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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 | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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.

Psychology In The News

December 1, 2020

At the beginning of 2018, Steve had a stable marriage and his own business. By the end of 2018, he had neither. Alcohol abuse contributed to the 37-year-old's downward spiral, but it wasn't the catalyst.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 17, 2020

As Nevadans stay home to counter the third COVID-19 spike, some health experts acknowledge many are dealing with COVID fatigue, resulting in some people letting their guard down.

CTV News
November 16, 2020

Despite being part of a population facing an increased risk for acquiring HIV, researchers say many middle-aged men who have sex with men (MSM) have exhibited considerable resilience against the virus since the start of the epidemic 40 years ago.

November 4, 2020

What’s new with you? Not all that much, we’re guessing. Eight months into the pandemic and for many of us, life has become pretty monotonous. The adventures that peppered our lives before — exploring new cities, trying out new bars and restaurants, meeting new people — have largely disappeared. Maybe you’ve managed to organize a few days away, go on some socially distanced dates or are dining out again, but any fresh experiences are likely to be pretty limited compared with life before.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 30, 2020

The first meeting held by the 1 October Memorial Committee offered a glimpse into an unexpected controversy that has surfaced around the 2017 massacre’s official death toll.

El Tiempo
October 30, 2020

The first meeting held by the October 1 Memorial Committee offered a glimpse into an unexpected controversy that has arisen over the official death toll from the 2017 massacre.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

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.
November 16, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented his work, Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder in ICD-11: Clinical Considerations and Future Directions, as part of a symposium, Clinical Features of Behavioral Addictions, at the virtual annual International Society of Addiction Medicine and Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference.  
November 13, 2020
Annika Roseen (Psychology) was named the new Mx. Native UNLV! She is a psychology major and neuroscience minor passionate about mental wellness and indigenous mental health.  The Mx. Native UNLV Pageant was created by the UNLV Native American Student Association (NASA) to provide a platform for Indigenous leaders to enact meaningful change and...
November 6, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) along with Researchers at Northeastern University (Arielle A. J. Scoglio Alisa Lincoln, and Beth E. Molnar) and recently published a paper "Chipped or Whole? Listening to Survivors’ Experiences With Disclosure Following Sexual Violence" in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. This study used data from nine focus groups...
November 5, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology), along with colleagues at the Univeristy of Washington School of Medicine, recently published the discussion piece Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions in Psychiatric Services (published by the American Psychiatric Association). Although more than 50% of those with...
November 4, 2020
Aldo Barrita, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Marvin Fuentes, and Lianelys Cabrera-Martinez (all Psychology) presented a poster summarizing a systematic review of the literature on microaggressions impacting Latinx communities at the 2020 conference for the National Latinx Psychological Association.