My work concerns the integrated study of hazing, newcomers, and enduring coalitions. I am interested in evolutionary and cultural explanations for newcomer-directed behaviors.

Hazing and Initiations

Cimino, A. (2018). Cross-cultural and cross-organizational evidence for evolved hazing motivation. Manuscript in preparation.

Cimino, A. (2017). Defining hazing: Why popular definitions are misleading and counterproductive. Journal of Higher Education Management, 32, 135-148.

Cimino, A. (2016). Fraternity hazing and the process of planned failure. Journal of American Studies.

Cimino, A. (2013). Predictors of hazing motivation in a representative sample of the United States. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 446-452.

Cimino, A. (2013). Hazing as a manifestation of evolved psychology (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cimino, A. (2011). The evolution of hazing: Motivational mechanisms and the abuse of newcomers. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 11, 241-267.

Enduring Coalitions

Cimino, A. & Delton, A. W. (2010). On the perception of newcomers: Toward an evolved psychology of intergenerational coalitions. Human Nature, 21, 186-202.

Delton, A. W. & Cimino, A. (2010). Exploring the evolved concept of NEWCOMER: Experimental tests of a cognitive model. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 317-335.

Delton, A. W., Nemirow, J., Robertson, T. E., Cimino, A., & Cosmides, L. (2013). Merely opting out of a public good is moralized: An error management approach to cooperation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 621-638.

News and Media

Yahoo News "Fraternity Hazing and PTSD"

NPR KCLU "UCSB Researcher Tries to Unravel Mysteries Behind Hazing"

NPR Radio Boston, "Is Hazing A Normal Part of College Life?"

University of California, "UCSB Anthropologist Examines the Motivating Factors Behind Hazing"