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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acculturation

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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 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 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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

A Acculturation Acculturation is the process an individual needs to.

Google previewPrinciples And Theory In Political Science Vol# 1 (2000)

by Urmila Sharma, S.K. Sharma

In the words of Almond, "What is useful in these concepts of multifunctionalist cultural dualism, and political acculturation is that they set aside once and for all the geographic, cultural and analytical polarisations which have plagued our efforts ...

Google previewHigher Education in the Making (2012)

Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon by George Allan

Acculturation is a recurrent phase of learning, not merely an initial phase to be succeeded by other phases, as though having climbed its ladder to a new level we can then discard the ladder. What we are able to appreciate alters as our ...

Google previewOne Out of Three (2013)

Immigrant New York in the 21st Century by Nancy Foner

Acculturation is the process in which newcomers ...

Google previewEnterprise Relationship Management (2015)

A Paradigm For Alliance Success by Andrew Humphries, Richard Gibbs

Acculturation is the exchange of cultural features that results The Right Culture for ...

Google previewThe SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism (2017)

by Linda L. Lowry

acculturation is educational acculturation, which, as the name suggests, takes place in educational settings. It is connected to learning new norms that are indispensable in acquiring knowledge. For example, learning how to enter a classroom ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of applied psychology (2004)

A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger

Acculturation and adaptation are now reasonably well understood, permitting the development of policies and programs to promote ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind

Acculturation is a complex process that includes those phenomena that result when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous firsthand contact, with subsequent changes in the original cultural patterns of either or ...

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 Rudolph 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 Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

This view, however, doesnotfit theresearch findings, andcurrent acculturationtheories view acculturation asamultilineal and multidirectional process that involves changes in various domains, including language, media preferences, and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

Acculturation The acculturation model of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

Acculturation is the process of individual or group adjustment to a new culture. As a result of continuous contact with a...

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 ...

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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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