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Tag: Psychology

Oct 3, 2017

Preparing Students for Changing Job Markets

NC State University is helping students face the likelihood that their future jobs will not connect directly to their majors. Dean Jeff Braden is joining forces with the deans of Design and Management to offer "Design Your Life" workshops for juniors and seniors. 

Sep 29, 2017

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

Research from NC State's Department of Psychology shows many women with postpartum mood disorders do not report their symptoms. 

Sep 27, 2017

Study: More Research Needed On Risk Factors Associated With Terrorism

NC State University psychologists say there isn't enough research on the risk factors associated with terrorist activity to set evidence-based policy. 

Sep 15, 2017

Scientists Don’t Want You to Call Cassini’s End a ‘Suicide’

NC State psychology professor Doug Gillan, who studies human interaction with technology, calls a suicide-related description of ┬áthe Cassini spacecraft a bad analogy. 

Aug 26, 2017

One in Five Women With Postpartum Disorders Do Not Seek Help

A recent study from NC State psychologists Betty-Shannon Prevatt and Sarah Desmarais finds that 21 percent of recent moms with postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety and depression do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers. 

Jun 19, 2017

Congress Says Your Work Is Wasteful. Now What?

Unconventional research is sometimes misunderstood and maligned. Researchers need to be ready to communicate its value to the public. Anne McLaughlin, Psychology, featured. 

Jun 16, 2017

Chris Mayhorn to Head NC State’s Department of Psychology

Chris Mayhorn, a professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology program, will become head of NC State's Psychology Department on July 1, 2017. 

May 22, 2017

The Academic Minute: Students and Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important skill for students and can reduce belief in pseudoscience. Anne McLaughlin, associate professor of psychology at NC State University, explores the best way to impart this skill to a class. 

May 15, 2017

Stress Can Trigger Uptick in Illegal Drug Use for Those on Parole, Probation

A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use. 

Apr 25, 2017

Psychological Trauma: In Some Ways, It’s Beneficial

NC State researchers found that a long-recognized phenomenon called post-traumatic growth is more likely to occur in veterans who also had the highest level of PTSD symptoms. NC State graduate student Jessica Morgan, psychology, featured.