Faculty research from the Psychology department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Submissions from 2023


Pandemic upon Pandemic: Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV Coping and Thriving during the Peak of COVID-19, Sherry Bell, Brandon Ranuschio, John M. Waldron, Lianne Barnes, Nadia Sheik-Yosef, Esmeralda Villalobos, Janelle Wackens, and Renato M. Liboro


The Registration Continuum in Personality Disorder Studies: Theory, Rationale, And Template, Stephen D. Benning and Edward A. Smith


Adaptation In the Sensory Cortex Drives Bistable Switching During Auditory Stream Segregation, Nathan C. Higgins, Alexandra N. Scurry, Fang Jiang, David F. Little, Mounya Elhilali, and Joel S. Snyder


Sport And Mental Health Performance Optimization in An Adolescent Gymnast: A Case Evaluation, Davy Phrathep, Brad C. Donohue, Brenna N. Renn, John Mercer Dr., and Daniel N. Allen

Submissions from 2022


Common Features in Compulsive Sexual Behavior, Substance Use Disorders, Personality, Temperament and Attachment—a Narrative Review, Yaniv Efrati, Shane W. Kraus, and Gal Kaplan

Going Beyond Rote Auditory Learning: Neural Patterns of Generalized Auditory Learning, Shannon L.M. Heald, Stephen C. Van Hedger, John Veillette, Katherine Reis, Joel S. Snyder, and Howard C. Nusbaum


Mechanisms of Memory Updating: State Dependency vs. Reconsolidation, Christopher Kiley and Colleen M. Parks


The Resilience of Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men to HIV/AIDS: Southern Nevada Stakeholder Perspectives in the 21st Century, Renato M. Liboro, Sherry Bell, Brandon Ranuschio, Jenna Despres, Trinity Puno, Aruna Sedere, Nadia Sheik Yosef, Esmeralda Villalobos, Janelle Wackens, and Lianne Barnes


Awareness and Knowledge of Aging and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: Service User and Provider Perspectives and Experiences in Southern Nevada, Renato M. Liboro, Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, Jenna Despres, Trinity Puno, Aruna Sedere, Nadia Sheik Yosef, Esmeralda Villalobos, Janelle Wackens, and Lianne Barnes


Auditory Affective Processing, Musicality, and the Development of Misophonic Reactions, Solena Mednicoff, Sivan Barashy, Destiny Gonzales, Stephen D. Benning, Joel S. Snyder, and Erin Hannon

Steady State-Evoked Potentials of Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms, Karli M. Nave, Erin E. Hannon, and Joel S. Snyder

Identification and Selection of Jobs in Clinical Geropsychology: A Survey to Inform Career Mentoring, Job Search, and Helpful Resources, Brenna N. Renn, Rachael Spalding, Rebecca S. Allen, Barry Edelstein, and Jennifer A. Birdsall


The Slow Violence of Racism on Asian Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Aldo Barrita, Anthony King, and Michelle Strong

Submissions from 2021

Association between casino resort employee department and responsible gambling program perceptions: a three-year follow-up study, Brett Abarbanel, Tiange Xu, Shane Kraus, Heather Gray, Eric Louderback, Debi LaPlante, and Bo Bernhard

Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions, Patricia A. Areán; Brenna N. Renn PhD; and Anna Ratzliff MD, PhD

A friendly touch relieves, a cold touch frightens: Social support during instructed fear of shock, Stephen D. Benning and Stephany M. Molina

Military Veterans’ Psychological Distress Associated with Problematic Pornography Viewing, Nicholas C. Borgogna, Shane W. Kraus, and Joshua B. Grubbs


Behavioral Arrest and a Characteristic Slow Waveform Are Hallmark Responses to Selective 5-HT2A Receptor Activation, April Contreras, Matthew Khumnark, Rochelle M. Hines, and Dustin J. Hines

Aggression: How the Anterior Cingulate Cortex Helps to Ensure a Fair Fight, Lauren A. Crew, Herbert E. Covington, and James M. Hyman


Influence of Previous COVID-19 and Mastitis Infections on the Secretion of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Nerve Growth Factor in Human Milk, Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Dustin J. Hines, Rochelle M. Hines, Sirima Lavangnananda, Shawn Fels, and Elena Medo

