Samantha Ho ’16 writes in:
Participate in a PAID Study on Daily Interactions and Social Situations in the Rodriguez Mosquera Lab
The Wesleyan University Psychology Department is conducting a paid study on daily interactions and social situations open to WESLEYAN STUDENTS ONLY.
Participants will complete a 5-7 minute daily survey for 21 days. YOU can earn up to $35 depending on how many measures you complete!
Daily diary studies, (where participants complete SHORT surveys everyday), are RARE, interesting, and engaging for participants and researchers alike.
This study is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to psychological research, as well as help your fellow students who are working as research assistants.
If you are interested, please fill out this quick eligibility survey: https://wesleyan.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6J76Jhq5UhxEyrz
Apply Online By: Sunday, April 3
An invitation from the amazing Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:
Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Come to an info session for Kindergarten Kickstart! Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative five-week, full-day summer pre-K program for children who could use extra preschool experience before beginning kindergarten at Middletown elementary schools. The program, a partnership between Wesleyan, Middletown Public Schools, and the North End Action Team, is developed and taught by Wesleyan students in collaboration with Prof. Shusterman in Psychology.
The info session will be held Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 PM in Judd 113. Information about the program and application process will be provided. Pizza will be served!
Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Judd Hall, rm. 113
From Jenna Starr ’15:
Join your fellow graduating class for a special ceremony the evening before graduation! And of course, bring your family! We will be having senior student speakers Jenna Starr, Camille Casareno, and Jasmine Masand as well as a special speech by Robert Steele, Professor of Psychology.
Robert Steele earned his B.A. in biology from Whitman College in 1968 and his Ph.D., in 1973, from Harvard University, in Psychology and Social Relations. His research interests are broad, ranging from his book, Freud and Jung: Conflicts of Interpretation, to his work as Director of Diversity Connections, the interactive digital data base, for the Ford Foundation’s Initiative on Diversity in Higher Education.
He was honored as the first recipient of the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Award for his “outstanding work” and “commitment to social justice” in 2013 and in 2014 with the Binswanger Prize for Excellent in Teaching.
For thirty years, in classes ranging from Cultural Psychology to Myth, Magic and Movies (Harry Potter class), his teaching has focused on working with students to understand the ways in which sexism, racism and classism shape our society’s representations of differing demographic groups and warp our individual preferences and prejudices.
Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Learn more about the Cultural Immersion Experiences – Abroad and Domestic
Interested in the Psychology Major? Bring your questions and concerns.
Office of International Studies – Gail Winter, Assistant Director
Office of Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department – Andrea Patalano, Chair
Pizza will be provided!
Date: Tuesday, Feb 3 – today!
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Judd Hall 116
Click here for more info on the psych major.
From Ali Goldberg ’15:
Are you a psych major or prospective psych major? The officers of PsiChi (the psychology honor society – not Chi Psi) are hosting a psych social this Friday, October 10th from 3:00-4:00pm. Come hang out and ask questions about:
– Study abroad
– Research on campus
– Joining Psi Chi
– Anything else psych-related
Or just come hang out and enjoy free cookies and coffee! It will be super informal – feel free to come and go as you please.
Date: Friday, October 10th
Time: 3-4 PM
Place: Judd lounge, room 103
And so we bid adieu to 2013! What a year it was!
The Wesleyan YouTube channel finally stepped up its game, giving us great views of Wes at night and an inside look at the typical Wesleyan student.
We also learned how to do the Michael Roth and got dark words of wisdom from Joss Whedon.
And if that wasn’t enough, you can waste your last remaining moments of 2013 watching some ‘year in review’ videos from around the Interwebs:
But wait. Let’s not put a diaper on Baby New Year just yet. Are we really celebrating the end of another year? It might just be me, but it seems like time is moving progressively faster and faster as I get older. So, like I always do, I’ve consulted the Almighty Google for answers.
Theater expert and hat maker extraordinaire Emma MacLean ’14 is running an awesome student forum:
Come check out the student forum on signing and spatial cognition. This forum with break down into two parts: discussion based work at Wesleyan and service learning at MacDonough Elementary School. The classroom work will focus on the effects of sign language and spatial grammar on the brain. This will span deaf individuals who have lived essentially without language and then are introduced to signing later in life to hearing children who use sign to help them learn English. The service learning component will involve an hour of work in either a kindergarten or first grade classroom at MacDonough. We will be signing with the students to reinforce their reading vocabulary. Previous experience with American Sign Language is a plus but not mandatory. Come stop by Allbritton 304 Thursday September 5th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM to find out more about this class. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more about this forum contact Emma MacLean ’14 (emaclean[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Miranda Orbach ’15 (morbach[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).
Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 5
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 304
Alex Hirsch ’13 took a 4-second break from his thesis to let you know about a way to make some quick cash before leaving for the summer broke and jobless:
Professor Wilkins’ Psychology Research Lab is currently recruiting participants for a 45 minute study examining everyday social perceptions. Participants will receive $10 cash as compensation for their time. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the following questionnaire. And if you’ve already participated in her research, don’t bother.
From the Wesleyan Eating & Weight Research Lab:
Binge Eating Self-Help Treatment for University Students is a federally-funded study to compare the effectiveness of two versions of a brief self-help program for students with binge eating problems.
As a participant in the study, you can:
Learn to eat more mindfully
Be compensated up to $200 for your time and effort
Take the completely anonymous and confidential 2-minute online self-screener to determine your initial eligibility.
For more information about the BEST4US Project, visit their website.
The elegant, intelligent, and neighborly Katie Schad ’13 writes in to let you know about a way to make some quick cash before you go home and inevitably hit the mall in preparation for your December gift-giving:
Professor Wilkins’s Psychology Research Lab is currently recruiting participants for a 45 minute study examining everyday social impressions. Participants will receive $10 cash as compensation for their time. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the following questionnaire