Psychology

Aug 13, 2018

New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.

Aug 7, 2018

Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement

Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.

Aug 2, 2018  |  NC State News

Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.

Jul 18, 2018  |  Division of Academic and Student Affairs News

The ‘tiniest little thing’ spurs student philanthropy

Recent graduate Mitchell Moravec reflects on his time at NC State and why he chose to give back to the university.

Jul 11, 2018  |  NC State News

Study: Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry

A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.

Jul 2, 2018  |  Research

Stress Really Can Make Young Adults Feel Older

Psychology researchers have found that stress can play a significant role in how old emerging adults feel, with every stressful event above the daily norm making many young people feel at least one year older.

Jun 12, 2018  |  Research

Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel

A recent study from NC State psychologists finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.

Jun 4, 2018  |  Division of Academic and Student Affairs

Global Perspectives Certificate Student Spotlight: Madelyn Afshar

NC State's Global Perspectives Certificate allowed Madelyn Afshar to merge her interests in psychology, Middle Eastern studies and international relations.

May 23, 2018

Committed and Marginalized: How Race and Sexual Identity Impact Activism

What does activism mean to you? More specifically, how can we best understand the psychology of activism among Black people who also identity as LGBTQ? NC State graduate student Kristen Pender’s research explores those questions.

May 18, 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service

The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.