Matt Shipman

Oct 17, 2019

Study Finds Brands Are Resilient Against ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but new research from communication professor Yang Cheng finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands.

Jun 26, 2019  |  Sociology and Anthropology

Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

Research from sociologist Steve McDonald finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic.

May 29, 2019

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.

Apr 29, 2019  |  NC State News

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.

Apr 8, 2019  |  NC State News

Using Local Expertise To Assess Hurricane Impacts

NC State researchers are teaming up with students to assess the local impacts of the 2018 hurricanes across North Carolina.

Mar 25, 2019  |  NC State News

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.

Mar 21, 2019  |  NC State News

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.

Mar 14, 2019  |  NC State News

How To Pick The Right Thrift Store For All The Stuff That Didn’t Spark Joy

Now that Marie Kondo has convinced you to tidy up, what do you do with all that stuff? Public administration professor Amanda Stewart has answers.

Mar 12, 2019  |  NC State News

Why Home Cooking Isn’t Possible For Everyone – And What We Can Do About It

NC State sociologist Sarah Bowen discusses why a home-cooked meal is out of reach for many Americans — and what we can do about it.

Feb 25, 2019  |  NC State News

Study: Aquaculture Does Little, If Anything, To Conserve Wild Fisheries

New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries.