Francis T. McAndrew

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Francis T. McAndrew
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BornJanuary 27, 1953
Alma materUniversity of Maine
Known forEvolutionary psychology
Scientific career
FieldsPsychology
InstitutionsKnox College

Francis T. "Frank" McAndrew (b. January 27, 1953 – Augsburg, Germany) is an American social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.[1] At Knox, he founded the environmental studies program and chaired the psychology department for a decade. McAndrew is an elected fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science, The Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Midwestern Psychological Association (Charter Fellow). He received a B.S. in psychology from King’s College in Pennsylvania and also a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maine.[1]

Early in his career, McAndrew specialized in the study of environmental psychology and nonverbal communication. He is the author of one of the classic texts in the field, Environmental Psychology.[2] In mid-career, he moved into the study of evolutionary psychology where he became best known for his pioneering work on gossip[3] and creepiness.[4]

In recent years, McAndrew has become an essayist and purveyor of psychological science to lay audiences. He has published in dozens of well-known popular media outlets such as Time,[5] CNN,[6] Salon,[7] and Scientific American.[8] He is also a blogger for Psychology Today Magazine.[9]

McAndrew grew up in the Northeastern Pennsylvania towns of Scranton and Dallas. He is married and has a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter. He was a wrestler in high school and college, and he coached the Knox College wrestling team for almost 30 years, with twelve years as the head coach.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography of Frank McAndrew at Knox College
  2. ^ McAndrew, Francis T. (1992). Environmental Psychology.
  3. ^ Sollinger, M. (2016). Pssssst, I Hear This Article Is About the Science of Gossip
  4. ^ Holohan, M. (2016). What makes a person creepy?
  5. ^ Why You Shouldn’t Want to Always Be Happy
  6. ^ The evolutionary psychology behind mass shootings
  7. ^ Salon Author Page - Frank McAndrew
  8. ^ Stories by Frank T. McAndrew
  9. ^ Frank T. McAndrew at Psychology Today
  10. ^ Watkins, Sam (23 September 2015). Article in The Knox Student

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