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.
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.
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.
Successful Innovation: A Field Guide to the Psychology of Change
The word “innovation” gets thrown around a lot, often in regard to the development of new products or services. But what predicts how people will respond to new things or ideas?
Hess Earns Prestigious Baltes Award
Psychology professor Tom Hess will receive the Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award, the American Psychological Association's most prestigious award for research on adult development and aging.
Research Finds Offender Risk Assessment Tools in U.S. Are Promising, but Questions Remain
The criminal justice system in the United States uses a variety of tools to assess the behavior of criminal offenders, and those risk assessments can have a significant impact on an offender’s fate. A new meta-analysis of the research conducted in the U.S. on these tools shows that – while promising – it is still unclear whether these tools reduce bias against offenders.
Study: Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes
An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams – and more than a third of non-athletes – reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape.
Helping African-American Young Adults Cope With the Consequences of Discrimination
Be proud of being Black, take care of your mental health, and find constructive ways to confront institutional racism. That’s the advice that a team of psychology researchers has for young African-American adults who are dealing with the consequences of racial discrimination.
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.