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  • Forms, Checklists and Milestones  | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    TA duties e g those on service free fellowships or training grants should attend TAO in the August before they actually begin their TA duties Students can register for TAO at the Center for Teaching website Human Subjects Training through the IRB The Vanderbilt IRB requires all graduate students who are conducting human subjects research to complete human subjects protections training using the online CITI course In addition all Investigators Key Study Personnel Students and Faculty Advisors conducting human subjects research must complete continuing education annually Continuing education requirements may be met by attending an educational session approved by the IRB e g IRB Essentials Research Matters News You Can Use etc a national conference that addresses human subjects protections in research or completion of one additional CITI module and quiz First Year Committee Department of Psychology only This form will allow you to declare the composition of your first year research committee for your meeting by the end of May of your first year The Second Year Teaching Assistant Orientation TAO Graduate students must attend Teaching Assistant Orientation TAO before they TA Any first year graduate students with no TA duties e g those on service free fellowships or training grants should attend TAO in the August before they actually begin their TA duties Students can register for TAO at the Center for Teaching website Second Year Committee Department of Psychology only This form will allow you to declare the composition of your second year research committee for your meeting by the end of May of your second year Master s Thesis The Master s Degree Our program is not designed for students with a primary interest in a terminal Master s degree Students can however receive a Master s degree during their tenure at Vanderbilt Students affiliated with the Department of Psychology can receive a Master s of Arts degree while those affiliated with the Department of Psychology and Human Development can receive a Master s of Science degree Those who wish to receive a Master s degree must fulfill the requirements as listed in the Graduate School Bulletin To be eligible to receive a Master s degree the student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of formal course work The student must also complete a master s thesis project The written thesis must be approved by two faculty members in the program The Department of Psychology and Human Development does offer a Master s in Child Studies which is the only terminal masters program Master s theses must follow the same rules as the doctoral theses See the Graduate School website for details Qualifying Examination Major Area Paper MAP Examples of Previous Major Area Papers MAPs Click here for example MAPs Dissertation Proposal Examples of Previous Dissertation Proposals Click here for example proposals Dissertation Stage Scheduling a Final Dissertation The final oral defense of the doctoral dissertation must be recorded in the Graduate School at least two weeks before the defense meeting When you need

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  • Information and Resources  | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    and the world of the university The Teaching Certificate program has been designed to help graduate students professional students and post doctoral fellows develop and refine their teaching skills through three cycles of teaching activities each consisting of inquiry experimentation and reflection phases Participants who complete the program receive a Teaching Certificate from the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching Resources for Graduate Students is a page organized by the College of Arts and Science It includes links to web pages at Vanderbilt information on grant opportunities and a link to the Versatile PhD an online service for graduate students The Peabody College Office of Graduate Education has information on pre and post doctoral training and links to the ExpERT Fellows program The Graduate Student Professional and Personal Development Collaborative serves as a means for graduate students at Vanderbilt University to locate various campus resources offices programs and events that contribute to student professional and personal development while enrolled at Vanderbilt The Graduate Student Council of Vanderbilt coordinates academic social and other activities significant to the graduate community and it works to ascertain and represent graduate student opinions and concerns facilitating communication between graduate students administration and faculty The Graduate Student Council has put together a Survival Guide to help students navigate Nashville and Vanderbilt The Student Health Center provides health services for students at Vanderbilt Health Insurance links to Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt For International Students provides important information and links for international students As appropriate graduate students are urged to apply for Dissertation Enhancement Grants from the Graduate School The Center for Teaching has put together Resources for Graduate Education This web page provides resources for department chairs directors of graduate studies graduate faculty and graduate deans but

