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.
Global Perspectives Certificate Student Spotlight: Madelyn Afshar
NC State's Global Perspectives Certificate allowed Madelyn Afshar to merge her interests in psychology, Middle Eastern studies and international relations.
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: Mental Health Courts Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time
Research from NC State psychologists shows that mental health courts can reduce repeat offending, and limit related jail time, for people with mental health problems — especially those who also have substance use problems.
Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress
New research from NC State psychologists suggests that dealing with a major stressful event can make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. Results of the study, led by a Ph.D. candidate in NC State's lifespan development psychology graduate program, shows that people who had experienced major stressors responded differently to daily stress than people who had not experienced such stressful life events.
Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community
Betty-Shannon Prevatt, a doctoral student in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology graduate program, is surveying new moms in the Triangle about how they’ve dealt with postpartum adjustment. Through the survey of adult women who have delivered a baby since January 2012, Prevatt said she hopes to learn more about social support, access to health care, coping strategies, domestic violence, substance abuse and mood changes after having a baby.
Have curiosities, will travel: Fulbright Scholars expand research, learning overseas
Three recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award this year, a grant that's helping them fulfill their research and teaching goals around the world.
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.
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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