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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

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News | November 1, 2023

A chilling collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

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People | September 26, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year went from being uncertain about the future of his education to being one of the top residential real estate agents in the Las Vegas Valley.

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People | September 11, 2023

The behavioral neuroscientist hopes to help UNLV students push through adversity and pursue pathways to STEM careers through partnerships.

Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | September 1, 2023

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

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Research | August 29, 2023

UNLV faculty earned two grants this summer through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project to enhance STEM curriculum for students and advance promising research.  

Psychology In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 28, 2023

Local organizations have been working together for a year to address the issue. And in September, the school district announced its “Every Day Matters” campaign. The nonprofits involved include the CHARISMA Lab at UNLV.

The Messenger
November 21, 2023

For many Americans, the 'most wonderful time of the year' is anything but

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 2, 2023

It’s a struggle that women continue to face, landing leadership roles and having the support to succeed at work.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 2, 2023

It’s a struggle that women continue to face, landing leadership roles and having the support to succeed at work.

The Story Exchange
October 23, 2023

A subculture of “traditional wives” is making bigger waves than anticipated in the culture war leading up to the 2024 election.
October 16, 2023

What’s the best age to learn a new language? Experts share the research and the benefits of learning a second language in early childhood.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

November 16, 2023
The Philosophy Department of the University of Bucharest (Romania) hosted a four-day workshop that consisted of a guided discussion of Russ Hurlburt’s (Psychology) book Describing Inner Experience? (MIT, 2007, with UC Riverside professor Eric Schwitzgebel). Hurlburt made a meet-the-author Q&A appearance via Zoom during the final hour of the…
November 9, 2023
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Joshua Grubbs from the University of New Mexico recently published a paper, "Cryptocurrency and addictive behaviors in a census-matched U.S. Sample" in International Gambling Studies. 
October 31, 2023
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology; Interdisciplinary Studies) will be inducted into the University of California "Golden Anteater Society" on March 1, 2024. She graduated with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California Irvine over 50+ years ago and specialized in neuroscience and disease of the brain. She also was awarded an…
October 14, 2023
Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, Lianne Barnes, and Renato M. Liboro (all Psychology) recently published their article, "Promoting resilience among middle-aged and older men who have sex with men living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada: An examination of facilitators and challenges from a social determinants of health perspective," in Healthcare…
October 12, 2023
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues published a paper, "The development and validation of the experiential avoidance rating scale (EARS): A self-report questionnaire that might actually measure experiential avoidance," in Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 
October 2, 2023
Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, Lianne Barnes, Renato M. Liboro (all Psychology), and Jason D. Flatt (Social and Behavioral Health) recently published their article, "A Focus on Aging, HIV/AIDS, and Neurocognitive Challenges: Examining Southern Nevada HIV Sector Providers’ Awareness and Prospective Roles," in the International Journal of…