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Francis T. McAndrew

Francis T. McAndrew

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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 over 100 of his former students have gone on to complete a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely related field.

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  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Communication, Language
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Nonverbal Behavior

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Francis T. McAndrew
Department of Psychology
Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
United States of America

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