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Feb 9, 2024

Easy Things We Can Do to Cope With Traumatic Loss

A new study co-authored by P.h.D. student Caitlin Reynolds and professor of psychology Shevaun Neupert finds there are simple activities that help people improve their mood and emotional well-being after the traumatic loss of a loved one. 

Isaac Woods with students

Jan 30, 2024

Tackling the Shortage of School Psychologists

Psychology professor Isaac Woods is investigating ways to boost the number of school psychologists in North Carolina amid concerns about students’ mental health. His research could serve as a model for other states. 

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Aug 29, 2023

Potential Employers View Job Candidates Differently If They Post Online About Mental Health

Former psychology grad student Jenna McChesney and current professor of psychology Lori Foster discuss their new study that finds mental health disclosures can affect the way potential employers view job applicants. 

Joshua Wright holds a black, red and white pennant that reads "Howling Success" outside of Hunt Library

Apr 21, 2023

Howling Success: Joshua Wright

Psychology major Joshua Wright is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, producer and host for TRIO's Beyond the Bell Tower podcast, and a member of NC State's Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir. 

Holladay Medal

Apr 3, 2023

Two Faculty Win Holladay Medal

Two faculty members received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. Mary Haskett, professor of psychology, is one of the honorees. 

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Mar 24, 2023

Worrying About Election Stress Can Harm Your Health – Here’s What You Can Do About It

The study found anticipating stress related to elections causes adverse physical health effects. However, it also found there is something people can do to mitigate those negative effects. 

Mar 14, 2023

A Community of Care: Student Mental Health Ambassadors

Psychology and English student Alexis Jacobs and social work student Lauren Bradley share their thoughts on the Mental Health Ambassador Program. 

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Mar 9, 2023

COVID Fears and Long-Term Planning Play Key Roles in Vaccine Hesitancy

A key variable in vaccine hesitancy is a psychological trait called proactive coping, which refers to a person’s tendency to think about and plan for the future. Read about this study, which was co-authored by psychology professor Shevaun Neupert. 

Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

A new study from NC State psychologists shows that interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices. 

Jul 22, 2019

When You Spot One Driving Hazard, You May Be Missing Another

Research from NC State psychologists finds that when drivers notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard.