Coren Apicella is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies both hunter-gatherers and Westerners to explore the proximate and evolutionary origins of 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). 


University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychology
Solomon Laboratories
3720 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6241
Office: (215) 898-9781