Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Summer research opportunity

The Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University is currently taking applications for its summer research experience for students interested in conducting in-depth, hands-on research related to the biological basis of animal and human behavior. In addition to the research experience, students would also receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses. The program runs from June 1-July 27; students would be expected to participate for the entire time and to treat this as a full-time experience. More information and application materials can be found here. The application deadline is February 15, 2013. The program director has specifically stated that they are interested in recruiting students from "underrepresented groups", including those from rural areas or who are first-generation college students.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Psychology/Sociology Club meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its next meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 1 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. We will discuss the GRE and how to prepare for it. We will also take nominations for the office of President and discuss fundraiser and T-shirt ideas. All are welcome to come.

PhD in Community Psychology program at DePaul University

Below is the text of an email I received recently about a graduate opportunity. "DePaul University offers doctoral degrees in both Community Psychology, as well as Community-Clinical Psychology. Over the past several years, we expanded our faculty in both programs to 12, including 9 from the Psychology Department and 3 with primary formal affiliations outside of psychology to enhance interdisciplinary efforts. Our faculty interests span an array of psychological and social issues, including addictions, chronic illness, disabilities, violence, depression, mentoring, community volunteerism and service, housing, and religious organizations. Human diversity across the lifespan represents a primary focus of our work, as we engage in community research and action in urban settings. DePaul University’s Doctoral Programs in Community Psychology take psychological research into practice. Our doctoral programs are designed to educate students to become community scientists, intervention designers, collaborators, community practitioners, program evaluators, and social change agents. Students are trained to analyze and research psychological phenomena at multiple levels. Our training at DePaul University specifically focuses on health promotion, empowerment, and prevention with diverse populations. In addition, our program emphasizes research, consultation, and interventions based in communities, schools, and work settings." DePaul is located in Chicago. More information about the program and application procedures can be found here.

Masters in Psychology at Arizona State University

Arizona State University is currently accepting applications for its MS in Psychology graduate program. According to the information the program faculty sent out, "Our goal is to provide students with both strong methodological training and background in several core content areas of psychology. The program is well-suited to those headed on to a doctoral program, as well as to students interested in research careers." Students who want to enroll for the 2013-2014 academic year should submit their application materials by February 15, 2013. More information about the program and the application procedures can be found here.