Faculty Member Interviewed About Secrets

From: Self Magazine (New York, NY)

Knox College psychology professor Frank McAndrew is quoted extensively in the November-December issue of Self Magazine and its “Healthy Self” blog, for an article, Can’t Keep a Secret “…Follow our examples [that compare your conscious thoughts with your brain's instinctive reactions] and find out why [you have an urge to share gossip]… You [tell yourself]: ‘Allie would freak out if she knew about this. This is sooo big! I’ve gotten tell her.’ Your Brain Decoded: Seeming in the know is vital to your social status, McAndrew says. In other words, you want to be popular, and sharing gossip can get you there…” Read more…