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Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D.


Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College and an elected Fellow of several professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS). McAndrew is an evolutionary social psychologist whose research is guided by the simple desire to make sense of everyday life, and he is currently studying gossip, aggression, creepiness, and naming of children.

His research has appeared in dozens of professional journals, and it is regularly featured in popular media outlets such as The New Yorker, NPR, the BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Fox News, and NBC's Today Show. He has written for many popular print and online magazines, including Time, CNN, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, PBS Newshour, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The New Republic, and Scientific American. McAndrew is also a contributing expert for Psychwire and The Conversation.

Consistent with his long tenure at a liberal arts college, Professor McAndrew is an award-winning teacher who is particularly proud of the fact that more than 100 of his former students have gone on to complete a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely related field.

You can follow him on Twitter @FTMcAndrew

PERSONAL TRIVIA: Frank was born on a U.S. military base in Germany, and he masqueraded as a college wrestling coach for almost 30 years. He and his wife Maryjo have two grown children (Tim & Maura), one ungrown grandchild (Colleen), and a dog named Audrey Hepburn.

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