Clinical sport psychology in practice: Sport specific roles, settings, strategies, and recommendations for its advancement, Brad Donohue, Shane Murphy, Simon Rice, and Chris Carr

Adapting an Evidence-Supported Optimization Program for Mental Health and Sport Performance in Collegiate Athletes To Fit Youth From Ethnic/Racial Minority and Low-Income Neighborhoods: A National Institutes of Health Stage Model Feasibility Study, Brad Donohue, Davy Phrathep, Karolyne B. Stucki, Igor Kowal, Gavin Breslin, Maya Cohen, Semaj White, Lavelle Jefferson, Troy White, Jonathan Irvin, Gerald Reese, Felix Henrique Paim Kessler, Alexandre Kieslich da Silva, Fernanda Gabriel Santos da Silva, Melissa Fothergill, Gary Robinson, Hiroshi Allen, Al Light, and Daniel N. Allen

Attachment Insecurities and Body Image Self-Consciousness Among Women: The Mediating Role of Pornography Use, Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Kimberly J. Mitchell, Zohar Spivak-Lavi, and Shane W. Kraus

Gender Differences in Associations Between Mental and Physical Health and Physical Activity in Post-9/11 Veterans, Katherine E. Gnall, Shane J. Sacco, Sinead M. Sinnott, Rani Hoff, Shane W. Kraus, and Crystal L. Park

Assessing School Attendance Problems: A Critical Systematic Review of Questionnaires, Carolina Gonzálvez, Christopher A. Kearney, María Vicent, and Ricardo Sanmartín

Controversies and Clinical Recommendations for the Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder, Kaelyn R. Griffin, Bailey M. Way, and Shane W. Kraus

Pornography Use and Psychological Science: A Call for Consideration, Joshua B. Grubbs and Shane W. Kraus

Porndemic? A Longitudinal Study of Pornography Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Nationally Representative Sample of Americans, Joshua B. Grubbs, Samuel L. Perry, Jennifer T. Grant Weinandy, and Shane W. Kraus

An Evolutionary Theory of Music Needs to Care About Developmental Timing, Erin E. Hannon, Alyssa N. Crittenden, Joel S. Snyder, and Karli M. Nave


Resetting of Auditory and Visual Segregation Occurs After Transient Stimuli of the Same Modality, Nathan C. Higgins, Ambar G. Monjaras, Breanne D. Yerkes, David F. Little, Jessica E. Nave-Blodgett, Mounya Elhilali, and Joel S. Snyder

Censored data: Evaluation two methods of estimating correlations within R package lava, Cassandra K. Hoffman, Eden K. Thiess, Fitsum A. Ayele, and Kimberly A. Barchard

Unique Factor Structures Of The Adolescent Dissociative Experiences Scale And Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory And Their Relation To PTSD Symptom Clusters In Maltreated Youth, Amanda Howard, Carolina Gonzálvez, and Christopher A. Kearney

Yes, We are Blind to Inner Experience, but that is Not Necessarily the Origin of Ecological Disaster, Russell T. Hurlburt

Measuring the Frequency of Inner-Experience Characteristics, Russel T. Hurlburt, Christopher L. Heavey, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Alek E. Krumm, Stefanie A. Moynihan, Cody Kaneshiro, Vincent P. Brouwers, Dio K. Turner II, and Jason M. Kelsey

Integrating Systemic and Analytic Approaches to School Attendance Problems: Synergistic Frameworks for Research and Policy Directions, Christopher A. Kearney

A Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Blueprint for Re-Opening Schools Following COVID-19 Shutdown, Christopher A. Kearney and Joshua Childs


The Heterogeneity of Selective Mutism: A Primer for a More Refined Approach, Christopher A. Kearney and Melanie Rede


Reliability, Validity, and Unidimensionality of the Korean Version of the Pornography Craving Questionnaire Based on the Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory, Se-Rae Kim, Soo-Young Bhang, Eun Young Lim, Sun Huh, Sang-Kyu Lee, Shane W. Kraus, and Marc N. Potenza

A Complete, Unabridged, “Pre-Registered” Descriptive Experience Sampling Investigation: The Case of Lena, Alek E. Krumm and Russell T. Hurlburt


