Recent Popular Press Essays

                             (Does not include essays that only appear in McAndrew's Psychology Today Blog)

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in Next Truth: Young People Science
     - forthcoming in January, 2020
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Why we love blood-curdling screams
     - Amazing Stories (QueerSciFi,com), November 6, 2019
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Why we love big, blood-curdling screams
     - Time Magazine, October 31, 2019
       (also in Ladders)
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Why we love big, blood-curdling screams
     - Big Think, October 30, 2019
       (also in the Wausau Pilot & Review)
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How stories about haunted houses become self-perpetuating
     - Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture,
      October 29, 2019
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Why we love big, blood-curdling screams
     - Livescience, KASL Radio, & Medical Xpress, October 29, 2019
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Why old people hate new music
     - The Citizen (South Africa), October 28, 2019
Fear of clowns explained by a psychologist
     - Mic, October 28, 2019
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Why We Love Big, Blood-Curdling Screams
     - The Conversation, October 28, 2019
       (also in Discover Magazine The Houston Chronicle,
         Science 2.0, San Antonio Express-News,
        Chicago TribuneSFGateThe Apopka Voice, &
        many other media outlets)
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Why haunted houses terrify us
     - Fast Company, October 23, 2019
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Houses of Horror - Aeon Magazine, October 21, 2019
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Curious Kids: Why old people hate new music
     - ActivelyLearn.com, October 17, 2019
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
     - Times Herald-Record (Middletown NY), October 15, 2019
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Why old people hate new musicDer Freitag, October 9, 2019
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Why old people hate new musicQuartz, October 7, 2019
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Why old people hate new music
     - Northwest Florida Daily News, October 7, 2019
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Why clowns creep us out
     - National Geographic Indonesia, October 6, 2019
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Why old people hate new music
     - also in parent24, October 3, 2019
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Why do old people hate new music?
     - Psychology Today; also in LiveWire, October 1, 2019 
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Why you shouldn't want to be happy all the time
     - The Good Men Project, October 1, 2019
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
     - Havasu News, September 30, 2019
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Curious Kids: Why do old people hate new music?
     - The Conversation, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune,
      San Francisco ChronicleThe Baltimore Sun, & more than
      100 other media outlets - September 26, 2019
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The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
     - ActivelyLearn.com, September 25, 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

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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     - The Durango Herald & The Meridian Star September 14, 2019
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Why clowns are creepyFirstPost, September 14, 2019
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GossipIOL.com, (Independent Online) September 12, 2019
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or a friend
      - McCall Digest, September 11, 2019
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Why clowns creep us out - Inverse, Canal Antigua,
     & Tuoi Tre - September 10, 2019
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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     - Business Mirror, September 9, 2019
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The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
     - All-about-Psychology.com, activelylearn.com
       & The Maui News, September 7, 2019
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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see (Indonesian) - The Conversation, September 5, 2019
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The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
     - The Conversation; also in RTL TV & Snopes.com
     - also appeared in several dozen other news outlets
     - September 4-5, 2019
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Politicians  don't seem to laugh at themselves as much anymore
     - The Conversation, Skagit Valley Herald, SFGate, & more than a
       dozen other outlets, August 21, 2019
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a loved one
     - The Fresh Toast, August 8, 2019
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Why Nigerian Prince scams continue to dupe us
     - Snopes.com/The Associated Press, August 5, 2019
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Why some people see ghosts and other presences
     - Next Truth Magazine, July 30, 2019
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Why we need more intellectual humility and less moral outrage
     - Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), May 31, 2019
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Is a lack of intellectual humility what ails America?
     - Psychology Today (and numerous other media outlets), May 26, 2019
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Gossip is a social skill - not a character flaw
     - Business Mirror, May 2, 2019
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The psychology of happiness - ActivelyLearn.com - May 1, 2019
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Why losing a dog is so hard - Wall Street Window, February 11, 2019
     - also in OregonLive.com
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Why losing a dog is so hard - The Irish Examiner, January 2, 2019
     - also in SitNews
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Why "topophilia" is at an all-time high every Christmas
     - Inverse - December 23, 2018
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Curiosity.com - December 20, 2018
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Why you underestimate how much other people like  you Psychology Today Magazine, December 11, 2018
- also in MAPO
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Why losing a dog is so hard - PsyPost, November 29, 2018
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Ghosts & Religion - Raw Story - October 31, 2018
     - also in MENAFN.com
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Why haunted houses creep us out - Neuroscience News, October 29, 2018
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a loved one
     - Erraticus, October 2, 2018
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Why clowns creep us out
     - International Business Times, September 29, 2018
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Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative
     - The Big Smoke, August 28, 2018
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Why "Nigerian Prince" scams continue to dupe us
     - Channel News Asia, August 22, 2018
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Why "Nigerian Prince" Scams Continue to Dupe Us
     - Salon, August 18, 2018
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Why "Nigerian Prince" scams continue to dupe us
     - International Business Times, August 8, 2018
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Why "Nigerian Prince" scams continue to dupe us
     - MERCATORNET, August 7, 2018
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Why "Nigerian Prince" scams continue to dupe us
     - Heavy, August 5, 2018 (also in iAfrikan)
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Why We Still Fall for the 'Nigerian Prince' Scam
     - The Conversation, August 3, 2018
     - also in The Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
         Actualite Houssenia Writing, & others.
    
