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


Submissions from 2020

School Climate and Student-Based Contextual Learning Factors as Predictors of School Absenteeism Severity at Multiple Levels Via CHAID Analysis, Victoria Bacon and Christopher Kearney

Regulation of GABAA Receptor Subunit Expression in Substance Use Disorders, Jeffrey S. Barker and Rochelle M. Hines

A Twin Study of Sex Differences in Genetic Risk for All Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and Non-AD Dementia, Christopher R. Beam, Cody Kaneshiro, Jung Yu Jang, Chandra A. Reynolds, Nancy L. Pedersen, and Margaret Gatz

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Substance Using Youth, Molly Bobek, Bradley Donohue, Nicole P. Porter, Alexandra MacLean, and Aaron Hogue


The Development of the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Scale (CSBD-19): An ICD-11 Based Screening Measure Across Three Languages, Beáta Bőthe, Marc N. Potenza, Mark D. Griffiths, Shane W. Kraus, Verena Klein, Johannes Fuss, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Cluster Analysis Finds Three Clinically-Relevant Subgroups of Trait Emotional Experience in Schizophrenia Outpatients, Henry Cowan, Vijay Mittal, Daniel Allen, James Gold, and Gregory Strauss

Gambling Problems in US Military Veterans, Repairer Etuk, Steven D. Shirk, Joshua Grubbs, and Shane W. Kraus


Internalizing Symptoms as Predictors of School Absenteeism Severity at Multiple Levels: Ensemble and Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Mirae J. Fornander and Christopher A. Kearney

Moral Incongruence and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Results from Cross-Sectional Interactions and Parallel Growth Curve Analyses, Joshua B. Grubbs, Shane W. Kraus, Samuel L. Perry, Karol Lewczuk, and Mateusz Gola

Addiction or Transgression? Moral Incongruence and Self-Reported Problematic Pornography Use in a Nationally Representative Sample, Joshua B. Grubbs, Brinna N. Lee, K. Camille Hoagland, Shane W. Kraus, and Samuel L. Perry

Cannabis Use; Problem-Gambling Severity, and Psychiatric Disorders: Data From the National Epidemiological Survery on Alcohol and Related Conditions, Christopher J. Hammond, Steven D. Shirk, Dawn W. Foster, Nicholas B. Potenza, Shane W. Kraus, Linda C. Mayes, Rani A. Hoff, and Marc N. Potenza


Cross-Cultural Work in Music Cognition: Challenges, Insights, and Recommendations, Nori Jacoby, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Martin Clayton, Erin Hannon, Henkjan Honing, John Iversen, Tobias Robert Klein, Samuel A. Mehr, Lara Pearson, Isabelle Peretz, Marc Pearlman, Rainer Polak, Andrea Ravignani, Patrick E. Savage, Gavin Steingo, Catherine J. Stevens, Laurel Trainor, Sandra Trehub, Michael Veal, and Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann

Memories of Math: Narrative Predictors of Math Affect, Math Motivation, and Future Math Plans, Jennifer E. John, Paul A. Nelson, Brittany Klenczar, and Rachael D. Robnett

Cleaving to the Moment, Cleaving to Experience, Bracketing Presuppositions, and the Iterative Method in the Apprehension of Pristine Inner Experience, Cody Kaneshiro and Russell T. Hurlburt

A Multidimensional, Multi-Tiered System of Supports Model to Promote School Attendance and Address School Absenteeism, Christopher A. Kearney and Patricia A. Graczyk

A Multidimensional, Multi-Tiered System of Supports Model to Promote School Attendance and Address School Absenteeism, Christopher A. Kearney and Patricia A. Graczyk

The School Climate and Academic Mindset Inventory (SCAMI): Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Invariance Across Demographic Groups, Christopher A. Kearney, Ricardo Sanmartin, and Carolina Gonzalvez


The School Climate and Academic Mindset Inventory (SCAMI): Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Invariance Across Demographic Groups, Christopher A. Kearney, Ricardo Sanmartin, and Carolina Gonzalvez


Preliminary Psychometrics for the Executive Function Challenge Task: A Novel, “Hot” Flexibility, and Planning Task for Youth, Lauren Kenworthy, Andrew Freeman, Allison Ratto, Katerina Dudley, Kelly K. Powell, Cara E. Pugliese, John F. Strang, Alyssa Verbalis, and Laura G. Anthony

