Stories From 2019

Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

New research from psychologist Laura Widman shows that sexual health interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices — and don’t make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity.

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.

May 29, 2019

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

Research from NC State psychologists 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.

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.

Apr 8, 2019

Using Local Expertise To Assess Hurricane Impacts

NC State researchers are teaming up with students to assess the local impacts of the 2018 hurricanes across North Carolina.

Mar 21, 2019

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

Research from NC State psychologists shows that older adults are more willing to engage with negative health information when they have a positive attitude about their own health.

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.

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.

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.