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WIU-QC Psych Club to Present "The Psychology of Creepiness and Horror"

October 9, 2018

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MOLINE, IL - Western Illinois University-Quad Cities' Psychology Club will host "Creeped Out," with special guest Frank McAndrew, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the University's Riverfront Hall building, room 111. The event is free and open to the public.

McAndrew, who teaches psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, (IL), will explain how "creepiness" differs from other emotions, and will delve into topics such as how haunted houses and other places give us chills, why we see ghosts, and the reasoning behind our fear of clowns.

McAndrew is a consistent guest on television and radio news talk programs. His research has been featured in thousands of media outlets such as The New Yorker, NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and on late-night talk-show hosts including Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno. His lectures have been heard widely throughout countries ranging from Denmark to Tanzania.

For more information, contact WIU-QC Psychology Professor Ryan Colclasure at (309) 762-9481 or by email at

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