Forging Resilience to HIV/AIDS: Personal Strengths of Middle-aged and Older Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With HIV/AIDS, R. Liboro, J. Despres, B. Ranuschio, S. Bell, and L. Barnes


Barriers and Facilitators to Promoting Resilience to HIV/AIDS: A Qualitative Study on the Lived Experiences of HIV-Positive, Racial and Ethnic Minority, Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men from Ontario, Canada, Renato M. Liboro, Sherry Bell, Brandon Ranuschio, Lianne Barnes, Jenna Despres, Aruna Sedere, Trinity Puno, and Paul A. Shuper


Mitigating Risks and Building Resilience to HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of HIV-Negative, Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men, Renato M. Liboro, Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, Tammy Yates, Lianne Barnes, Charles Fehr, George Da Silva, Jenna Despres, Francisco Ibañez-Carrasco, Andrew Eaton, Aruna Sedere, Trinity Puno, Paul A. Shuper, and Lori E. Ross


Scaling Up Information Sharing on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: Raising Awareness and Knowledge Among Key Stakeholders, Renato M. Liboro, Paul A. Shuper, and Lori E. Ross


Protective Factors That Foster Resilience to HIV/AIDS: Insights and Lived Experiences of Older Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, Renato M. Liboro, Tammy C. Yates, Sherry Bell, Brandon Ranuschio, George Da Silva, Charles Fehr, Francisco Ibañez-Carrasco, and Paul A. Shuper


Community-Level Resources Bolstering Resilience to HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS, Renato M. Liboro, Tammy C. Yates, Charles Fehr, George Da Silva, Francisco Ibañez-Carrasco, Andrew Eaton, Daniel Pugh, Lori E. Ross, and Paul A. Shuper

Assessing the usability of complex psychosocial interventions: The Intervention Usability Scale, Aaron R. Lyon, Michael D. Pullmann, Jedediah Jacobson, Katie Osterhage, Morhaf A. Achkar, Brenna N. Renn, Sean A. Munson, and Patricia A. Arean

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of ImPACT Cognitive Tests in High School Athletes., Julia E. Maietta, Anthony O. Ahmed, Kimberly A. Barchard, Hana C. Kuwabara, Bradley Donohue, Staci R. Ross, Thomas F. Kinsora, and Daniel N. Allen

Cognitive Profiles Following Sport-Related Concussion in High School Athletes, Julia E. Maietta, Hana C. Kuwabara, Jennifer Keene, Staci R. Ross, Thomas F. Kinsora, and Daniel N. Allen

Eye of a Rook, Marta Meana

Three Women, Marta Meana

Effects of Disease Threat and Attitude Similarity on Willingness to Help: The Mediating Role of Disgust, Murray Millar, R. Shane Westfall, and Andrea Fink-Armold

Post-9/11 Military Veterans' Adjustment to Civilian Life Over Time Following Separation From Service, Crystal L. Park, Shane J. Sacco, Lucy Finkelstein-Fox, Sinead M. Sinnott, Arielle A.J. Scoglio, Sharon Y. Lee, Katherine E. Gnall, Carolyn Mazure, Steven D. Shirk, Rani A. Hoff, and Shane W. Kraus

Influences of Religiousness/Spirituality on Mental and Physical Health in OEF/OIF/OND Military Veterans Varies By Sex and Race/Ethnicity, Crystal L. Park, Shane J. Sacco, Shane W. Kraus, Carolyn M. Mazure, and Rani A. Hoff

Latent Variable Modeling of Item-Based Factor Scales: Comment on Triarchic or Septarchic?—Uncovering the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure’s (TriPM) Structure, by Roy et al., Christopher J. Patrick, Keanan J. Joyner, Ashley L. Watts, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Antonella Somma, Andrea Fossati, M. B. Donnellan, Christopher J. Hopwood, Martin Sellborn, Laura E. Drislane, John F. Edens, Edelyn Verona, Robert D. Latzman, Claudio Sica, Stephen D. Benning, Leslie C. Morey, Brian M. Hicks, Kostas A. Fanti, Daniel M. Blonigen, Javier Molto, Mark D. Kramer, and Robert F. Krueger

