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
UNLV helps students overcome their math anxiety.
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.
Psychology In The News
What were you thinking about a second ago? Or, to cut to the chase, how were you thinking about it? It’s a deceptively tricky question to answer.
While anyone's anxiety could spike over so much trauma in just a week, Professor Christopher Kearney of UNLV says it's necessary to discuss tragedies like the ones that happened in Texas, California, and Ohio with your kids.
I had the pleasure to interview Licensed clinical psychologist Brad Donohue. Brad is a UNLV professor of psychology and director of The Optimum Performance Program in Sports (TOPPS) — a mental health program targeted specifically to college athletes. He also writes a regular column for Psychology Today.
After the recent pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the collective attention of America’s ire has once again landed squarely on the topic of gun control.
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!"
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.