In The News: Department of Psychology

Verywell Mind
December 7, 2020

The longer the pandemic drags on, and the more trauma and anxiety it causes, the more people start to feel like contracting and spreading COVID-19 is out of their control. More people are starting to experience caution fatigue, or "COVID fatigue," experts say, and it's causing them to make decisions that increase their risk of contracting the virus.

Community Psychiatry
December 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has persisted for the majority of 2020, and it’s taking a toll on people.

December 2, 2020

One of the facilities that the internet brought to the world was the quick access to pornography, content previously seen only through the rental or purchase of physical media, magazines or pay TV. Along with practicality, addiction came, which divides scientists' opinions about whether it is harmful or not.

December 1, 2020

At the beginning of 2018, Steve had a stable marriage and his own business. By the end of 2018, he had neither. Alcohol abuse contributed to the 37-year-old's downward spiral, but it wasn't the catalyst.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 17, 2020

As Nevadans stay home to counter the third COVID-19 spike, some health experts acknowledge many are dealing with COVID fatigue, resulting in some people letting their guard down.

CTV News
November 16, 2020

Despite being part of a population facing an increased risk for acquiring HIV, researchers say many middle-aged men who have sex with men (MSM) have exhibited considerable resilience against the virus since the start of the epidemic 40 years ago.

November 4, 2020

What’s new with you? Not all that much, we’re guessing. Eight months into the pandemic and for many of us, life has become pretty monotonous. The adventures that peppered our lives before — exploring new cities, trying out new bars and restaurants, meeting new people — have largely disappeared. Maybe you’ve managed to organize a few days away, go on some socially distanced dates or are dining out again, but any fresh experiences are likely to be pretty limited compared with life before.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 30, 2020

The first meeting held by the 1 October Memorial Committee offered a glimpse into an unexpected controversy that has surfaced around the 2017 massacre’s official death toll.

El Tiempo
October 30, 2020

The first meeting held by the October 1 Memorial Committee offered a glimpse into an unexpected controversy that has arisen over the official death toll from the 2017 massacre.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 30, 2020

The last day of early voting is traditionally one of the busiest in Clark County.

Desert Companion
October 27, 2020

Stephen Benning, a UNLV psychology professor, directs the school’s Psychophysiology of Emotion and Personality laboratory, which looks at the intersection of emotional processes and bodily responses. Who better to query about the fluctuating satisfaction of online togetherness during quarantine?

October 20, 2020

The Misophonia Research Fund is pleased to announce the recipients of a new grant seeking to understand misophonia and develop new therapeutic strategies for those living with the condition. Funded research includes: