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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

Michelle Paul, director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic at UNLV, sits in front of her computer in her office to conduct a virtual meeting.
Business and Community | April 2, 2020

The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic responds to outbreak, offers all services to existing patients virtually.

Campus News | April 1, 2020

Undergraduates Alvaro Carbonero and Ava Platt among a select group of STEM students nationwide selected for prestigious honor.

Business and Community | March 25, 2020

UNLV mental health expert Michelle Paul offers conversation strategies for COVID-19.

two people sitting on couch interact with someone via video call on a laptop
Business and Community | March 17, 2020

UNLV psychology professor Stephen D. Benning offers tips on staying safe and sane during the coronavirus pandemic.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus News | March 10, 2020

As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

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Psychology In The News

April 1, 2020

A few weeks ago (or maybe it was days — time means nothing to me anymore), a push notification on my phone alerted me that my friend had tagged me in her Instagram story.

Health 24
March 30, 2020

Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.

March 30, 2020

Healthcare professionals are constantly reminded that we need to wash our hands regularly to protect ourselves against covid-19. However, this virus can also survive on metal and plastic objects for several days - so touching sunglasses may be enough to get infected if we didn't wash our hands thoroughly afterwards. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization advise people to stop touching their faces.

March 30, 2020

Public health officials strongly encourage people to wash their hands to protect themselves from the coronavirus. However, this virus can survive on metal and plastic for several days, so just adjusting your glasses with unwashed hands can be enough to get infected. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have asked everyone to avoid touching their faces.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 30, 2020

In the battle against inner demons, Alexis Gonzalez warred her way to a truce.

March 30, 2020

Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

March 11, 2020
Dr. Renato "Rainier" Liboro (Psychology) has joined the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada as its academic research involvement and engagement liaison. In this new role, he will collaborate with the center and its community partners to conduct community-based research relevant to the mental health and well-being of the agency's stakeholders. Also, he...
March 5, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Rory Reid of UCLA are conducting clinical workshops in Reno and Las Vegas this week. Titled “Helping Clients with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder,"  the workshops are supported by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, UNR.
February 7, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, Moral Incongruence and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Results from Cross-sectional Interactions and Parallel Growth Curve Analyses) in Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 
January 29, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues published a paper, Child Sexual Abuse and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: A Systematic Literature Review, in Current Addiction Reports. 
January 29, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing), Christopher Kearney (Psychology), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veteran Services Center) published an article "Student Veterans’ Construction and Enactment of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study" and was considered as a top cited article for 2018-19 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health...
January 24, 2020
Barbara G. Brents (Sociology) along with two UNLV alumnae, Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, and '13 PhD Sociology, (now of the John Jay School of the City University of New York) and Aleta Baldwin, '06 BA Women's Studies, (now of University of Texas at San Antonio), and Paul Maginn (University of Western Australia) are the...