Research Archive


$4 million grant funds project seeking truth about honesty

August 19, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

To search for the truth about honesty, Wake Forest University philosophy professor Christian B. Miller and a team of researchers have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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WFU professor studying challenges families faced with remote learning

July 16, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

With the start of fall classes just weeks away, a Wake Forest University professor is examining challenges families faced with remote learning.

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Women may not be counted accurately during Census, professor says

July 15, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and schools to close and people to shelter in place, forcing millions to file for unemployment and delivering a huge blow to the U.S. economy.

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For Father’s Day: Improving father-daughter relationships

June 18, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

“A father prepares his daughter for the road, rather than preparing the road for his daughter,” says Linda Nielsen, a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships.

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How the pandemic can strengthen bonds between fathers and daughters

May 13, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life as we know it upside down. But the strengthening of families, particularly father-daughter relationships, can be one silver lining from it.


Citizen science project tracks blue-footed boobies on social media

May 8, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest biology researcher Jenny Howard is using the sixth annual World Seabird Twitter Conference (#WSTC6) to spread the word about her effort to track the declining population of blue-footed boobies via social media.


Addressing black students’ concerns about belonging in college has benefits in adulthood

April 29, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The benefits of a brief “social belonging” exercise completed by black students in their first year of college followed them into adulthood, with participants reporting greater career satisfaction, well-being and community involvement almost a decade later.


Coping with Corona: WFU professor creates video series to help

April 23, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Christian Waugh, associate professor of psychology and expert in stress and coping, has created a video series discussing the science behind coping with the coronavirus pandemic.


$3 million NSF grant supports search for heat-tolerant tomatoes

April 20, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When your tomato plants won’t bear fruit during the dog days of summer, a team of Wake Forest researchers led by Gloria Muday will be in the lab, trying to find a plant that thrives despite the heat.

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WFU Expert: How to root out election B.S.

March 2, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When a candidate for political office starts throwing out numbers, Psychology Professor John Petrocelli’s B.S. meter begins buzzing. He finds that candidates use big numbers to bolster their platform, but a little digging shows the numbers don’t necessarily support the claims. And that’s classic election B.S., he says.

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