Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

January 27, 2022
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Common Features in Compulsive Sexual Behavior, Substance Use Disorders, Personality, Temperament, and Attachment—A Narrative Review," in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  
January 21, 2022
Elizabeth Johnson (Anthropology) and Shelly Volsche, '13 BA Psychology, '15 MA Anthropology, and '17 PhD Anthropology, now of Boise State University, are authors of an article, "Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic," The article was published in the journal The International Journal of Research and Practice…
January 20, 2022
  Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer ( Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies) recently was selected by the University of California, Irvine Alumni Association to be interviewed for an alumni data confirmation and oral history initiative. She was the first Black/African American woman to receive a Ph.D., magna cum laude, in psychology from UCI. She…
November 23, 2021
Kimberly A. Barchard (Psychology) and Edwin Oh (Medicine) are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in arts and health and natural sciences, respectively.   Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV faculty…
November 16, 2021
Matthew Schurr and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an open access manuscript entited, "Artificial Intelligence: An Interprofessional Perspective on Implications for Geriatric Mental Health Research and Care" in Frontiers in Psychiatry. This piece, written with colleagues from the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics (Toronto) and the…
November 16, 2021
Sonia Dhaliwal (Psychology)  was elected as a Board of Directors member to the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies.
November 10, 2021
Shane Kraus (Psychology) is a co-investigator on the project “Sports wagering in the US: A nationally representative longitudinal study” which received a three-year grant from the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) for $401,930. The project will conduct a large scale, national study of sports-wagering behaviors in the United States…
November 1, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) conducted a series of training workshops for educational agencies in September and October regarding supports for elementary, middle, and high school students and their attendance following pandemic-induced shutdowns.  The workshops focused on a multi-tiered approach to support student functioning with respect to…
October 26, 2021
Repairer Etuk (Psychology) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research project examining impulsivity, eating habits, and physical and mental health disorders in Nevadans seeking treatment for gambling disorder. His mentor for the project is Shane…
October 22, 2021
Tiange Xu (Hospitality) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research study examining problem gambling and mental health disorders in Nevadan university students. His mentors for the project are Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and…
October 20, 2021
Anthony King (Psychology) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research related to problem gambling amongst Nevadan college students. These funds were provided by the Nevada Department of Public and Behavioral Health to encourage scholars from Nevada…
October 13, 2021
Madina Kamolova (Management Information Systems), Jessica Habashy, Kaelyn Griffin, Bailey Way, and Shane Kraus (all Psychology) will be presenting at the annual meeting of Society of Advancement of Sexual Health in Seattle Oct. 14-17.  Graduate students from the Behavioral Addictions Lab will present three posters: 1) "Oh God yes: the…