So you want to go to Grad School Program Hilights

If you weren’t able to attend the “So you want to go to Grad School” workshop hosted by The Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Program Office, don’t fret! All the information covered is at the link above if you wanted to learn a little bit more about grad school opportunities. And don’t miss the information session about clinical psychology graduate programs on April 3rd at 2:30 in Bousfield A106.

Post-Grad Workshops

Are you interested in attending Grad School? Are you unsure where to start? Do you have questions about the process? The Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Program Office will be hosting two different post-graduation oriented workshops! The workshops will both be geared towards individuals interested in applying to Graduate School.

Monday March 27th
2:30PM in BOUS A106
Hosted by Manisha Kuttetira (May 2017 Grad, B.S. in PSYC and Neuroscience Minor), and Sarah Scheidel (PSYC Advisor).
This workshop will feature information on: the research process, timelines, how to be proactive, staying organized, what to expect for application requirements, resources, and more!
To RSVP to this event, fill out this form.

Monday April 3rd
2:30PM in BOUS A106
Hosted by Dr. Eigsti (an Associate Professor in PSYC), and current graduate students in Clinical Psychology.
This workshop will feature information on: different kinds of programs, how to choose a program, how to maximize chances of being admitted, and more!
No RSVP is required for this event, however space is limited to about 90 seats, so get there early!

Summer 2017 PSYC Courses at Storrs

Summer 2017 PSYC Courses Flyer; all text contained within body of post.Many PSYC courses are being offered at the Storrs campus this summer. Summer courses are a great way to get ahead, catch up, or lighten your load during the academic year. Plus, enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes – most Summer PSYC courses have fewer than 30 students.

Worried about the cost? Summer session offers tuition and fees on a per-credit basis (same for in-state and out-of-state students) and discounted housing and meal plans.

Summer 2017 registration via the Student Administration System (i.e., PeopleSoft) opens for all current students on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:00am.

May Term (May 8 – May 26)

  • 3252. Drugs & Behavior Lab

Summer Session 1 (May 30 – June 30)

  • 1100. General Psych I
  • 1101. General Psych II
  • 2100WQ. Principles of Research in Psych*
  • 2101. Intro to Multicultural Psych
  • 2110. Psych of Human Sexuality
  • 2300. Abnormal Psych
  • 2400. Developmental Psych
  • 2500. Learning
  • 3105. Health Psych
  • 3301. Intro to Clinical

*Alternative Summer Session 1: May 30 – July 7

Summer Session 2 (July 10 – August 11)

  • 1100. General Psych I
  • 1101. General Psych II
  • 2300. Abnormal Psych
  • 2400. Developmental Psych
  • 2500. Learning or 2501. Cognitive Psych
  • 2600. Industrial/Organizational Psych
  • 3105. Health Psych
  • 3301. Intro to Clinical

M 3/27/17: Drop Deadline

Courses can be dropped with a W by using the Schedule Revision Request form. Paper copies are available outside the Undergraduate Program Office.

  1. Complete the form, as shown below.
  2. Obtain your advisor’s signature.
    • Note: Either academic advisor in the Undergraduate Program Office may sign the form. You may submit the form any time in person (box outside windows) or via email to undergradpsych@uconn.edu. You will receive an email when your form is signed with the option to save the attached copy or pick up the original. If you would like to submit your paperwork directly to an advisor, please arrange to visit during walk-in hours.
    • If this is second or more drop with W this semester, you will also need the CLAS Dean’s signature from the CLAS Academic Services Center.
  3. Submit the form to the registrar’s office in the Wilbur Cross Building (or registration services at regional campuses).

Forms are due to the registrar’s office by Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:00pm. This is also the last day to take a class off Pass/Fail. (The deadline to put a class on Pass/Fail was January 30, 2017.)
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PSYC 3889 Opportunity: Dr. Robert Henning’s Lab

Note: Though the Spring 2017 psychological sciences deadline to enroll in research has passed, we are making a special exception for this opportunity. Enrollment requires the usual research form plus the CLAS dean’s signature.

Assist in exploring the relationship between humans and technology.

Open research position available for highly motivated and conscientious undergraduates. We are looking for those who have an interest in human factors research, human-computer interaction, industrial organizational psychology, and interpersonal social relationships.

