Psychology

May 15, 2017 | NC State News

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.

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.

May 2, 2017

College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.

Apr 25, 2017 | The American Homefront

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.

Apr 18, 2017 | NC State News

Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma

Research from NC State psychologists finds that veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also experience “post-traumatic growth” — such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.

Apr 7, 2017 | The Atlantic

How to Mourn a Space Robot

Doug Gillan, a psychology professor at North Carolina State University who studies human interaction with technology, makes sense of the emotion surrounding NASA's Cassini probe. The probe is ending its 13-year mission to Saturn, triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers and an adoring public.

Apr 4, 2017 | NC State News

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Research from NC State outlines the lessons learned from a five-year pilot project designed to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families — and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Apr 3, 2017 | College Town

Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity

Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.

Apr 3, 2017 | Here and Now

For Some Vets, a PTSD Diagnosis Comes Along With Personal Growth

New research by psychologists at North Carolina State University shows that post-traumatic stress disorder among military veterans can lead to increased appreciation of life and enhanced inner strength. The findings add new context to the disorder that also often leads to tremendous suffering — and even suicide — among veterans. Jessica Morgan, a doctoral student in psychology, featured.

Mar 27, 2017 | The Huffington Post

This College Class On ‘Historical Frauds’ Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On

A historian and a psychologist from North Carolina State University decided to investigate whether teaching students tools for critical thinking, based on lessons from history, could help them to avoid being duped by pseudoscience outside the classroom.