The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help
Research from NC State psychologists finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change.
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.
Why Mental Health Treatment is Not an Easy Solution to Violence
Forensic psychologist and NC State professor of psychology Sarah Desmarais has studied mental illness, violence and mental health treatment at length. In this opinion piece, she explains why mental health treatment is not going to “cure” violence.
‘Extreme Vetting’ of Muslims Occurred Before Trump
Federal agents have long monitored some would-be immigrants' social media activity. A study led by NC State psychologist Sarah Desmarais shows there's almost no research on what distinguishes potential terrorists.
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: There is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists
A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors.
Study: More Research Needed On Risk Factors Associated With Terrorism
NC State University psychologists say there isn't enough research on the risk factors associated with terrorist activity to set evidence-based policy.
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.
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.
Homeless Women Less Likely to be Approved for Disability Benefits
Homeless women, and people who are already receiving public assistance, are less likely to be approved for federal disability benefits, according to NC State University psychology researcher Sarah Desmarais.