One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not adjusting adequately or appropriately to the environment or situation.‘maladaptive coping strategies such as increasing consumption of alcohol’
- ‘This may affect their psychosocial stability, furthering firesetting tendencies and other maladaptive behaviors.’
- ‘The cycle of success and the maladaptive cycle are one behavioral system’
- ‘They also describe ways of cultivating positive and agentic feelings and modifying maladaptive interpersonal patterns of expression.’
- ‘Therapists help identify these maladaptive behaviors and how to counteract them.’
- ‘Indeed, some traits are simply maladaptive, leading to costs for individual members of the species.’
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