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.
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.
Remarkable Researcher: Psychology Major Jessica Hernandez
Psychology major Jessica Hernandez has a passion for early educational intervention and equitable treatment for all students. See how she explored her interest at NC State through undergraduate research.
Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.
The ‘tiniest little thing’ spurs student philanthropy
Recent graduate Mitchell Moravec reflects on his time at NC State and why he chose to give back to the university.
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.
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.
Committed and Marginalized: How Race and Sexual Identity Impact Activism
What does activism mean to you? More specifically, how can we best understand the psychology of activism among Black people who also identity as LGBTQ? NC State graduate student Kristen Pender’s research explores those questions.
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.
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Research from NC State outlines the lessons learned from a five-year pilot project designed to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families — and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.