In The News: Department of Psychology
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.
Oct. 8, 10:03 p.m. “Sweet dreams beautiful girls,” Anna Kopp wrote in a Facebook message to four women with whom she fled the storm of bullets that rained down over the Route 91 Harvest festival a week earlier.
It’s been more than two weeks since a shooter killed 58 people and wounded 546 others at a country music concert outside Mandalay Bay.
“You never think it’ll happen to you. You see these horrific events on TV and try to imagine how you would react, or how you would survive, or IF you would survive,” wrote Brianna Hicks, a 22-year-old local who was at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1 when bullets tore into the crowd.