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This article seeks to deepen our understanding on how do we learn and adapt to a new culture. New methods are proposed to study the acculturation process.

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This study's importance is increasing more and more, as globalisation expands and traveling becomes easier. The demand for a more efficient knowledge on how foster the integration of migrants is at its peak.


This piece aims to establish a bridge between evolutionary anthropology, sociology and psychology in what concerns the acculturation process. This communication between different areas is paramount in order to establish a comprehensive picture about how culture is transmitted. Although not all results were conclusive, the novel methodologies proposed are promising to widen our knowledge about the topics here approached.

Bernardo Maria Pinheiro da Figueira da Guerra Machado

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This page is a summary of: Examining acculturation in mixed-couples to test cultural transmission mechanisms, PLoS ONE, April 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266229.
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