30 most frequently cited scholarly publications

McAndrew, F. T. and Jeong, H. S. (2012).  Who does what on Facebook? Age, sex, and relationship status as predictors of Facebook useComputers in Human Behavior, 28, 2359-2365.

McAndrew, F. T. (1993).  Environmental Psychology. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.


McAndrew, F. T. (1998).  The measurement of "Rootedness" and the prediction of attachment to hometowns in college tudentsThe Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 409-417.

McAndrew, F. T., Bell, E. K., & Garcia, C. M. (2007).  Who do we tell, and whom do we tell on? Gossip as a strategy for status enhancement.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 1562-1577.


McAndrew, F. T. (2002).  New evolutionary perspectives on altruism: Multilevel selection and costly signaling theories. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 79-82.

McAndrew, F. T., & Milenkovic, M. A. (2002).  Of tabloids and family secrets: The evolutionary psychology of gossipJournal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1064-1082.

Klinesmith, J., Kasser, T., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006).  Guns, testosterone, and aggression: An experimental test of a mediational modelPsychological Science, 17, 568-571.

McAndrew, F. T. (1986).  A cross-cultural study of recognition thresholds for facial expressions of emotionJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 17, 211-224.

Bardack, N. R., & McAndrew, F. T. (1985). The influence of physical attractiveness and manner of dress on success in a simulated personnel decisionJournal of Social Psychology, 125, 777-778.


De Backer, C., Nelissen, M., Vyncke, P., Braeckman, J., & McAndrew, F. T. (2007). Celebrities: From teachers to friends. A test of two hypotheses on the adaptiveness of celebrity gossip. Human Nature, 18, 334 - 354.

O'Connell, B. J., Harper, R. S., & McAndrew, F. T. (1985). Grip strength as a function of exposure to red or green visual stimulation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61, 1157-1158.

Rybak, A., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). How do we decide whom our friends are? Defining levels of friendship in Poland and the United StatesJournal of Social Psychology. 146, 147 -163.

McAndrew, F. T., & Perilloux, C. (2012). Is self-sacrificial competitive altruism primarily a male activity? Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 50-65.

McAndrew, F. T. (2008, October/November). Can Gossip be Good?  Scientific American Mind Magazine (Cover Story), pp. 26-33).

McAndrew, F. T. (2014). The "sword of a woman": Gossip and female aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 196-199.

McAndrew, F. T. (2009).  The interacting roles of testosterone and challenges to status in human male aggressionAggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 330-335.

Minervini, B. P., & McAndrew, F. T. (2006). The mating strategies and mate preferences of mail order bridesCross Cultural Research, 40, 111-129.

Mast, J. F., & McAndrew, F. T. (2011). Violent lyrics in heavy metal music can increase aggression in males. North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 63-64.

McAndrew, F. T., et al., (2000). A multicultural study of stereotyping in English-speaking countries. Journal of Social Psychology, 140, 487-502.

Brackney, M., & McAndrew, F.T. (2001). Ecological world views and receptivity to different types of arguments for preserving endangered species. Journal of Environmental Education, 33, 17-20.

McAndrew, F. T., & Shah, S. S. (2013). Sex differences in jealousy over Facebook activity. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2603-2606.

McAndrew, F. T., & Garrison, A. J. (2007). Beliefs about gender differences in methods and causes of suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 271-279.

Johnson, J. L., McAndrew, F. T., & Harris, P. B. (1991). Sociobiology and the naming of adopted and natural children. Evolution and Human Behavior, 12, 365-375.

McAndrew, F. T., & Koehnke, S. S. (2016). On the nature of creepiness. New Ideas in Psychology, 43, 10-15.

McAndrew, F. T. (1993). The home advantage in individual sports. Journal of Social Psychology, 133, 401-403.

McAndrew, F. T., Akande, A., Turner, S., & Sharma, Y. (1998). A cross-cultural ranking of stressful life events in Germany, India, South Africa, and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 29, 717-727.

McAndrew, F. T., & De Jonge, C. R. (2011). Electronic person perception: What do we infer about people from the style of their e-mail messages? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 403-407.

McAndrew, F. T. (1981). Pattern of performance and attributions of ability and gender. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7, 583-587.

