Research

Jul 17, 2017 | Good Education

Profs Turn Classroom Into a Study About Best Way to Fight Fake News

NC State psychology and history professors try a multidisciplinary attack on pseudo-science to boost critical thinking skills.

Jul 16, 2017 | Gillette, WY News Record

Friends Don’t Let Friends Diet

New research from Lynsey Romo, a professor in NC State's Dept of Communication, examines how the people around you may sabotage your healthy eating efforts.

Jul 14, 2017 | The Conversation

Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects

There’s a long history of misconceptions about the Appalachian dialect. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguistics, featured.

Jul 11, 2017 | Higher Education Works

Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research

NC State's Dean Braden says federal funding is critical for social science research: these funds save money — not to mention lives.

Jun 30, 2017 | BYU Radio

Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers

Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there are a lot of gray area. Steve McDonald, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at NC State, featured.

Jun 29, 2017 | WRAL-TV

NC State Group Pushing to Help Revamp NC’s Foster Care System

NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement is helping revamp the state's child welfare system so that recipients of services have a voice. The state is establishing an advisory council of child welfare participants.

Jun 28, 2017

Dean Braden Adds ‘Storyteller’ to His Vitae

A college dean wears many hats. Jeff Braden, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, is no exception. The dean recently added a new hat to his collection: a storyteller cap. Listen to his tale about chimps, random acts of kindness, and launching careers, which he told at a Story Collider event in Kinston, NC.

Jun 26, 2017 | NC State News

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Jun 23, 2017 | Chief Investment Officer

Report: Pensions Use Accounting Tricks to Keep Up Appearances

Pension administrators are making their plan’s financial condition look better than it really is by perpetually putting off payments, according to a new report out of NC State. Jeff Diebold, an assistant professor of public policy, is lead author of the report.

Jun 21, 2017 | CBS-NC

NC State Researchers Use Simulator to Make Roads Safer

NC State psychologist Jeng Feng and her colleagues are using a unique car simulator to study tech distractions that are coming to a car near you in the not-distant future.