Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Psychology Department faculty.


Submissions from 2014

Serious mental illness and substance use disorder comorbidity, Daniel N. Allen, B. Lee, S. Thaler, and Steven Paul Woods

Validity of the RIAS for assessing children with traumatic brain injury: Sensitivity to TBI and comparability to the WISC-III and WISC-IV, Daniel N. Allen, Paul C. Stolberg, Nicholas Shizuo Thaler, Griffin Pollock Sutton, and Joan Mayfield

Introduction, Daniel N. Allen and Steven Paul Woods

Neuropsychological aspects of substance use disorders: Evidence based perspectives, Daniel N. Allen and Steven Paul Woods

Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders: General considerations, D. N. Allen and G. Goldstein

Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders: Test measures and procedures, D. N. Allen and G. Goldstein

Parental satisfaction and child maltreatment. In A.C. Michalos, Kelsey Michael Bradshaw and B. Donohue

A review of quality assurance methods to assist professional record keeping: Implications for providers of interpersonal violence treatment, Kelsey Michael Bradshaw, B. Donohue, and C. Wilks

Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief: Development and initial validation of a new measure, L. A. Burke, R. A. Neimeyer, J. S. Holland, S. Dennard, L. Oliver, and M. K. Shear

Using the ambiguous plaid stimuli to investigate the influence of immediate prior experience on perception, Olivia L. Carter, Joel S. Snyder, Sandy Fung, and Nava Rubin

Parent perfectionism and psychopathology symptoms and child perfectionism, Lisa Caitlin Cook and Christopher A. Kearney

The effects of puberty and circulating testosterone on risk for disordered eating in adolescent males, Kristen M. Culbert, S. Alexandra Burt, C. L. Sisk, Joel Thomas Nigg, and Kelly L. Klump

How mood and task complexity affect children’s recognition of others’ emotions, Andrew J. Cummings and Jennifer L. Rennels


Residential treatment for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Identifying trajectories of change and predictors of treatment response, Joseph M. Currier, Jason M. Holland, and Kent D. Drescher

Involvement in abusive violence among Vietnam veterans: Direct and indirect associations with substance use problems and suicidality, Joseph M. Currier, Jason M. Holland, Hannah W. Jones, and Susan Sheu

A controlled evaluation of family behavior therapy in concurrent child neglect and drug abuse, Brad Donohue, Nathan H. Azrin, Kelsey Michael Bradshaw, Vincent B. van Hasselt, Chad L. Cross, Jessica Urgelles, and Daniel N. Allen

Examination of illicit drug use frequency using multiple drug assessment methods in mothers referred to treatment by child protective services, Brad C. Donohue, Jason M. Holland, Karen Lopez, Jessica Urgelles, and Daniel N. Allen

Developmental aspects and neurobiological correlates of verbal working and associative memory, G. Goldstein, Daniel N. Allen, Nicholas Shizuo Thaler, J. F. Luther, K. Panchalingam, and J. W. Pettegrew

Change deafness and object encoding with recognizable and unrecognizable sounds, Melissa K. Gregg, Vanessa C. Irsik, and Joel S. Snyder

Evaluation of a truancy diversion program at nine at-risk middle schools, Courtney Marie Haight, Gillian V. Chapman, Marisa Charlene Hendron, Rachel Marie Loftis, and Christopher A. Kearney

Development, Erin E. Hannon

The effect of early environmental manipulation on locomotor sensitivity and methamphetamine conditioned place preference reward, E. Hensleigh and Laurel M. Pritchard

Sadness, anxiety, and experiences with emotional support among Veteran and non-Veteran patients and their families at the end of life, Jason M. Holland, Joseph M. Currier, Abbie M. Kirkendall, Jennifer Reid Keene, and Nora A. Luna

Validation of the Integration of Stressful Life Experiences Scale – Short Form in a bereaved sample, Jason M. Holland, Joseph M. Currier, and Robert A. Neimeyer

Meaning made of stress among Veterans transitioning to college: Examining unique associations with suicide risk and life threatening behavior, Jason M. Holland PhD; Jesse Malott MA, MDiv; and Joseph M. Currier PhD

Psychosocial predictors of salivary cortisol among older adults with depression, Jason M. Holland PhD, Johanna Rengifo, Joseph M. Currier PhD, Ruth O'Hara, Keith Sudheimer, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

The unique impact of late-life bereavement and prolonged grief on diurnal cortisol, Jason M. Holland PhD, Vincent Rozalski, Kara L. Thompson, Roanne Joy Tiongson, Alan F. Schatzberg, Ruth O'Hara, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Bereavement-related regret trajectories among widowed older adults, Jason M. Holland PhD, Kara L. Thompson, Vincent Rozalski, and Wendy G. Lichtenthal

Grounding the science of inner experience in the apprehension of phenomena: A review of Consciousness and the Self: New Essays, Russell T. Hurlburt and Susan A.J. Stuart

