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Do emotions acculturate when people move from one culture to the next? We conceive of “emotional acculturation” as the process by which immigrants come to share the host culture’s most prevalent patterns of emotional experiences. In this chapter we will discuss the first evidence that emotional acculturation takes place, and provide details on the dynamics of this process. We will also highlight how the finding of emotional acculturation speaks to mechanisms of emotional change generally.