Accomplishments: Department of Psychology
January 24, 2020
Barbara G. Brents (Sociology) along with two UNLV alumnae, Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, and '13 PhD Sociology, (now of the John Jay School of the City University of New York) and Aleta Baldwin, '06 BA Women's Studies, (now of University of Texas at San Antonio), and Paul Maginn (University of Western Australia) are the authors of an article, "Consent and Sexualized Leisure in Sin City: Observations from a U.S. Pornography Expo in Las Vegas," that recently was...
January 13, 2020
Shane Kraus and Repairer Etuk (both Psychology) recently published a paper, Current Pharmacotherapy for Gambling Disorder: a Systematic Review, in Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. Etuk is a graduate student.
December 17, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues published a paper, "A Systematic Review of Gambling-related Findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions," in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
December 9, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues published a paper, Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Dysregulation of Emotion, in Sexual Medicine Reviews.
November 25, 2019
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed journal article, "Utilizing the Community-based Research Approach to Examine Mental Health and Support Services Issues Related to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder" in the HIV and AIDS Review. This research article highlights the value of utilizing community-based research principles, tenets, and practices to examining issues that people living with HIV/AIDS experiencing neurocognitive challenges...
November 12, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, Posting Sexually Explicit Images or Videos of Oneself Online Is Associated With Impulsivity and Hypersexuality but Not Measures of Psychopathology in a Sample of US Veterans, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
November 5, 2019
Jennifer L. Rennels and Andrea J. Kayl (Psychology) published "Infants and Adults Represent Faces Differently" in the journal, Developmental Psychology. Infants typically have predominant experience with women and this research showed infants formed mental representations of faces that were weighted toward the most frequently seen faces — they more easily formed weighted representations of female than male faces. In contrast, adults formed mental representations that were a mathematical average...
October 23, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Stephen D. Benning (Psychology) have published a paper on the neurocognitive process of radicalization given individual exposure to digital extremist propaganda. "The Neurocognitive Process of Digital Radicalization: A Theoretical Model and Analytical Framework," appears in the Journal for Deradicalization.
October 22, 2019
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and his colleagues recently published a paper, "It All Adds Up: Addressing the Roles of Cumulative Traumatic Experiences on Military Veterans," in the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect.
October 22, 2019
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) recently presented a keynote address at the inaugural conference of the International Network for School Attendance in Oslo, Norway. The address, "A Bird's-Eye View of School Attendance and Absenteeism: Moving from Fragmentation to Reconstruction," involved a comprehensive overview of school attendance and its problems based on a multidimensional pyramid model of multi-tiered system of supports. He also chaired a symposium and round table discussions at the...
October 18, 2019
Nathan Higgins, Breanne Yerkes, Karli Nave, and Joel Snyder (all Psychology), along with former post-doctoral psychology fellows David Little and Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew, as well as Mounya Elhilali, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, have published a paper on the neural basis of auditory consciousness titled "Neural Correlates of Perceptual Switching while Listening to Bistable Auditory Streaming Stimuli" in the journal Neuroimage. Higgins is a post-doctoral psychology fellow, while Yerkes...
October 2, 2019
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology), along with Robb Travers and Ketan Shankardass both from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed journal article, "Stakeholder Perspectives on Ontario's Bill 13: A Macrosystem-level Intervention Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances and Other Initiatives Affirming LGBT Youth," in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. Their research article highlights the findings and lessons...