Study Highlights How Little We Know About Women Terrorists
The first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism finds significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups.
Study Finds Nonprofit Partnerships Can Help Solve Bureaucratic Tangles
New NC State research suggests some nonprofits may better serve their constituents by partnering with public institutions in order to navigate bureaucracy and access services more efficiently.
Attitudes About Health Affect How Older Adults Engage With Negative Health News
Research from NC State psychologists shows that older adults are more willing to engage with negative health information when they have a positive attitude about their own health.
Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home
A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home, but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed
Research from NC State finds that "multimodal" communication — using a mix of words, images and other resources — is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.
Study Highlights Link Between Social Media Use and Underage Drinking
The savvier young people are about using social media, the less likely they are to report having alcohol-related problems, according to a recent study co-authored by an NC State communication professor.
Researchers ID Risk Factors for Violence in Adults With Mental Illness
NC State psychologists have helped identify three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior.
Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown
Research from an NC State communication professor finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese — which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.
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.
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.