Daniel   Gambacorta

Lecturer I  

Office: ELABN 369
Email: daniel.gambacorta@utrgv.edu

Dr. Daniel Gambacorta





Selected Publications


  • Daniel Gambacorta and Timothy Ketelaar. "Dominance and deference: Men inhibit creative displays during mate competition when their competitor is strong," Evolution and Human Behavior 34, no. 5 (2013): 330-333.

  • Glenn Geher, Daniel Gambacorta, "Evolution is not relevant to sex differences in humans because I want it that way! Evidence for the politicization of human evolutionary psychology," EvoS Journal 2, no. 1 (2012): 32-47.

  • Daniel Gambacorta and David Trafimow. "How obvious are hypotheses in evolutionary psychology? ," Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 6, no. 1 (2012): 1-12.

  • Timothy Ketelaar, Bryan Koenig, Daniel Gambacorta, Igor Dolgov, Daniel Hor, Jennifer Zarzosa, C Luna-Nevarez, M Klungle, L Wells, "Smiles as signals of lower status in football players and fashion models: Evidence that smiles are associated with lower dominance and lower prestige. ," Evolutionary Psychology 10, no. 3 (2012): 371-397.

  • Justin Garcia, Glenn Geher, Ben Crosier, Gad Saad, Daniel Gambacorta, Lauren Johnsen, Elizabeth Pranckitas, "The interdisciplinarity of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: A key to survival in the ivory archipelago," Futures 43, no. 8 (2011): 749-761.



Selected Presentations


  • Daniel Gambacorta. "Why do people humblebrag? Testing an investment-deficiency cost model of indirect signaling," Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX (January 2017)

  • Daniel Gambacorta and Timothy Ketelaar. "Strategic deference: Dominant competitors inhibit creative display," Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA (2013)

  • Timothy Ketelaar, Bryan Koenig, Daniel Gambacorta, Igor Dolgov, Daniel Hor, Jennifer Zarzosa, C Luna-Nevarez, M Klungle, L Wells, "Smiles as signals of lower status in football players and fashion models: Evidence that smiles are associated with lower dominance and lower prestige," Animal Behavior Society, Albuquerque, NM (2012)

  • Daniel Gambacorta and Timothy Ketelaar. "Dominance and deference: The effect of social status on creative display in a competitive mating context," Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM (2012)

  • Daniel Gambacorta and Timothy Ketelaar. "Dominance and deference: The effect of social status on creative display in a competitive mating context," NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH (2012)

  • Daniel Gambacorta and Timothy Ketelaar. "Dominance and deference: Inhibition of sexually attractive behavior in a competitive mating context," Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA (2012)

  • Gayle Hunt, Stephen Rice, David Trafimow, Daniel Gambacorta, "We trust our friends’ friends because they trust them," Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA (2012)

  • Daniel Gambacorta, S Breugelmans, Bryan Koenig, Timothy Ketelaar, "The context of emotion: How sex, ethnicity and culture affect emotion perception," Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX (2011)

  • Daniel Gambacorta, S Breugelmans, Bryan Koenig, Timothy Ketelaar, "Sex, ethnicity, and the face: A cross-cultural analysis of facial displays of emotion," Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR (2010)

  • Daniel Gambacorta, S Breugelmans, Bryan Koenig, Timothy Ketelaar, " Sex, ethnicity, and the face: A cross-cultural analysis of facial displays of emotion," International Society for Human Ethology, Madison, WI (2010)

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PSYC 6332 01 - Research Design:
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PSYC 2301 06 - General Psychology:
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PSYC 2301 07 - General Psychology:
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PSYC 2302 04 - Basic Stats for Psyc:
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