McAndrew on BBC: Gossip is Good

f-2014-08-23-mcandrew-bbcFrom: BBC (London, UK) –

Knox psychology professor Frank McAndrew is featured by the BBC in a program on gossip, one of McAndrew’s research areas.

Interviewed for BBC World Service program “The Why Factor,” McAndrew explained the evolutionary history and current social value of gossip: “We’re descended from people who lived in small groups, and success depended on knowing who would make a good mate, a good ally… (In contemporary society) you know that if you slack off at work, your reputation will suffer… it forces you to be a good citizen.” Listen to podcast…