Psychology

Jun 21, 2017 | CBS-NC

NC State Researchers Use Simulator to Make Roads Safer

NC State psychologist Jeng Feng and her colleagues are using a unique car simulator to study tech distractions that are coming to a car near you in the not-distant future.

Jun 19, 2017 | Science Magazine

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.

Jun 9, 2017 | NC State News

You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It

Science is a process – a way of thinking – and scientists are just people who adhere to that process. A fascinating guest post by Human Factors Psychologist Anne McLaughlin.

May 22, 2017 | The Academic Minute

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 | 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.