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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed
Research from NC State finds that "multimodal" communication — using a mix of words, images and other resources — is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.
Study Highlights Link Between Social Media Use and Underage Drinking
The savvier young people are about using social media, the less likely they are to report having alcohol-related problems, according to a recent study co-authored by an NC State communication professor.