Coren Apicella is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Social Psychology and Behavioral Biology of Women. 

She received her PhD from Harvard University in Biological Anthropology and a M.Sc. in Evolutionary Psychology from the University of Liverpool. She studies both hunter-gatherers and Westerners to explore the cultural and evolutionary origins of social behavior. Her work specializes in mate selection and attraction, behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, sex differences, behavioral economics and social networks and the evolution of cooperation. 

Along with Robert Kurzban, she directs the Penn Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology (PLEEP) and also conducts research in the field. To learn more about her lab or fieldwork click on any of the links above. 

Office: (215) 898-9718

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychology
Solomon Laboratories
3720 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6241