Coren Apicella is an academic anthropologist and psychologist at Harvard. Her interests include behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, social networks, cogitive biases, mate selection, parental investment and physical attractiveness.


  • Campbell, B.C., Dreber, A., Apicella, C.L., Eisenberg, D.T.A., Gray, P. Little, A.C., Garcia, J.R., Zamore, R.S. and Lum, J.K. (2010).Testosterone exposure, dopaminergic reward and sensation-seeking in young men. Physiology and Behavior, *Dreber, A., Apicella, C.L., Eisenberg, D.T.A. Garcia, J. R. Zamore, R.S. and *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.
  • Eisenberg, D.T.A, Apicella, C.L., Campbell, B.C., Dreber, A., Garcia, J., Lum, J.K. (2009) Assortative human pair-bonding for partner ancestry and allelic variation of the dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) gene. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, (advanced online issue).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 3, e2106.
  • Apicella, C. L., Little, A.C. & Marlowe, F.W. Averageness and attractiveness in an isolated population of hunter-gatherers. Perception, 36, 1813-1820.
  • Apicella, C. L., Feinberg, D. & Marlowe, F.W. (2007) Voice pitch predicts reproductive success in male hunter-gatherers. Biology Letters, 6, 682-684.
  • Apicella, C.L. & Marlowe, F.W. (2007) Men’s reproductive investment decisions: mating, parenting and self-perceived mate value. Human Nature, 18, 22-34.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apicella, C.L. & Marlowe, F.W. (2004). Mate fidelity and resemblance predict men’s investment in children. Evolution and Human Behavior, 25, 371-378.

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