The Department of Psychology, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Graduate School all provide services to help support your scholarly, pedagogical, and professional development. Additional resources are available; please consult with your advisor(s), area support staff, and/or the ADGS to identify options tailored to your needs and goals.
Explore Upcoming Programming
Academic & Career Development Workshops from the Graduate School
Grad Studies/GSLC Student Development Series
- A series of annual workshops responsive to topics of interest to graduate students in the Department of Psychology.
- Workshops are announced by email, see calendar invitations for upcoming events for details on specific sessions.
Obtain training and build skills in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) to support your personal and professional development. Please watch your email for specific upcoming opportunities hosted by the Department of Psychology and other units.
- IDEA in Psychology Teaching Group: Programming is announced via email to members of the department.
- Office for Equity and Diversity (OED): OED’s mission is to increase access to higher education by advocating for members of our community and emphasizing the importance of diversity in promoting learning and development. See especially:
- Center for Educational Innovation: Access consultations and participate in training programs that support effective teaching and engaged learning. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Psychology Teaching from the Lens of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA): Resource list compiled by department faculty, staff, and graduate students.
- Writing Across the Curriculum: Learn about services, training, and resources provided through the Writing-Enriched Curriculum program and the Teaching With Writing program.
Presenting and Publishing
There are two main forums for sharing research findings with the rest of the academic community (other than invited papers and addresses): presenting at conferences and publishing in journals. Scholars also increasingly share their research via social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, a personal blog or website).
If you are interested in publishing in a specific journal, consult the Information for authors on the journal’s website for length, citation style, and other requirements. It is not permissible to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time.
Open-access platforms make research output available at no cost to readers. Content typically has reduced or removed barriers to copying and reuse of the content. Learn more about open access at the University of Minnesota.
To present a paper or a poster at a conference, you (or sometimes your faculty sponsor) may need to be a member of the society giving the conference. Each society puts out a call for submissions prior to their conference. The submission usually requires an abstract of the research.
Graduate students can become student affiliates of a wide variety of societies including the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Membership in societies usually includes a subscription to that society’s main journal (e.g., American Psychologist, Psychological Science), newsletters (e.g., APA Monitor, APS Observer), and reduced rates for subscriptions to other journals and reduced prices on some books. Most societies have reduced dues for students.
You may also consider joining one or more of the Divisions of the APA and any specialized societies relevant to your interests (e.g., International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships). Your advisor(s) can help you find out about these specialized societies. Another way to find out about societies is by looking at journals. Most journals are affiliated with a particular society (or APA Division); information about joining these societies is published in the journals.
For information about joining the American Psychological Association visit the APA website.
For information about joining the Association for Psychological Science visit the APS website.
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
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