Nichols, K. R., & McAndrew, F. T. (1984). Stereoptyping and autostereotyping in Spanish, Malaysian, and American college students. Journal of Social Psychology, 124, 179-189.

McAndrew, F. T., King, J. C., & Honoroff, L. R. (2002). A sociobiological analysis of namesaking patterns in 322 American families. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 851-864.



Popular press essays with more than 30,000 readers

Why Losing a Dog can be Harder than Losing a Relative or Friend 

(Over five million readers)(March 9, 2017)

(The Conversation, UpworthyIFL Science, The Houston Chronicle, Alternet, Quartz, Associated Press, San Antonio Express-News, Psychology Today, Starts at Sixty, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SPAG Magazine, Mamamia, The Observer, The Telegraph, Business Mirror, Business Insider, Natural Blaze, Facts and Opinions, Tonic (Vice), Slate, Quartz, Magnet, Entrepeneur, Univision, La Nueva Espana, Culturizando, The Philly Voice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, India TV, The Big Smoke, Erraticus, PsyPost, The Pantagraph, The Southern Illinoisan, SitNews, Irish Examiner, OregonLive.com, Wall Street Window, The Fresh Toast, Considerable, McCall Digest, RawStory, Times Herald-Record& YourTango)

(Also selected as a teaching tool by ActivelyLearn.com)

The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

(Over three million Readers)(September 28, 2016)

(PBS NewsHour, CNN, The Daily Mail, Scientific American,The Daily Beast, The Conversation, Raw Story, Time, Quartz, Business Insider, Salon, IFL Science, Psychology Today, Bangor Daily News, The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Science Alert, Alternet, TEGNA (Local TV/Website Chain), Intellectual Takeout, Yahoo News, Popular Science, The Maui News, Snopes.com, The New Republic, Inverse, Considerable, The Wire, New Orleans AdvocateMic,

WHYY TV (Philadelphia), Curiosity, National Geographic Indonesia& others )

(Also selected as a teaching tool by ActivelyLearn.com)

(Also presented in video format by BRUT MEDIA)

Beauty Cues: Four Traits Men Unknowingly Seek in Women.

(Over three million readers)((Psychology Today Magazine)

(Online - July 10, 2017; In Print - December, 2017, Vol. 50, #6, pp. 42-43)

(Also appears in Questia & Your Tango)

Can Gossip be Good?

(Over two million readers)(Scientific American Mind Magazine - Cover Story, October/November, 2008, pp. 26-33)

Published online as: The Science of Gossip: Why You Can't Stop Yourself

(Also published in M. Cunningham (Ed.), The Reader’s Edge, Book Two , 2011 - pp. 525-531, New York: McGraw-Hill.)

Why Some People See Ghosts and Other Presences.

(Over 1.1 million readers) (July 9, 2015)

(Psychology Today; Also appears in The Next Truth & Your Tango)

Why You Shouldn't Want to be Happy All of the Time.

(Over 700,000 readers) (August 11, 2016)

(Time, Business Insider, RawStory, The Conversation, IFLScience, Salon, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, CNN, Le Point, Ouest-France, Slate, Quartz, Medical Daily, Science Alert, Real Clear Science, The Age, Science Rocks My World, Intellectual Takeout, Associated Press, Reliawire,& TEGNA (Local TV/Website Chain),  The Good Men Project, &  Psychology Today)

 (Also published as "The Truth About Happiness" in Avenues 1 – English Skills, 2nd edition, L. Gaetz, Editor, pp. 31-33.  Montreal, Canada: Pearson-ERPI).

(Also selected as a teaching tool by ActivelyLearn.com)

If You Give a Man a Gun:

The Evolutionary Psychology of Mass Shootings.

(Over 625,000 readers) (December 4, 2015)

(IFLScienceCNN, Newsweek, The Daily Mail, Psychology TodayThe Conversation, Scroll.In, Quartz, Eyewitness News, & The Huffington Post)


Why High School Stays with Us Forever

(Over 500,000 readers) (June 1, 2016)

(Business Insider, The Washington Post, The Academic Minute, The Guardian, Raw Story, Psychology Today, The Associated Press, The Conversation, Quartz, Alternet, Magnet, PsyPost, & Salon)

(Also selected as a teaching tool by ActivelyLearn.com)

The Surprising Factor that Can Predict Your Life Span

(Over 400,000 readers) (May 9, 2016)

(Psychology Today; also appears in YourTango)

Why Some People Creep Us Out So Much /

How We Decide Who's Creepy

(Over 300,000 readers) (April 27, 2016; May 19, 2015)

(Psychology Today Magazine)

(A related article appeared in HRZone (June 6, 2016)  as:

"How Can We Better Understand the Office Creep?")

