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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

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People | April 10, 2020

UNLV's first graduate in the HOPE Scholars program for homeless youth will receive her degree this May.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

Michelle Paul, director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic at UNLV, sits in front of her computer in her office to conduct a virtual meeting.
Business and Community | April 2, 2020

The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic responds to outbreak, offers all services to existing patients virtually.

Campus News | April 1, 2020

Undergraduates Alvaro Carbonero and Ava Platt among a select group of STEM students nationwide selected for prestigious honor.

Business and Community | March 25, 2020

UNLV mental health expert Michelle Paul offers conversation strategies for COVID-19.

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Business and Community | March 17, 2020

UNLV psychology professor Stephen D. Benning offers tips on staying safe and sane during the coronavirus pandemic.

Psychology In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2020

At a time when we are battered by cruel statistics on infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, one set of numbers, at least on the surface, provides a ray of hope in the time of coronavirus.

May 21, 2020

A new study published May 18 in the journal Nature Neuroscience has revealed a link between our physical environment and how happy we feel.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 18, 2020

When those of us who haven’t been on the front lines finally emerge from our homes — staring curiously at new faces for the first time in weeks, many of us clad in sweatpants and pajama bottoms because our work clothes no longer fit — how will we behave?

El Tiempo
May 4, 2020

Students of the 2020 generation thought they would spend the spring like the older ones before them.

April 23, 2020

For most people, modern life has gotten more stressful. The usual grind of working hard and paying the bills has been upended by a global health crisis and the resulting economic troubles.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2020

Sam Lieberman knew everybody, from senators to barbers. But when he died April 3 at age 58, nobody attended his memorial service.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact,...
May 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Examining Relations Between Obsessive-Compulsive Features, Substance-Use Disorders, and Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Vietnam Era Twin Cohort" in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 
May 11, 2020
Andrew Freeman (Psychology) published "A Clinical Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Neurodiverse/Autistic Adolescents Developed through Community-Based Participatory Design" in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The study was the first of its kind to identify patient-centered treatment components for youth with...
May 8, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) recently completed a podcast Addiction and Suicide Prevention with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention discussing addiction and suicide prevention strategies for U.S. military veterans.
May 8, 2020
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) published "Individual Variations in Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions Among Asian Americans" in the Asian American Journal of Psychology. The study examined gender and rejection sensitivity as moderators for microaggressions on stress. Findings revealed that white perpetrators caused more stress...
May 1, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Graduate College Medallion recipients. Graduate College Medallion recipients are exceptionally involved during their time as graduate students at UNLV. Medallions are given in the semester students graduate.  This semester's recipients are: Austin McKenna, Biological...