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Why losing a dog can be worse than losing a friend
     - Univision, July 18, 2018
      - also in Infobae, Magnet, Entrepeneur, La Nueva Espana, Culturizando,
        & Cadena SER
Why the Death of a Dog Hurts so Much - Quartz, April 26, 2018    
Why Pretty Girls Get Bullied
     - Psychology Today Magazine, April 22, 2018
     - also in StandUptoBullying.net
Mourning a Dog Can be Harder than Mourning a Person
     - Tonic (by Vice), April 10, 2018
     - also in GV Wire, Alternet, & others
Gossip is a social skill - not a character flaw
     - Core Aspect, March 7, 2018
Nostalgia for home during the holidays
  - The Daily Mail, December 15, 2017
  - also in Univision, The Week, The Conversation, PSYCHlopaedeia
     & others
Beauty cues: Four traits men unknowingly seek in women
     - Psychology Today Magazine, 
     - November/December 2017, Vol. 50, #6, pp. 42-43
     - also in Questia & Your Tango
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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     - Magnet, November 20, 2017
How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     - Quartz, October 31, 2017
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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     - Raw Story, October 26, 2017
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How the God you worship influences the ghosts you see
     -The Conversation, October 25, 2017
       (also in The Chicago Tribune, KVUE-ABC News, & Others)
Why Clowns Creep Us Out
     - JSTOR Daily, September 17, 2017
Creeped out by clowns? This might be why
     - CNN, September 8, 2017
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For restaurant profits, it's about everything but the food
     - The New Influencer, April 28, 2017
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
     - Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 15, 2017
     - also in MamaMia & The Observer
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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
     - The Conversation,  March 9, 2017
          (also in ActivelyLearn.com, & others)
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Why you will always be haunted by high school
     - Quartz, March 3, 2017
The surprising factor that can predict your life span
     - Your Tango, January 5, 2017
     - also in Psychology Today
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The perils of a life in isolation
     - Intellectual Takeout, November 17, 2016
The perils of a life in isolation
     - The Conversation, November 10, 2016
     - also in The Associated Press, IFL Science, Spring.St, & others
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Why your past and your future make it hard to enjoy the present
     - Medical Daily, November 2, 2016
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Evolutionary psychology explains why haunted houses creep us out
         - GOOD Magazine, October 28, 2016
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Why clowns creep us out
     - The Washington Post, October 27, 2016
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The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
     - Time Magazine, September 29, 2016
      - also in PBS Newshour, Quartz, Scientific American, Salon, The New Republic,
        The Daily Mail, The Conversation, Yahoo News, & others
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Here's why you're terrified of creepy clowns
     - The Daily Beast, September 28, 2016
         (also in The Conversation)
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Why you don't want to be happy all of the time
     - Slate (France), September 14, 2016
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Happiness doesn't last, and here's why that's OK
     - CNN, August 25, 2016 (also in Reliawire)
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Don't try to be happy. We're programmed to be dissatisfied
     - The Guardian, August 17, 2016
     - also in The Sydney Morning Herald
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Why you shouldn't want to always be happy
     - Time Magazine, August 12, 2016
       - also in IFL Science, The Conversation, & Intellectual Takeout
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Gossip in your office probably does more good than harm
     - HRZone, June 10, 2016
     - also in Psychology Today
This is why you're still thinking about high school
     - The Washington Post, June 6, 2016
     - also in Raw Story
How can we better understand "The Office Creep?"
     - HRZone, June 6, 2016
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Why are high school memories burned into our brains?
     - The Guardian, June 2, 2016 (also in Business Insider)
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Why high school stays with us forever
     - The Conversation, June 1, 2016
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How gossiping at work can help you get ahead
     - Business Insider, February 16, 2016
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Gossip is a social skill - not a character flaw
     - LiveScience, February 1, 2016
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Humans evolved to gossip because it's a necessary social skill
     - Quartz, January 26, 2016
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Gossip is a social skill - not a character flaw
     - Quillette, January 25, 2016
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Research shows humans evolved to gossip
     - Raw Story, January 23, 2016
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How gossip can help you - Time Magazine, January 21, 2016
Gossip isn't a flaw - It's a necessary social skill
     - The New Republic, January 20, 2016
     - also in Mashable, The Conversation, Steam Register, & BizCatalyst360.com
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The making of a murderer (mass shootings)
     - The Daily Mail, January 4, 2016
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Why are shooters invariably young men?
     - Newsweek, December 7, 2015
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You should know how the male brain reacts to handling
a gun - The Huffington Post, December 4, 2015
     - also in The Conversation
Why do haunted houses creep us out?
     - Newsweek, October 31, 2015 (also in Mashable)
This is why haunted houses creep us out
     - Time Magazine, October 30, 2015
     - also in LiveScience, Business Insider, The Raw Story,
        The Conversation, & others
Can gossip be good?
     - Scientific American Mind Magazine
     - October/November, 2008, pp. 26-33  (cover story)

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