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Psychology Department Announcements - Courses, Internships, Research Opportunities, and More! - November 2018 

Happy Halloween week, Psychology Department! This week’s update includes some scarily amazing opportunities! Now, go out there; eat, drink, and be scary! [8Ꞵ)




  1. The FHSS Internship Grant (Fulton and Hinckley chairs) application for Winter 2019 is now open! Please use this application and read the instructions carefully while completely the application. Applications are due on November 15 at midnight.


  1. Students interested in pursuing a PhD degree in EdPsych and conducting research on grant-funded projects (NSF and VA Dept of Ed) are invited to apply to Virginia Commonwealth University’s EdPsych program. Contact for more information.





  1. The Academic Support Office has an opening for a peer coaching position. They are particularly interested in interviewing students who have plans to continue on to graduate work in clinical fields. Contact for more information.


  1. Do you want to strengthen your writing and communication skills, help your peers improve as writers, develop leadership skills, and build your resume? You can do all this and more by working as a writing tutor! Two campus programs—the Writing Center and the Writing Fellows—are hiring students from all majors to work as writing tutors, starting in the Winter 2019 semester. Contact for more information. To apply, visit or Apply by Monday, November 5.





  1. Learn how to negotiate effectively by taking MSB 490R, Section 003, during winter semester. Stan Christensen has taught negotiations at Stanford for the past 18 years and is Managing Director at Arbor Advisors (, an investment bank for entrepreneurs based in Palo Alto. Stan began his career working in corporate finance on Wall Street and then worked as a negotiation advisor with the consulting arm of The Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity he traveled to over 75 countries and worked with corporations and governments, negotiating transactions and mediating conflicts. You will be learning from one of the best!


  1. Interested in doing a study abroad?  The Society, Behavior, & Health International Study Programwill be holding an informational meeting on November 1 at 11am (next Thursday) in 123 MARB, where we'll talk about some of our experiences last year and what can be expected next summer. We are also currently accepting applications.  Please don't hesitate to apply--we will be admitting students on a rolling basis and can only take 16 students.  The priority deadline to apply is December 16th, and will continue to take applications until the final deadline Feb 16th if space is available.   In the meantime if you have questions about ISP program logistics in general you can reach Aaron Rose ( in the Kennedy Center, or questions specific to this program contact the faculty director Julianne Holt-Lunstad (


  1. Bean’s section of Psych 430R is a great way to get involved in research and earn Senior Capstone credit! Contact for more information.


  1. Interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration? There will be an Info Session for FHSS/Humanities Majors on Thursday, November 1st about BYU’s program. Contact for more information.





  1. Packard’s lab is looking for a research assistant who is interested in exploring and expanding their understanding of body image concerns and its consequences, as they collaborate to create an on-line healthy body image course. This position will entail exploring and collecting relevant research studies and data on the correlates of negative body image; the social/emotional/relational (etc.) consequences of negative body image, and the correlates of positive image (body image resiliency). She and her lab will also be critically examining body image interventions and critiquing their effectiveness. Time commitment will be approximately 5 hours a week and will be flexible with your schedule. They ask that occasionally you attend team meetings and/or meet one-on-one with them to further collaborate on this project. This is a great opportunity to get more in-depth experience with this area and work with psychologists who specialize in the education and treatment of body image concerns!  If you are interested please contact Dr. Anna Packard at


  1. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring and Summer 2019 Public Policy Academic Internship Programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Washington, DC. All of their programs include guaranteed internship placements, academic credit from George Mason University, furnished housing in downtown Washington, as well as many opportunities for networking and professional development.  Contact for more information.





  1. Passionate about mental health or just stressed about midterms? Hank Smith will be holding a forum about how to find happiness and manage stress during college in partnership with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (see attached flier for specifics). NAMI is the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving mental health. Our BYU chapter is one of hundreds of local affiliates and we aim to promote leadership among our members and advocate for better mental health resources on campus. If you join NAMI, you will be immediately placed into a leadership council centered on either Education, Outreach or Support. We run weekly support meetings, host campus-wide events and listen and empower those struggling with their mental health. You are not alone! Email for more information. NAMI BYU -- Thursdays at 11am in JFSB B040


  1. BYU’s Chapter of Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology is accepting applications for membership. Contact for more information.