The Psychology Department offers graduate degrees at the doctoral level in a number of fields. We have a rich, long history of granting graduate level degrees, beginning in 1948, and we offer multiple courses of study. We do not, however, offer training in either clinical or counseling psychology.
- Applied Social and Community Psychology
- Human Factors and Applied Cognition Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Lifespan Developmental Psychology
- School Psychology
Students apply to an area and benefit from cross-disciplinary coursework and research across areas.
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Dec 10, 2015
Psychologists ask: What motivates older adults to stay active?
As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. While research shows that regularly exercising the brain, for instance, can help older adults mitigate normal declines in cognition, that effort comes with costs — such as mental fatigue — that typically increase as we get older. Psychologists at NC State University want to know how those increased costs affect our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks.
Dec 7, 2015
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.
Nov 18, 2015
Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress
New research from NC State psychologists suggests that dealing with a major stressful event can make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. Results of the study, led by a Ph.D. candidate in NC State's lifespan development psychology graduate program, shows that people who had experienced major stressors responded differently to daily stress than people who had not experienced such stressful life events.
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