, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 4th, 2022. Please visit our website for more information about the lab.
Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.
PAID JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Family Care Network Rehabilitation Specialist Position
The Institute of Reading Development: Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2022
The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond. There will be opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. Apply Now Learn more about us and our reading programs at https://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Clinical Research Project Manager
The Very Early Onset (VEO) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Project Manager will join a highly productive team focused on uncovering underlying genetic and immunologic reasons that may contribute to the development of the disease and may help with providing new treatment options.
This management role entails providing clinical organizational support for the research in the VEO Program, directed by Dr. Judith Kelsen, MD. We are seeking a full-time clinical research project manager who interfaces with clinical care and research teams for the complete coordination of specific clinical research projects. Coordination responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing the recruitment of research participants, interfacing with clinical care and lab staff to schedule research visits, ensuring adherence to study protocols, preparing and submitting regulatory documentation to the Institutional Review Board, ensuring clinical study databases are maintained and up to date, and overseeing clinical research coordinators. Applicants should have experience working in a clinical setting.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Clinical Research Assistant
The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease is looking for candidate to join the research team assisting with a variety of studies. The successful candidate will be a good multitasker, have great organizational skills and pays close attention to details. The day-to-day responsibilities of this role will be participant recruitment, informed consent, data collection and extraction, sample collection, and communicating with participants and their families. The applicant could work on multiple research studies at any given time and is expected to work comfortably as part of a research team. The focus of the research will be on inflammatory bowel disease.
UCSD Social Cognition and Learning Laboratory: Lab Coordinator Position
The Social Cognition and Learning Laboratory (socallab.ucsd.edu), directed by Dr. Lindsey Powell, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin Summer 2022, with a start date in late June or early July preferred.
The lab uses behavioral and neural (fNIRS) methods to investigate the development of social cognition and how it impacts learning from others in infancy and early childhood. The lab manager’s responsibilities will center on research activities including recruiting, scheduling, and testing participants; creating experimental stimuli; and training and managing undergraduate RAs to collect and code data. The position will also involve administrative duties such as maintaining and purchasing lab equipment; maintaining and updating IRB protocols and participant databases; and maintaining the lab website and social media outreach. The lab manager will also organize and attend weekly lab meetings and is encouraged to attend other scientific talks and be a member of the intellectual community at UCSD.
The position will involve working closely with the PI and other senior researchers in the lab, and will present the opportunity to build skills in designing experiments and analyzing, presenting, and publishing data. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in gaining research experience before deciding whether to pursue graduate study.
For the full job posting, and to apply, see here!
Research Coordinator Position Available— Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
The Applied Mind and Health (AMH) Lab, directed by Dr. Stacey Doan at Claremont McKenna College in the Department of Psychological Science, seeks a full-time (with benefits) research coordinator/manager beginning the Summer of 2022. Our research focuses on emotions, stress, relationships, and their implications for mental and physical health. Our work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The research coordinator will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how emotions and relationships affect behavior, health, and physiological outcomes in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Responsibilities include: overseeing day-to-day lab operations, managing, hiring, coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants, designing and implementing experiments, data management and analysis, participant recruitment and scheduling, conducting literature reviews, maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc., planning and leading lab meetings and social events.
Preferred qualifications: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, extensive research experience in a psychology lab, experience or a desire to learn psychophysiological and hormone data collection and analysis, detail-oriented, excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and ability to work independently, strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R.)
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and a list of potential recommenders to Dr. Doan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position." Applications are due May 1, 2022. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Stacey Doan at email@example.com.
Associates in Early Intervention: Child Development Specialist Position
To apply, contact Julie Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org, (805) 260-6975
Kids Connection Developmental Therapy Center
For more information about Bright Life Play School, see here!
Seneca Family of Agencies Support Counselor
See more about the available positions here.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Mid Central Coast
The Boys & Girls Club of the Mid Central Coast (BGCMCC) is opening a new club at Laguna Middle School! The club is hiring for an Assistant Club Director, 3 Youth Development Professionals (YDP) to work Part Time and 2 YDP’s to work during lunchtime. For any questions, please contact Griffin Cook at email@example.com
Share Your Views with the Student Advisory Committee
The PSYCD Student Advisory Committee provides consultation to the faculty on relevant undergraduate and graduate student issues.
They are ready to bring your comments and concerns to the department so email any member directly. Read about and find contact information for the committee members here: Student Advisory Committee
SPRING 2022 office hours will be posted soon on the PSYCD Website. Remember that these times are reserved for you! Drop in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.
- Remember: Your faculty advisor can serve as your academic and career mentor and their signature is often needed for important paperwork. Be sure to reach out to talk with your faculty advisor on a regular basis. PSY First Year Students and new transfers received an email from the department with the name of your faculty advisor. CD students can find their advisor under Academic Advising on our department website. Students admitted into the PSYCD majors through ICMA will receive an email with advisor information.
- Returning students can contact the department office if you need to be reminded of your faculty advisor's name and contact information.
- Dr. Jipson is also available to advise students advise about minors, ICMAs, course schedules, and graduation requirements.* Her office hours are listed below. Please use the calendar links below to sign up for appointments.
*All internship-related questions should be directed to Dr. Julie Garcia.
Dr. Jipson's In-Person Advising
Use this link to schedule: https://calendly.com/jjipson/in-person-advising
- Mondays 11-1/Thursdays 9-11 a.m.: In person advising only. Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the In-Person calendar link above, or drop in. If dropping in, priority will be given to those with an appointment.
Dr. Jipson's Zoom Advising
Use this link to schedule: https://calendly.com/jjipson/zoom-advising
- Tuesdays 1-2 p.m/ Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 a.m.. Zoom advising only. Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the Zoom appointment calendar link.
College of Liberal Arts Advising