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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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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. 

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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People | December 14, 2020

A first-generation student finds her calling by helping UNLV's students navigate their challenges.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Psychology In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 26, 2021

When you are watching yet another crime show on TV, do ever think to yourself, “why am I so obsessed with this?”

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 12, 2021

What does it take to catch a killer? In some cases, it involves getting inside the mind of a murderer.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 8, 2021

For most of us, the concept of hoarding brings to mind one of two things: 1. The 11-season A&E reality show Hoarders, which “features a team of experts working to tackle some of the biggest, most extreme and most challenging hoards in America,” or 2. Friends who remark of their organized collections—vinyl records or Barbie dolls or whatever—“I’m such a hoarder.”

January 28, 2021

After months of back and forth about when students will return to in-person learning, the Clark County School District announced Wednesday that students pre-K through third grade will return to school starting March 1.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 22, 2021

It's what one viewer knows all too well.

January 19, 2021

Even in years without a global pandemic, catastrophic weather events, and other 2020 phenomena, many people find the holidays stressful, exhausting, or depressing. According to the American Psychological Association, 44% of women and 33% of men surveyed feel stressed during the holidays. The holiday blues strike people experiencing the forced joyfulness and expectations of the season.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

February 25, 2021
Brenna Renn (Psychology) recently published the manuscript, "A Typical Week With Mild Cognitive Impairment" in The Gerontologist. This project used photoelicitation interviews to explore the subjective experience of a “typical week” living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to document (a) important activities, (b) barriers to usual activities,...
February 8, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) was one of the winners of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's Student Researcher Award. He was awarded a research grant for $2,500 for his study in "Latinx Experiences with Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions."
January 11, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published several articles to begin 2021. The first, “A Multi-tiered Systems of Support Blueprint for Re-opening Schools Following COVID-19 Shutdown,” was published in Children and Youth Services Review. This article provides a roadmap for school officials to address major domains of student functioning (adjustment...
December 17, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology) published the manuscript "Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of Concept" in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. She worked alongside colleagues from the University of Washington departments of computer science and engineering, social work, and psychiatry and...
December 9, 2020
James M. Hyman  (Psychology) presented recent work from his lab for the colloquium series at the University of Toronto department of psychology. "How Context, Memory, and Neurodegeneration Affect ACC-hippocampal Interactions" was his topic.    
November 18, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented his work, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, at the virtual Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling ENGAGE conference. His talk focused on using mindfulness-based relapse prevention for the treatment of gambling disorder in United States veterans.