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WEEK OF September 18, 2014.

 

Check out Amanda Shamblaw, a Clinical Psychology Master's student's feature story, "Gaining a better understanding of how a mother's symptoms of depression influences her child' at this link:

http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/news/Feature/AmandaShamblaw.


UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted).

Monday Sept 22 10:30am    

Jeannette Benson, Ph.D. Oral Thesis Examination. The Interactive Effects of Executive Functioning and Relevant Experience on Theory of Mind Development. Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh.  External Examiner: Dr. Derek Berg, Faculty of Education.

Monday Sept 22 12:00pm

James Ducas, Master's Oral. Using Trait Self-Distancing To Predict Affective States. Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Fekken. External Examiner: Dr. John Kirby, Faculty of Education.

Friday Oct 3
10:00am
Jeffery F. Rocca, Master's Oral. Effect of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 Inhibition on the Acquisition and Expression of Cocain-Cue. Conditioned Activity and Spontaneous Locomotion. Supervisor: Dr. Richard Beninger. External Examiner: Dr. Dean Van Vugt, OBGYN.

MEETINGS
(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

September 25, 2014
Graduate Committee Meeting
2:30pm

INVITATION - To Graduate Coordinators and Graduate Faculty members:
A presentation and discussion on "How can we supervise PhD students in the real world?", Tuesday, October 14th from 12:00 to 1:00pm in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202 (light lunch provided). Dr. Paul Yachnin from McGill University asks how can we go on supervising PhD students as if all of them were going to become professors just like us and suggests that it is time to consider radical changes to supervisory practices. Mark your calendar to attend what promises to be a lively discussion. Please RSVP to Sarah Pugh sgsasst@queensu.ca before October 3rd, 2014. (Dr. Yachnin is lead on the Future of Graduate Training in the Humanities Project funded by SSHRC). Please see invitation.

Kingston ADHD Parent Support Group/Fall Workshop
- Kingston's ADHD Parent Support Group's mission is "To better the lives of children and families living with ADHD". Their vision is "We parents hope to change perceptions by educating and bringing positive change to children and families living with ADHD. Through our monthly parent support group meetings, our annual parent workshop, and our annual ADHD World Awareness Day event, we can make this possible". For more information please visit the website: www.adhdsupportgroup.ca. There will be a Workshop for Parents/Caregivers and Educators on Saturday October 4th, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm at 255 Kingscourt Ave. Kingston, ON. Guest Speaker: Dr. Susan Buchanan, Maple Family Health Team, is giving a one hour presentation at 9:00am titled: Parenting children and youth with ADHD: Becoming a parent coach. For more information please click on the posters:  ADHD Fall Workshop and ADHD Parent Support Group.

CONFERENCES/LECTURES/SEMINARS

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2014/2015:
Talks are 2:30pm in BIOSCI 1103.  Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:  http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/news/Talks-Colloquia.html.

Friday, September 26, 2014:  Dr. Jim Pfaus, Concordia University. Topic: "The Pleasure Principle Revisited: How Sexual Pleasure Links Sexual Arousal, Desire, Preference, And Performance."

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Museum of Health Care, Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON, has three Work Study positions for eligible students (for more information click on each job title:
Public Programs Assistant (September 29, 2014 to April 25, 2014. Application deadline: September 19, 2014)
Objects Digital Photographer
(October 14, 2014 to April 25, 2015. Application deadline: September 19, 2014)
Bilingual French Translator (September 29, 2014 to April 25, 2015. Application deadline: September 26, 2014)

Regional Assessment and Resource Centre, Queen's University
invites applications for the position of Psychologist. Reporting to the Director, Regional Assessment and Resource Centre, the Psychologist provides psychological assessment and ongoing psychological and educational counselling to individuals who have specific Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders, making recommendations for remedial strategies and appropriate programs and accommodations for such individuals. The incumbent also provides supervision, education and training opportunities for graduate students at the University and assists with the organization, running and evaluation of the internship program and the Centre in general. The Psychologist acts as an advocate for persons with specific learning disabilities (both at Queen's and in the community) to ensure that their needs and concerns are recognized and dealt with appropriately.  Please see job posting at: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/apps/jps/external.php. For job description please click here.

The Department of Psychology at California State University Northridge
invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology beginning August 19, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment. The successful candidate for this position will be a skilled and enthusiastic teacher and will develop a research program in his/her areas of interest. All areas of cognitive psychology will be considered. Applicants must provide evidence of outstanding commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population. Screening applications will begin October 15, 2015. For more information please click here.

The Department of Psychology at California State University Northridge
invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Cultural or Multicultural Psychology beginning August 19, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment. All areas of psychology will be considered; however, the successful candidate for this position must show potential in developing and implementing curricula that address cultural or multicultural issues in psychology. Additionally, she/he will have a research program examining the interplay between culture and human behavior. Applicants must provide evidence of outstanding commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population. Screening applications will begin October 15, 2015. For more information please click here.

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca)
invites applications for a tenure-track position in clinical psychology, which will begin July 1, 2015. This position is budgeted for the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must hold a PhD from an accredited clinical training program (including an APA- or CPA-accredited internship) before starting the position. They are also expected to obtain registration as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia. For more information please click here.

The Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2015 (subject to budgetary approval). Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology, with postdoctoral experience preferred. The areas of specialization include Adult Development or Social Psychology. Additional teaching interests in areas such as Positive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Personality, and/or Death, Dying, and Bereavement are also an asset. The review of applications will begin Friday November 7, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews. For more information and how to apply, please click here.

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