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 | Daily Mail
Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.
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.
Apr 25, 2017 | The American Homefront
Psychological Trauma: In Some Ways, It’s Beneficial
NC State researchers found that a long-recognized phenomenon called post-traumatic growth is more likely to occur in veterans who also had the highest level of PTSD symptoms. NC State graduate student Jessica Morgan, psychology, featured.
Apr 4, 2017 | NC State News
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Research from NC State outlines the lessons learned from a five-year pilot project designed to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families — and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.
Mar 27, 2017
Photo Gallery: Graduate Research on Display at Annual Symposium
More than 40 Humanities and Social Sciences students displayed their scholarship at the 12th Annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Mar 27, 2017 | The Huffington Post
This College Class On ‘Historical Frauds’ Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On
A historian and a psychologist from North Carolina State University decided to investigate whether teaching students tools for critical thinking, based on lessons from history, could help them to avoid being duped by pseudoscience outside the classroom.
Mar 21, 2017 | International Business Times
From Atlantis to fake news: People question pseudoscience if they’re taught critical thinking
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State's Anne McLaughlin (psychology) and Alicia McGill (history). "This drives home the importance of teaching critical thinking, and the essential role that humanities can play in that process,” McGill says. “This is something that NC State is actively promoting as part of a university-wide focus on critical thinking development.”
Mar 20, 2017 | NC State News
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources.
Mar 17, 2017 | MIT Technology Review
5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For
A new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences says U.S. regulatory agencies need to prepare for new plants, animals and microbes that will hit the market in the next five to 10 years. “All these products have the potential to be beneficial, but the question is, how do they compare to the alternative?” says Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report.