#EEGManyLabs: Investigating the Replicability of Influential EEG experiments, Yuri G. Pavlov, Nika Adamian, Stefan Appelhoff, Mahnaz Arvaneh, Christopher S.Y. Benwell, Christian Beste, Amy R. Bland, Daniel E. Bradford, Florian Bublatzky, Niko A. Busch, Peter E. Clayson, Damian Cruse, Artur Czeszumski, Anna Dreber, Guillaume Dumas, Benedikt Ehinger, Giorgio Ganis, Xun He, José A. Hinojosa, Christoph Huber-Huber, Michael Inzlicht, Bradley N. Jack, Magnus Johannesson, Rhiannon Jones, Evgenii Kalenkovich, Laura Kaltwasser, Hamid Karimi-Rouzbahani, Andreas Keil, Peter Koning, and Layla Kouara

A Controlled Evaluation of a Sport-Specific Performance Optimization Program in an Athlete Diagnosed With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Within the Context of COVID-19, Davy Phrathep, Brad Donohue, Shane Kraus, Michelle Paul, and John Mercer

Implicit and Explicit Motivational Responses to High- and Low-Calorie Food in Women With Disordered Eating, Sarah E. Racine, Léah Suissa-Rocheleau, Shelby J. Martin, and Stephen D. Benning

Collaborative Care for Depression Yields Similar Improvement among Older and Younger Rural Adults, Brenna N. Renn, Morgan Johnson, Diane M. Powers, Mindy Vredevoogd, and Jürgen Unützer


Artificial Intelligence: An Interprofessional Perspective on Implications for Geriatric Mental Health Research and Care, Brenna N. Renn, Matthew Schurr, Oleg Zaslavsky, and Abhishek Pratap

A Typical Week With Mild Cognitive Impairment, Brenna N. Renn, Jenny L. Wool, and Basia Belza

Understanding Psychological Distress and Protective Factors Amongst Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Nichole Sams, Dylan M. Fisher, Felicia Mata-Greve, Morgan Johnson, Michael D. Pullmann, Patrick J. Raue, Brenna N. Renn, Jaden Duffy, Doyanne Darnell, Isabell Griffith Fillipo, Ryan Allred, Kathy Huynh, Emily Friedman, and Patricia A. Areán

An examination of revictimization in men and women US military veterans with child maltreatment histories, Arielle Scoglio, Beth Molnar, John Griffith, Alisa Lincoln, and Shane Kraus


A Compact 1200 V, 700 A, IGBT-Based Pulse Generator for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Vivo Laboratory Experiments on Small Animals, Daniel Senda, Haley Strong, Dustin Hines, Rochelle Hines, and R. Jacob Baker

Irritability Is Associated with Illness Severity and Anhedonia Is Associated with Functional Impairment Among Depressed Children and Adolescents, Samantha N. Sherwood, Jennifer K. Youngstrom, Robert L. Findling, Eric A. Youngstrom, and Andrew J. Freeman

Buprenorphine Naloxone and Extended Release Injectable Naltrexone for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among a Veteran Patient Sample: A Retrospective Chart Review, Steven D. Shirk, Victoria Ameral, Shane W. Kraus, Joseph Houchins, Megan Kelly, Kendra Pugh, Erin Reilly, and Nitigna Desai

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for the Treatment of Gambling Disorder among U.S. Military Veterans: Case Series and Feasibility, Steven D. Shirk, Lamisha S. Muquit, Joseph Deckro, Patricia J. Sweeney, and Shane W. Kraus

Associations between Cannabis Use and Sexual Risk Behavior among Women under Community Supervision: A Brief Report, Melissa N. Slavin, Karli Hochstatter, Shane W. Kraus, Mitch Earleywine, and Nabila El-Bassel


The Assessment of Physical Risk Taking: Preliminary Construct Validation of a New Behavioral Measure, Edward A. Smith and Stephen D. Benning

“Squeezing the Life Out of Each Day”: Emerging Adult Women’s Work-Family Expectations in STEM, Sarah E. Thoman, Amber K. Stephens, and Rachael D. Robnett

The Influence of Implicit Math Anxiety on Math Achievement, R. Shane Westfall, Amy Jane McAuley, and Murray Millar


The Psychometric Properties of the Bergen–Yale Sex Addiction Scale for the Iranian Population, Samaneh Youseflu, Shane W. Kraus, Majid Yousefi Afrashteh, Soudabeh Niroomand, and Fatemeh Razavinia

