Cristina Acedo

Visiting Professor - Ph.D. in Cognition and Human Evolution, University of the Balearic Islands.

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.


Foundations of Social Cognition and Social Behavior

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

Sitio Web
Phone: 971 17 2574
Address: University of the Balearic Islands Faculty of psychology – Campus Universitari 07122, Palma



  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
Doctorado en Ciencias de la Complejidad Social UDD - Acreditado