Sep 23, 2015
Research Aims to Reduce HIV/STD Risk Factors Among Teen Girls
A research effort led by NC State aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a web-based intervention program targeted at teen girls.
Sep 21, 2015
Violence Among Young Black Men Linked to Sense of Powerlessness
New research finds that young black men and teens who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change.
Jun 30, 2015
How Old You Feel Matters (and It Changes Day to Day)
New research from NC State finds that how old you feel changes on a daily basis – and that has very real ramifications for your well-being.
May 20, 2015
In Memoriam: Slater Newman
Professor of psychology Slater Newman, who joined NC State's faculty in 1957, passed away on May 13.
Feb 19, 2015
Study: 25 Percent of Children Who Are Homeless Need Mental Health Services
A pilot study finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States.
Feb 18, 2015
Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress
A pilot study finds that people are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, with each individual displaying a variety of coping behaviors.
Dec 3, 2014
The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn’t Blindness at All
Imagine being so engrossed in a task that you don’t notice a gorilla entering the room. (This actually happened in a famous psychological experiment.) The phenomenon is known as “inattentional blindness” and occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events. But it turns out that inattentional blindness isn’t blindness at all.
Nov 18, 2013
Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use
If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and […]
Sep 25, 2013
The 21st Century Professor: Evaluating the Future of Instruction in Higher Education
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Braden, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology at NC State. Braden is leading a study, funded by the Bill […]
Sep 19, 2013
LEGO Robot Builders Form Emotional Bond to Their Creations
Psychology researchers have found that people who build robots form an emotional bond to their creations – though the bond is different from the sort of attachments people form with other people or pets. The […]