Newsletter for Psychology Majors

Jobs, Fellowships, Internships & Ph.D. Programs

Survey Participants Needed!

Are you an undergraduate aged 18 or older? Are you interested in helping to build knowledge
of college student experiences? If so, consider taking the 15-minute College Student Personality, Mental Health, and Social Relationships Survey, available online at:

Participants can enter to win one of 5 $25 Barnes and Noble gift cards to thank them for their participation! *NOTE: This survey was initially offered during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020; if you have taken this survey previously, please DO NOT attempt to retake it.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Amanda L. C. Fontaine, M.A., ABD

Dept. of Sociology

University of New Hampshire

(401) 309-8559

Thank you for your time!

Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Specialist position at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with Dr. Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is to support two research studies investigating effects of childhood adversity exposure on psychotherapy processes for depression in adolescents, funded by the NIMH and the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation. The start date for the position is Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filledPlease direct questions or additional inquiries to Dr. Vaughn-Coaxum (

For more information and to access the application portal, please see the position posting:

Brief Description of Duties: The responsibilities of the Research Specialist will include but are not limited to coordinating recruitment efforts; organizing and overseeing data collection; assisting in the development and management of study protocols; conducting clinical interviews and study assessments; assisting with mentorship of students working on the projects; maintaining and revising IRB protocols and other research compliance reports; management, cleaning, and preparation of data collected via online survey platforms, psychophysiological assessment, and behavioral tasks.  

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Minimum one year of prior research experience (including experience as a student). Proficiency in word processing and Excel.  

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a psychology, psychiatry, or other clinical science lab. Experience working with children and/or adolescents in mental health services or research settings. Experience with data management and use of software programs for statistical analysis. 

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with excellent attention to detail; have proficiency in managing multiple tasks and working independently as well as with a team; and preferably have experience interfacing with children and/or adolescents and parents in a clinical research setting. The Research Specialist will be provided with training in clinical assessment and behavioral treatment methodology and will gain experience in research administration procedures and the preparation of manuscripts or grants. Additional independent research opportunities will be available based on interest and suitability. This position is well-suited for individuals interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology or related programs.   

Applying to STEM graduate/medical school this fall?

 Don’t know what a good personal essay looks like? 

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Yale STEM graduate students are here to help in this two-part personal essay tutorial!

Part I, September 21, 6pm: Three 10-min graduate & med school student presentations focused on constructing a winning essay, followed by extended Q&A session

Part II, October 13, 6pm: One-on-one essay revision sessions with a grad student mentor (drafts will have been given and read by an appointed mentor before the session).

September 21, 6pm on Zoom

Spots limited!


 through google form

or by email (

The Yale Undergraduate Research Association (YURA) recently launched the Yale Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Initiative (GUMI), a program which connects Yale graduate/professional students with undergraduate Yale students of matching interests. 

During this time of great uncertainty, the guidance, experience, and wisdom of a mentor can make all the difference to undergraduates. Over the past few weeks, we’ve managed to recruit over 150 graduate/postdoc mentors from almost every professional school/graduate school department at Yale! 

We are now trying to recruit undergraduates from all of Yale’s courses of study to serve as mentees under a Yale graduate/postdoc student with similar academic concentrations.

We were wondering if you could send out the link to our mentorship website to the Psychology undergraduate department?

Our website is a Yale secured site (domain) and utilizes CAS login for the safety and security of our mentors and mentees.

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