Faculty Expert Interviewed on Gossip

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Ottawa, ON)

Knox College psychology professor Frank McAndrew is one of the experts featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program, “The Real Dirt on Gossip,” Nov. 8 and 10, 2012 on CBC. While some argue that “gossip is a character flaw,” McAndrew said, it is also “an irresistible urge that taps into an innate drive” to collect information that might be exploited in social competition. McAndrew and his students have studied gossip extensively. CBC said that its program “THE REAL DIRT ON GOSSIP uncovers the fascinating science and intrigue behind this most human compulsion…” Read more and watch the trailer for the program… or catch the full interview with Prof. McAndrew.