Journal Articles

Aug 2, 2018

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.

Jul 11, 2018

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.

Jul 2, 2018

Stress Really Can Make Young Adults Feel Older

Psychology researchers have found that stress can play a significant role in how old emerging adults feel, with every stressful event above the daily norm making many young people feel at least one year older.

Jun 12, 2018

Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel

A recent study NC State psychologists finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.

Apr 18, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma

Research from NC State psychologists finds that veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also experience “post-traumatic growth” — such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.

Mar 21, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience" unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.