Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

February 6, 2023
Nathan C. Higgins, Alexandra N. Scurry, Fang Jiang, David F. Little, Claude Alain, Mounya Elhilali, and Joel S. Snyder published a paper titled, "Adaptation in the sensory cortex drives bistable switching during auditory stream segregation," in Neuroscience of Consciousness. Dr. Higgins and Dr. Little were post-doctoral fellows at UNLV, and Snyder…
January 31, 2023
Patricia A. Heisser-Metoyer, Ph.D., (Psychology; Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; African America and African Diaspora program), was selected to participate in The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans events in 2023. The initiative was created to strengthen…
January 26, 2023
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy (Psychology series) titled, "Epistemic Privilege and Epistemic Responsibility: Responding to an Inherent Call to Address the Needs of Queer and Trans Folx in Music Therapy." From the perspective of standpoint theory,…
January 18, 2023
Rakshitha Mohankumar and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an op-ed piece, "Boosting the Mental/Behavioral Health Infrastructure to Prevent Elder Suicide," for Generations Today, a bimonthly digital publication of the American Society on Aging. They highlight pervasive ageism and lack of training as barriers to better suicide prevention in…
January 13, 2023
Amanda Mraz and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an article titled, "Perspectives of Nonspecialists Delivering a Brief Depression Treatment in the United States: A Qualitative Investigation," in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Their coauthor Grace Woodard is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Miami. Renn''s effort on…
January 12, 2023
Brenna Renn (Psychology) has been elected to the executive board of the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. The society's mission is to advance the field of professional clinical geropsychology through the scientific study of mental health of older adults, delivery of culturally sensitive psychological services…
January 6, 2023
Kara Christensen (Psychology) published a new article, "Elevated insomnia symptom severity in university students: The role of sexual orientation and internalizing symptoms," in Journal of American College Health with colleagues Ilana Seager Van Dyk from Massey University (NZ) and Ellen Klaver from University of Alberta (CAN),
January 5, 2023
Yen-Ling Chen, Repairer Etuk, and Shane Kraus (all Psychology) and colleagues published two papers over the winter break.  The first paper, "Differences within: Hypersexuality, Sensation Seeking and Pornography Viewing Behaviors in a Sample of Heterosexual, Gay, Bisexual, and Uncertain Men," was published in Sexual Health & Compulsivity. …
December 12, 2022
Jessica Habashy, Stephen D. Benning, Brenna N. Renn (all Psychology), Elizabeth M. Lawrence (Sociology), and Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Psychometric properties of the eating disorder examination questionnaire: Factor analysis and measurement invariance by race/ethnicity and gender," in Eating Behaviors. 
November 27, 2022
Anthony King and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (both Psychology) recently published "Do Gamers Play for Money? A Moderated Mediation of Gaming Motives, Relative Deprivation, and Upward Mobility" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This article examines how financial incentives and motives related to modern video…
November 22, 2022
Jennifer Rennels and Rachael Robnett (both Psychology) co-chaired a symposium and panel discussion about Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Underrepresented students in STEM at the American Chemical Society's Western Regional Meeting in Las Vegas during October 2022. Seval Yildirim (Diversity Initiatives) and Eliza Wiggins (Community Programs)…
November 21, 2022
As part of the knowledge mobilization efforts of his community-engaged and stakeholder-involved research work, Renato “Rainier” M. Liboro (Psychology) recently presented at the research sessions of three Southern Nevada summits. On Oct. 7, 2022, he conducted the workshop, “Expanding the Understanding of Stakeholders in Higher Education on…