humanities and social sciences

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.

Jun 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC.

May 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel

A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.

May 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.

May 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children

A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.

May 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Fascination and Delight: Q&A With Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’

How a film studies professor made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina.

Apr 19, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Apr 16, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English

A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture.