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Definition of the noun acculturation

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noun - plural: acculturations

  1. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
  2. all the knowledge and values shared by a society
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of acculturation: culture
    • more generic terms: cognitive content / content / mental object = the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
    • more specific word: meme = a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means
  3. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

Alternative definition of the noun acculturation


  1. A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one
  2. A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that he/she inhabits

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Google previewCommunication for Business and the Professions: Strategie s and Skills (2012)

by Judith Dwyer

Acculturation is the process of cultural adjustment and adaptation people experience as they move from one culture to another.

Google previewReflections of Nine Participants Regarding Their Experiences of Being African American and Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Across Their Lifespan at Home, School, Vocation, and Community (2005)

Bicultural acculturation means that the individual adapted to the new culture while retaining strong ties with original culture. Acculturated acculturation means that the individual adapted to the new culture yet lost portions of the original culture.

Google previewDementia Care with Black and Latino Families (2011)

A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach by Delia J González Sanders, PhD LCSW, Richard H Fortinsky, PhD

acculturation is a multidimensional construct that describes phenomena resulting from continuous contact between groups...

Google previewThe Church as the Extended Family of God (2011)

Toward a New Direction for African Ecclesiology by Donatus Oluwa Chukwu

While acculturation is a cultural anthropological concept denoting the interaction of two cultures and the changes that result,14 inculturation, as we...

Google previewCurrent Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (2012)

Research and Innovations by A. Zainal, S.M. Radzi, R. Hashim, C.T. Chik, R. Abu

While acculturation is a process of learning the practices and customs of a new culture, assimilation is the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups which does not involve a biological incorporation (Berry, 1980).

Google previewObesity Interventions in Underserved Communities (2014)

Evidence and Directions by Virginia M. Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ruth Enid Zambrana

as dietaryacculturation.19 Predominantly, dietary acculturation refers to aprocess throughwhich immigrants mayretain traditionalfoods, adoptnewones, and/or eliminatetraditional foods. Dietary acculturation is a complex, multidimensional, ...

Google previewAnticipating Mothering in the Mexican Origin Woman (2008)

but acculturation is an important construct to take into consideration. Acculturation is the exchange that takes place when individuals of two different cultures interact and have continuous contact. The changes that are observed take place ...

Google previewHuman Development and Performance Throughout the Lifespan (2015)

by Anne Cronin, Mary Beth Mandich

Acculturation is the process of outsiders getting used to the way people are within a particular community, while...

Google previewPerfectionism and Family Expectations in Asian Indians: How These Variables Relate to Acculturation and Mental Health (2008)

Acculturation is the way in which an individual is able to incorporate the values from the host culture (culture of contact)...

Acculturation is a key issue for immigrants because they are in contact with another culture that has discrepant beliefs, ...

Google previewCommunity Nutrition: Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2012)

by Illinois State University Nweze Nnakwe, Nweze Nnakwe

Dietary Acculturation Acculturation is a process by which a cultural group adapts or learns the cultural norms of another...

Google previewEmpathy: A Proposed Moderator to the Relationship Between Machiavellianism and Social Aggression in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Children (2008)

Acculturation Acculturation is a term used in the literature to describe the process of change that ...

Google previewImmigrant Families in Contemporary Society (2009)

by Jennifer E. Lansford, Kirby D. Deater-Deckard, Marc H. Bornstein

Berry Acculturation is a process of cultural and psychological change in cultural groups, families, and individuals following intercultural contact. The processes and outcomes are highly variable, with large-group, generational, and ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Acculturation is commonly understood as a process of change that results from prolonged cultural contact. The anthropologists Redfield, Linton, and Herskovits ( 1936) defined acculturation as ''those phenomena which result ...

Google previewDictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture (2003)

by Guido Bolaffi

acculturation; Ger. Akkulturation) Deriving from the word ' culture', the term 'acculturation' indicates the processes of transformation and ADAPTATION which take place within cultures when two or more groups - each of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald R. Pitzl

Acculturation The concept of accessibility in geographical studies has traditionally dealt with determining the efficiency of transportation and communication systems. In recent years, accessibility has also been applied in the social realm.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

ing acculturation are sometimes negative and often disruptive in character. However, for most accultu- rating individuals, after a period of time, some long- term positive adaptation to the new cultural context usually takes place. In part ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (2004)

by Celia B Fisher, Richard M. Lerner

maladaptive biculturalism has been called “marginality” or “deculturation,” and successful, adaptive biculturalism has been called “double loyalty,” “democratic acculturation,” “interactionism,” or “integration.” The four most prominent social ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991)

by Robert H. Winthrop

Acculturation describes the process of cultural transformation resulting from the contact of societies. Generally, though not exclusively, this occurs under conditions of significant inequality in the scale, power, or technological complexity of the ...

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

acculturation l. process of communicating the culture to a child. 2. conditioning a member of an out-group for incorporation into ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of applied psychology (2004)

A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger

FIGURE 2 Four acculturation strategies based on two issues in ethnocultural groups and the larger society. Gregory J. Cizek University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North. Issue 1: Maintenance of culture and identity Issue 2: Relationships ...

Google previewUndocumented Immigrants in the United States: An Encyclopedia of Their Experience [2 volumes] (2014)

by Anna Ochoa O'Leary

Structural acculturation depends on where a person acculturates in a particular context such as in a Mexican barrio or a white suburban neighborhood. It is important to examine acculturation because it shows how, for example, immigrants ...

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Small photo of HANOI, VIETNAM - JULY 28: Interior of the Catholic Church HANOI design like the palace of the king of the east, clearly demonstrate the Eurasian acculturation. July 28, 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam More...

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The value of this 13-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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