Researchers ID Risk Factors That Predict Violence in Adults With Mental Illness
Researchers have identified three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior.
What Motivates Older Adults to Stay Mentally Active?
As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. Now researchers are trying to learn more about what affects our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks.
Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time
NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems.
Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters
If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology.
Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress
A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress.
Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community
Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby.
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.
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.
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.
In Memoriam: Slater Newman
Professor of psychology Slater Newman, who joined NC State's faculty in 1957, passed away on May 13.