Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact, assessment, and recognition. "Biggest Fan"/Excellence in Recognition — The Student Diversity & Social Justice Latinx Team of Alex Romero, Nicole...
May 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Examining Relations Between Obsessive-Compulsive Features, Substance-Use Disorders, and Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Vietnam Era Twin Cohort" in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 
May 11, 2020
Andrew Freeman (Psychology) published "A Clinical Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Neurodiverse/Autistic Adolescents Developed through Community-Based Participatory Design" in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The study was the first of its kind to identify patient-centered treatment components for youth with autism and gender diversity. 
May 8, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) recently completed a podcast Addiction and Suicide Prevention with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention discussing addiction and suicide prevention strategies for U.S. military veterans.
May 8, 2020
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) published "Individual Variations in Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions Among Asian Americans" in the Asian American Journal of Psychology. The study examined gender and rejection sensitivity as moderators for microaggressions on stress. Findings revealed that white perpetrators caused more stress compared with Asian perpetrators. A three-way interaction with microaggression type, gender, and rejection sensitivity on stress showed that Asian American...
May 1, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Graduate College Medallion recipients. Graduate College Medallion recipients are exceptionally involved during their time as graduate students at UNLV. Medallions are given in the semester students graduate.  This semester's recipients are: Austin McKenna, Biological Sciences Ph.D.  Monia Kazemeini, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Johanna Andrews, Public Health Ph.D. Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Psychology Ph.D. John...
April 24, 2020
Repairer Etuk and Shane Kraus (both Psychology) and colleagues recently published a systematic review, "Gambling Problems in US Military Veterans, in Current Addiction Reports. 
April 23, 2020
Maggie McMullin (Psychology) recently received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award through the U.S. Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to support her research on auditory scene perception. This is a competitive fellowship that promotes education and research relevant to the defense mission by providing three years of funding (i.e., full tuition and fee coverage, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and travel budget for professional...
April 17, 2020
Joel Snyder (Psychology), along with David Little and Mounya Elhilali, both of Johns Hopkins University, has published a paper on computational modeling of auditory perception in PLoS Computational Biology. Little formerly was a post-doctoral fellow in psychology at UNLV.  
April 15, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a case series, "Trauma-informed Drug Screens for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders: A Case Series," in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis.  
March 11, 2020
Dr. Renato "Rainier" Liboro (Psychology) has joined the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada as its academic research involvement and engagement liaison. In this new role, he will collaborate with the center and its community partners to conduct community-based research relevant to the mental health and well-being of the agency's stakeholders. Also, he will work to promote the center’s interests in future research with UNLV and other research institutions. Liboro is the research lead of the...
March 5, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Rory Reid of UCLA are conducting clinical workshops in Reno and Las Vegas this week. Titled “Helping Clients with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder,"  the workshops are supported by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, UNR.