Health and human services

Sep 23, 2015

Research aims to reduce HIV/STD risk factors among teenage girls

Research led by NC State psychology professor Laura Widman aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a new web-based intervention program she developed for teen girls. Starting this fall, she and other researchers will see how effective the program, Project HEART, is with up to 300 teenagers in North Carolina.

Jul 15, 2015

Grad Student Focuses Research on Child Welfare

Psychology doctoral student Jenna Montgomery Armstrong wants to prevent child maltreatment among families living in homeless shelters. She has received a Doris Duke Fellowship to help with her research.

Apr 28, 2015

An Intensive, Interdisciplinary Study of Ebola, Maymester-Style

Maymester offers students intensive learning opportunities, including an interdisciplinary exploration of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Maymester, a spring program that compresses a semester's study into three weeks, was successfully piloted by Humanities and Social Sciences over the last several years and is now being adopted by colleges across NC State University.

Mar 23, 2015

Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress

People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. In fact, people used different coping behaviors to prepare for different stressors, and those coping behaviors changed from day to day.

Mar 18, 2015

Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services

A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States.