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Biography

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

15/12/1414/12/19

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2015 2018

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

Reply to ‘sigmoidal acquisition curves are good indicators of conformist transmission’

Acerbi, A., van Leeuwen, E. J. C., Haun, D. B. M. & Tennie, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 14016

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Learning
Population
2 Citations

Birth of the cool: a two-centuries decline in emotional expression in Anglophone fiction

Morin, O. & Acerbi, A., 1 Aug 2017, In : Cognition and Emotion. 31, 8, p. 1663-1675

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Emotions
Parturition
Vocabulary
Demography
Emotionality
3 Citations

Cultural complexity and demography: the case of folktales

Acerbi, A., Kendal, J. & Tehrani, J., 2017, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 4, p. 474–480 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Population Density
demography
population size
Demography
Cultural Evolution

Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges.

Acerbi, A., Jan 2017, In : Philosophy of Science. 84, 1, p. 181-184

Research output: Contribution to journalBook reviewAcademic

Open Access
File

Activities 2015 2016

European Human Behavior and Evolution Association Conference

Acerbi, A. (Participant)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

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

Acerbi, A. (Participant)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

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

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

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

New Study Shows Impact Of Movies On Dog Breed Popularity

Alberto Acerbi

14/09/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment