Cristina Acedo-Carmona

 

PhD in Cognition and Human Evolution. University of the Balearic Islands.

 M.A. in Cognition and Human Evolution. University of the Balearic Islands.

B.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology. National University of Distance Education (UNED).

B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration. University of Malaga.

 

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English Curriculum

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

cristina.acedo@uib.es

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS & TOPICS

Social cognition, evolution of sociality, trust-reciprocity-exchange (in relation to group size), social networks, economic games, altruism, prosociality.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Gómez-Puerto, G., Rosselló, J., Corradi, G., Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E., & Nadal, M. (2017). Preference for curved contours across cultures. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000135.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). A critical review of Dunbar’s social brain hypothesis. Revista Internacional de Sociología, 74, 3, e037, ISSN-L:0034-9712,  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/ris.2016.74.3.037.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). Testing the Cultural Group Selection hypothesis in Northern-Ghana and Oaxaca. Comment on Richerson et al. “Cultural Group Selection plays an essential role in explaining human cooperation: a sketch of the evidence”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39, e30, 19-20. doi:10.1017/S0140525X1400106X, e30.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). Deciding to cooperate: testing evolutionary constraints across cultural diversity in northern Ghana. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, e91, 1–16. doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.102.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). Trust matters: a cross-cultural comparison of Northern Ghana and Oaxaca groups. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00661.

Acedo-Carmona, C. &  Gomila, A. (2014). Personal trust increases cooperation beyond general trust. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105559. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105559.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Trust and cooperation: a new experimental approach. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1299 pp. 77-83

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Confianza y cooperación. Una perspectiva evolutiva. Contrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofía: Suplemento 18, pp. 221-238.

Conference proceedings

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A.  (2014). Diversidad étnica, clanes y familias en Ghana: plataforma económica, social y cultural. In PERIFERIAS, FRONTERAS Y DIÁLOGOS. Actas del XIII Congreso de Antropología de la Federación de Asociaciones de Antropología del Estado Español, pp. 2519-2545. Tarragona: Universitat Rovira i Virgili. ISBN: 978-84-697-0505-6. http://wwwa.fundacio.urv.cat/congres-antropologia/; 09/2014

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2012). Trust, Social Capital and the Evolution of Human Sociality. The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. Conference Proceedings, pp. 492-506.

 

CONFERENCES

Oral presentations

Acedo-Carmona, C. “Personal trust as a mechanism to extend indirect bonds of cooperation”. II Bases of Human Behavior Conference, Santiago y Viña del Mar, Chile.

Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E. & Gomila, A. (2016).  “Altruism and personal trust among Vyegwa-Gika Pygmies from Burundi: traces of cognitive traits”. HEBEN/CBEN Meeting (Human Evolution and Behavior Network/Cognition, Behavior, & Evolution Network in the Low Countries), Antwerp, Belgium.

Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E. & Gomila, A. (2016). “Delocalization of the Pygmies: social and cultural adaptation in Vyegwa-Gika (Burundi)”. II Congreso Internacional de Antropología AIBR (Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red), Barcelona, Spain.

Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E. & Gomila, A. (2016). “Culture or trust as human tools to face environment changes? The Vyegwa-Gika Pygmies from Burundi”. XXIII Biennial Congress on Human Ethology, ISHE (International Society for Human Ethology), Stirling, Scotland, U.K.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). “Deciding to cooperate: evolutionary social constraints across cultural diversity. A field study of Upper-East and North of Ghana”. First meeting of the SEJyD (Society for the Advancement of Judgment and Decision Making Studies), Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E. & Gomila, A. (2016). How personal trust evolves: the case of Vyegwa-Gika Pygmies from Burundi”. 28th Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES) Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). “Checking the evolutionary mechanism of personal trust in two communities from Oaxaca, Mexico”. 27th Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES) Conference, Columbia (Missouri), USA.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2014). Diversidad étnica, clanes y familias en Ghana: plataforma económica, social y cultural. PERIFERIAS, FRONTERAS Y DIÁLOGOS. XIII CONGRESO DE ANTROPOLOGÍA, 2-5 September, Tarragona.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2014). A cross-cultural study of trust-based social networks: comparing Northern Ghana and South-West Mexico groups. 26th HBES Conference, 30 July-2 August, Natal (Brazil).

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2014). How trust networks foster group cooperation. 1stEuropean Conference on Social Networks, 1-4 July, Barcelona.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Trust dynamics in the social construction of cooperation: an empirical analysis. 25thHBES Conference, 17-20 July, Miami, USA.

Acedo-Carmona, C. y Gomila, A. (2012). El papel de la confianza en la cooperación. I Congreso de la Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología, Simposio: Evolución y Psicología de las Preferencias Sociales, 28-30 Noviembre, Valencia.

Acedo-Carmona, C. y Gomila, A. (2012). Trust, social capital, and the evolution of human sociality. The Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Conference Theme: “Trust”, March 30 – April 1, Osaka, Japan.

Poster presentations

Gómez-Puerto, G., Munar, E., Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Is the human initial preference for rounded shapes universal? Preliminary results of an ongoing cross-cultural research. 36th European Conference on Visual Perception, 25-29 August, Bremen, Germany.

Gómez-Puerto, G., Munar, E., Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Human preference for rounded shapes: exposure time and cross-cultural results. Fifth Iberian Conference on Perception, 27-28 July, La Coruña.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Trust-mediated cooperation: an empirical analysis. International conference of Interacting Minds Centre and Mindlab -Aarhus University: “Cooperation: Why, How and With Whom“, 8-9 April, Aarhus (Denmark).

 

DISSERTATIONS

Acedo-Carmona, C. (2014). The evolutionary dimension of trust and its effects on cooperation. PhD dissertation by University of the Balearic Islands. Department of Psychology. EVOCOG group – Evolution and Human Cognition. Supervisor: Antoni Gomila Benejam.

Acedo-Carmona, C. (2009). Influencia social en la capacidad cognitiva humana. Una propuesta etnográfica. Universitat de les Illes Balears. Supervisor: Antoni Gomila Benejam.

 

 

Human Evolution and Cognition Research Group