Psychology Newsletter

May 2022


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (01/12/2022 - 05/04/2022):

  • 5/4/2022: Last day to request a complete withdraw from all classes in the term. Last day of class--no registration changes can be made after the last day of class and last day to file a Complete Withdraw.
  • 5/5/2022: Reading day, no classes.
  • 5/6/2022: Final exams begin.
  • 5/12/2022: Final exams end.
  • 5/13/2022: Degree award date.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (03/14/2022 - 05/04/2022):

  • 5/4/2022: Last day of class--no registration changes can be made after the last day of class.
  • 5/5/2022: Reading day, no classes.
  • 5/6/2022: Final exams begin.
  • 5/12/2022: Final exams end.

        Important note: this is not an exhaustive list of all dates and deadlines.

        Click here to view the complete list of deadlines including those for summer 2022.

        Contacting Psychology Advisors

        Appointments can be scheduled with your assigned advisor or you can search all Psychology advisor availability via Trellis.

        Christy's Column

        Welcome to Christy’s Column, May 2022 Edition

        Dear Students,

        In April, we hosted and collaborated with other units on presentations about Careers in the Insurance Industry & How to Navigate the Job Hunt, Preparing for Graduate School Applications: A Typical Timeline, Coming Fall 2022 -- NEW Undergraduate Certificate - Insights into Healthy Aging! And two Careers in Social Work events!

        For May 2022, we are offering the following two events:

        1. Networking, Psychology, and Careers in Advertising Q & A Session Event Description: Katie graduated from the University of Arizona with a BSBA in Marketing through the Eller College of Management, and a minor in Communications focused on public speaking. She kicked off her career in New York, then Paris, and strives to bring a global perspective and a human approach to all aspects of marketing. Her hybrid background across strategy, accounts, and business development brings a unique perspective when developing a strategic concept, architecting a customer journey, or analyzing consumer insights and experiences. Please join us as she shares her story of networking in her undergraduate studies, how one position led to the next, and how you can do this. Come prepared to ask questions, and we look forward to seeing you there! Monday, May 2nd, 12-12:45 pm via Zoom.

        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

        2. Please join us for an exciting panel event with various professionals who work to support children in schools. The professionals have special education, social work, and speech and language therapy backgrounds.

        This Event is held via zoom on Tuesday, May 3th, from 12:30-1:45 pm as part of the course PSY 405, and all students are welcome!

        In closing, stay tuned for a Fall 2022 Survey inquiring about which events you would like to attend to help you prepare and meet your graduate school and career goals. If you can’t wait for the survey, If you have an idea for an event or want to learn about something specific related to career, professional, and graduate school preparation, please email me directly at I will see what I can do!


        “Together, Wo Got This!”

        Christy M. Ball

        Associate Professor of Practice

        Career & Professional Development/Graduate School Preparation

        Psychology Building room 448


        The University of Arizona also strongly encourages that students test regularly.

        Campus Reentry Resources

        Check out this page for updates and info regarding campus reentry.

        There's also the COVID Ambassador Team Hotline: (520) 848-4045 available 7AM – 7PM daily.

        Beat The Heat with THINK TANK

        THINK TANK is hosting a finals event next Wednesday, May 4th from 1-3pm with cold treats in the BASC Breezeway (Located behind Bear Down Building). Enjoy a cold treat and connect to academic support as you go into finals.

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        PSY 396C Graduate School Prep - Summer 2022

        PSY 396C Details:

        This course is offered fully online during Summer Pre-Session (May 16-June 4). Registration is open in UAccess now!

        This course breaks down the complicated process of applying to graduate school in psychology and related fields. This course is geared for the student who is still exploring what they might want to do for graduate school as well as for the student who is absolutely certain (and everyone in-between). Many fields in Psychology will be explored as well as reviewing accreditation, hands-on experience, letters of recommendation, how to pay for graduate school, GRE, personal statements, resumes and graduate school interviewing. The instructor will break down the application process and tell you information that admissions committee's expect you to know but you don't!

        **Students can take this class to prep for whatever grad program of interest. I can alter assignments to cater to your grad program prep needs!**

        Meet the Instructor!

