Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
One in Five Women With Postpartum Disorders Do Not Seek Help
A recent study from NC State psychologists Betty-Shannon Prevatt and Sarah Desmarais finds that 21 percent of recent moms with postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety and depression do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research
NC State's Dean Braden says federal funding is critical for social science research: these funds save money — not to mention lives.
The Academic Minute: Thin Stigma
Are your friends keeping you overweight? NC State University's Lynsey Romo, assistant professor of communication, discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
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.
Report: Increasing Monetary Penalties in Justice System May Cost Taxpayers
Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.
Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.
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.
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.
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Research from NC State outlines the lessons learned from a five-year pilot project designed to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families — and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.