In any given situation, Byrnes suggests, either accommodation or assimilation will "win out," often depending upon what has been learned.
Changes during accommodation: (A), contraction of ciliary muscles; (B), approximation of ciliary muscles to lens; (C), relaxation of suspensory ligament; (D), increased curvature of anterior surface of lens.4 (in sociology) the reciprocal reconciliation of conflicts between individuals or groups concerning habits and customs, usually through a process of compromise, arbitration, or negotiation. Occupational medicine The changes made by a person or organisation to a workplace to allow a person with disabilities to work there.
The process of accommodation involves altering one's existing schemas, or ideas, as a result of new information or new experiences.
In their book (2011), authors Tuckman and Monetti note that Piaget believed in the importance of balance between the accommodation and assimilation processes.