Research aims to reduce HIV/STD risk factors among teenage girls
Research led by NC State psychology professor Laura Widman aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a new web-based intervention program she developed for teen girls. Starting this fall, she and other researchers will see how effective the program, Project HEART, is with up to 300 teenagers in North Carolina.
Psychology Professor Serves on White House Team to Help Government Better Serve the American People
Psychology professor Lori Foster was tapped to serve on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, a multi-disciplinary group of experts that is helping federal agencies streamline access to their programs and improve how they communicate with constituents. President Obama has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to use behavioral science insights to better serve the American people.
Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Grad Student Focuses Research on Child Welfare
Psychology doctoral student Jenna Montgomery Armstrong wants to prevent child maltreatment among families living in homeless shelters. She has received a Doris Duke Fellowship to help with her research.
In Memoriam: Slater Newman
Slater Edmund Newman, professor emeritus of psychology, passed away on May 13, 2015. Newman joined NC State’s psychology faculty in 1957, and remained active within the college long after retiring in 2003. At NC State, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, conducted research on human learning and memory and mentored hundreds of students who remember him fondly for his encouragement, high expectations and fairness. He was well known for his love of singing, his sense of humor, and his commitment to human rights and peace.
Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress
People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. In fact, people used different coping behaviors to prepare for different stressors, and those coping behaviors changed from day to day.
Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services
A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States.
Student Success Research: Investigating Medical Errors
Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. In this Q&A, psychology major Riyana Dasgupta shares the challenges and rewards of participating in research that involves human error in medical settings.
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Seven Tenure-Track Scholars Join Faculty
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from international security to digital humanities to obesity and stigma. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.