Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College. He is a social psychologist with interests in environmental and evolutionary psychology, and his research is guided by the simple desire to understand the psychology of everyday life. He is currently studying gossip, aggression, creepiness, and the psychology underlying social media such as Facebook. His work is frequently featured in popular media outlets such as National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, and NBC's "Today Show," and he has lectured widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. He also maintains the top-ranked (by Google) web site devoted to the study of Medieval Cosmology (http://faculty.knox.edu/fmcandre/cosmology.html).
At Knox, McAndrew founded the environmental studies program and chaired the psychology department for a decade, and he has twice been honored with the college's highest award for distinguished teaching. On the side, Frank continues to coach wrestling, work with the McNair Scholars, and generally be engaged with the life of the college. He is particularly proud of the fact that almost 100 of his former students have gone on to complete a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely related field.
CURRENT EDITORIAL BOARDS:
Environment and Behavior
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Journal of Mind and Behavior
Journal of Social Psychology
(Occasional reviewer for more than 20 other journals, including JPSP, PSPB, JESP, PSPR, & SPPS)
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
Midwestern Psychological Association (Charter Fellow)
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Society of Experimental Social Psychology
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Environmental Design Research Association
- McAndrew, F. T. (1993). Environmental psychology. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole. [Chinese translations, 1996 & 2008]
- De Backer, C. J., Nelissen, M., Vyncke, P., Braeckman, J., & McAndrew, F. T. (2007). Celebrities: From teachers to friends. A test of two hypotheses on the adaptiveness of celebrity gossip. Human Nature, 18, 334-354.
- Klinesmith, J., Kasser, T., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). Guns, testosterone, and aggression: An experimental test of a mediational hypothesis. Psychological Science, 17, 568-571.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2009). The interacting roles of testosterone and challenges to status in human male aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 330-335.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2002). New evolutionary perspectives on altruism: Multilevel-selection and costly-signaling theories. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 79-82.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Jeong, H. S. (2012). Who does what on Facebook? Age, sex, and relationship status as predictors of Facebook use. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 2359-2365.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Perilloux, C. (2012). Is self-sacrificial competitive altruism primarily a male activity? Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 50-65.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Milenkovic, M. A. (2002). Of tabloids and family secrets: The evolutionary psychology of gossip. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1064-1082.
- McAndrew, F. T., King, J. C., & Honoroff, L. R. (2002). A sociobiological analysis of namesaking patterns in 322 American families. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 851-864.
- Stringfellow, E. L., & McAndrew, F. T. (2010). Parents’ divorce is more strongly related to the self-perceived promiscuity and drinking behavior of male than of female college students. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 599- 600.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Garrison, A. J. (2007). Beliefs about gender differences in methods and causes of suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 271-279.
- McAndrew, F. T., & De Jonge, C. R. (2011). Electronic person perception: What do we infer about people from the style of their e-mail messages? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 403-407.
- McAndrew, F. T., Bell, E. K., & Garcia, C. M. (2007). Who do we tell and whom do we tell on? Gossip as a strategy for status enhancement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 1562-1577.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2014). The “Sword of a Woman:” Gossip and female aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 196-199.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Shah, S. S. (2013). Sex differences in jealousy over Facebook activity. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2603-2606.
- Minervini, B. P., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). The mating strategies and mate preferences of mail order brides. Cross-Cultural Research, 40, 111-129.
- Rybak, A., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). How do we decide whom our friends are? Defining levels of friendship in Poland and the United States. Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 147-163.
- Turner, S. L., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). A laboratory simulation of parental investment decisions: The role of future reproductive opportunities and quality of offspring in determining levels of parental investment. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 197-207.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2008). Can gossip be good? Scientific American Mind Magazine, October/November, 26-33. (Cover Story)
- McAndrew, F. T. (2015). How "The Gossip" became a Woman and how "Gossip" became Her Weapon of Choice. In M. L. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. New York: Oxford University Press. (IN PRESS)
- Animal Behavior
- Environmental Psychology
- Evolution and Human Behavior
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Nature and Culture
- Research Experience in Psychology
- Research Methods & Statistics I
- Research Methods and Statistics II
- Social Psychology
Francis T. McAndrew
Department of Psychology
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
- Phone: (309) 341-7525
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