psychology

Apr 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma

A study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience “post-traumatic growth” – such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.

Mar 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.

Feb 14, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Jan 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Sexual Minorities at Greater Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Being Victims of Violence

Sexual minorities are more likely than heterosexuals to be victims of physical violence and to exhibit suicidal behavior, according to a recently published study.

Dec 22, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness

New study finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.

Dec 8, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems

New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman’s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.

Nov 3, 2016  |  Campus Life

Explore Environment’s Role in Healthy Aging

NC State’s Department of Psychology and its Daily Well-Being in Adulthood Lab invite you to a mini-conference on aging and the environment.

Oct 13, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Examines What Drives Student Involvement in Racial Justice Movements

A new study finds that women college students are more active than men in racial justice movements – and that what drives Black students to engage is different from what drives Latino students.

Sep 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Older Adults No Slower Than Young Adults at Taking Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

New research from NC State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.

Aug 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

New research from NC State finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.