Study Finds Driving Speed Affected When a Driver’s Mind ‘Wanders’
Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver’s mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving.
Older Drivers Adapt Their Thinking to Improve Road Hazard Detection
A recent study finds older drivers adapt their responses in heavy traffic to better identify road hazards.
Study: There Is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists
A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors.
1 in 5 Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet
A recent study finds 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits
A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.
Study Finds Day-to-Day Experiences Affect Awareness of Aging, Mood
A study of older adults finds an individual’s awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought.
You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It
Science is a process, not a collection of facts. (Though the facts are pretty interesting.)
Daily Stress Can Trigger Uptick in Illegal Drug Use for Those on Parole, Probation
A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.