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Dr Alberto Acerbi
Lecturer in Psychology


I am a researcher in the field of cultural evolution. I am interested in particular to contemporary cultural phenomena, and I use a naturalistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approach with different methodologies, especially individual-based models and quantitative analysis of large-scale cultural data.

I recently wrote a book for Oxford University Press: Cultural evolution in the digital age, and an open access manual: Individual-based models of cultural evolution. A step-by-step guide using R.

Newest selected publications

Acerbi, A. (2022) 'From storytelling to Facebook: Content biases when retelling or sharing a story'. Human Nature: an interdisciplinary biosocial perspective, 0 (in press). pp. 132 - 144. ISSN: 1045-6767 Open Access Link

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Acerbi, A., Altay, S. and Mercier, H. (2022) 'Research note: Fighting misinformation or fighting for information?'. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 3 (1). pp. 1 - 15.Open Access Link

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Acerbi, A., Charbonneau, M., Miton, H. and Scott-Phillips, T. (2021) 'Culture without copying or selection'. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3. pp. 1 - 17.Open Access Link

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Morin, O., Jacquet, PO., Vaesen, K. and Acerbi, A. (2021) 'Social information use and social information waste'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376 (1828). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0962-8436 Open Access Link

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