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Humanities and Social Sciences in the News

Highlights of recent media coverage of CHASS. Links to online stories provided where available.

With Drawl
The Bitter Southerner , 2015-11-18
Any Southerner with a drawl is subject to derision, particularly when we venture outside our region. Folks hear the accent and the conclusions come quickly: We’re stupid. We’re slow. We’re backward. That’s why the work of N.C. State professor Walt Wolfram matters so much.
Major Stress Helps You Weather Smaller Stress
Time, Daily Mail, etc, 2015-11-18
New study suggests that as difficult and traumatic as they can be, stressful experiences can be sources of strength from which people can draw during future trying times. Jennifer Bellingtier and Shevaun Neupert, psychology, featured.
Playing these six video games could help improve your problem-solving skills
Business Insider, 2015-11-18
Research from NC State and Florida State Universities suggest that mainstream games geared toward entertainment can help improve attention, spatial orientation, and problem-solving abilities. Laura Whitlock, Anne McLaughlin, Jason Allaire, psychology, featured.
NC population shifts highlight redistricting problem
News and Observer, 2015-11-17
According to projections, there will be eight House districts that will have grown 40 percent since the last census – all of them in the Raleigh and Charlotte areas. Mark Nance, political science, featured.
Why Parents Should Have the ‘Sex Talk’ With Their Children
New York Times, 2015-11-04
The “sex talk” isn’t easy for parents, but new research shows that adolescents who have talked to their parents about sex are more likely to use condoms and birth control. Laura Widman, psychology, featured.
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