Coren Apicella

Associate Professor
Director of the Undergraduate Honors Program
BA, Psychology, Bradford College;
MS, Evolutionary Psychology, University of Liverpool; MA, Biological Anthropology, Harvard University
PhD, Biological Anthropology, Harvard University
Office Location: 
Solomon Labs Bldg, C22, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Research Interests: 
Decision Processes
Evolutionary Psychology
Social and Cultural Psychology
Selected Publications: 

2016 Apicella, C.L. & Barrett, H.C. Cross-cultural evolutionary psychology. Current Opinion in Psychology, 7, 92-97.

2014 Apicella, C.L., Azevedo, E.M., Christakis, N.A. & Fowler, J.H. Evolutionary Origins of the Endowment Effect: Evidence from Hunter-Gatherers, American Economic Review, 104 (6), 1793-1805

2014 Apicella, C.L., Dreber, A. & Mollerstrom, J. Salivary testosterone change following monetary wins and losses predicts future financial risk-taking, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 398, 58-64

2012 Apicella, C L., Marlowe, F., Fowler, J.H. & Christakis, N.A. Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers. Nature, 481, 497-501.

2011 Apicella, C L. & Cesarini, D.A. Testosterone response and political donations: Winner Loser effects in the 2008 presidential election. In Man is by nature a political animal: Evolution, Biology and Politics. (Eds. Hatemi, P & McDermott, R). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2009 Apicella, C .L. & Feinberg, D. Voice pitch alters mate-choice relevant perception in hunter-gatherers. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 276, 1077-1082.

2008 Apicella, C.L., Dreber, A., Campbell, B., Gray, P., Hoffman, M., & Little, A. C. Testosterone and financial risk-taking. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 385-390.

2007 Apicella, C. L., Little, A.C. & Marlowe, F.W. Averageness and attractiveness in an isolated population of hunter-gatherers. Perception, 36, 1813-1820.

Courses Taught: 
PSYC 170: Social Psychology
PSYC 470: Seminar - Behavioral Biology of Women
Megan Williams [Psychology Graduate Student]