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Aug 13, 2019

‘Growth Mindset’ Intervention Boosts Confidence and Persistence in Entrepreneurship Students

A low-cost classroom intervention aimed at fostering a growth mindset in students gave the students more confidence in their entrepreneurship abilities and helped them persist when challenges arose. 

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Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

Sexual health interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices – and don’t make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity. 

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Jul 22, 2019

When You Spot One Driving Hazard, You May Be Missing Another

A new study finds that when people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard. 

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May 28, 2019

The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help

Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change. 

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May 6, 2019

Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest In Computer Science

A short online intervention can increase interest in computer science for male and female undergraduate students. 

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Apr 29, 2019

Study Highlights How Little We Know About Women Terrorists

The first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism finds significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups. 

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Apr 8, 2019

Using Local Expertise To Assess Hurricane Impacts

Researchers are launching a project to assess the impacts of the 2018 hurricanes on North Carolina by making use of the people who know the affected counties best. 

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Mar 15, 2019

For Older Adults, Sense of Control Tied to Feeling Younger

A recent study on the psychology of aging finds older adults feel younger when they feel they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health – not a sense of control – play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. 

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Mar 5, 2019

Attitudes About Health Affect How Older Adults Engage With Negative Health News

Older adults are more willing to engage with negative health information when they have a positive attitude about their own health. 

NC State faculty member Sarah Desmarais.

Feb 28, 2019

News Site Helps Faculty Reach Broad Audience

Sarah Desmarais' article on The Conversation about mental illness and violence received tens of thousands of page views and was republished by dozens of mainstream news outlets. Learn more about how to publish your work on The Conversation at an information session on March 7. 

Feb 14, 2019

Black History Month 2019: Meet Elan Hope and Blair Kelley

February is Black History Month, a vital opportunity to honor black legacies, histories and accomplishments. It's also a chance to amplify ongoing research into the black experience. 

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Jan 29, 2019

Sleep, Mood Affect How ‘In Control’ Older Adults Feel

Sleep, mood and stress affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. 

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Nov 14, 2018

Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

A new study finds bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. 

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Nov 12, 2018

Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying

A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying at school. 

Aug 30, 2018

New Personality Test Is Faster – and Tougher to Trick

Psychology researchers have developed a new personality test that is both faster to take and much harder to manipulate by those attempting to control the outcome.