Information about a graduate program

I have written to you in the past about our master’s program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph’s University; a full-time program designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in our program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction.

I am contacting you again to let you know that we are having a virtual (online) open house on Tuesday, November 11th at 12:00 (noon), which your students may be interested in attending. Information on how to attend the open house can be found at:

Complete details about our program are available at and a brochure about our program is attached. Thank you for forwarding this information to your students.

Jodi Mindell

Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Program in Psychology
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA 19131

610 660-1806 (phone)
610 660-1819 (fax)

For the creative among you

Full details & entry form

The 2015 Student Video Award gives college students a chance to engage in active, creative learning by making short videos about important concepts in psychology. The most outstanding entries will become part of the Noba digital textbook to be viewed by other psychology students around the world. The focus in 2015 is Social Influence. We challenge students to choose a central concept from one of the online modules below and bring it to life in engaging and memorable ways.

Deadline: 3/27/15

Persuasion: So Easily Fooled
by Robert Levine

Conformity & Obedience
by Jerry Burger

Consider these three possible topics as examples

Advertising – What are some of the key tools and tricks of persuasion that advertisers use to influence our everyday decision- making? Your video could shed light on what we all experience but don’t consciously realize.

Persuasion for Social Good – What are the techniques of persuasion that are being used to influence our behavior to improve health, promote social justice, address environmental concerns, etc.? Could you use persuasion in a positive social experiment and film the process and results?

The Normative Influence– How powerful is the normative influence on our behavior? Where can we see it in our everyday lives? What would be an interesting variation of the Asch experiment you could do and film to explore this aspect of conformity?

$10,000 in prizes
*This contest is sponsored by Noba and shared as a courtesy by SPSP, Inc.

Couple Graduate Program Info sessions:

Tuesday, November 4, 1:30-2:30pm: CMHP Webinar: Explore Careers in Counseling and Mental Health Professions

Hofstra University’s Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions (CMHP) in the School of Health Sciences and Human Services is comprised of multiple graduate programs in Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Join us for a free webinar to explore the careers in the counseling professions, have your program-specific questions answered, and learn about the application process. We look forward to helping you identify which counseling specialty is right for you!

Wednesday, November, 5, 6-7pm: Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program Information Session
Location: David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room, North Campus

The School of Health Sciences and Human Services at Hofstra University offers a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Join the SLP Graduate Program Director to learn more about the profession, Hofstra’s program, the application process, and have your application fee waived if you start an application within 48 hours of the event. We look forward to meeting you!

Research Assistant Opportunities

Here are a couple of Research Assistance Opportunities:

Dr. Craig Johnson is looking for undergraduate psychology majors to assist with his research.  His research team is currently working on projects in several areas.  Most of their research falls within the realm of social psychology.  Topics include prejudice, stereotyping, environmental attitudes, and the effect of group identities on memory.  Assistants will be asked to contribute to study development, run experimental sessions, and code subject responses.  Assistants should be able to commit to a minimum of two hours per week.   If interested, complete the research assistance application (which can be found if you click on the Internship and Research Assistance Opportunities tab on the right).  You can also email Dr. Johnson ( expressing your specific interest in this opportunity.

Psychology doctoral candidate is looking for research assistants to help collect data in an elementary school. Responsibilities include coding for certain behaviors in the classroom. Assistants will be trained by the researcher and the study will take place spring semester. Assistants must be available in January and have a mode of transportation.  If interested, complete the Research Assistance application.

Research Experience Opportunity in the area of Cognitive Psychology

Drs. Masnick and Weingartner are seeking two to four research assistants to help with a few different projects as needed, in the area of cognitive psychology. One experiment examines the effectiveness of various text structures on reading comprehension and memory. Another project looks at writing in engineering classes. Another set looks at reasoning about numbers in different contexts. Volunteers would assist with data collection and data entry, and would participate in lab discussions about research plans.   We ask for a minimum time commitment of 5 hours per week. Eligible candidates must have earned an A- or above in Research Methods and Design (PSY 141). If interested, please email your responses to the questions on this form to Dr. Weingartner:

Research Assistant Position at Brooklyn College, CUNY

Research Assistant
Brooklyn College, CUNY
A full-time Research Assistant is available in the lab of Professor Jennifer Drake at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.  
Research in Professor Drake’s lab focuses on how children and adults can use drawing to regulate their moods and the cognitive and perceptual skills underlying drawing giftedness. Techniques include behavioral ratings and psychophysiology. Duties include supervision of undergraduate student research assistants, assisting with programming experiments, recruiting research participants, testing adult and child participants, data analysis, and assorted administrative tasks. Here is a link to her website:
The Research Assistant will also have the opportunity to perform a similar role in Professor Hanah Chapman’s lab. Her lab involves studying the dimensional vs. categorical structure of emotions and the role of emotion in moral judgment. Here is a link to her website:
This appointment will be for two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance during the first year.
BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
Interests in affective psychology and/or child development
Research experience with human subjects including children
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
Strong computer skills and ability to learn new software (experiment presentation software, SPSS, Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)
Interested applicants should submit their application online using the following link:
The Research Assistant position is listed under “Managerial/Professional.” Once on the job description, submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent (maximum 1 page), a CV, and the names and contact information for two references.
Brooklyn College is an EO/AA employer.
Jennifer E. Drake, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Department of Psychology 
Brooklyn College, CUNY

Research Assistant Opportunity – Hofstra

My name is Michael Widroff and I am in the Clinical program at Hofstra. This coming Fall semester I am looking to get 2-3 RAs to assist me in my research. I am conducting psychophysiology research with subliminal processing of stimuli. I will be working at the counseling center and teaching a section of PSY 001, which gives me the advantage of being on campus a lot, but it does not give me much availability for running participants. The study requires only one subject be run at a time, the whole study takes about 30 mins with a little bit of prep time and data recording afterwards.

If interested, please email a description of interest and this form.