In The News: Department of Psychology

National Geographic

While experts disagree on how common self-talk really is, they wholeheartedly agree that it’s a valuable tool for self-discovery.

American School & University

More than a third of the students in the Clark County (Nevada) School District were chronically absent from school during in 2022-2023, the state Department of Education says. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the 38.3% rate is a slight improvement from the prior school year’s 40.6%, but it’s still much higher than the district’s pre-pandemic chronic absenteeism rate of 21.9%.

CDC Gaming

Last week, an academic paper co-authored by Joshua Grubbs of the University of New Mexico and Shane Kraus of UNLV confirmed what many have suspected: Those who engage in sports betting are about twice as likely to binge drink than other types of gamblers and people who don’t wager at all.

Gambling News

A recent study has shed light on a concerning trend among sports bettors in the United States: a higher likelihood of binge drinking compared to non-gamblers or those who do not wager on sports.

10 WJAR

A new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, shows a clear link between sports betting and alcohol use. "It's hidden. Often people go 8 to 10 years before they get help," said Dr. Shane Kraus, a professor of psychology, and the Director of the addictions lab at UNLV.

SportsHandle

Last week, an academic paper co-authored by Joshua Grubbs of the University of New Mexico and Shane Kraus of UNLV confirmed what many have suspected: Those who engage in sports betting are about twice as likely to binge drink than other types of gamblers and people who don’t wager at all.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Nevada ranks worst in the nation for both overall mental health and youth mental health. To make matters worse, the state has a shortage of health workers in those fields. UNLV hosted a mental health forum Friday to highlight three university-led efforts to improve mental health and the health worker shortage in Nevada.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Nevada ranks worst in the nation for both overall mental health and youth mental health. To make matters worse, the state has a shortage of health workers in those fields. UNLV hosted a mental health forum Friday to highlight three university-led efforts to improve mental health and the health worker shortage in Nevada.

Eurekalert!

UNLV study finds binge drinking is disproportionately more common among sports bettors than non-gamblers or those who don't wager on sports

Casino.org

Many sports bettors aren’t only risking money when they gamble, but possibly their health, too. That’s according to new research conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in conjunction with the University of New Mexico.

Mirage News

It turns out that money isn't the only thing sports gamblers are risking. According to a new study, bettors who wager on sporting events, esports, and daily fantasy sports are much more likely than other individuals to binge drink.

Medical Xpress

It turns out that money isn't the only thing sports gamblers are risking. According to a new study, bettors who wager on sporting events, esports, and daily fantasy sports are much more likely than other individuals to binge drink.