Wednesday, September 26, 2012

News from our Psychology Organizations

Psi Chi (Chicago Campus)

Psi Chi will be holding the first meeting this year on Wednesday, October 3 starting at 6:30. The room is TBA, but it will be a general information session open to both current and prospective members. We will be discussing upcoming plans for the semester as well as seeing what members will be interested in doing, as will as answering general questions. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Becca Novotny at

Psychology Club (Chicago)

The first meeting of the Psychology Club in Chicago for the semester will be this Friday (September 28) at 1pm in AUD 314! Come meet other people interested in psychology while sampling some sweets!

Psychology Club (Schaumburg)

Psychology Club’s first coffee hour of the year will showcase Psychology Professor Jerri Morris and the first Schaumburg Psychology Club honored student will be unveiled and featured for the month. Stop by and grab a free cup of coffee, refreshments and stay for as little or as long as you like. Dr. Morris will describe the evaluation, impact, and treatment of veterans of the U.S. Armed forces who have experienced traumatic brain injury injured overseas.

When: Monday, October 1st from 4:45pm-6:15pm
Where: 372 SCH (This room is just across from the psychology office).

For more information, contact Gina at or Dr. Sisco at

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Faculty Profile: Dr. Joe Mazzola

Hi! My name is Joe Mazzola, and I am an Assistant Professor in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program at Roosevelt University. I got my B.S. in Psychology at Bowling Green State University and my Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the University of South Florida. My research is in the areas of stress management and healthy behaviors (namely nutrition and exercise) in the workplace. Most recently, I’ve been investigating what factors present at work help or hinder individuals from being able to exercise and eat nutritiously. Additionally, while I work with a variety of methods and analysis techniques, I specialize in qualitative and mixed methods research, a rarity in I/O Psychology. My ultimate goal is to make work as healthy and as positive of an environment as it can be for the employees.

This year I am teaching Occupational Health Psychology and Advanced Research Methods at the graduate level, and I/O Psychology for undergraduates. I also anticipate I will teach some other methods, statistics, and organizational classes at both levels going forward.

If you are interested in my area of research, want to get involved in research, or you just think I can answer a question you might have, please do not hesitate to contact me (Schaumburg 360-D,

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Peer instructor positions on campus available

Consider applying for one of several remaining peer instructor positions for the ACP 250 courses running this fall.

These are semester-long positions that are paid hourly. Peer Instructors must commit to approximately 5 hours per week.

ACP 250 Grounds for Change is a social-justice focused general education course for students in their sophomore and junior years. Classes vary in content, dependent largely on instructors’ interest areas, but all involve students in problem-based learning. Peer instructors play a central role in the group work and discussions that are essential to these courses. Multiple peer instructors will be assigned to each Grounds for Change section.

Students apply through the University’s E-recruiting system, submitting both a resume and an application. These are the sections offered this term:

ACP 250-01 M W 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Our Toxic World, Aaron Shoults-Wilson.
ACP 250-02 W 2-5:30 p.m.: Youth Violence Intervention & Theory: Melissa Sisco.
ACP 250-03 M W 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.: Issues in Metropolitan Education: Greg Hauser.
ACP 250-04 TU TH 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Creating Inclusive Capitalism in Chicago: Raed Elaydi.
ACP 250-99 M W 2-3:15 p.m.: Immigration Today: Priscilla Archibald. HONORS SECTION.

ACP 250-20 M W 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Issues in Metropolitan Education: Tom Thomas, Schaumburg Campus.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Opportunities for psychology in the Army

Army representatives will be on campus on Wednesday, September 12, from 5-6pm in GB 207, to discuss military and trauma psychology and scholarship and training opportunities.

Who should attend?

Undergraduates interested in the health professions, including medicine and clinical psychology. The Army offers substantial scholarships for those going on to graduate study.

Clinical psychology MA students interested in doctoral study. Hear about scholarships and training opportunities for doctoral level work.

All PsyD students who will need an internship and a post-doc. The Army offers strong internship training at very high rates of pay. They have also changed the policy on post-doctoral positions; you no longer need an Army internship to seek an Army post-doc.