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I'm a cognitive/evolutionary anthropologist with a particular interest in computational science. My empirical works are grounded in an interest for theoretical questions in cultural evolution and cognitive anthropology: I study the relative importance of various forces and biases in cultural evolution, such as  selection,  cultural attraction, and others, and what they tell us about the conceptualisation of cultural change.

A list of publications can be found here: https://acerbialberto.wordpress.com/publications/

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Cultural Evolution Medicine & Life Sciences
demographic situation Social Sciences
Demography Medicine & Life Sciences
social learning Social Sciences
Population Density Medicine & Life Sciences
conformity Social Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Parturition Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2014 2019

Darwinizing culture: The status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science

Vaesen, K., Boon, E., Gerrits, E., Vromans - Staps, I., Vromans - Staps, I., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Acerbi, A.

15/12/1414/12/19

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2015 2019

  • 100 Citations
  • 15 Article
  • 2 Comment/Letter to the editor
  • 1 Report
  • 1 Book review

Author correction: reply to ‘Sigmoidal acquisition curves are good indicators of conformist transmission’

Acerbi, A., van Leeuwen, E. J. C., Haun, D. B. M. & Tennie, C., 17 Apr 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 2 p., 6241

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File

Cognitive attraction and online misinformation

Acerbi, A., 12 Feb 2019, In : Palgrave Communications. 5, 1, 7 p., 15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Communication
news
Cultural Evolution
Propaganda
Weapons

Copy-the-majority of instances or individuals? Two approaches to the majority and their consequences for conformist decision-making

Morgan, T. J. H., Acerbi, A. & van Leeuwen, E. J. C., 1 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 1, 17 p., e0210748

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
decision making
Decision Making
Cultural Evolution
Decision making
Population

Why people die in novels: testing the ordeal simulation hypothesis

Morin, O., Acerbi, A. & Sobchuk, O., 4 Jun 2019, In : Palgrave Communications. 5, 1, 10 p., 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
death
simulation
fitness
narrative
Ordeal
1 Citation (Scopus)

Did Einstein really say that? testing content versus context in the cultural selection of quotations

Acerbi, A. & Tehrani, J. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 18, 3-4, p. 293-311 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cultural Evolution
Cues
quotation
Research
experiment

Activities 2015 2016

European Human Behavior and Evolution Association Conference

Alberto Acerbi (Participant)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

ISHPSSB - International society for the history, philosophy, and social studies of biology conference

Alberto Acerbi (Participant)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Courses

Press / Media

Movies starring dogs have long-lasting effect on breed’s popularity

Alberto Acerbi

24/09/14

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How the films you’ve seen influence your choice of dog

Alberto Acerbi

13/09/1416/09/14

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How the Films You’ve Seen Influence Your Choice of Dog

Alberto Acerbi

14/09/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Top Dogs: Movies May Determine Which Pups Are Most Popular

Alberto Acerbi

12/09/1414/09/14

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

New Study Shows Impact Of Movies On Dog Breed Popularity

Alberto Acerbi

14/09/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment