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Adaptation

  • By: Donnetrice Allison
  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Adaptation occurs through direct and indirect contacts with an unfamiliar environment. The process of adapting to a new culture is an ongoing, interactive process between a person and his or her environment. As a new entrant into a new culture, one might first experience the stress of being unfamiliar with the environment and norms of the environment. Over time, a person is likely to adapt to those changes. However, with every adaptive experience, other situations may come along that will again cause stress. ...

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