Coren Apicella's Publications

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Social & Economic Preferences

What do we know about the origins of social and economic preferences and biases?

Apicella, C. L., Azevedo, E. A., Fowler, J. A. & Christakis, N. A. (Forthcoming). Isolated hunter-gatherers do not exhibit the endowment effect bias. American Economic Review, (Forthcoming). [link]

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

Almenberg, J., Dreber, A., Apicella, C. L., & Rand, D. G. (2011). Third party reward and punishment: Group size, efficiency and public goods. In Psychology of Punishment, Nova Science Publishers. Eds. NM Palmetti et al. ISBN: 978-1-61324-115-8. [link]

Hormones & Behavior [top]

What do we know about the reciprocal nature of specific hormones and behaviors?

Apicella, C. L., Dreber, A., & Mollerstrom, J. (Forthcoming). Salivary testosterone change following monetary wins and losses predict future financial risk-taking. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Apicella, C. L., & Cesarini, D. A. (2011). 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. [.pdf]

Apicella, C. L., Dreber, A., Gray, P., Hoffman, M., Little, A. C., & Campbell, B. C. (2011). Androgens and competitiveness in men. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 4, 54-62. [.pdf]

Eisenberg, D. T. A, Apicella, C. L., Campbell, B. C., Dreber, A., Garcia, J., & Lum, J. K. (2010). Assortative human pair-bonding for partner ancestry and allelic variation of the dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) gene. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 194-202. [.pdf]

Apicella, C. L., Cesarini, D., Johannesson, M., Dawes, C. T, Litchenstein, P., Wallace, B., Beauchamp, J., & Westberg, L. (2010). No association between Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) Gene polymorphisms and experimentally elicited social preferences. PLoS One, 6. [.pdf]

Campbell, B. C., MacKillop, J., Dreber, A., Apicella, C. L., Eisenberg, D. T. A., Gray, P., & Little, A. C. (2010). Testosterone exposure, dopaminergic reward, and sensation-seeking in young men. Physiology and Behavior, 99, 451-456. [.pdf]

Dreber, A., Apicella, C. L., Eisenberg, D. T. A., Garcia, J. R. Zamore, R. S. & Campbell, B. (2009). The 7R polymorphism in the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) is associated with financial risk-taking in men. Evolution and Human Behavior, 30, 85-92. [.pdf]

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

Physical Attractiveness [top]

What physical features are universally found to be attractive? What do these features tell us about a person? What is the importance of symmetry and body morphology in attractiveness?

Little, T. C., Hockings, K. J., Apicella, C. L., & Sousa, C. (2012). Europeans and Africans find mixed-ethnicity face shape most attractive. Perception, 41, 1486-1496.

Apicella, C. L. (2011). On the universality of attractiveness. In Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge (ed. M. Brockman). Vintage: NY. [link]

Little, A. C., Jones, B., Waitt, C., Tiddeman, B. P., Feinberg, D., Perret, D. I., Apicella, C. L., & Marlowe, F. W. (2008). Symmetry is related to sexual dimorphism in faces: Data across cultures and species, PLoS ONE. [.pdf]

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

Little, A. C., Apicella, C. L., & Marlowe, F. W. (2007). Preferences for symmetry in human faces in two cultures: data from the UK and the Hadza, an isolated group of hunter-gatherers. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 274, 3113-3117. [.pdf]

Marlowe, F. W., Apicella, C. L., & Reed, D. (2005). Men’s Preferences for women’s profile waist- to-hip ratio in two societies. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 458-468. [.pdf]

Voice Pitch & Attractiveness [top]

What does the sound of one's voice tell us about a person, and does voice pitch have any evolutionary significance?

Puts, D. A., Apicella, C. L., & Cardenas, R. A. (2012). Masculine voices signal men's threat potential in forager and industrial societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B., 279, 601-609. [.pdf]

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

Apicella, C. L., Feinberg, D. & Marlowe, F. W. (2007). Voice pitch predicts reproductive success in male hunter-gatherers. Biology Letters, 6, 682-684. [.pdf]

Male Parental Investment [top]

Which factors predict the likelihood of male parental investment?

Apicella, C. L., & Marlowe, F. W. (2007). Men’s reproductive investment decisions: mating, parenting and self-perceived mate value. Human Nature, 18, 22-34. [.pdf]

Apicella, C. L., & Marlowe, F. W. (2004). Mate fidelity and resemblance predict men’s investment in children. (2004). Evolution and Human Behavior, 25, 371-378. [.pdf]

Other [top]

These papers don't fit neatly into the categorization scheme on this page.

Beauchamp, J., Cesarini, D. A., Johanesson, M., Lindvqist, E., & Apicella, C. L. (2010). On the sources of the height-intelligence correlation: New insights from a bivariate ACE model with assortative mating. Behavior Genetics, 41, 242-252. [.pdf]