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

(Over 240,000 Readers) (November 11, 2016)

(The Conversation, Inner Self, PsyPost, Associated Press, IFL Science,

Intellectual Takeout, All4Women, Spring.St, & Psychology Today)

Why There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.

(Over 175,000 readers)(December 13, 2017)

(The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Mail, The Conversation, LiveScience, Patch.com, Inverse, Univision, Curiosity.com, Inverse, & The Week)

(Also chosen as a teaching tool by CommonLit.org & ActivelyLearn.com)

Gossip is a Social Skill - NOT a Character Flaw.

(Over 150,000 readers) (January 20, 2016)

(Time, Raw Story, Quartz, Mashable, The Conversation, Psychology Today,

Business Insider, LiveScience, Core Aspect, Quillette, BizCatalyst360.com, Business Mirror, & The New Republic).

How the God You Worship Influences the Ghosts You See.

(Over 150,000 readers) (October 26, 2017)

(The Conversation, Quartz, Raw Story, Psychology Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, QRIUS, Magnet, PsyPost, The News Minute, The Big Think, MENAFN.com, Business Mirror, The Durango Herald, & TEGNA (Local TV /website chain))

The Freudian Symbolism in Your Dreams.

(Over 125,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - January 1, 2018)

How to Avoid Creeping Women Out

(Over 120,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - July 4, 2017)

Why Pretty Girls Get Bullied.

(Over 110,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - April 22, 2018)

(Also in Stand up to Bullying)

Evolutionary Psychology Explains Why Haunted Houses Creep Us Out. (Over 100,000 readers) (October 29, 2015)

(Time, Newsweek, GOOD Magazine, LiveScience, Mashable, The Conversation, Psychology Today, The RawStory, PsyPost, Rock River Times, India TV, Fast Company, Neuroscience News, & Business Insider.)

Houses of Horror (Aeon Magazine, October 21, 2019)

Gossip in Your Office Probably Does More Good Than Harm

(Over 75,000 readers) (June 10, 2016) 

(HRZone, Business Insider, & Psychology Today)


Why You Underestimate How Much Other People Like You

(Over 65,000 Readers)(Psychology Today, December 11, 2018)

(Also in MAPO)

Why Old People Hate New Music

(Over 65,000 Readers, Psychology Today - October 1, 2019)

(a shortened version of this article appeared in several dozen media outlets, including The ConversationChicago TribuneSan Francisco Chronicle,

Colorado Music Business Organization, Quartz, Psychology Today, Der Freitag,

& The Baltimore Sun)

(Also selected as a teaching tool by ActivelyLearn.com)

Why We Still Fall for the "Nigerian Prince" Scam

(Over 60,000 Readers - August 3, 2018)

(The Conversation, Salon, Channel News Asia,The Houston Chronicle, Inverse, San Francisco Chronicle, iAfrikan, Heavy, Psychology Today, MercatorNet, International Business Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Reader, Actualite Houssenia Writing, The Associated Press, & others)

Nothing Says "Old Dude" Like Getting a Motorcycle.

(Over 60,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - July 8, 2015)

Why Men Will Always Be More Disgusting Than Women

(Over 50,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - January 9, 2018)

Is a lack of humility at the root of what ails America?

(Over 45,000 readers)(May 23, 2019)

(Newsweek, Salon, The Conversation, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Towle Road, Government Executive, AlterNet, BIZCATALYST 360, Garn Press, Scroll India, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Libertarian Republic, Kitsap Sun, & others)

Why It is so Easy to Hate Each Other

(Over 35,000 Readers)(Psychology Today Magazine - July 14, 2016)

Home is Where the Heart is - But Where is "Home?"

(Over 35,000 Readers, Psychology Today Magazine  - August 3, 2015)

When do Personality Traits Predict Behavior?

(Over 30,000 Readers, Psychology Today - October 2, 2018)




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