Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

May 26, 2022
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) was awarded the 2022-23 Crossing Latinidades Melon Humanities Fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation. This fellowship provides an annual stipend, along with resources and training to enhance research focused on Latinx communities exploring and reimagining comparative frameworks that move beyond the single-…
May 18, 2022
Lauren Schmidt, Kavita Batra, Allison G. McNickle, Douglas R. Fraser, Deborah A. Kuhls, Paul J. Chestovich (all Medicine), and Rachael Robnett (Psychology), along with Lynde Lutzow of Temple University Hospital, presented their research, “Implicit Bias Affects Surgical Technical Skill Evaluations” at the Association for Surgical Education annual…
May 14, 2022
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt and Aldo Barrita (both Psychology) co-authored a book chapter "Racial Microaggressions and Self-Esteem" in the recently published book The Psychology of Inequity : Motivation and Beliefs edited by the late Jean Lau Chin, Yolanda E. Garcia and Arthur W. Blume. The book chapter summarizes recent findings highlighting how…
May 10, 2022
Aldo Barrita (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a study "Bullying, Depression, and Parental Acceptance in a Sample of Latinx Sexual and Gender Minority Youth" in the Journal of LGBT Youth. Results showed that, on average, Latinx sexual and gender minority youth reported rarely experiencing parental acceptance, frequently experiencing…
May 10, 2022
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and international colleagues recently published a paper, "Emerging Experience with Selected New Categories in the ICD-11: Complex PTSD, Prolonged Grief Disorder, Gaming Disorder, and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder," in World Psychiatry.  Kraus and Peer Briken (Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry,…
May 9, 2022
Anthony King, Ting Tong, Danielle Le, Donna Sim, Aimy Paulsen, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) recently presented their grant-funded research, "Associations Between Problem Gambling and Other Problematic Behavioral Patterns in Nevadan College Students," at the 15th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling at the Suncoast…
May 6, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (English, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies) was awarded a Los Angeles Review Board ( LARB ) Publishing Workshop Fellowship from June 27 to July 30. The Los Angeles Review of Books will host the fifth annual LARB Publishing Workshop, guiding a new cohort of students through the world of publishing with incredible…
March 24, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…
March 23, 2022
Joel Snyder (Psychology) was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). "Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application," according to a statement from the APS.
March 23, 2022
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Aldo Barrita, and Anthony King (all Psychology) recently published an article, "Perceived Everyday Discrimination Explains Internalized Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Asians." Findings indicated that Asians experienced more internalized racism and perceived a change in everyday discrimination during the COVID-19…
March 22, 2022
Brenna Renn (Psychology) was awarded a Developmental Research Project grant from the Nevada INBRE, funded by the National Institutes of Health IDeA Network of Biomedical Research. This two-year project, "Task Sharing to Expand Access to Mental Health Services," will develop and test a novel treatment paradigm to expand access to behavioral health…
March 17, 2022
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published an article, "Perspective: Can Psychedelic-assisted Therapy be a Promising Aid in Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Treatment?" in Comprehensive Psychiatry.