Psychology

Oct 17, 2017 | NC State News

Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices

A new study from NC State psychologists finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency — or time lag — inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools.

Oct 11, 2017 | KABC News (Los Angeles)

Positive Outlook on Age May Lead to Better Health

Research from NC State psychologist Shevaun D. Neupert finds that it's beneficial to have a positive outlook on aging.

Oct 6, 2017 | Outside Magazine

What Climbers Can Teach Us About Focus

NC State psychologist Anne McLaughlin studies attention and behavior. She's researching how and why rock climbers make decisions to see how attention actually works, and if there are techniques to prevent it from slipping in critical situations.

Oct 3, 2017 | Voice of America

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.

Oct 2, 2017 | NC State News

Study Finds Driving Speed Affected When a Driver’s Mind ‘Wanders’

Research from NC State psychologists finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver's mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving.

Oct 2, 2017 | NC State News

Older Drivers Adapt Their Thinking to Improve Road Hazard Detection

A recent study finds older drivers adapt their responses in heavy traffic to better identify road hazards.

Sep 29, 2017 | NPR

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 28, 2017 | NC State News

Study: There is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists

A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors.

Sep 27, 2017 | WUNC-FM

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 | The Atlantic

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  the Cassini spacecraft a bad analogy.