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  • Fellowships, Funding and Awards | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    respective location an orientation to the society culture and language The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts All institutes except Japan last approximately eight weeks from June to August Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August specific dates are available and updated at www nsf gov eapsi American Association of University Women International Fellowships Provide one year of graduate or postgraduate study to women who are not U S citizens American Fellowships Support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program MFP Mental Health Research MHR Fellowship Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens with an alien registration card I 151 or I 551 Website www apa org mfp rprogram html Predoctoral Fellowships in the Neurosciences Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens with an alien registration card I 151 or I 551 Website www apa org mfp prprogram html Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Dissertation Grants in Women s Studies Encourages original and significant research on issues related to women s health especially in the implications of research for the understanding of women s lives and its significance for public policy or treatment Must be doctoral candidate in U S University and completed all degree requirements except for dissertation The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program Designed to encourage U S citizens to pursue advanced study in science and engineering fields pertinent to national defense Must be United States citizen or national at or near the beginning of graduate study Jacob K Javits Fellowships Program For graduate students who have not completed their first year of study Eligibility limited to United States citizens or nationals permanent residents of the U S or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States Recognizes students with s uperior academic ability and achievement exceptional promise and financial need Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada SSHRC Doctoral Awards For students applying to or registered in a doctoral program or a combined MA PhD program in the social sciences or humanities There are restrictions on these grants that may make it difficult to obtain them for study in a U S university Must be a citizen or permanent residents of Canada There are also other programs available for Canadian citizens check with Canadian sources Research Awards Vanderbilt Graduate School Dissertation Enhancement Grants These grants are intended to enhance already outstanding dissertation projects by permitting the addition of a new dimension additional breadth or other worthwhile extensions Vanderbilt Graduate School Travel Grants Student must be the sole presenter of research conducted at Vanderbilt Meeting must be a major regional national or international conference Grants are limited up to 500 for domestic travel and up to 1000 for foreign travel

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  • Professional Development Information | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students Links and information on mentoring and being mentored Creating a Scientific Vita Websites that provide information on creating a scientific vita Graduate Development Network This web siteserves as a means for graduate students at Vanderbilt University to locate various campus resources offices programs and events that contribute to student professional and personal development while enrolled at Vanderbilt Psychjobs For those of you on the job market this page is intended to provide timely information to applicants about the status of academic job searches in all areas of psychology It not only gives a partial listing of jobs but it also lets people post anonymously when they get contacted for interviews or when they get an offer or when they get a rejection letter Non Academic Jobs This page includes links to a number of brief articles that discuss non academic job opportunities for PhD s in psychology Making the Right Moves A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty Based on courses held in 2002 and 2005 by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators The second edition contains three new chapters on laboratory leadership project management and teaching and course design Check out the website Resources for the Development of Early Career Scientists Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers The publications and links on this website can help new investigators make the right moves and assist those who take on the important task of providing early career researchers with scientific management training On Being a Scientist Responsible Conduct in Research This book was published by the National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine Written for beginning researchers it describes

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  • Papers Every Graduate Student Should Read | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    we think about our science and how we do our science in the most general way This list is admittedly idiosyncratic And it s short To be clear the mere fact that a paper is listed here should not imply any kind of universal endorsement by the entire faculty of its relevance or importance These are individual recommendations compiled in one place Some of these were originally written for a specific scientific audience but their impact has been felt more widely As an example Marr s classic Vision book is certainly a must read for anyone doing research in vision But it s his classic first chapter on levels of analysis computational algorithmic implementational that puts his book on this particular list Those metatheoretical ideas have currency in all areas of psychology and neuroscience not just vision Abelson R P 1995 Statistics as Principled Arguments Psychology Press Campbell D T Stanley J C 1966 Experimental and Quasi experimental Designs for Research Chicago Rand McNally Chomsky N 1959 Review of Skinner 1957 Language 35 26 58 Cronbach J L Meehl P 1955 Construct validity in psychological tests Psychological Bulletin 52 281 302 Fodor J A 1983 Modularity of mind Cambridge MA MIT Press Garner W R Hake H W Eriksen C W 1956 Operationism and the concept of perception Psychology Review 63 149 159 Gould S J Lewontin R C 1979 The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian program A critique of the adaptationist programme P roceedings of the Royal Society of London 205 281 288 Kuhn T S 1970 T he Structure of Scientific Revolutions University of Chicago Press Lashley K S 1951 The problem of serial order in behavior In L A Jeffress Ed Cerebral mechanisms in behavior pp 112 131 New York Wiley Marr D 1982 Vision

