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: 

Williams, M. & Apicella, C.L. (2023). Do humans agree on which body odors are attractive, similar to the agreement observed when rating faces and voice? Evolution and Human Behavior, 44, 120-130. 

Stibbard-Hawkes, D.N.E., Smith, K.M., A., & Apicella, C.L. (2022). Why hunt? Why gather? Why share? Hadza assessments of foraging and food sharing motives. Evolution and Human Behavior, 43, 257-272.

Apicella, C.L., Norenzayan, A. & Henrich, J. (2020). Beyond WEIRD: A review of the last decade and a look ahead to the global laboratory of the future. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41, 319-329. 

Apicella, C.L., Demiral, E. E., & Mollerstrom, J. (2020). Compete with others? No thanks. Compete with myself? Yes, please! Economic Letters, 187, 10887.

Smith, K.M. & Apicella, C.L. (2019). Hunter-gatherers disagree on perceptions of moral character. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11, 616-625.

Apicella, C.L. & Silk, J.B. (2019). The evolution of human cooperation. Current Biology, 29, R425–R473.

Smith, K.M., Larroucau, T., Mabulla, I.A. & Apicella, C.L. (2018). Hunter-gatherers maintain assortativity in cooperation despite high-levels of residential change and mixing. Current Biology, 28, 3152-3157.

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

Apicella, C.L., Azevedo, E.A., Fowler, J., & Christakis, N.A. (2014). Evolutionary origins of the endowment effect: evidence from hunter-gatherers. American Economic Review, 104, 1793–1805.

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

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