Risk Factors of Problem Gaming and Gambling in US Emerging Adult Non-Students: The Role of Loot Boxes, Microtransactions, and Risk-Taking, Anthony King, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Aldo Barrita, Danny Tran Phung, and Ting Tong


Spotlight on Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder: A Systematic Review of Research on Women, Ewelina Kowalewska, Mateusz Gola, Shane W. Kraus, and Michal Lew-Starowicz

Current Pharmacotherapy for Gambling Disorder: A Systematic Review, Shane Kraus, Repairer Etuk, and Marc N. Potenza


Validation of a Brief Pornography Screen Across Multiple Samples, Shane W. Kraus, Mateusz Gola, Joshua B. Grubbs, Ewelina Kowalewska, Rani A. Hoff, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Steve Martino, Steven D. Shirk, and Marc N. Potenza

Screening for Gambling Disorder in VA Primary Care Behavioral Health: A Pilot Study, Shane W. Kraus, Marc N. Potenza, Tu Ngo, Kendra Pugh, Katarina Bernice, and Steven D. Shirk


Catholic Family Ties: Sustaining and Supporting HIV-Positive Canadian Gay Men’s Faith, Mental Health, and Wellbeing, Renato M. Liboro


Older, Wiser, and Fiercer: Perspectives of Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men on their Resilience to the Risk and Impacts of HIV/AIDS, Renato M. Liboro, Charles Fehr, George Da Silva, Lori E. Ross, Paul A. Shuper, Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, Andrew D. Eaton, and Daniel Pugh

Ensemble Modeling of Auditory Streaming Reveals Potential Sources of Bistability Across the Perceptual Hierarchy, David F. Little, Joel S. Snyder, and Mounya Elhilali


Disease Salience Effects on Desire for Affiliation With In-Group and Out-Group Members: Cognitive and Affective Mediators, Murray Millar, Andrea Fink-Armold, and Aileen Lovitt

Expanding the Cross-Cultural Psychological Assessment Tool Box With IQ Test Short Forms, Alicia Nunez, Liza San Miguel, Saily Gomez-Batista, Lewis Etcoff, Kimberly A. Barchard, Bradley Donohue, and Daniel N. Allen

Repetition Effects in Auditory and Visual Recognition, Colleen M. Parks and Laura L. S. Werner

Examination of the Influence of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Components, Consumer Satisfaction and Engagement in Mothers Referred for Drug Abuse and Child Neglect on Treatment Outcomes, Christopher P. Plant, Bradley Donohue, Andrew J. Freeman, and Daniel N. Allen

Infants and Adults Represent Faces Differently, Jennifer L. Rennels and Andrea J. Kayl


Individual Differences in Infants' Temperature Affect Face Processing, Jennifer L. Rennels, Andrea J. Kayl, and Kirsty M. Kulhanek

“Maybe These Fields Just Don’t Interest Them:” Gender and Ethnic Differences in Attributions About STEM Inequities, Rachael D. Robnett, Sara Rachel Kent, and Jennifer E. John Buck

Trauma-informed Drug Screens for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders: A Case Series, Arielle J. Scoglio, Jay A. Gorman, Dongchan Park, Shehzad Jooma, and Shane W. Kraus

Gender-Related Differences in Associations Between Sexual Abuse and Hypersexuality, Melissa N. Slavin, Gretchen R. Blycker, Marc N. Potenza, Beáta Bőthe, Zsolt Demetrovics, and Shane W. Kraus

Child Sexual Abuse and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: A Systematic Literature Review, Melissa N. Slavin, Arielle A. J. Scoglio, Gretchen R. Blycker, Marc N. Potenza, and Shane W. Kraus

Top-Down Grouping Affects Adjacent Dependency Learning, Felix Hao Wang, Jason D. Zevin, Toben H. Mintz, and John C. Trueswell

Examining Relations Between Obsessive-Compulsive Features, Substance-Use Disorders, and Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Vietnam Era Twin Cohort, Molly Williams, Arielle R. Baskin-Sommers, Hong Xian, Lorinette Wirth, Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Rachel A. Volberg, Wendy S. Slutske, Shane W. Kraus, Seth A. Eisen, and Marc N. Potenza

Submissions from 2019

Fat Women’s Experiences in Therapy:“You Can’t See Beyond… Unless I Share It with You”, Liya M. Akoury, Kerri J. Schafer, and Cortney S. Warren

Adult comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, Daniel Allen, Gerald Goldstein, and John DeLuca

Cognitive and Motivational Underpinnings of Mathematical Learning Difficulties: A Discussion, Mark H. Ashcraft

