In The News: Department of Psychology

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 28, 2016

I’m not sure Colin Kaepernick knew it would reach this level of interest when he first sat down and later took a knee. That’s the funny thing about movements. There’s no telling how many people will assemble behind a shared purpose.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 28, 2016

College professors might end up staring in the mirror in response to a recent study led by R. Shane Westfall, a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Building upon other researchers’ findings that people attribute positive characteristics to those who are relatively attractive, Mr. Westfall has concluded that good-looking instructors might have another advantage: Their students learn more.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 1, 2016

Think looks don’t matter in the classroom? Think again — a UNLV study authored by a psychology graduate suggests students learn better from teachers they find attractive.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 1, 2016

Think looks don’t matter in the classroom? Think again — a UNLV study authored by a psychology graduate suggests students learn better from teachers they find attractive.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
August 29, 2016

A UNLV study has found that students perform better in school if their teacher is good looking.

KTRK-TV
August 29, 2016

Do students learn more effectively from attractive teachers? If you answered yes, go to the head of the class!

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 26, 2016

With her friendly smile, firm handshake, and stylishly oversize glasses, it's hard to imagine Eva Haydu, 17, not fitting in, let alone feeling unbearably sad.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 19, 2016

Men make up between 10 percent and 20 percent of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa cases across the nation. They are also responsible for about 40 percent of all binge eating disorders, according to the National Association of Men with Eating Disorders. But experts say these numbers only scratch the surface of the problem.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 24, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's proposal to spent $2 billion a year to battle Alzheimer's disease was welcomed Tuesday by Las Vegas researchers who say effective treatments are desperately needed given the growing number of elderly affected by the disease.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 17, 2015

Funny thing about the Christmas holiday season: For many travelers, it's the only time each year when the joys of visiting family members or escaping on a holiday vacation are strong enough to outweigh the fears of getting onto a plane and actually flying.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 1, 2015

When it comes to tragedy and natural disaster, some people turn to social media to express support or empathy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 17, 2015

Maybe you gave your Facebook profile photo an overlay of blue, white and red stripes, the colors of the French flag, to show your solidarity with the people of France after last week's devastating terrorist attacks.