humanities and social sciences

Dec 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

Experts Lay Out Options For Future of Energy Storage in North Carolina

A report by NC State experts details energy storage options to inform energy policy.

Nov 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

How 21st Century Tech Can Shed Light On 19th Century Newspapers

Scholars are using digital humanities tools in an attempt to organize research on thousands of images found in 19th century newspapers.

Nov 26, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.

Nov 14, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

A new study finds bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender.

Nov 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying

A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying at school.

Oct 31, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Political Science Experts Offer Insights On National, NC Elections

Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into this year’s elections, as well as what outcomes may mean for policy issues both nationally and in North Carolina.

Oct 16, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.

Oct 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Offers Insight Into How People Judge Good From Bad

New research sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence.

Sep 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.

Sep 6, 2018  |  The Abstract

Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education

Problems related to food, energy and water are becoming increasingly complex. NC State is taking a new approach to prepare the scientists who will solve them.

Aug 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Personality Test Is Faster – and Tougher to Trick

Psychology researchers have developed a new personality test that is both faster to take and much harder to manipulate by those attempting to control the outcome.

Aug 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe.

Jul 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry

A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.

Jun 28, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Stress Really Can Make Young Adults Feel Older

Psychology researchers have found that stress can play a significant role in how old emerging adults feel, with every stressful event above the daily norm making many young people feel at least one year older.

Jun 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.