In The News: Department of Psychology
Increasingly, women are keeping their surname when they get married. But they remain a minority, and some researchers suggest the social costs of bucking tradition may explain why.
When the bullets started flying on that October evening, some hit Las Vegas’ Route 91 concert stage so close to Royce Christenson that shards of aluminum landed in his hair. He saw a man go down, and the man “did not get back up.” He applied pressure to a bullet wound in a woman’s leg.
Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, am I a jerk?
It’s been less than eight weeks since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the first research on the mental trauma suffered by those at the Route 91 country music festival has been completed.
Someone who didn’t witness a traumatic event or have a loved one who lived through it can’t be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under the textbook definition of the mental malady.
A researcher at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is hoping to use the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1st to study whether certain personality types may be more vulnerable to trauma.
A new initiative looks to reduce gender and minority gaps in STEM classrooms. Rachael Robnett, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas psychology professor, discussed two major barriers preventing women and other underrepresented minorities from succeeding in STEM.
Dustin J. Hines, professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, notes that not everyone is an ideal candidate for sleep deprivation treatment. But he does say the method may affect some patients more positively than commonly prescribed drug treatments. Plus, the lack of sleep can produce quick results—something that some medications take weeks to do.
ven though the Las Vegas Valley is "Vegas Strong," it's been a rough three weeks for those affected by the 1 October shooting.
A professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is researching the psychological impact of the 1 October Attack.
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, we are seeing signs of trauma and healing.
A UNLV researcher is using the mass shooting in Las Vegas to study whether certain personality types may be more vulnerable to trauma than others.