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  • Vanderbilt University Graduate School Catalog
    fall of each year The online version mirrors the actual printed book and is not updated until the new edition is printed for each year For ongoing updates to departmental information go to the website of the individual department ABOUT THE PDFs Please note the catalogs listed below are in pdf format You will need Adobe Reader to view these pages If you do not have Adobe Reader you can

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  • Courses | Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    and Resources Research Centers Training Grants Research Colloquia Study Set Up Research Requisites Participate in a Research Study News Events Overview Events Calendar News and Kudos Research News Vanderbilt Psychological Sciences Awards Reservation Calendar Resources Contacts Contacts For Faculty Events Calendar Participate in a Research Study Careers Home Graduate Program Courses Courses Effective Fall 2015 Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme For assistance with the translation between old 3 digit and new 4 digit numbers please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool Students in the Graduate Program in Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt primarily take courses offered through the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychogy and Human Development but also take courses offered in Neuroscience Teaching and Learning Special Education Computer Science and other departments and programs For a list of courses that fullfill Department Distributional Requirements and that fulfill the American Psychological Association Distributional Requirements please check the Graduate Student Handbook Connect to the complete course listings from the Graduate Catalog The relevant listings are under the Psychology and Psychology and Human Development section under Courses View course offerings via the YES course registration system To select all courses approved for credit for graduate students in the Psychological Science program select the small Advanced link next to the search box then select the Class Attributes drop down box on the bottom right of the advanced search page Select Psychological Sciences Course to find all courses DO NOT simply enter Psychology in the search box Doing so will bring up courses not approved for graduate credit and you will miss many important courses recommended and sometimes required for our graduate students e g courses listed under Neuroscience that are taught by our faculty for our students Notice that it returns multiple pages and you must

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  • Undergraduate Programs | Department of Psychological Sciences | Vanderbilt University
    Awards Professional Development Papers Every Graduate Student Should Read Vanderbilt Academic Calendar Graduate Student Handbook The Graduate School Catalog Courses Combined BA MA in A S Psychology M Ed in Child Studies M Ed in Clinical Psychological Assessment M Ed in Quantitative Methods Undergraduate Program Psychology Arts and Science Psychology and Human Development Peabody Research Facilities and Resources Research Centers Training Grants Research Colloquia Study Set Up Research Requisites Participate in a Research Study News Events Overview Events Calendar News and Kudos Research News Vanderbilt Psychological Sciences Awards Reservation Calendar Resources Contacts Contacts For Faculty Events Calendar Participate in a Research Study Careers Home Undergraduate Program Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Programs The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate majors and minors in Psychology in the College of Arts and Science The Undergraduate Program in Psychology introduces students to the major areas of contemporary psychology clinical science human cognition and cognitive neuroscience developmental psychology neuroscience and social psychology The Department of Psychology and Human Development of Peabody College offers undergraduate majors in Child Development Cognitive Studies and Child Studies Child Development emphasizes the scientific study of children including the primary family peer school neighborhood and cultural contexts in which they live Cognitive Studies examines the processes involved in learning remembering thinking reasoning and problem solving Child Studies is an interdisciplinary major that draws on courses from Psychology Education Special Education and Human and Organizational Development The two departments jointly sponsor an Honors Program that offers students the opportunity to gain more intensive experience conducting scientific research with a faculty major than is usually possible within a standard major GO Share Quick Links Faculty Staff Openings Ph D in Psychological Sciences Participate in a Research Study Getting Research Experience Doctoral Program Concentrations Clinical Science Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Developmental Science Neuroscience Quantitative Methods Feb

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