Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College where he has twice received the college's Philip Green Wright-Lombard College Prize for Distinguished Teaching as well as the Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award. He has also been nominated for the prestigious CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award. He is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and he is a Charter Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
Professor McAndrew is well-known as a purveyor of psychological science to lay audiences. His blog at Psychology Today Magazine and his other op-ed articles have attracted over twenty million readers, and many of his essays have been used in SAT prep courses or been included in textbooks and online teaching resources as models of engaging writing for students looking to improve their English language skills. One of his essays has even appeared in the program of a play performed in London's West End at the Vaudeville Theater. McAndrew also serves as an expert contributor for PsychWire and The Conversation.
Frank is regarded as one of the key individuals in the history of environmental psychology. Over the course of his career his research has been featured in thousands of media outlets such as Time, The New Yorker, PBS, NPR, FOX News, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NBC's TODAY Show -- and it has been shared on Twitter by journalists such as Arianna Huffington and ridiculed by comedians Jay Leno & Conan O'Brien. He is a frequent guest on TV/Radio/Podcast news & talk programs, and he has lectured widely throughout the United States and in countries ranging alphabetically from Denmark to Tanzania.
You can follow Frank on Twitter @FTMcAndrew
*Identified in a survey of over 300 researchers in 2005.
Selected Television, Podcast, & Radio Appearances (Click on the link or image to see/hear the episode; click HERE for a more extensive list of appearances)
"The Dog Detectives"
- A BBC documentary
airing on July 29, 2021
In a discussion of the
TV show "Bridgerton"
- The Small Screen Science Podcast,
June 1, 2021
Breakfast - NZTV, April 27, 2021
(New Zealand's morning TV
attn,September 11, 2020
"What Creeps Us Out?"
July 2, 2021
Ghosts - Reductio: A podcast about
philosophy, ideas, & understanding
June 1, 2021
BBC's "CrowdScience" - April 9, 2021
June 11, 2020 &
October 29, 2020
Medill School of Journalism
May 6, 2020
An Improbable Research Podcast
episode devoted to McAndrew's
creepiness research, May 2, 2020
The Unlatched Mind Podcast
March 21, 2020
What's Your Story 2020
February 11, 2020
Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR)
October 28, 2019
Brut Media, October 9, 2019
September 22, 2019
May 31, 2018
rebroadcast July 11, 2019
The Kaye Adams Show
Witches - BYU Radio
October 28, 2019
Northern Minnesota Public Radio (NPR)
October 25, 2019
Transient Global Amnesia - The 21st Show
NPR/Illinois Public Radio, October 9, 2019
(The Story with
August 6, 2019
May 20, 2019
(Video has expired, but
ITV News, London
October 2, 2017
NPR's "All Sides,"
October 25, 2016
manhood, and the violence of young men Lecture at the
C. G. Jung Institute
Santa Fe, NM
September 16, 2016
NPR's "Academic Minute"
September 6, 2016
Gossip - NPR's "Innovation Hub," June 2, 2016
May 8, 2016
Central Illinois Proud
April, 2016. This lengthy interview was divided into segments that were carried by ABC, CBS, & FOX TV
NBC's "Today Show" chose
research as its "Trending Topic of the Day" in April of 2016, and it produced three different segments about this research.
This is a trailer from a
"The Real Dirt on Gossip."
It aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Company's
national program "Doc Zone" in October, 2012.
NBC's Today Show did a lengthy segment on McAndrew's gossip research on July 25, 2007.
McAndrew was a guest on the show,but the video is no longer available.
Wisconsin Public Radio - NPR
June 29, 2016
May 12, 2016
Creepiness, April 15, 2016
on April 12, 2016
- "Today's Talk" with
Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotbe, April 11, 2016
The BBC's "The Why Factor"
This is a trailer from "Doc Zone," a Canadian Broadcasting Company national program that aired in October, 2012
NPR's "Morning Edition"
May 20, 2011
with Geraldine Doogue
March 5, 2005
(Click HERE for a more extensive list of Popular Press articles)
Gossip is a social skill - not a character flaw. The Independent (Uganda), July 20, 2021
- Psychology Today, April 9, 2021
Why does Tuesday have less "Personality" than other days of the week?
- Psychology Today, January 19, 2021
There's no place like home for the holidays -- and that's what makes the pandemic's winter surge so devastating. - The Conversation, December 10, 2020
(also in The Everett Daily Herald (Washington), The Columbia Missourian, The Marin Independent Journal (Ohio), & Business Mirror)
Decoding the Freudian Symbolism in Your Dreams - The Minds Journal, October 1, 2020
- The Next Truth: Young People Science, September/October 2020
- The Minds Journal, September 24, 2020
- The Minds Journal, September 18, 2020
- The Next Truth, August 1, 2020
Why face masks give us the creeps - Psychology Today, June 1, 2020
Why Old People Hate New Music - Australian Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2019
- Big Think, Time Magazine, Ladders, Discover Magazine, The Conversation, Science 2.0, The Apopka Voice, LiveScience, & many other media outlets, October, 2019.
Fear of clowns explained by a psychologist - Mic, October 28, 2019
Why haunted Houses Terrify Us - Fast Company, October 23, 2019
Houses of Horror - Aeon Magazine, October 21, 2019
Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend - RawStory, October 4, 2019
Could a lack of intellectual humility be at the root of what ails America? - Blavity, September 27, 2019
Curious Kids: Why do old people hate new music? - The Conversation, The Associated
Press, Quartz, ActivelyLearn.com, Curiosity.com, Livewire, & many other media
outlets - September 26, 2019
"The Best Days of Our Lives?" An essay about high school included in the playbill for Groan Ups, which ran in London’s Vaudeville Theatre
- opened September 20, 2019