Weekly Opportunities - April 17, 2017

Psychology Undergrads Receive Funding for Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS) awards funding to students who are pursuing research as part of their undergraduate experience at Cal. This semester seven different students have received funding through Haas Scholars, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). To learn more about the opportunities and see if you are eligible, visit the OURS website at research.berkeley.edu.


Become a Peer Advisor

Application Due: Friday, April 21

Are you excited about Psychology and eager to assist your peers? Do you have an interest in Counseling or Student Affairs?


Psychology Peer Advising is a great program to get involved in! We are looking for students who are very enthusiastic about the major and, are passionate about helping our students be successful during their time at UC Berkeley. Peer advisors provide the perspective of an upper-division student and share their strategies for academic success and knowledge of department resources and programs. Besides advising, you will also participate in events like CalDay, Major Madness, and Psych Commencement Ceremony.


Peer advisors will earn 1-3 units of Psych 198 based on the following criteria:

  • Must be able work 3-9 hours per week of walk-up advising in 3305 Tolman.
  • Must be able to dedicate 6 hours of advising during their first semester as a peer adviser.
  • Must be able commit for at least two semesters of Peer Advising.
  • Must take the lead on your own project or workshop to be completed at the end of the semester (e.g. course recommendation workshop, research, etc).
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and sensitive to student needs.
  • Must be available to volunteer at Commencement on May 18, 2017.

Applications are due at noon on Friday, April 21st. Click here to download a copy of the application.


We have 5 positions to fill.  We strongly encourage applications from juniors, transfer students, and Psychology Honors students.



Saturday,April 22

The Department of Psychology is hosting a number of events on Cal Day, the annual open house for the Cal community.


  • Information Session: Psychology

    • 10am–11am | 159 Mulford
    • The undergraduate adviser and current students will share how to become a Berkeley psychology major--including a review of prerequisites, admission criteria, and the application process.
  • Self-Talk: How You Do It Matters - Professor Ozlem Ayduk

    • 11am–12noon | 159 Mulford
    • How does shifting from first- to third-person pronouns when referring to the self during introspection impact our thoughts, emotions and behavior under stressful situations? This talk will present findings from a series of studies exploring this question, which show that engaging in third-person self-talk leads to more adaptive responses to negative experiences than engaging in first-person self-talk.
  • Life as a Psychology Major

    • 1pm–2pm | 159 Mulford
    • Psychology students answer questions about Psychology student groups, volunteer activities, community service, and how to make the most of your time at Berkeley.

In addition to these events, there will be Peer Advisors at our MarketPlace table who would be happy to share their experience as a Psychology undergraduate student. You can find more information about everything going on at CalDay on the CalDay website.


Psychology Commencement Tickets

Additional Pick-Up Day:  May 1

As a special gesture to the graduating class, on behalf of PsychologiCal Committee, we will be available one more day to pick up complimentary commencement tickets.  If you have not already picked up your tickets, come by the Tolman Breezeway on Monday 5/1, 10am-3pm in the Tolman Breezeway. In order to receive your tickets, be prepared to show your Cal Student I.D. card and the printed verification of completing the exit survey. You can take the exit survey here: Psychology Exit Survey


When you pick up your tickets, you’ll be able to donate to the Senior Gift Campaign.  If you donate in person at that time, you will get a free t-shirt (while supplies last).


Seminar Courses for Fall

Application due: May 12

Psychology 148 and 168 are seminar classes being offered this Fall.  Due to the small class size and nature of the courses spots are limited.  To enroll in one of these classes you must complete and submit an application, which will be reviewed by the professors. You will be notified about enrollment during the summer. Seminar applications can be found on our website and must be submitted to the Student services Office before the end of this semester.