Darn You, R2! When Do We Blame Robots?
New research from NC State psychologists finds that people are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against
A new study from NC State psychologists 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.
Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
Study: Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.