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, and creepiness. His work is frequently featured in popular media outlets such as The New Yorker, 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 has also written for many print and online magazines including The Guardian, CNN, The Washington Post, Salon, PBS NewsHour, The Daily Beast, Time, Newsweek, Quartz, The Huffington Post, Scientific American, and The New Republic.
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 has coached wrestling, worked with the McNair Scholars, and generally been 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.
- McAndrew, F. T. (1993). Environmental psychology. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole. [Chinese translations, 1996 & 2008]
- Klinesmith, J., Kasser, T., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). Guns, testosterone, and aggression: An experimental test of a mediational hypothesis. Psychological Science, 17, 568-571.
- Knutson, J. A., & McAndrew, F. T. (2016). The experience of competition in same- versus mixed-sex team sports. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 24, 7-13..
- McAndrew, F. T. (2020 - IN PRESS). The Psychology, Geography, and Architecture of Horror: How Places Creep Us Out. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture (Currently available online - open access)
- 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., & Shah, S. S. (2013). Sex differences in jealousy over Facebook activity. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2603-2606.
- McAndrew, F. T., & Perilloux, C. (2012). The selfish hero: A study of the individual benefits of self-sacrificial prosocial behavior. Psychological Reports, 111, 27-43.
- 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., & Koehnke, S. S. (2016). On the Nature of Creepiness. New Ideas in Psychology, 43, 10-15.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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., & 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. (2002). New evolutionary perspectives on altruism: Multilevel-selection and costly-signaling theories. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 79-82.
- 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. (2014). The “Sword of a Woman:” Gossip and female aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 196-199.
- 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.
- De Backer, C. J. S., Larson, C., Fisher, M. L., McAndrew, F. T., & Rudnicki, K. (2016). When strangers start to gossip: Investigating the effects of gossip on cooperation in a prisoner's dilemma game. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2, 266-277.
- 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 opportunity and offspring quality 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. (2016). Workplace Gossip. In R. Griffin (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Management, New York: Oxford University Press.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2017). 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 (pp. 191-205). New York: Oxford University Press.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2017, November/December). Beauty cues: Four traits men unknowingly seek in women. Psychology Today Magazine, 50 (6), 42-43.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2019). Gossip as a Social Skill. In F. Giardini & R. Wittek (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation (pp.173-192). New York: Oxford University Press.
- McAndrew, F. T. (2019 - October 21). Houses of Horror. Aeon Magazine
- McAndrew, F. T. (2019, October 28). Why We Love Big, Blood-Curdling Screams. The Conversation, Time Magazine, Discover Magazine, Big think, and multiple other media outlets.
- Animal Behavior
- Environmental Psychology
- Evolution and Human Behavior
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Industrial Psychology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Organizational Behavior
- 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
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