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Department of Psychology

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Mar 10, 2022

Sense of Belonging Helps High School Students Engage with STEM

New research from NC State psychologists finds that making classrooms feel more inclusive is key to promoting STEM education. 

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Jan 11, 2022

Study Outlines Ways to Help Children Learn Forgiveness

New research from NC State psychologists finds teaching children to understand other people’s perspectives could make it easier for them to learn forgiveness. 

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Jan 6, 2022

Pandemic Stress Affects Black Adults More Than Their White Peers

The study from NC State psychologists also found younger white adults were less adversely affected by COVID stress than older white adults. 

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Dec 20, 2021

Studies of Children’s Stories Shows Differences in Russian, U.S. Approaches to Emotion

New research from NC State psychologists finds Russian parents are more likely than U.S. parents to read stories to their children that feature negative emotions. 

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Nov 16, 2021

New Tool Assesses How Well People Read Kids’ Emotions

The new technique, developed by NC State psychologists, shows that adults are often wrong when assessing the emotions of children. 

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Oct 14, 2021

Wolfpack Writers: Rajika Bhandari

We caught up with psychology alumna Rajika Bhandari to learn about her book "America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility." 

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Sep 15, 2021

Undergraduate Researcher Lingfan Cui Studies Driver Attention, Autonomous Vehicles

Meet senior psychology major Lingfan Cui, an international student who works as a research assistant for professor Jing Feng in the Applied Cognitive Psychology Lab. 

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Aug 31, 2021

How Zoom Put Disabled Users in a Tough Spot (And What You Can Do About It)

Psychology doctoral student Courtney Wade, whose work focuses on cultural strategy, community engagement and digital design justice, discusses Zoom's latest updates. 

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Aug 12, 2021

The Older People Think a Black Child Is, the More Likely They Are to Wrongly See the Child As Angry

The bias revealed in the NC State psychology study could have significant consequences for the well-being of Black children. 

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Aug 10, 2021

Psychology Student Uses Virtual Reality to Study Astronaut Emergencies

Using a virtual reality simulation of the International Space Station, doctoral student Imani Murph will explore how distractions affect abilities to perform unfamiliar tasks.