What are the origins of economic, social, and attractiveness preferences?

Coren Apicella is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Human Behavior and Origins Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research investigates how biology and culture work jointly, and separately, to shape individual and social behavior, from mate choice to cooperation, to competition. In addition to more conventional laboratory studies, a significant portion of her time is devoted to fieldwork with the Hadza, a population of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. 

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