Shane W. Kraus

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
Director, UNLV Behavioral Addictions Lab
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UNLV School of Medicine
Expertise: Addiction, Substance Use, Gambling, Veteran Mental Health, Compulsive Sexual Behavior, Psychopathology

Biography

Shane W. Kraus is a licensed clinical psychologist and expert in psychopathology (the study of mental or behavioral disorders), sexual trauma, substance use disorders, gambling disorders, addictions, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD). 

An assistant professor of psychology, Kraus uses behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among at-risk groups. 

He has published extensively on sexual behavior and was part of the World Health Organization working group who put forth the diagnostic criteria for CSBD for ICD-11. His gambling research is also exploring effective screening approaches for identifying individuals with problem gambling.
 

Education

  • B.S. Criminology, California State University, Fresno (2003)
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology, Castleton University (2007)
  • PHD Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (2016)

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Shaquille O’Neal wants you to gamble. So does Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, the NFL, NBA and MLB. Four years into a nationwide betting boom, addiction researchers are seeing signs that young, high-income men face increased risks of gambling problems.
The Conversation
For most of U.S. history, sports betting was rare. Some people certainly bet on sports illegally via a bookie, or placed bets in the few places where it was legal, such as Nevada.
Yahoo!
For most of U.S. history, sports betting was rare. Some people certainly bet on sports illegally via a bookie, or placed bets in the few places where it was legal, such as Nevada.
European Gaming
At yesterday’s International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas, Shane W Kraus, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UNLV, and Joshua Grubbs, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, revealed a potentially huge and alarming discrepancy between problem gambling amongst the military community compared with civilians.

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