  • One semester commitment
  • 6 hours of work per week for 2 credits
  • Responsibilities include:
    • helping to run participants using a Microworld computer program (will be trained in its use)
    • collecting physiological data such as heart rates
    • administering surveys
  • Additional responsibilities may include data management within Excel, SPSS, and R, depending on experiment progression during the semester.
  • Specific availability is required! You must be available to run experiments during at least some of the following times: Monday and Wednesday 9-12, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12. These experiments would be every week during these times, so you must be able to set aside this time for the whole semester (you will only be asked to do either Monday and Wednesday, OR Tuesday and Thursday, not both!)

Some research experience (in the form of previous lab work or class-sponsored research) is preferred, but not required. In this position, you will be provided the opportunity to gain valuable research knowledge and skills that can help prepare you for graduate school or your applied research career.

If you are interested, please contact Lauren Gannon at lauren.gannon@uconn.edu.

M 3/20/17: Registration for Fall 2017

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Registration for Fall 2017 courses begins on Monday March 20, 2017.

Registration can be an exciting and stressful time of the semester. Make sure you’re ready with these resources:

Prepare for Registration

Not sure where to start? Follow our steps to prepare for registration tutorial.

Incorporate Career Development

It’s never too early to start thinking about potential careers! The CCD put together a short video to help you create your CLAS Career Exploration Plan. Consider watching this video prior to meeting with your advisor about registration.

Need Help with Student Admin (PeopleSoft)?

For a great overview, watch the YouTube video covering How to Register for Classes.

Want one-on-one help? Visit the iCenter in Wilbur Cross.

Looking for General Psych II?

We have two versions of General Psych II, PSYC 1101 and 1103, and either satisfies the major requirement. At Storrs, PSYC 1101 is primarily being offered for non-majors; psychological sciences majors are strongly encouraged to take PSYC 1103. Get the full breakdown of our intro courses.

Ready for a PSYC Area IV Lab?

Due to the high demand of permission number requests for the PSYC Area IV Lab courses at Storrs, effective for Fall 2017 registration, we are implementing a request form. Please refer to the PSYC Lab Permission Number Request page for more information and the form.

Curious about other PSYC Courses?

Check out our Current Course Offerings page to get list of all of the PSYC courses being offered this Fall. Descriptions and information on the term typically offered can be found on our comprehensive Course Descriptions page.

Resolving Registration Difficulties

Sometimes registration doesn’t go as planned. Get back on track with these troubleshooting tips.

Want one-on-one help? Visit the iCenter in Wilbur Cross.

Tu 2/28: CLAS Career Night

Are you looking to explore careers where you can apply your background in Psychological or Life Sciences? Comes to CLAS Career Night to learn how UConn Alumni applied their CLAS degrees to careers in social services, healthcare, business, and more!

CLAS Career Night will be hosted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Laurel Hall room 102.

Learn about career opportunities from featured CLAS alumni, including;

  • Lilibeth Carrasquillo ’07– Care Coordinator at the Wheeler Clinic
  • Bill Collins ’98– Owner of Flyerfly Brewing/ Business Manager at Cigna
  • Ben Simmons-Telep ’13– Director of Programs at reSET Social Entrepreneurship Trust

Event Components:

  • Insight into the value of CLAS degrees in careers
  • Two rounds of “Day in the Life” sessions, highlighting the following areas:
    • Communications & Journalism
    • General Business
    • Social Services & Health Care
    • Law, Government & Policy
    • Education
  • Open networking with CLAS alumni and employers

Dress is business casual. The event is free to attend light refreshments will be served. RSVP in HuskyCareerLink to receive alumni bios and event details (RSVP is not required). Also on February 28th, the Center for Career Development will be hosting “Making the Most of CLAS Career Night,” an option prep event, at 6:00pm in Laurel Hall room 101. More details at HuskyCareerLink.

 

Dr. Eigsti and Dr. Fein in UConn Magazine: New Research Proves That Some Kids “Grow Out” of Their Autism Symptoms

Dr. Inge-Marie Eigsti and Dr. Deborah Fein were featured in UConn Magazine for their research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. The article details how fMRI is being used to figure out how and why some kids “grow out” of their Autism symptoms. Read more about their research in the Spring 2017 issue of UConn Magazine.

Due W 3/6/17: Kenny Scholarship Applications

The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the David A. Kenny, Sr. Scholarship in Psychology. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to rising juniors and seniors majoring in Psychological Sciences. Board of Trustees Professor Emeritus David Kenny founded this scholarship in honor of his father, who was never able to attend college.

The Fall 2017 application is now available; applications are due Monday, March 6, 2017.