        Hi Everyone! My name is Christy Ball and this summer 2022 in pre-session, I will be teaching about my favorite topic, Preparing and Applying to Graduate School. I have been teaching the Grad Prep course for over 16 years now and I am very knowledgeable about the process of applying (and getting in) to graduate school in psychology and related fields. I hope you decide to take this class! If you have any questions about the class and whether or not it is a good fit for you; please email

        Student Feedback!

        "Christy is awesome! Her class is very informative, and she structures what she teaches based on your interests. She is super approachable and will help you with anything you need. Most classes attendance was optional, but going to class was super helpful. Super friendly, very smart, take this class!"

        "Christy is flat out AMAZING. If you are someone who is thinking about pursuing graduate school, this class is THE class for you to take! She helps each and every student to her best ability, and gives you all the resources you need to be successful. You get what you give! All you have to do is put in the effort and go to class. YOU WILL BE INSPIRED."

        "HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class to any student who is thinking about applying to graduate school. Christy takes the time to fully explain every detail of the application process, gives you a better insight to multiple programs, has guests speakers & is there to help you succeed. I wouldn't have gotten into my program without her help!"

        "If you are even slightly thinking about going to graduate school for psychology TAKE THIS CLASS!!!! Incredibly informative and provides a detailed plan for the steps of finding graduate programs, applying to them, personal statements etc. I would be so lost if I didn't take this class. And Christy is amazing, so nice & passionate about us students."

        "This class was awesome and super helpful!! I took it in in the summer Pre- Session, and Christy was awesome! She gave you all the tools you would need to apply for grad school, as well as making the class fun! I would recommend it to anyone that is thinking about Grad School, this class will help you decide, as well as prepare you to apply! :)"


        Psychology Peer Mentor

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        Job Description/Responsibilities

        • Assist the Psychology Academic Advisors in mentoring undergraduate Psychology majors

        • Co-facilitate 1-hour weekly classes (class times are dependent on schedule) on topics such as fields of Psychology, engagement opportunities, graduate school overview, resume writing, learning styles and study strategies, networking, campus resources

        • Provide accurate and reliable information regarding all of the above topics

        • Meet with mentees once a month outside of class during the semester, about 10 hours a week

        • Attend weekly staff meetings (time and day to be determined), about 1.5 hours a week

        • Keep detailed and accurate notes in student files


        Peer Mentors can:

        • Earn 3 credits in Fall 2022 and 3 credits in Spring 2023 of Psychology practicum credit

        • Receive valuable training and experience working in a University setting

        • Learn teaching methods, basic counseling skills (interviewing, reflective listening) as well as skills and competencies necessary to be an effective and knowledgeable mentor

        • Become more involved with the Psychology Department

        • Obtain valuable information to prepare for graduate school in Psychology or other areas of interest

        Minimum Qualifications

        • Psychology or Psychological Science major with Junior or Senior status during the 2022-23 academic year

        • Completed a minimum of 9 units in Psychology coursework (at least 6 units at the U of A)

        • Minimum 2.5 cumulative and Psychology GPA

        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

        • Highly dependable and punctual

        • Ability to give 2 semester (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) commitment to the program

        • Able to participate in a mandatory in-person training session on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9AM-4 PM and Tuesday, January 11, 2023 from 9AM-2PM

        Deadline for application extended: 5:00pm, Friday, May 6 2022

        Peer Mentor Application for the 2022-2023 year can be accessed below.

        Research Participants Needed

        Human Decision Making Study

        Study Description:

        Seeking participants for a study on aging, decision making, and email scams. This study involves completing cognitive tests and taking part in an MRI scan. View PDF overview.

        Participant Eligibility:

        Adults 18 to 30 may qualify!


        Paid Research Opportunity - participants will receive monetary compensation for their time.


        To learn more about the project, please email us at:

        Psychology Advising

        How to Make an Advising Appointment

        Advising appointments are for majors only can be scheduled by going to Trellis. Students can search for any of the names listed below to meet with.

        Psychology minors, please email


        Randy Yazzie - Psychological Science major and pre-major (

        Rani Metz - Psychology BA Majors with last name A-K (

        Alan Truong - Psychology BA Majors with last name L-Z (

        Melanie Lipton - Assistant Director of Academic Advising (