Black Lives Matter – A Brief History of Racism in Psychology

The Psychology Students’ Association at the University of Toronto (St. George) stands in solidarity with and in support of the black community, who have been unfairly treated and brutalized by racial injustices. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, we would like to pause, reflect, and learn about systemic racism in academia and in particular, psychology.  Psychology is a field that people often look to in order to answer questions about racism. What kind of stereotypes do people have about black people? How do these prejudices manifest? What can be done to combat racism? However, it is also important […]

OFFICIAL PSA STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Hi everyone. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the university’s recommendation to cease all non-academic activity, the PSA will be cancelling all events that require physical attendance and suspending the operation of the PSA office until further notice. However, we will continue to pursue opportunities in service of our student body, such as hosting our events virtually. More information on virtual events will come at a later date once we have finalized the details. In the meantime, we hope everyone remembers to take care of themselves. With all of the pandemonium and confusing events going on in the world, it […]

Get Involved with PURC: New Opportunity for Undergraduates in Psychology

Welcome to PURC! The Psychology Undergraduate Research Club is a new community we are seeking to build. We hope it will create a venue for undergraduates to develop professional skills and learn more about psychological research. Depending on interest, this group could meet on a weekly basis, offering a variety of presentation opportunities for undergraduates and incorporating guest speakers to provide career development and exposure to work in the field. For Fall 2020, the group will meet over Zoom and the time will be determined once this survey is completed and a mailing list is generated. We hope the group will span all […]

Survey for Young Drivers

The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab (HFASt) of the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto invites you to participate in an online survey study. Duration: Approximately 20 minutes Compensation: A chance to win 100 CAD gift card (odds of winning ~ 1 in 20) To qualify for the study you:  must have a valid Ontario driver’s license  must live in Ontario, Canada  must have driven fairly regularly in urban environments, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak  be 18 to 25 years old   Please use the following link to access the survey: https://bit.ly/334y3iD If you have any questions, you can […]

Romantic Relationships Survey

Questionnaire 1:We are searching for participants to take part in a study on how romantic relationships can effect cognition, self-esteem, and self-concept. The study can be completed online and will take one hour or less. All participants will be entered into a draw for one of fifteen $15 amazon gift cards. All participants will also receive information about their own personality traits and attachment style. Participants are eligible if: They have been in or are currently in a romantic relationship that has lasted for 4 months or more They are fluent in English They are 18 years or older For […]

Seeking Mental Health Speaker

The T1 Agency, just like any other small to large business has been affected in a someway due to COVID-19. T1 employees have been faced with many difficulties in some way within the last few months with wage cuts, quickly adapting to a work from home life, the fear of job loss, and the added stresses for parents.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We would greatly appreciate having someone of expertise to speak to our team (via zoom) about how to manage/ cope these kind of stresses. As well, offering advice to managers on how to communicate effectively to staff working through this and tips on how […]

SPCL Volunteer RA search

The Social Perception and Cognition Lab is seeking applications for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions to begin Fall 2020. The RA will work on studies examining person perception, non-verbal cues, and personality.  Applicants should be able to commit to 8-10 hours a week.Experience with Java, Python, and/or R would be a bonus! To learn more and to submit an application, pleasevisit http://www2.psych.utoronto.ca/users/rule/join.html and click on the link to the volunteer application form. Please email spcl.manager@gmail.com with your cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a filled out application.”

Invitation to Canadian Psychology Students to Participate in a National Survey of Research Practices

Dear fellow students, We are looking for Canadian students studying in psychology programs to complete a national survey of student research practices. The purpose of this study is to assess students’ current awareness, knowledge of, and attitudes towards the replication crisis and open science, as well as their attitudes towards and usage of various research practices within the field of psychological science. To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be over the age of 18 years and currently enrolled in psychology program (undergraduate, graduate) or completing a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology at a Canadian academic institution. The […]

Summer Part-time Research Assistant (Background in health psychology)

Position: Part-time research Assistant A part-time summer student is required to assist with patient recruitment for a research study at a local hospital in Markham area. Job responsibilities: Patient recruitment (virtual or in-person), consent participants, administration of surveys at three time periods, record keeping, and data entry. Hours: estimated 6-10 hours/week (flexible; negotiable) Pay: $15.90/hr Qualifications: Undergraduate student at University of Toronto with background in health sciences and in good academic standing (GPA>3.8). Please provide most recent academic transcript upon request. Able to speak English and Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese preferably). Strong organizational and communication (verbal and writing) skills. Willingness to be flexible […]