humanities and social sciences

Jun 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

Six 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.

Apr 10, 2018  |  Partners

How Mediation Training Could Promote Student Resilience, Well-Being

Universities are searching for ways to help their students. Mediating training may be part of the answer.

Apr 5, 2018  |  Campus Life

Concert Marks 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, a program of NC State’s Department of Music, will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by performing an evening of music by African-American composers in Stewart Theatre. The concert will include the world premiere of Sinfonietta of Dreams, a piece specially commissioned for this event.

Apr 2, 2018  |  The Abstract

Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK

Learn more about poet Langston Hughes' influence on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a guest post from NC State's Jason Miller, a noted Hughes scholar.