College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty
NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received.
New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.
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.
Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
The ‘tiniest little thing’ spurs student philanthropy
Recent graduate Mitchell Moravec reflects on his time at NC State and why he chose to give back to the university.
Study: Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.
Stress Really Can Make Young Adults Feel Older
Psychology researchers have found that stress can play a significant role in how old emerging adults feel, with every stressful event above the daily norm making many young people feel at least one year older.
Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel
A recent study from NC State psychologists finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.
Global Perspectives Certificate Student Spotlight: Madelyn Afshar
NC State's Global Perspectives Certificate allowed Madelyn Afshar to merge her interests in psychology, Middle Eastern studies and international relations.
Committed and Marginalized: How Race and Sexual Identity Impact Activism
What does activism mean to you? More specifically, how can we best understand the psychology of activism among Black people who also identity as LGBTQ? NC State graduate student Kristen Pender’s research explores those questions.