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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 | May 4, 2021

Aldo Barrita uses his skills as a researcher to bring awareness to anti-Asian racism, which has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Rochelle and Dustin Hines standing in white lab coats
Research | March 8, 2021

UNLV neuroscientists Dustin and Rochelle Hines join rising number of researchers studying possible medical benefits of psychedelics; their work on brain activity recently published by Nature: Scientific Reports.

Portrait of Andrew Ho wearing a suit and tie and a UNLV pin
Campus News | February 24, 2021

Andrew Ho named 2020 Student Veteran of the Year, becomes second UNLV student to receive national recognition from Student Veterans of America.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 25, 2021

Online master’s program for School of Nursing ranks 7th overall and College of Education earns highest-ever placement at 35th; Liberal Arts’ online bachelor’s in psychology debuts at 26th. 

Psychology In The News

Huffington Post
May 5, 2021

Asian Americans Face Unique Mental Health Challenges. This Group Gives Them A Voice.

May 5, 2021

Hoiyan Isabel Pang has had a difficult, yearslong journey finding a mental health professional who understood all of her intersections: She is a bisexual woman, Asian American immigrant and survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 4, 2021

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. It’s something very common, especially during the pandemic, and it’s also treatable.

April 20, 2021

AnnaLynn McCord revealed that she has dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, a diagnosis the 90210 star feels no “shame” in sharing.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 14, 2021

Many Nevadans are seeing loved ones and friends for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide. That face-to-face interaction is now strongly encouraged by mental health professionals.

April 6, 2021

The recent shootings in several Atlanta spas have brought violence against Asian Americans into the headlines. Again. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

May 7, 2021
Aldo Barrita (Psychology) published a book chapter, "Resilience in LGBTQ PoC," in the new book Heart, Brain and Mental Health Disparities for LGBTQ People of Color edited by James J. Garcia. This chapter serves as a summary of findings on resilience in LGBTQ PoC, providing a critique and suggestions for future research in the study of resilience...
April 12, 2021
Kari Goold, Peter Gray (both Anthropology) and Reynafe Aniga (Psychology) recently published an article "Sports under Quarantine: A Case Study of Major League Baseball in 2020" in the journal Social Sciences. Goold and Aniga are McNair Scholars.
April 5, 2021
Anthony King, Aldo Barrita, Ting Tong, Danielle Cheung, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) presented three research posters at the American Psychological Association's Division 50 conference for Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction. The posters that were: "The Role of Relative Deprivation in Video Gaming Disorders of US Emerging...
March 24, 2021
Dr. Ji Won Yoo, Dr. Scott Lee (both Medicine); Nicole Jeong (Psychology); and Jay Shen (Public Health), along with Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health;    Joungyoun Kim, Hyo-Sun You, Ye-Seul Kim, all of Chungbuk National University in Korea; Hyung-Jin Hyun of Seoul National University in Korea; and Eun-A Choi of...
March 23, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) received honorable mention for the Pre-Doctoral Ford Foundation Fellowship. From more than 2,200 applicants, only 75 get the fellowship and around 200 are included on the honorable mention list.
March 18, 2021
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented two talks this month at the 9th annual Conference on Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA): Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors Across the Lifespan, which was held virtually this year. The first talk, "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder in ICD-11: Clinical Considerations and Future Directions, "which...