In The News: Department of Psychology

Verywell Mind
December 1, 2022

As of 2018, approximately 1.2 million people had HIV in the U.S.1 According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in General Psychiatry, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS significantly increases the risk of suicidality.

Higher Ed Dive
November 28, 2022

In fall 2020, the first full semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, many students struggled to adapt to the shift to online education, let alone engage meaningfully with subject matter.

Healthline
November 23, 2022

Actor Chris Hemsworth announced that the results of a genetic test he took have revealed that he is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease because he has two copies of the APOE4 gene.

Yahoo!
November 21, 2022

Alzheimer's disease—the most common type of dementia—affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer's Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be "a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia," Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.

Best Life
November 21, 2022

Alzheimer's disease—the most common type of dementia—affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer's Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be "a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia," Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.

Upworthy
November 10, 2022

It's a little weird to think about thinking. But when you have a thought, is it a visualization, a string of words, a vague notion that carries meaning or a combination of all three? Did you know that some people can’t do all three?

City Cast Las Vegas
November 8, 2022

Every year, the Mental Health Institute releases a report on the state of mental health in America. One of the measures looks at the incidence of youth mental illness compared to the availability of quality mental healthcare.

Nautilus
November 7, 2022

One fine spring afternoon this year, as I was out running errands in the small Norwegian town where I live, a loud beep startled me into awareness. What had just been on my mind? After a moment’s pause, I realized something strange. I’d been thinking two things at the same time—rehearsing the combination of a new bike lock and contemplating whether I should wear the clunky white beeper that had just sounded into a bank.

Grid
November 7, 2022

Shaquille O’Neal wants you to gamble. So does Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, the NFL, NBA and MLB. Four years into a nationwide betting boom, addiction researchers are seeing signs that young, high-income men face increased risks of gambling problems.

Forbes
November 3, 2022

Alma is an online directory platform that streamlines the process of finding licensed mental health providers in your area who are accepting patients and insurance for in-person or virtual therapy.

Yahoo!
November 1, 2022

For most of U.S. history, sports betting was rare. Some people certainly bet on sports illegally via a bookie, or placed bets in the few places where it was legal, such as Nevada.

Conversation
November 1, 2022

For most of U.S. history, sports betting was rare. Some people certainly bet on sports illegally via a bookie, or placed bets in the few places where it was legal, such as Nevada.