School absenteeism during childhood, Christopher A. Kearney and R. Diliberto

School Refusal Behavior, Christopher A. Kearney and R. Diliberto

A Response to Intervention model to promote school attendance and decrease school absenteeism, Christopher A. Kearney and Patricia A. Graczyk

Problematic School Absenteeism, Christopher A. Kearney and Emma H. Ross

Treating school refusal behavior, Christopher A. Kearney and M. Spear

Timing and tempo: Exploring the complex association between pubertal development and depression in African American and European American girls, Kate Keenan, Kristen M. Culbert, Kevin J. Grimm, Alison E. Hipwell, and Stephanie D. Stepp

The A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Forced exercise before or after induction of 6-OHDA-mediated nigrostriatal insult does not mitigate behavioral asymmetry in a hemiparkinsonian rat model, Merrill Russen Landers, Jefferson Kinney, and Frank van Breukelen

Incorporando un plan de vida saludable en la terapia familiar conductual: Ejemplificando un caso clínico de una mujer con historial de violencia doméstica, negligencia infantil, abuso de drogas y obesidad (Incorporating a healthy living curriculum within family behavior therapy: A clinical case example in a woman with a history of domestic violence, child neglect, drug abuse, and obesity), Holly Beth Lapota, Brad C. Donohue, Cortney S. Warren Ph.D., Daniel N. Allen, Arianna Gonzales-Bueno, and Arévalo Humberto Emilio Aguilera

Brief therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in maltreated youth in a shelter care facility, Lisa M. Linning and Christopher A. Kearney

Event segmentation during first-person continuous events, Joseph P. Magliano, Gabriel A. Radvansky, J. Christopher Forsythe, and David E. Copeland

Differences in the emergent coding properties of cortical and striatal ensembles, Liya Ma, James M. Hyman, Adrian J. Lindsay, Anthony G. Phillips, and Jeremy K. Seamans

Tracking progress towards a goal in corticostriatal ensembles, Liya Ma, James M. Hyman, Anthony G. Phillips, and Jeremy K. Seamans

Sexual desire, Marta Meana PhD and Alessandra Lanti

Hidden disorder/hidden desire: Presentations of low sexual desire in men, Marta Meana PhD and Eric T. Steiner PhD

Sex therapy in transition: Are we there yet?, Marta Meana PhD and Eric T. Steiner PhD

Affect, motivation, working memory, and mathematics, Alex Michael Moore, Nathan Oehme Rudig, and Mark H. Ashcraft

Advanced paternal age at birth: Phenotypic and etiologic associations with eating pathology in offspring, S. E. Racine, Kristen M. Culbert, S. Alexandra Burt, and Kelly L. Klump

Cognition, Gabriel A. Radvansky and Mark H. Ashcraft

Children’s classification and lexicalization of attractiveness, sex, and race concepts: Differential displays of these concepts and relatedness to bias and flexibility, Jennifer L. Rennels and J. H. Langlois

Children's attractiveness, gender, and race biases: A comparison of their strength and generality, Jennifer L. Rennels and Judith H. Langlois

Factor structure of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery for Children: A supplemental report, Sylvia An Ross, Daniel N. Allen, and Gerald Goldstein

Neuropsychological assessment of Asian American children and adolescents, Nicholas Shizuo Thaler, Daniel N. Allen, and J. G. Scott

Social cognition and functional capacity in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, Nicholas Shizuo Thaler, Griffin Pollock Sutton, and Daniel N. Allen


Tapping to a slow tempo in the presence of simple and complex musical meters reveals experience-specific biases for processing music, Sangeeta Ullal-Gupta, Erin E. Hannon, and Joel S. Snyder

Assessing substance related disorders in Asian Americans, Sally J. Vogel and Daniel N. Allen

Effects of attention and awareness of preceding context tones on auditory streaming, David Michael Weintraub, Brian A. Metzger, and Joel S. Snyder

Examining the structural validity of health motivation scale in physical activity, X. Xu, Michelle Millar, and D. Mellor

Submissions from 2012

Sexual dysfunction in women, Marta Meana

Assessing sexual dysfunctions in Hispanic clients, Marta Meana, Taylor L. Oliver, and Sarah C. Jones

Submissions from 2011

Painful sex, Sophie Bergeron, Marta Meana, Yitzchak M. Binik, and Samir Khalife

Early dyspareunia experience in young women: Confusion, consequences, and help-seeking barriers, Robyn L. Donaldson and Marta Meana

When love and sex go wrong: Helping couples in distress, Marta Meana

Dyspareunia: Causes and treatments, Marta Meana and Yitzchak M. Binik

Developments and Trends in Sex Therapy, Marta Meana and S. Jones

Submissions from 2010

Visual attention to erotic images in women reporting pain with intercourse, Amy D. Lykins, Marta Meana, and Jillian Minimi

