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Students in classroom

Aug 24, 2022

Belonging Helps Black, Latino Students Feel Engaged

An NC State study found Black and Latino students were more likely to feel engaged in classes where they felt they belonged. 

an older man drives a car in heavy traffic

Jun 1, 2022

New Tool Helps Older Adults Monitor ‘Attentional Performance’ During Driving

Researchers have demonstrated the tool can predict which drivers are at increased risk of having accidents. 

woman at a political demonstration holds a sign reading "Grab em by the midterms"

May 31, 2022

New Studies Shed Light on Election-Related Stress

Anticipating stress related to elections can affect your emotional well-being before anything has even happened. 

woman wearing a facemask holds an infant

May 2, 2022

Study Highlights Stresses – and ‘Silver Linings’ – of Pandemic for Moms with Limited Resources

The work highlights the need for additional resources to support low-income families. 

several Black young people kneel as part of a Black Lives Matter protest

Mar 17, 2022

Study Highlights Relationship Between Racism, Activism and Stress

The study highlights the feedback loop between racism, stress and anti-racist activism in young Black people. 

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Mar 3, 2022

Sense of Belonging Helps High School Students Engage with STEM

Making classrooms feel more inclusive is key to promoting STEM education. 

Two children sit on a dock; one child is facing away, the other has her head bowed

Dec 8, 2021

Study Outlines Ways to Help Children Learn Forgiveness

Teaching children to understand other people’s perspectives could make it easier for them to learn forgiveness. 

Black man sitting on a city bench looking sad

Dec 6, 2021

Pandemic Stress Affects Black Adults More Than Their White Peers

The study also found younger white adults were less adversely affected by COVID stress than older white adults. 

young girl reading a picture book

Dec 2, 2021

Studies of Children’s Stories Shows Differences in Russian, U.S. Approaches to Emotion

Russian parents are more likely than U.S. parents to read stories to their children that feature negative emotions. 

school-aged child at desk, looking ahead with mouth open

Nov 2, 2021

New Tool Assesses How Well People Read Kids’ Emotions

The new technique shows that adults are often wrong when assessing the emotions of children. 

button that reads 'access' has been skewed to make it difficult to understand. the image suggests that access is out of focus, or is not quite there

Aug 17, 2021

How Zoom Put Disabled Users in a Tough Spot (And What You Can Do About It)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Courtney Wade, a psychology doctoral student at NC State whose work focuses on cultural strategy, community engagement and digital design justice. Wade is also founder of the Disability, Autistic, Mad, & Neuroqueer (DAMN) Solidarity Project. In late June, Zoom unveiled a number of updates to its online meeting… 

black child in a school uniform smiles at the camera

Aug 4, 2021

The Older People Think a Black Child Is, the More Likely They Are to Wrongly See the Child As Angry

The bias revealed in the study could have significant consequences for the well-being of Black children. 

a man and a woman in their 80s laugh in a field of flowers

Jul 27, 2021

New Insights Into the Relationship Between How We Feel and Our Views On Aging

The gap between how old we feel and how old we want to be can offer insights into our well-being. 

Older man and woman in front seat of a car.

Jun 29, 2021

Computer Training Program for Seniors Can Reduce Hazardous Driving

Researchers hope the finding will lead to the training becoming more widely available. 

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Jun 24, 2021

Study Highlights Racial Inequity in Health Care Access, Quality

States with higher levels of systemic racism also had bigger racial disparities regarding access to healthcare.