Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

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.

Apr 19, 2018  |  NC State News

Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home

A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home, but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.

Feb 15, 2018  |  NC State News

Educator Dubroy to Discuss Xenophobia and Inclusivity

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, executive vice president and COO of Howard University, will deliver the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22. Her talk is titled “There Is a Xenophobe Among Us: Diversity and Inclusivity on College Campuses.”

Sep 25, 2017  |  The Tab

Why being a liberal arts major is better for job stability

Dean Jeff Braden says jobs that depend on soft skills are less likely to succumb to automation. Abilities to listen critically, write clearly and simplify complex ideas make you a good job candidate.

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 9, 2017  |  NC State News

You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It

Science is a process – a way of thinking – and scientists are just people who adhere to that process. A fascinating guest post by Human Factors Psychologist Anne McLaughlin.

Jun 6, 2017  |  NC State News

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families.

Jul 20, 2016  |  NC State News

Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions

A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad is airing during the ongoing national political conventions.