Elucidating women’s (hetero)sexual desire: Definitional challenges and content expansion, Marta Meana

Sexual dysfunctions and deviations, F. Pukall, Marta Meana, and Yolanda Fernandez

Why did passion wane? A qualitative study of married women's attributions for declines in desire, Karen E. Sims and Marta Meana

The deal on testosterone responses to poker comptetition, Eric T. Steiner, Kimberly A. Barchard, Marta Meana, Freidun Hadi, and Peter B. Gray

Priorities in endometriosis research: A proposed focus on deep dyspareunia, Paolo Vercellini, Marta Meana, Lone Hummelshoj, Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Vigano, and Luigi Fedele

Submissions from 2009

The future of sex therapy: Specialization or marginalization?, Yitzchak M. Binik and Marta Meana

Painful intercourse: Dyspareunia and Vaginismus, Marta Meana

The relevance of dyspareunia, Marta Meana, Lorraine Benuto, and Robyn L. Donaldson

Negative Affect and Somatically Focused Anxiety in Young Women Reporting Pain With Intercourse, Marta Meana and Amy D. Lykins

Psychological evaluation and measurement of dyspareunia, Caroline F. Pukall, Marta Meana, and Katherine S. Sutton


What makes women tired? A community sample, Donna E. Stewart, Susan Abbey, Marta Meana, and Katherine M. Boydell

Misremembering pain: Memory biases for pain words in women reporting pain with intercourse, Lea Thaler and Marta Meana

Submissions from 2008

Psychosexual characteristics of vestibulodynia couples: Partner solicitousness and hostility influence pain, Mylene Desrosiers, Sophie Bergeron, Marta Meana, Bianca Leclerc, Yitzchak M. Binik, and Samir Khalife

Sex Differences in Visual Attention to Erotic and Non-Erotic Stimuli, Amy D. Lykins, Marta Meana, and Gregory P. Strauss

Painful intercourse: Dyspareunia and vaginismus, Marta Meana

The Drama of Sex, Identity, and the "Queen", Marta Meana

Acculturation and Sexuality: Investigating Gender Differences in Erotic Plasticity, Marta Meana and Lorraine Benuto

Sexual dysfunction, Marta Meana, Yitzchak M. Binik, and Lea Thaler

Obesity surgery: Stories of altered lives, Marta Meana and Lindsey Ricciardi

Submissions from 2007

Remembering the pain: Accuracy of pain recall in endometriosis, Sarah Nunnink and Marta Meana

Submissions from 2006

Detection of differential viewing patterns to erotic and non-erotic stimuli using eye-tracking methodology, Amy D. Lykins, Marta Meana, and Gretchen Kambe

Gender differences in the content of cognitive distraction during sex, Marta Meana and Sarah E. Nunnink

Sexual functioning in a non-clinical sample of partnered lesbians, Marta Meana, Remi Spicer Rakipi, Gerald Weeks, and Amy D. Lykins

Submissions from 2004


Chronic pain: The extra burden on Canadian women, Marta Meana, Robert Cho, and Marie DesMeules


Chronic pain: The extra burden on Canadian women, Marta Meana, Robert Cho, and Marie DesMeules

The motivations for and outcomes of employee referrals, Rachel S. Shinnar, Cheri A. Young, and Marta Meana

When women hurt in mind and body: Managing depression and physical symptoms, Donna E. Stewart, Marta Meana, Kathleen T. Brady, and Vivien K. Burt

Submissions from 2003

Painful genital sexual activity, Sophie Bergeron, Marta Meana, Yitzchak M. Binik, and Samir Khalife

The complexity of integration and the clarity of collective consciousness: The development of a model for research training in the sexual pain disorders, Marta Meana, Sophie Bergeron, and Yitzchak M. Binik

Submissions from 2002

A review of psychosocial outcomes of surgery for morbid obesity, Lindsey E. Bocchieri, Marta Meana, and Barry L. Fisher

Perceived psychosocial outcomes of gastric bypass surgery: A qualitative study, Lindsey E. Bocchieri, Marta Meana, and Barry L. Fisher


Physician-related determinants of cervical cancer screening among Caribbean women in Toronto, Ilene Hyman, Punam Mony Singh, Marta Meana, Usha George, Lilian M. Wells, and Donna E. Stewart

Submissions from 2001

A randomized comparison of group cognitive-behavioral therapy, surface electromyographic biofeedback, and vestibulectomy in the treatment of dyspareunia resulting from vulvar vestibulitis, Sophie Bergeron, Yitzchak M. Binik, Samir Khalife, Kelly Pagidas, Howard I. Glazer, Marta Meana, and Rhonda Amsel

The role of the physician in mammography referral for older Caribbean women in Toronto, Ilene Hyman, Mony Singh, Farah Ahmad, Latoya Austin, Marta Meana, Usha George, Lilian M. Wells, and Donna E. Stewart