Comparing the Accuracy and Speed of Four Data-Checking Methods, Kimberly A. Barchard, Andrew J. Freeman, Elizabeth Ochoa, and Amber K. Stephens

The Registration Continuum in Clinical Science: A Guide Toward Transparent Practices, Stephen D. Benning, Rachel L. Bachrach, Edward A. Smith, Andrew J. Freeman, and Aidan G.C. Wright

Forms, Importance, and Ineffability of Factor Interactions to Define Personality Disorders, Stephen D. Benning and Edward A. Smith


International Consensus Statement on the Psychosocial and Policy-Related Approaches to Mental Health Awareness Programmes in Sport, Gavin Breslin, Andy Smith, Brad Donohue, Paul Donnelly, Stephen Shannon, Tandy Jane Haughey, Stewart A. Vella, Christian Swann, Stewart Cotterill, Tadhg Macintyre, Tim Rogers, and Gerard Leavey


Molecular Specialization of GABAergic Synapses on the Soma and Axon in Cortical and Hippocampal Circuit Function and Dysfunction, April Contreras, Dustin J. Hines, and Rochelle M. Hines

Is Emotion Dysregulation Associated With Suicidal Ideation in Post 9/11 Veterans?, Suzanne E. Decker PhD, Rani Hoff MPH; PhD, Steve Martino PhD, Carolyn M. Mazure PhD, Crystal L. Park PhD, Elizabeth Porter MBA, and Shane W. Kraus

Empirical Development of a Screening Method to Assist Mental Health Referrals in Collegiate Athletes, Bradley Donohue, Marina Galante, Julia Maietta, Bern Lee, Nina Paul, Joanne E. Perry, Arianna Corey, and Daniel N. Allen


Family Environment Variables as Predictors of School Absenteeism Severity at Multiple Levels: Ensemble and Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Mirae J. Fornander and Christopher A. Kearney

The Optimum Performance Programme in Sports: A Case of Bulimia Nervosa in a Lean Sport Athlete, Marina Galante, Bradley Donohue, and Yulia Gavrilova

The Role of Distinct Facets of Perfectionism and Sociocultural Idealization of Thinness on Disordered Eating Symptoms, Jessica Habashy and Kristen M. Culbert


Measuring the Frequency of Inner-Experience Characteristics by Self-Report: The Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Christopher L. Heavey, Stefanie A. Moynihan, Vincent P. Brouwers, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Alek E. Krumm, Jason M. Kelsey, Dio K. Turner II, and Russell T. Hurlburt

Improving School Attendance by Enhancing Communication Among Stakeholders: Establishment of the International Network for School Attendance (INSA), David Heyne, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Malin Gren Landell, Glenn Melvin, Brian Chu, Marie Galle-Tessonneau, Kristin Gärtner Askeland, Carolina Gonzalvez, Trude Havik, Jo Magne Ingul, Daniel Bach Johnsen, Gil Keppens, Martin Knollmann, Aaron R. Lyon, Naoki Maeda, Volker Reissner, Floor Sauter, Wendy K. Silverman, Mikael Thastum, Bruce J. Tonge, and Christopher A. Kearney

Neural Correlates of Perceptual Switching While Listening to Bistable Auditory Streaming Stimuli, Nathan C. Higgins, David Frank Little, Breanne D. Yerkes, Karli M. Nave, Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew, M. Elhilai, and Joel S. Snyder


Adminstration of Micronized Caffeine Using a Novel Oral Delivery Film Results in Rapid Absorption and Electroencephalogram Suppression, Rochelle M. Hines, Matthew Khumnark, Ben Macphail, and Dustine J. Hines

Family Contributions to Sport Performance and Their Utility in Predicting Appropriate Referrals to Mental Health Optimization Programmes, Julia E. Hussey, Brad Donohue, Kimberly A. Barchard, and Daniel N. Allen

Sleep Duration Differentially Affects Brain Activation in Response to Food Images in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity Compared to Adolescents with Normal Weight, Chad D. Jensen, Kara M. Duraccio, Kimberly A. Barnett, Kaylie A. Carbine, Kimberly S. Stevens, Nathan M. Muncy, and C. Brock Kirwan

Attention during Visual Preference Tasks: Relation to Caregiving and Face Recognition, Joshua Juvrud, Jennifer L. Rennels, Andrea J. Kayl, Gustaf Gredebäck, and Agneta Herlitz


