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Assimilation - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJuly 15, 2009

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Definition: A term referring to another part of the adaptation process initially proposed by Jean Piaget. Through assimilation, we take in new information or experiences and incorporate them into our existing ideas. The process is somewhat subjective, because we tend to modify experience or information somewhat to fit in with our preexisting beliefs. Read more about assimilation, Jean Piaget and the stages of cognitive development in the links below.

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