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
The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.
A two-time UNLV alum, Pete Reyes is studying for a third degree while working full time and making indie-electronic albums.
New research unveils the anterior cingulate cortex’s role in memory retrieval and potential implications for dementia treatment.
Noelle Lefforge helps a UNLV mental health clinic reach into rural Nevada while giving graduate students vital training.
UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.
Here's why the one-time temp worker was snatched up full time within a month of stepping on campus.
Psychology In The News
A number of bloggers have asked us to discuss sport performance optimization exercises that are supported in science. In answering this call, we’d like to report the results of a study that compared the effectiveness of 3 exercises that were designed to improve running performance (systematic motivational exchanges, yoga, discussion about competitive running), and show how this information can be used to assist athletes immediately prior to competitive events.
On the list of top 10 complaints parents have to listen to, “I don’t want to go to school today” probably ranks right up there with “He’s bugging me” and “I just want to text my friends!”
Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings.
The human brain has more possible neurological connections than there are atoms in the known universe – between ten quadrillion vigintillion, and one-hundred thousand quadrillion vigintillion – that’s quite a lot. So why does it come as a surprise to hear that most people don’t convert this immense computing power into words?
Physical exhaustion, negative emotions and reduced effectiveness with your job. We're talking about burn-out. The World Health Organization is updating its definition in the latest version of their handbook of diseases.
Following their study in rats, scientists have broken new ground in memory research. The finding concerns how the brain retrieves long-term memory and should open new avenues for investigating and treating Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia.