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Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress
People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. [...]
Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services
A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States. [...]
Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'
No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library. [...]
Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"
On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]
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3/26/15
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Symposium Tackles Hot Topics in Science, Technology, Human Values

The Buchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology and Human Values covers some hot topics, including nuclear waste, the gamergate controversy and ethics in science and technology. [...]

3/24/15
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Digital Humanities: Get Certified

A brand-new graduate certificate in digital humanities will support a growing interdisciplinary community of thinkers and do-ers. Now accepting applications. [...]

3/18/15
Image for story Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services

Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services

A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States. [...]

2/27/15
Image for story Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'

Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library. [...]

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Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. [...]

January Student of the Month

Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. [...]

The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

Psychology doctoral students worked alongside Professor and Department Chair Doug Gillan to uncover new knowledge about the phenomenon known as "inattentional blindness" that occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events ... such as a gorilla in the room. [...]

Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"

On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]