Identity as adaptation to social, cultural, and historical context

  title={Identity as adaptation to social, cultural, and historical context},
  author={Baumeister and Muraven},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={19 5},
Adaptation may be the best way to conceptualize the complex, multilateral relationship between individual identity and sociocultural context, because it recognizes the causal importance of culture yet also recognizes individual choice and change. This argument is developed by considering how several historical changes in the sociocultural context (i.e. increasing freedom of choice, changed interpersonal patterns, loss of traditional value bases, and rising tension between desire for uniqueness… 
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