Research IDs Key Factors That Help Women Ex-Convicts Avoid Recidivism
New research identifies four factors that help women ex-convicts avoid committing crimes, offering insights that can be used to help former inmates integrate more successfully into their communities after time in prison.
Study: 1 in 5 Women with Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet
A recent study from NC State psychologists finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits
Research from NC State psychologists finds that homeless women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.
Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems
New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman's lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether she will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.
Doctoral Students Recognized by American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association is recognizing two NC State doctoral students for their research in psychology. Ph.D. candidates Betty-Shannon Prevatt and Evan Lowder will receive separate awards at the APHA’s annual meeting this week in Denver.
Study: Mental Health Courts Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time
Research from NC State psychologists shows that mental health courts can reduce repeat offending, and limit related jail time, for people with mental health problems — especially those who also have substance use problems.
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.