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Tag: Psychology

Nov 10, 2015

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. 

Oct 7, 2015

Study Finds Violence Among Young, Black Men Associated With Sense of Powerlessness

New research from North Carolina State University and Palo Alto University finds that young black men who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change – highlighting the importance of ensuring that young black men do not feel alienated by society and social programs. 

Sep 23, 2015

Research aims to reduce HIV/STD risk factors among teenage girls

Research led by NC State psychology professor Laura Widman aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a new web-based intervention program she developed for teen girls. Starting this fall, she and other researchers will see how effective the program, Project HEART, is with up to 300 teenagers in North Carolina. 

Mar 23, 2015

Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress

People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. In fact, people used different coping behaviors to prepare for different stressors, and those coping behaviors changed from day to day. 

Mar 18, 2015

Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services

A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States. 

Feb 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Feeds Future Doctor’s Goals

Laila Knio (Psychology, French ’17) plans to become a physician. She's also committed to global concerns. So when she studied abroad, she filmed a documentary in war-torn Lebanon to highlight "extraordinary people who have helped others despite religious or ethnic differences." 

Apr 25, 2013

CHASS Fest

Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students. 

Apr 17, 2013

UNC System Recognizes Professor’s Excellence in Teaching

Professor of Psychology Dr. Rupert Nacoste has been recognized as an excellent teacher by students and faculty of NC State University for some time. Now the UNC Board of Governors has honored Nacoste with the 2013 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.