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Department of Psychology News

The psychology department provides a broad foundation in psychology, with further specialty courses and opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research and various applied settings. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.

Current Psychology News

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

woman in nursing scrubs in classroom setting
People | April 11, 2022

A 2022 Outstanding Part-Time Instructor, Elizabeth “Hope” Hinchman helps nursing students put their book learning into practice.

April Contreras stands behind cacti.
People | March 31, 2022

Neuroscience Ph.D. student April Contreras is set to share her research on psychedelics and psychiatry at this year’s Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 3, 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to escalate, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Psychology In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Pharmaceutical Technology
May 6, 2022

Nonstimulant drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could address the critical need to mitigate abuse potential.

KNPR News
April 26, 2022

Psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD and mescaline are illegal in most of the country, considered Class 1 drugs by the federal government.

KNPR News
April 26, 2022

Psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD and mescaline are illegal in most of the country, considered Class 1 drugs by the federal government.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

May 14, 2022
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt and Aldo Barrita (both Psychology) co-authored a book chapter "Racial Microaggressions and Self-Esteem" in the recently published book The Psychology of Inequity : Motivation and Beliefs edited by the late Jean Lau Chin, Yolanda E. Garcia and Arthur W. Blume. The book chapter summarizes recent findings highlighting how…
May 10, 2022
Aldo Barrita (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a study "Bullying, Depression, and Parental Acceptance in a Sample of Latinx Sexual and Gender Minority Youth" in the Journal of LGBT Youth. Results showed that, on average, Latinx sexual and gender minority youth reported rarely experiencing parental acceptance, frequently experiencing…
May 10, 2022
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and international colleagues recently published a paper, "Emerging Experience with Selected New Categories in the ICD-11: Complex PTSD, Prolonged Grief Disorder, Gaming Disorder, and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder," in World Psychiatry.  Kraus and Peer Briken (Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry,…
May 9, 2022
Anthony King, Ting Tong, Danielle Le, Donna Sim, Aimy Paulsen, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) recently presented their grant-funded research, "Associations Between Problem Gambling and Other Problematic Behavioral Patterns in Nevadan College Students," at the 15th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling at the Suncoast…
May 6, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (English, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies) was awarded a Los Angeles Review Board ( LARB ) Publishing Workshop Fellowship from June 27 to July 30. The Los Angeles Review of Books will host the fifth annual LARB Publishing Workshop, guiding a new cohort of students through the world of publishing with incredible…
March 24, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…