Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

April 12, 2021
Kari Goold, Peter Gray (both Anthropology) and Reynafe Aniga (Psychology) recently published an article "Sports under Quarantine: A Case Study of Major League Baseball in 2020" in the journal Social Sciences. Goold and Aniga are McNair Scholars.
April 5, 2021
Anthony King, Aldo Barrita, Ting Tong, Danielle Cheung, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) presented three research posters at the American Psychological Association's Division 50 conference for Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction. The posters that were: "The Role of Relative Deprivation in Video Gaming Disorders of US Emerging Adults" " The Role of Subjective Social Status in Substance Use During Emerging Adulthood" "The Links Between Problematic Video Gaming and Gambling in US...
March 24, 2021
Dr. Ji Won Yoo, Dr. Scott Lee (both Medicine); Nicole Jeong (Psychology); and Jay Shen (Public Health), along with Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health;    Joungyoun Kim, Hyo-Sun You, Ye-Seul Kim, all of Chungbuk National University in Korea; Hyung-Jin Hyun of Seoul National University in Korea; and Eun-A Choi of the Korea National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published a paper "Diabetes, Metformin, and Lung Cancer:...
March 23, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) received honorable mention for the Pre-Doctoral Ford Foundation Fellowship. From more than 2,200 applicants, only 75 get the fellowship and around 200 are included on the honorable mention list.
March 18, 2021
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented two talks this month at the 9th annual Conference on Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA): Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors Across the Lifespan, which was held virtually this year. The first talk, "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder in ICD-11: Clinical Considerations and Future Directions, "which discussed treatment and research guidelines for ongoing research in compulsive sexual behavior disorder. The second talk, Passion for Pornography and...
March 12, 2021
Shane Kraus (Psychology) published five articles and book chapters in 2021.  The first paper, Pornography Use and Psychological Science: A Call for Consideration, was published in Current Directions in Psychological Sciences.  The second paper, Military Veterans’ Psychological Distress Associated with Problematic Pornography Use, was published in the International Journal on Mental Health and Addictions.  The third paper, The Psychometric Properties of the Bergen–Yale Sex Addiction Scale for...
March 9, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published a book, "Getting Your Child Back to School: A Parent's Guide to Solving School Attendance Problems," a revised and updated version by Oxford University Press (2021).  The book is designed for caregivers and outlines various kinds of school attendance problems and how families can address the many issues surrounding absenteeism.  The book has been extended to address severe school attendance problems as well as substantial time out of school due to the...
March 3, 2021
Dustin Hines (Psychology) received a research award sponsored by the Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks (RAIN). RAIN is funded by the National Institutes of Health to improve collaborative biomedical research efforts in western states. He will collaborate with Rochelle Hines (Psychology) and William Maio of New Mexico State University to develop and test compounds with the potential to treat developmental epilepsy. This award is for two years and $20,000 in direct costs. 
March 2, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, and Anthony King (all Psychology) presented a research symposium presentation, "Racial Microaggressions, Mental Health, and Substance Use: A Mediation Analysis," and a a poster presentation, "Latinx and Microaggressions: A Decade of Research," at the national Winter Roundtable Conference in Psychology at the Teachers College Columbia University New York. Four UNLV psychology undergraduate students, Lianelys Cabrera-Martinez, Beatriz Flores, Andrea...
February 25, 2021
Brenna Renn (Psychology) recently published the manuscript, "A Typical Week With Mild Cognitive Impairment" in The Gerontologist. This project used photoelicitation interviews to explore the subjective experience of a “typical week” living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to document (a) important activities, (b) barriers to usual activities, and (c) facilitators and supports among such individuals. She co-authored this paper with colleagues from the University of Washington Schools of...
February 8, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) was one of the winners of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's Student Researcher Award. He was awarded a research grant for $2,500 for his study in "Latinx Experiences with Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions."
January 11, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published several articles to begin 2021. The first, “A Multi-tiered Systems of Support Blueprint for Re-opening Schools Following COVID-19 Shutdown,” was published in Children and Youth Services Review. This article provides a roadmap for school officials to address major domains of student functioning (adjustment, traumatic stress, academic status, health and safety) across tiers of support (universal, targeted, intensive) as they re-open physical learning...