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Jul 6, 2020

Future Teachers More Likely to View Black Children as Angry, Even When They Are Not

A study of prospective teachers finds they are more likely to think Black children are angry, even when they are not. 

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Apr 20, 2020

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use for Black Teens

The finding draws on dozens of sexual health studies involving Black youth. 

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Apr 1, 2020

How Can We Handle Stress and Stay Positive During a Pandemic?

There are things you can do to stay positive in the face of stress and change. 

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Mar 25, 2020

To Stay Positive, Live in the Moment – But Plan Ahead

People who balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to cope with stress. 

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Mar 24, 2020

Tips for Setting Up Your Home Workspace

Psychology professor Doug Gillan shares ideas for staying focused and productive when working remotely. 

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Feb 20, 2020

Study Highlights New Strategies for Helping Children Process Negative Emotions

A recent study challenges some assumptions about children’s emotional capabilities and highlights the potential value of spending time outdoors to help children regulate their emotions. 

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Feb 4, 2020

Almost 10% of NC State Students Experienced Homelessness

A representative survey of undergraduate and graduate students at North Carolina State University finds that almost 10% of students experienced homelessness in the previous year. 


Dec 16, 2019

Psychology Researchers Call for Changes to Better Address Racial Health Disparities

Researchers call for focus on race and health disparities. 

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Nov 4, 2019

Study Highlights Fluid Sexual Orientation in Many Teens

Study: at least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence. 

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Oct 22, 2019

Updating a Law That Shapes Your Tech

A fundamental law that helps govern user interface design is getting an update. 

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Oct 17, 2019

Darn You, R2! When Do We Blame Robots?

People are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous. 

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Aug 13, 2019

‘Growth Mindset’ Intervention Boosts Confidence and Persistence in Entrepreneurship Students

A low-cost classroom intervention aimed at fostering a growth mindset in students gave the students more confidence in their entrepreneurship abilities and helped them persist when challenges arose. 

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Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

Sexual health interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices – and don’t make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity. 

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Jul 22, 2019

When You Spot One Driving Hazard, You May Be Missing Another

A new study finds that when people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard. 

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May 28, 2019

The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help

Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change.