Research

May 24, 2017 | NC State News

Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About

A recent analysis of research into how so-called "sexting" may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity — but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.

May 18, 2017 | WFMZ-TV

How Celebrities’ ‘Golden Glow’ Shines on Public Health

They're not doctors, but celebrities can impact public health, for better or worse. Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at NC State University, says actress Angelina Jolie's 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly influencing an uptick in unnecessary genetic testing.

May 17, 2017 | NC State News

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.

May 16, 2017 | NC State News

Social, Computer Scientists Want to Share Data On Group Behavior

NC State social and computer scientists have collaborated to develop a large data set on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making – and they want to share that data with other researchers.

May 15, 2017 | NC State News

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.

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.

May 10, 2017

Celebrating Our Staff

The college held its annual staff awards luncheon April 20 to recognize and celebrate Humanities and Social Sciences staff. Eight staff members were nominated for awards for excellence. The college also recognized staff members who have reached milestone years in their careers with the state.

May 8, 2017

Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Grants

Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni will teach English or conduct research abroad after winning prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year.

May 5, 2017

How Risky Are Today’s Student Loans?

Curious about how risky today’s student loans are — and who is most likely to use them — sociology doctoral student Hannah McQueen created her own measure to study a nationally-representative sample of student loan records.

May 4, 2017

Constructing Identity Among Italians at NC State

Using language as a window into their experiences, NC State graduate student and Fulbright fellow Cecilia Tomasatti conducted interviews with not only Italian students, but also faculty, about what it’s like to adapt to another country’s climate, culture and cuisine.