Research Interests: Frank T. McAndrew, Ph.D.
Aggression Research
In the past dozen years or so I have gotten interested in the topic of aggression as it overlaps with my evolutionary psychology interests.  I am especially interested in sex differences in mode of aggression, with men more disposed toward physical violence and women more likely to engage in indirect "relational" aggression.  The role played by testosterone in the regulation of human aggression is also of interest to me.  Some publications resulting from this work can be found below. 

McAndrew, F., T. (2018). War. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: SpringerMeteor.

McAndrew, F. T. (2018, April 22). Why Pretty Girls Get Bullied. In Out of the Ooze: Navigating the 21st Century with a Stone-Age Mind, Psychology Today Magazine Blog.

McAndrew, F. T. (2017). Competition.  In P. I. Joseph (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (pp. 367-368). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

McAndrew, F. T. (2017). How did “The Gossip” become a woman and how did “Gossip” become her weapon of choice? In M. L. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford  Handbook of Women and Competition (pp. 191-205).  New York: Oxford University Press.

McAndrew, F. T. (2016, September). Alpha Male or Omega Male? Precarious Manhood and the Violence of Young Men. Invited lecture and workshop at the C. G. Jung Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

McAndrew, F. T. (2016, January). The Psychology of Going to War.
In Out of the Ooze: Navigating the 21st Century with a Stone-Age Mind, Psychology Today Magazine Blog.

McAndrew, F. T. (2015, December 4). If you give a man a gun: The evolutionary psychology of mass shootings.  [Published by invitation; not peer-reviewed.  This appeared several outlets, including The Huffington Post, CNN, IFLScience,  & The  Conversation]

McAndrew, F. T. (2015).  What men endure to be men. A review of Jonathan Gottschall, The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight, and Why We Like to Watch.  New York: Penguin Press.  Evolutionary Psychology, September, 1-2.

McAndrew, F. T. (2015, September).  One Psychologist's Two Cents on Guns
In Out of the Ooze: Navigating the 21st Century with a Stone-Age Mind, Psychology Today Magazine Blog.

McAndrew, F. T. (2015, February). The “Precarious Manhood” of the Santa Barbara Shooter. In Out of the Ooze: Navigating the 21st Century with a Stone-Age Mind, Psychology Today Magazine Blog.

McAndrew, F. T. (2014). The "Sword of a Woman:" Gossip and Female Aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior
, 19, 196-199.

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

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

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