Psychology

Jan 22, 2020

Two Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

Psychology professor Douglas J. Gillan and communication professor Joann Keyton are known and respected nationally and internationally by scholars in their fields.

Dec 16, 2019

Psychology Researchers Call For Changes to Better Address Racial Health Disparities

NC State psychologist Vanessa Volpe is among researchers calling for focus on race and health disparities. Learn more about their proposal.

Nov 5, 2019

Busy Turning Dreams into Reality

From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, psychology and international studies double-major Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future.

Nov 4, 2019

Study Highlights Fluid Sexual Orientation in Many Teens

New research from psychologists at NC State and two other universities finds at least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence.

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.