Washington Post: Conservative Faculty Appear to Influence Their Students More Than Liberal Professors Do
The IDEALS project, on which Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., serves as a co-principal investigator, explored whether or not college students feel pressured to shift their political views to align with their instructors' views.
Inside Higher Ed: Friendships Matter for College Students
NC State College of Education doctoral student Kevin Singer examines the reasons why seeking out friends with different beliefs can be a vital part of an education.
The Salt Lake Tribune: College Survey Shows How to Turn Suspicion of Latter-day Saints into Appreciation
The IDEALS Project, on which NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., is a co-principal investigator, highlights the importance of being able to disagree about a topic like religion while maintaining a friendship.
IDEALS Project Cited in Government Accountability Report Addressing Religious-Based Hate Crimes on College Campuses
The IDEALS project was cited in a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report addressing the increase of religious-based hate crimes on college campuses. Co-principal investigator Alyssa Rockenbach addresses her work on the report and the latest findings from the IDEALS project in this Q&A.
The Christian Science Monitor: Cancel Culture’s Flip Side: Gen Zers Befriend Political Foes
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach discusses college students' exposure to inter-worldview friendships following the release of an IDEALS Project study that showed students with inter-worldview friendships are more tolerant.
Patheos: Survey Shows That Friendships with Atheists Can Defeat the Stigma Against Us
Gordon Maples, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development department at the NC State College of Education discusses an IDEALS Project study that shows the impact of inter-worldview friendships on college campuses.
Religion in Public: Learning To Revel in Our Shared Humanity – The Effects of Friendships Across Difference
A new IDEALS Project report, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., found that college students are better prepared for living in a diverse society when they have inter-world friendships across religions, non-religious, spiritual and ideological differences.
Real Clear Religion: National Study Shows the Promise of Diverse Interfaith Friendships on College Campuses
n IDEALS Project study, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., shows that college students who have close friendships with peers of differing beliefs develop more empathy and understanding for people with different world views.
Inside Higher Ed: Varied Friendships Make Students More Tolerant
A new IDEALS Project study, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, found that relationships between college students from differing faiths and political views encourage them to be more empathetic and understanding of others’ beliefs.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study Finds College Students Build Friendships that Bridge Divides
A new study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa N. Rockenbach finds that college students who build diverse friendships are likely to develop positive attitudes towards all world views.