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


Submissions from 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Three Women, Marta Meana

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

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

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

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

“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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexual Addiction 25 Years On: A Systematic and Methodological Review of Empirical Literature and an Agenda for Future Research, Joshua B. Grubbs, K. Camille Hoagland, Brinna N. Lee, Jennifer T. Grant, Paul Davison, Rory C. Reid, and Shane W. Kraus

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

The Importance of School Pedagogical and Social Climate to Students’ Unauthorized Absenteeism–a Multilevel Study of 101 Swedish Schools, Martin Karlberg, Nina Klang, Filip Andersson, Kirsten Hancock, Laura Ferrer-Wreder, Christopher Kearney, and Maria Rosaria Galanti

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


Editorial: School Attendance and Problematic School Absenteeism in Youth, Christopher A. Kearney, David Heyne, 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


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

Generalising Reconsolidation: Spatial Context and Prediction Error, Christopher Kiley and Colleen M. Parks

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

Influence of Special Education, ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders on ImPACT Validity Scores in High School Athletes, Julia E. Maietta, Kimberly A. Barchard, Hana C. Kuwabara, Bradley D. Donohue, Staci R. Ross, Thomas F. Kinsora, and Daniel N. Allen


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

Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of Concept, Brenna N. Renn, Patricia A. Arean, Patrick J. Raue, Eugene Aisenberg, Emily C. Friedman, and Zoran Popovic

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


Individual Differences in Infants' Temperament 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

Chipped or Whole? Listening to Survivors’ Experiences With Disclosure Following Sexual Violence, Arielle A.J. Scoglio, Alisa Lincoln, Shane W. Kraus, and Beth E. Molnar

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

Predicting Problematic Pornography Use Among Male Returning US Veterans, Steven D. Shirk, Aneeta Saxena, Dongchan Park, 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

Hierarchical Beat Perception Develops Throughout Childhood and Adolescence and is Enhanced in those with Musical Training, Joel Snyder, Jessica E. Nave-Blodgett, and Erin E. Hannon

Quantifying Sources of Variability in Infancy Research Using the Infant-Directed Speech Preference, The ManyBabies Consortium and Jennifer L. Rennels

STEMing from Scholarship and Resilience: A Case Study Focusing on US Undergraduate Women Who are Thriving in STEM, Sarah E. Thoman, Tori DiBona, James Abelar, and Rachael D. Robnett


A Call for Data-Driven Networks to Address Equity in the Context of Undergraduate Biology, Seth K. Thompson, Sadie Hebert, Sara Berk, Rebecca Brunelli, Catherin Creech, Abby Grace Drake, Sheritta Fagbodun, Marcos E. Garcia-Ojeda, Carrie Unviersity of New Hampshire, Jordan Harshman, Todd Lamb, Rachael Robnett, Michèle Shuster, Sehoya Cotner, and Cissy J. Ballen

A Call for Data-Driven Networks to Address Equity in the Context of Undergraduate Biology, Seth K. Thompson, Sadie Hebert, Sara Berk, Rebecca Brunelli, Catherine Creech, Abby Grace Drake, Sheritta Fagbodun, Marcos E. Garcia-Ojeda, Carrie Hall, Jordan Harshman, Todd Lamb, Rachael Robnett, Michele Shuster, Sehoya Cotner, and Cissy J. Ballen

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

Explicit and Implicit Memory Representations in Cross-Situational Word Learning, Hao Wang

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

Spatial Cognition: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Memory Puzzle, Ryan A. Wirt, Adam M. McNeela, and James M. Hyman

Individual Variations of Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions among Asian Americans, Gloria Wong, Nolan Zane, Sumie Okazaki, and Anne Saw

Individual Variations in Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions Among Asian Americans, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Nolan Zane, Sumie Okazaki, and Anne Saw

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

Diagnostic and Symptom Interviews for Adults, Daniel Allen and Megan L. Becker

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

Interpreting pediatric intelligence tests: a framework from evidence-based medicine, Andrew J. Freeman and Yen-Ling Chen

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