Reconciling Contemporary Approaches to School Attendance and School Absenteeism: Toward Promotion and Nimble Response, Global Policy Review and Implementation, and Future Adaptability (Part 1), Christopher A. Kearney, Carolina Gonzalvez, Patricia A. Graczyk, and Mirae J. Fornander

Family Environment Variables as Predictors of School Absenteeism Severity at Multiple Levels: Ensemble and Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Christopher Kearney and Mirae J. Fornander


Reconciling Contemporary Approaches to School Attendance and School Absenteeism: Toward Promotion and Nimble Response, Global Policy Review and Implementation, and Future Adaptability (Part 2), Christopher Kearney, Carolina Gonzálvez, Patricia A. Graczyk, and Mirae Fornander

Which Dimensions of Human Sexuality Are Related to Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD)? Study Using a Multidimensional Sexuality Questionnaire on a Sample of Polish Males, Ewelina Kowalewska, Shane W. Kraus, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Katarzyna Gustavsson, and Mateusz Gola

Compulsive Sexual Behavior in HIV-Infected Men in a Community Based Sample, Russia, Shane Kraus, Egor M. Chumakov, and Natalia N. Petrova

Clinical Characteristics of Veterans with Gambling Disorders Seeking Pain Treatment, Shane Kraus, Silvia Ronzitti, Suzanne E. Decker, and Lisham Ashrafioun

Approach Bias for Erotic Stimuli in Heterosexual Male College Students Who Use Pornography, Shane Kraus, Skyler Sklenarik, Marc N. Potenza, Mateusz Gola, Ariel Kor, and Robert S. Astur

Awareness of Suicide Prevention Programs Among US Military Veterans, Shane Kraus, Jack Tsai, Meghan Snitkin, Louis Trevisan, and Robert H. Pietrzak

A Training Model for Addressing Microaggressions in Group Psychotherapy, Noelle L. Lefforge, Stephanie McLaughlin, Melissa Goates-Jones, and Claudia Mejia

Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Dysregulation of Emotion, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Karol Lewczuk, Iwona Nowakowska, Shane Kraus, and Mateusz Gola


Utilizing the Community-Based Research Approach to Examine Mental Health and Support Services Issues Related to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder, Renato M. Liboro


Strategies Employed by Community-Based Service Providers to Address HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Challenges: A Qualitative Study, Renato M. Liboro, Sean B. Rourke, Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, Andrew Easton, Daniel Pugh, Claudia Medina, Allan Rae, Paul A. Shuper, and Lori E. Ross


A Systematic Review of Gambling-Related Findings From the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, Jasmine M.Y. Loo, Shane W. Kraus, and Marc N. Potenza

Role of Puberty and Ovarian Hormones in the Genetic Diathesis of Eating Disorders in Females, Ruofan Ma, Megan E. Mikhail, Natasha Fowler, Kristen M. Culbert, and Kelly L. Klump

The Moderating Effect of Mate-Value on the Relationship between Preceived Sex Ratio and Mating Strategies, Murray G. Millar, R. Shane Westfall, and Mandy Walsh


Psychopathology and Hypersexuality among Veterans with and without Histories of Alcohol‐use Disorders, Jonathan Moisson, Marc N. Potenza, Steven D. Shirk, Rani A. Hoff, Crystal L. Park, and Shane W. Kraus


Identification of a Core Amino Acid Motif within the α Subunit of GABAARs that Promotes Inhibitory Synaptogenesis and Resilience to Seizures, Anna J. Nathanson, Yihui Zhang, Joshua L. Smalley, Thomas A. Ollerhead, Miguel A. Rodriguez Santos, Peter M. Andrews, Heike J. Wobst, Yvonne E. Moore, Nicholas J. Brandon, Rochelle M. Hines, Paul A. Davies, and Stephen J. Moss

The Role of Memory Strength and Task Orientation in Memory Conformity, Colleen M. Parks and Amy J. McAuley

Formulation of a Measurement Model for the Boldness Construct of Psychopathy, Christopher J. Patrick, Mark D. Kramer, Uma Vaidyanathan, Stephen D. Benning, Brian M. Hicks, and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Gender Typicality of Faces Affects Children’s Categorization and Judgments of Women More than of Men, Jennifer L. Rennels and Stephanie A. Verba

Divergences Among Three Higher-Order Self-Report Psychopathology Factors in Normal-Range Personality and Emotional Late Positive Potential Reactivity, Vincent Rozalski and Stephen D. Benning

