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Department of Psychology News

The psychology department provides a broad foundation in psychology, with further specialty courses and opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research and various applied settings. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.

Current Psychology News

Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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People | September 29, 2021

College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Josh Molina draws on his UNLV psych background in his role as a restaurateur.

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Research | September 28, 2021

Study, published this month in Communications Biology, reveals that chronic hyperglycemia impairs memory.

Research | September 24, 2021

Psychology professor Chris Kearney says refocusing on basic skills will help get schoolchildren get back on track.

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Campus News | September 21, 2021

UNLV Mountain Club serves as a vehicle for student growth in an outdoor setting.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

Psychology In The News

MEL Magazine
October 22, 2021

There are some tools athletes use to harness their anger that might help the rest of us.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 21, 2021

A driver suddenly braking, cutting off vehicles or needlessly honking is certain to bother fellow motorists.

October 11, 2021

Besides coping with the pandemic, the start of the 2021 school year has had some bumps in Southern Nevada as administrators deal with everything from crazy TiikTok challenges to buses running hours late.

Business Mirror
October 6, 2021

Sending a child to school in the morning is a daily ritual for millions of families worldwide. Unfortunately, the attendance process has become highly disrupted due to Covid-19.

October 6, 2021

Researchers at UNLV say they’ve strengthened the link between Type II diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, which saps brain function and has no cure.

Financial Review
October 6, 2021

Fans of the former CEO and alleged fraudster – and those who poke fun at her – are selling T-shirts, mugs, and other accessories referencing the ‘girlboss’.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

October 22, 2021
Tiange Xu (Hospitality) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research study examining problem gambling and mental health disorders in Nevadan university students. His mentors for the project are Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and...
October 20, 2021
Anthony King (Psychology) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research related to problem gambling amongst Nevadan college students. These funds were provided by the Nevada Department of Public and Behavioral Health to encourage scholars from Nevada...
October 13, 2021
Madina Kamolova (Management Information Systems), Jessica Habashy, Kaelyn Griffin, Bailey Way, and Shane Kraus (all Psychology) will be presenting at the annual meeting of Society of Advancement of Sexual Health in Seattle Oct. 14-17.  Graduate students from the Behavioral Addictions Lab will present three posters: 1) "Oh God yes: the...
October 4, 2021
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro, Jenna Despres, Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, and Lianne Barnes (all Psychology) of the CHAMPION Mental Health research lab, published their article, "Forging Resilience to HIV/AIDS: Personal Strengths of Middle-aged and Older Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With HIV/AIDS," in the American...
September 27, 2021
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper "International Sex Survey: Study protocol of a large, cross-cultural collaborative study in 45 countries" in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
September 22, 2021
Nathan C. Higgins, Ambar G. Monjaras, Breanne D. Yerkes, David F. Little, Jessica E. Nave-Blodgett, Mounya Elhilali, and Joel S. Snyder (all Psychology) published a new paper titled "Resetting of Auditory and Visual Segregation Occurs After Transient Stimuli of the Same Modality" in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.  All authors except Snyder...