Assimilation & Accommodation in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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An example of assimilation is a child who has only seen brown horses seeing a white horse for the first time and _____.

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1. After a child calls a zebra 'horse,' an example of accommodation is when the child _____.

2. Adaptation is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A quiz and an attached worksheet will assess your understanding of accommodation and assimilation in children. For these assessments, you will need to be able to analyze examples of assimilation and accommodation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • An example of accommodation
  • The definition of adaptation
  • Examples of forming schemas
  • An example of assimilation

Skills Practiced

Here are a few of the skills that you can practice with these assessments:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding assimilation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding adaptation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about schemas

Additional Learning

In order to find out more about adaptation and assimilation, review this lesson called Assimilation and Accommodation and expand your knowledge of these concepts. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define assimilation and adaptation
  • Identify Jean Piaget
  • Explain schemas
  • Discover how adaptation and assimilation contribute to intellectual growth