Psychology Newsletter

April 2022


Important Deadlines

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

  • 4/12/2022: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.

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

  • 4/9/2022: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature.
  • 4/10/2022: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes.
  • 4/15/2022: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess.
  • 4/16/2022: Instructor and dean's signatures required on a Late Change Petition in order to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval.
  • 4/25/2022: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.

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

        Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

        Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 Registration

        Appointment times reduced to 20 minutes from March 21 through April 22 to accommodate more students.

        Summer 2022 registration begins on April 4th for all undergraduate students.

        Fall 2022 enrollment appointments have been assigned. Check your UAccess Student Center to see when you will be able to enroll in courses for the fall semester.

        Visit this website for more information, including tutorials, on the enrollment process.

        Peer Advising Appointments with Psychology Ambassador, Gal Krepner

        Gal can help you with:

        • Identifying and searching for courses
        • Major and minor exploration
        • Campus resources
        • General questions about degree requirements

        Gal's Advising Hours:

        • Tuesdays: 10AM-12PM
        • Wednesdays: 12PM-2PM
        • Thursdays: 1PM-3PM

        Zoom with Gal during her advising hours:

        Or join with meeting ID: 759 422 6647

        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, April 2022 Edition

        Dear Students,

        In March, we hosted and collaborated with other units on presentations about Becoming a Case Manager at the Department of Child Safety, Careers in Marketing, Careers in Human Resources/Recruiting, Professional Roles in the Disability Field, and Careers in the FBI.

        For April, I’m working on offering the following events:

        • Careers in the Insurance Industry & How to Navigate the Job Hunt
        • Careers in Social Work (Two Events; In-person with PIZZA and Virtual)
        • Applying to Graduate School: A typical Timeline

        As these events finalize, they will be sent out over the PSYPREP listserv. In addition, I will continue to share events offered by other units as they are relevant.

        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!


        Are you looking for an amazing opportunity to support the children and families of Arizona after college or while in college? We are currently hiring Case Managers and Assistant Case Managers where every day of work makes a lasting impression and a difference! Visit to learn more. #AZDCS


        “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.


        Psychology Scholarships

        There are three Psychology scholarships available to apply for now through Friday, April 1, 2022!

        How to apply for Scholarships

        1. If you haven’t already, complete your profile on Scholarship Universe. PDFs below are instructions on how to apply for scholarships in Scholarship Universe. Once you set up your profile, you will automatically be matched to scholarships!
        2. Recommended: File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before you get started on Scholarship Universe. Many scholarships within your department, college(s) and the university require a FAFSA to even be considered for scholarship awards. We strongly recommend you submit a FAFSA if you are eligible to do so. This must be done every year. For more information on the FAFSA, visit the Department of Education’s website:

        Available Psychology Scholarships

        Below are the available scholarships with eligibility requirements. The full scholarship announcements including required submission materials are also included.

        Michelle (Rogers) Villegas-Gold Undergraduate Scholarship in Psychology - $15,000

        • Full-time undergraduate Psychology or Psychological Science Major in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year
        • Financial need or inability to obtain Federal Financial Aid
        • Preference for first-generation college students
        • Preference for students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in gender issues, sexual trauma, or mental health issues.

        The John Weiner and Lynne Lehrman Weiner Memorial Scholarship - $2,500

        • Full-time undergraduate Psychology or Psychological Science Major in their 3rd or 4th year
        • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
        • Currently be conducting research in a Psychology lab
        • Preference for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology

        Colin Harwood-McCollester Undergraduate Scholarship in Psychology – up to $500

        • Undergraduate student majoring in Psychology
        • Financial need or inability to obtain Federal Financial Aid
        • Preference for non-traditional students

        More information can be accessed at

        Mortar Board Senior Honorary Scholarship

        The Mortar Board Senior Honorary is now accepting applications for two scholarships of $1000 each! You can find them here.