Behavior change factors and retention in dietary interventions for older adults: scoping review, Oleg Zaslavsky, Yan Su, Boeun Kim, Inthira Roopsawang, Kuan-Ching Wu, and Brenna N. Renn

Submissions from 2020

Comparing the Streamlined Psychotherapy “Engage” With Problem-Solving Therapy in Late-Life Major Depression. A Randomized Clinical Trial, George S. Alexopoulos, Patrick J. Raue, Samprit Banerjee, Patricia Marino, Brenna N. Renn, Nili Solomonov, Adenike Adeagbo, Jo A. Sirey, Thomas D. Hull, Dimitris N. Kiosses, Elizabeth Mauer, and Patricia A. Areán

Patient Versus Informal Caregiver Proxy Reports of Pain Interference in Persons With Dementia, Amber B. Amspoker, A. Lynn Snow, Brenna N. Renn, Phoebe Block, Sabrina Picken, Robert O. Morgan, and Mark E. Kunik

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

Embracing Anti-Racist Practices in the Music Perception and Cognition Community, David J. Baker, Amy Belfi, Sarah Creel, Jessica Grahn, Erin Hannon, Psyche Loui, Elizabeth H. Margulis, Adena Schachner, Michael Schutz, Daniel Shanahan, and Dominique T. Vuvan

Smorgasbord of Research, Kimberly Barchard

Call for Papers: Methods in Emotion Research, Kimberly A. Barchard

Measuring the Perceived Social Intelligence of Robots, Kimberly A. Barchard, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, R. Shane Westfall, Andrea Fink-Armold, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer


Measuring the Perceived Social Intelligence of Robots, Kimberly A. Barchard, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, R. Shane Westfall, Andrea Fink-Armold, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer


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

How to Stop Touching Your Face to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus and Other Germs, Stephen D. Benning, Brian Labus, and Kimberly Barchard

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

Which Conditions Should Be Considered as Disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) Designation of "Other Specified Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviors"?, Matthia Brand, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Zsolt Demetrovics, Astrid Müller, Rudolf Stark, Daniel L. King, Anna E. Goudriaan, Karl Mann, Patrick Trotzke, Naomi A. Fineberg, Samuel R. Chamberlain, Shane W. Kraus, Elisa Wegmann, Joël Billieux, and Marc N. Potenza


Assessment of Real-World Use of Behavioral Health Mobile Applications by a Novel Stickiness Metric, Andrew D. Carlo; Reza H. Ghomi MD, MSE; Brenna N. Renn PhD; Michael A. Strong MD; and Patricia A. Areán PhD

Best Practices - An Introduction to the Psychology Major Course, David E. Copeland

Did I Make the Right Decision by Majoring in Psychology? Part 1: Pros and Cons of Choosing Psychology, David E. Copeland and Jeremy A. Houska

Did I Make the Right Decision by Majoring in Psychology? Part 2: Tips for Succeeding as a Psychology Student, David E. Copeland and Jeremy A. Houska

Success as a Psychology Major, David E. Copeland and Jeremy A. Houska

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

Heterogeneity of Emotional Experience in SchizophreniA: Trait Affect Profiles Predict Clinical Presentation and Functional Outcome, Henry R. Cowan, Vijay A. Mittal, Daniel N. Allen, James M. Gold, and Gregory P. Strauss

The STEM Pipeline: Do Media and Objectified Body Consciousness Create an Early Exit for Middle School Girls?, Elizabeth A. Daniels and Rachael D. Robnett

A Comprehensive Examination of Factors Impacting Collegiate Athletes' Utilization of Psychological Assessment and Intervention Services, Brad Donohue, Elena Gavrilova, Alexandra Danlang, Joanne Perry, Corey Kuhn, Daniel N. Allen, and Stephen D. Benning

Empirical Development of a Screening Method for Mental, Social, and Physical Wellness in Amateur and Professional Circus Artists, Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Bryan Burnstein, Patrice Aubertin, Elena Gavrilova, Alisan Funk, Al Light, and Stephen D. Benning

An Optimization Approach to Mental Health in Athletes, Bradley Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, and Marina G. Harris

Mental Health in Sport, Bradley Donohue and Davy Phrathep

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