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.
May 24, 2017 | The Academic Minute
The Academic Minute: Thin Stigma
Are your friends keeping you overweight? NC State University's Lynsey Romo, assistant professor of communication, discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
May 22, 2017 | The Academic Minute
The Academic Minute: Students and Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is an important skill for students and can reduce belief in pseudoscience. Anne McLaughlin, associate professor of psychology at NC State University, explores the best way to impart this skill to a class.
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.