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.
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.
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.
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.
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.