In The News: Department of Psychology

Science Daily
August 9, 2018

Researchers have identified which brain proteins might be most influential in controlling neural activity associated with epilepsy and anxiety, paving the way for better prevention and treatments someday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 2, 2018

The difference between distracted driving and distracted walking? One is a well-known, dangerous behavior that everybody agrees should be avoided. The other is a potentially harmful behavior that most of us barely think about.

ABC Australlia
July 1, 2018

Shortly after Cameron Smith and Charlotte Peverett tied the knot 10 years ago, Cameron proposed that he take his wife's surname.

Psychology Today
June 11, 2018

Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Robin Williams. Chester Bennington. Chris Cornell. In the last year, a number of very public deaths have brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of public health.

May 21, 2018

The thought of another mass tragedy affecting Las Vegas is almost too much to bear, but a masked gunman scare at a local mall renewed fears it could happen again.

Study International
April 10, 2018

Your good-looking lab partner at university is more likely to think the world is fair than your less genetically-blessed peers, a new study has found.

PSY Post
April 2, 2018

Beautiful people tend to believe that life is fundamentally fair and just, according to new research conducted with college students.

ZME Science
April 2, 2018

The study analyzed an unlikely connection between attractiveness and the belief in a just world, finding a strong correlation between the two.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 29, 2018

Stacie Armentrout felt nauseated watching surveillance video of Stephen Paddock roaming Mandalay Bay in the days before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip.

Vegas Seven
March 1, 2018

Gabriel Allred and Michael Wagner are poised to disrupt the cannabis market in a major way. The co-founders of Tokes Platform, a cryptocurrency company, are leveraging their diverse educational and professional backgrounds to not only revolutionize the way the cannabis industry banks and takes payment from consumers, but how the industry tracks the plant from seed to sale.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 16, 2018

News reports of yet another mass killing, this time in Florida, have brought renewed sorrow and stress to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 15, 2018

Modern life is crazy stressful. It often feels like you’re trapped inside a 24-hour barrage of bad news, political hijinks and social media-induced envy. There may be no way to fix the world outside your front door, but the world inside can be a haven of your own creation. Here’s how.