        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: 5:00pm, Monday, April 18, 2022

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

        Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK) Summer Internship

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        If you are interested in starting an internship, please click our Volunteer tab at:

        Applications due by April 22nd, 2022

        Psychology Study Participant Recruitment

        Dear Psychology Students,

        I am writing to enlist your help in finding participants for our ongoing study of how college students cope with a recent romantic breakup. I have been studying romantic separations at the UA for almost 20 years, and we have a new study that will follow people for a month (2 hours total time involved) and is open for enrollment. All participants must be located in Tucson, but they do not need to be UA students.

        Have you experienced a stressful romantic breakup in the last few months? If yes, you might be eligible to participate in our study, and we’d love to have you complete our screening survey if you’re interested in finding out more:

        Do you know someone who has had a tough breakup? We’d love for you to help us spread the word or forward this email to anyone you think might be eligible to participate with us. Anyone who is local in Tucson and would like to participate with us can complete the screening survey-- forward by email or drop into a text to a friend:

        Thanks for your help and consideration.

        David Sbarra

        Imaginative Thought Study

        This study will use behavioral measures to better understand how people think in their daily lives. Do people have more of a mind's mind (verbal or auditory form of imagination) or mind's eye (visual form of imagination). In addition, does form of imaginative thought predict how well people remember. I am interested in recruiting a student who has a strong interest in research and is able to commit at least 9 hours a week for one year minimum (and ideally more) and can start this summer. If you are interested in this study, please contact for more information.

        Destination Arizona Leaders (DAZLs) Job Opportunity

        Destination Arizona Leaders (DAZLs) will play an integral role in assisting with the set-up, organization, and facilitation of events designed to welcome and engage over 10,000 new First-Year and Transfer students during Destination Arizona.

        We are looking for degree-seeking undergraduate students in good academic and conduct standing who meet the following qualifications:

        • Desire to share their experience and pride in Arizona
        • Ability to work in a team environment where differences are valued, encouraged, and supported
        • Availability to work in-person on Main Campus from July 8, 2022 - August 21, 2022

        Compensation and employment benefits include:

        • Pay: $12.80 per hour
        • Staff Uniforms
        • Developing leadership skills
        • 100% Engagement designation on transcript
        • Destination Arizona swag
        • Meeting new friends
        • Sharing love of Arizona with new students

        Applications will close on Monday, April 18, 2022. If you know of any students interested in this exciting new position, please encourage them to apply here or nominate a student and ONSS will reach out to them!

        If you or any interested student have any questions regarding the position, please contact Melina Casillas at or (520) 621-5180.

        Research Assistant Opportunities

        Child Cognition Lab

        This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in early childhood cognition and development, who want to get a foot in the door to cutting edge research on developmental cognitive neuroscience. More details are available in response to email inquiries.

        Applications are due April 15th

        To apply, complete the form within the link:

        and email the following to Kimberly Leon (

        • Resume
        • Unofficial transcript
        • Summer schedule


        • Students must be available for training during the entire summer.
        • 1 year commitment - starting each summer and including the fall and spring semesters

        Transportation (helpful but not necessary):

        • A personal vehicle with a minimum of 2 years of driving experience

        Course Credit:

        • Student research assistants receive 3 hours of independent study credit or directed research credit for 9-hr/week commitment (total 135 hours/semester).

        Please apply even if you are unsure if you meet the requirements.

        Human Memory Lab

        The Human Memory Lab is looking for several undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience through independent study or directed research.

        In our lab, we use behavioral, cognitive, and naturalistic observation measures to address a variety of questions about memory. This project combines in-lab-testing with real-world, out-of-lab data to look at cognitive signs associated with the genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. We're also looking at the components of autobiographical memory that might be sensitive to Alzheimer's disease risk.

        Commitment is at least 2 semesters (3 credits per semester; 9 hours per week), starting Fall 2022. Research assistants will need to be available to attend approximately 15 to 20 hours of in-person training that will take place over one week of Summer 2022 (dates TBD).

        This is a great opportunity for undergraduates interested in graduate/medical school and can provide experience in data analyses, entry, coding, transcribing, participation in lab meetings and discussions, and being a valued member of a research team. If you are interested and able to meet the commitments, please contact Katie McVeigh at for more information.

        Human Memory Lab website:

        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 (