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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

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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.

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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.  

Graduation surprise
Campus News | August 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

Psychology In The News
September 22, 2023

These get-ups are more frightful than festive.

Nevada Independent
September 18, 2023

Casino executive: “It’s good not to have people getting themselves into trouble because when they're in trouble, they're not good customers.”

Nevada Independent
September 18, 2023

Casino executive: “It’s good not to have people getting themselves into trouble because when they're in trouble, they're not good customers.”

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 18, 2023

This week, there will be a community conversation about mental health and meeting people where they are. News 3 went to the campus of UNLV to learn more about how to support students and the greater community.

Twenty Thousand Hertz
August 23, 2023

Many of us talk to ourselves in our heads pretty much all day long. But it turns out that there are plenty of people who don’t. In fact, thinking comes in many shapes and sizes, and no two minds are exactly alike. In this episode, we explore the peculiar world of how we think, and consider the pros and cons of inner speech.

Nevada Current
August 21, 2023

Access to mental health services in Nevada is atrocious. The state ranks 51st nationally in overall mental health and last again for similar categories in youth mental health. Statewide, there is one mental health professional for every 460 residents, and every Nevada county is federally designated as having a mental health provider shortage. Unfortunately, this is not news.

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Recent Psychology Accomplishments

September 11, 2023
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleague published a paper, "The relative risks of different forms of sports betting in a U.S. sample: A brief report," in Comprehensive Psychiatry. 
September 4, 2023
Sherry Bell and Renato M. Liboro (Psychology) published their article, "Training To Be A Community Psychologist In The Age Of a Digital Revolution," in the Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning. This article reflects on pedagogy and curricula that have shaped the field of community psychology, and reviews the…
September 1, 2023
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper (Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and gaming preferences in US armed forces veterans receiving inpatient treatment for gambling disorder) in Addictive Behaviors. 
August 7, 2023
Anthony King, Danielle Le, Aldo Barrita, Richard Chang, Donna Sim, Ting Tong, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) recently presented a research poster titled, "Do Gamers Play for Money? An Analysis of Gaming Motives, Relative Deprivation, and Upward Mobility," at the American Psychological Association's annual conference in Washington, D.…
August 3, 2023
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published the following papers:  The first article (Compulsive sexual behavior disorder in 42 countries: Insights from the International Sex Survey and introduction of standardized assessment tools) was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.  The second article (A Network Comparison of…
July 24, 2023
Peter Kaufmann, Sara Rosenkranz (both Integrated Health Sciences), and Nicole Short (Psychology) proudly represented UNLV during the NIH’s Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials in Washington, D.C. The Summer Institute, created by Kaufmann in 2001 when he served as NIH’s acting director of the Office of Behavioral and Social…