It All Adds Up: Addressing the Roles of Cumulative Traumatic Experiences on Military Veterans, Arielle A. J. Scoglio, Steven D. Shirk, Carolyn Mazuree, Crystal L. Park, Beth E. Molnar, Rani A. Hoffe, and Shane W. Kraus

Network Analysis Reveals Which Negative Symptom Domains are Most Central in Schizophrenia vs Bipolar Disorder, Gregory Paul Stark, Farnaz Zamani Esfahlani, Brian Kirkpatrick, Daniel N. Allen, James M. Gold, Katherine Frost Visser, and Hiroki Sayama

Associations between Self-Report and Physiological Measures of Emotional Reactions to Food among Women with Disordered Eating, Leah Suissa-Rocheleau, Stephen D. Benning, and Sarah E. Racine

Posting Sexually Explicit Images or Videos of Oneself Online is Associated with Impulsivity and Hypersexuality but Not Measures of Psychopathology in a Sample of US Veterans, Jack L. Turban, Steven D. Shirk, Marcus N. Potenza, Rani A. Hoff, and Shane W. Kraus

“I Would Like Us to Share a Name so That We Can Be Recognized in Society.” Marital Surname Preferences in Same-Sex Relationships, Carrie R. Underwood and Rachael D. Robnett

Statistical Learning of Unfamiliar Sounds as Trajectories Through a Perceptual Similarity Space, Felix Hao Wang, Elizabeth A. Hutton, and Jason D. Zevin

Spotting Dalmatians: Children’s Ability to Discover Subordinate-Level Word Meanings Cross-Situationally, Felix Hao Wang and John C. Truswell

Successfully Learning Non-Adjacent Dependencies in a Continuous Artificial Language Stream, Felix Hao Wang, Jason Zevin, and Toben H. Mintz

Being Suspicious of Suspicious Coincidences: The Case of Learning Subordinate Word Meanings, Hao Wang and John C. Trueswell

Effects of Self-Esteem Threat on Physical Attractiveness Stereotypes, R. Shane Westfall, Murray Millar, and Mandy Walsh

The Effects of Impact Statements on Jurors' Decisions and Perceptions of the Victim and Defendant, Matthew P. West, Breanna Boppre, Monica K. Miller, and Kimberly Barchard

Ethnicity, Eating Pathology, Drive for Muscularity, and Muscle Dysmorphia in College Men: A Descriptive Study, Emily K. White, Jan Mooney, and Cortney S. Warren


ACC Theta Improves Hippocampal Contextual Processing during Remote Recall, Ryan A. Wirt and James M. Hyman

Stimulus-based and Task-based Attention Modulate Auditory Stream Segregation Context Effects, Breanne D. Yerkes, David M. Weintraub, and Joel S. Snyder


Patterns of Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders Among Children and Adolesecents in Mississippi Medicaid, John Young, Sujith Ramachandran, Andrew J. Freeman, John P. Bentley, and Benjamin F. Banahan

Submissions from 2018

Cross-Cultural Validation of the 5-Factor Structure of Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia, Anthony O. Ahmed, Brian Kirkpatrick, Silvana Galderisi, Armida Mucci, Alessandro Rossi, Alessandro Bertolino, Paola Rocca, Mario Maj, Stefan Kaiser, Martin Bischof, Matthias N. Hartmann-Riemer, Matthias Kirschner, Karoline Schneider, Maria Paz Garcia-Portilla, Anna Mane, Miguel Bernardo, Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Cui Jiefeng, Yao Jing, Tan Shuping, James M. Gold, Daniel N. Allen, and Gregory P. Strauss

Eating Disorder Quality Of Life Scale (edqls) In Ethnically Diverse College Women: An Exploratory Factor Analysis, L M. Akoury, V Rozalski, K A. Barchard, and C S. Warren

Psychopathy in the Medical Emergency Department, Stephen D. Benning PhD, Stephany M. Molina MA, Emily A. Dowgwillo MS, Chistopher J. Patrick PhD, Karen F. Miller MPA, and Alan B. Storrow MD

The Postauricular Relfex Measures Positive Emotion, Not (Angry) Approach, Stephen Benning and Stephany Molina

Pristine Inner Experience While Silent Reading: It's Not Silent Speaking of the Text, Vincent P. Brouwers, Christopher L. Heavey, Leiszle R. Lapping-Carr, Stefanie Moynihan, Jason M. Kelsey, and Russell Hurlburt