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Feb 7, 2024

Easy Things We Can Do to Cope With Traumatic Loss

A new study finds there are simple activities that help people improve their mood and emotional well-being after the traumatic loss of a loved one. 

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Feb 6, 2024

Study IDs Ways to Better Help Children Experiencing Homelessness

The study suggests public service systems need to do a better job of working with parents to support homeless children. 

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Dec 7, 2023

How a Failure to Understand Race Leads to Flawed Health Tech

A fundamental misunderstanding means the way many health devices are developed and tested can exacerbate racial health inequities. 

Psychology major Trevor Patten doing fieldwork with a cadet during a West Point training session.

Nov 30, 2023

Research Partners: Robots, Soldiers and Scientists

NC State psychology faculty and students partnered with West Point to research cadets’ attitudes toward using robots in military training. 

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Oct 19, 2023

N.C. Needed a Plan to Help Homeless Kids. Now It Has One.

There are more than 30,000 homeless infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children in North Carolina. A new action plan aims to bridge the gap between these children and the services that can help them. 

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Sep 27, 2023

State COVID-19 Websites Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

Some members of the public, such as individuals who are blind or visually impaired, are not able to access all of the relevant information on the sites. 

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Sep 18, 2023

NC State Continues To Rise in U.S. News Rankings 

For the second consecutive year, NC State made big moves in a national ranking of colleges and universities to rank 60th in the nation, an increase of 12 spots over 2022. Among public institutions, the university remains in the top 30 nationally, moving up one place to 28th. The Best Colleges list, published annually by U.S.… 

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Aug 29, 2023

Potential Employers View Job Candidates Differently If They Post Online About Mental Health

A new study finds mental health disclosures can affect the way potential employers view job applicants. 

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Mar 22, 2023

Worrying About Election Stress Can Harm Your Health – Here’s What You Can Do About It

The study found anticipating stress related to elections causes adverse physical health effects. However, it also found there is something people can do to mitigate those negative effects. 

boy receives a vaccine shot from a woman

Mar 6, 2023

COVID Fears and Long-Term Planning Play Key Roles in Vaccine Hesitancy

A key variable in vaccine hesitancy is a psychological trait called proactive coping, which refers to a person’s tendency to think about and plan for the future. 

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Dec 5, 2022

Studies ID Ways to Help Young Adults Avoid Health Impacts of Stress

Younger adults who take preemptive steps to respond to stress are better able to avoid negative health outcomes. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.