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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 | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Campus News | August 28, 2020

Managers encouraged to be "flexible, equitable, and communicative" with employees who have children being schooled from home.

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Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

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Business and Community | June 4, 2020

Mental health expert Dr. Michelle Paul provides strategies on fighting off anxieties as people return to work, outside activities.

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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.

Psychology In The News

Research Digest
September 18, 2020

If you were to play your favourite song right now, I imagine you’d have little difficulty clapping along with the beat. Our appreciation of beat allows us to clap, dance, march and sway in time with a piece of music — or just with each other. As the authors of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General point out, these behaviours occur spontaneously across human cultures. But while moving to a beat seems effortless, it involves all kinds of perceptual processes.

Research Digest
September 18, 2020

If you were to play your favourite song right now, I imagine you’d have little difficulty clapping along with the beat. Our appreciation of beat allows us to clap, dance, march and sway in time with a piece of music — or just with each other. As the authors of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General point out, these behaviours occur spontaneously across human cultures. But while moving to a beat seems effortless, it involves all kinds of perceptual processes.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 10, 2020

September is suicide prevention awareness month and mental health experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has left many anxious and on edge.

Self
August 29, 2020

A post-quarantine pandemic reunion with your partner isn’t always as sweet as you’d imagine. After weeks or months of social distancing in separate places, the coronavirus pandemic still remains. This means that every interaction comes with a somewhat awkward protocol. Instead of jumping into each other’s arms, you might open your door and carefully back out of a tiny hallway to let your lover into your home. You might watch as they take off their mask and wait patiently for them to wash their hands for 20 seconds—humming “Happy Birthday” to yourself. Then, you smile at each other, or, your heart starts pounding so hard that you don’t know what to do.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 21, 2020

Monday marks the beginning of what will be a new, and very different school year for the Clark County School District, as it will begin from a distance.

Resident Weekly
August 18, 2020

The psychological influences brought about by the pandemic keep on affecting individuals in their day by day lives.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

September 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published two papers. The first, "Predicting Problematic Pornography Use among Male Returning US Veterans," was published in Addictive Behaviors. The second paper, "Spotlight on Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder: A Systematic Review of Research on Women," was published in Neuropsychiatric Disease...
September 8, 2020
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology), Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dr. Samuel Parrish (Medicine), served as panelists on a virtual presentation on "Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community," earlier this month. The event was presented to diverse students of the School of Medicine and was sponsored by the registered...
August 31, 2020
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) and his academic colleagues and community partners from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, have recently published and released a comprehensive community report based on the findings of their collaborative project, "An Examination of Resilience to HIV/AIDS Among Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men:...
August 24, 2020
Anthony King, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, and Aldo Barrita (Psychology) recently published "Risk Factors of Problem Gaming and Gambling in US Emerging Adult Non-Students: The Role of Loot Boxes, Microtransactions, and Risk-Taking" in Issues in Mental Health Nursing. This study examined the potential comorbidity between internet gambling disorder (IGD...
August 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published two papers. The first paper, published in Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ("Screening for Gambling Disorder in VA Primary Care Behavioral Health: A Pilot Study") assessed the prevalence of at-risk/problem gambling in a sample of U.S. military veterans seeking mental health treatment...
August 14, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology) and colleagues at the University of Washington described real-world use of behavioral health mobile apps in a recent publication in JAMA Network Open. They argue that for behavioral health mobile apps to make a public health impact they have to be not only downloaded, but actually used by consumers or patients over time....