Definition of Maladaptive

1. Adjective. Showing faulty adaptation.




Definition of Maladaptive

1. Adjective. (chiefly of behaviour) Showing inadequate or faulty adaptation to a new situation ¹

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Definition of Maladaptive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maladaptive

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malacotic
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malactic
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maladaptive (current term)
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maladies
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maladjustment
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maladminister
maladministered

Literary usage of Maladaptive

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1. Assessing Psychopathology and Behavior Problems in Persons With Mental (1994)
"... The Fairview maladaptive Behavior Survey is an interview/informant instrument comprising 206 maladaptive or inappropriate behavioral items sometimes ..."

2. A Hispanic edited by Jose Szapocznik (1998)
"Rigid and repetitive interactions that fail to meet the family's goals are called maladaptive. It is precisely these kinds of maladaptive interactions that ..."

3. The Mother of All Webs Who Gotcha! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"This is a passive “maladaptive” response, maladaptive because it fails to ... This is also a “passive maladaptive” reaction and, failing to identify the ..."

4. Understanding HIV/AIDS Stigma: A Theoretical and Methodological Analysisby Harriet Deacon, Inez Stephney, Sandra Prosalendis by Harriet Deacon, Inez Stephney, Sandra Prosalendis (2005)
"Not all responses to stigmatisation are maladaptive - they may also represent positive ways of coping with the stressor (Miller & Kaiser 2001). ..."

5. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"Drug abuse often is viewed as a short-term maladaptive coping strategy that ... Some literature suggests that women more often than men use maladaptive, ..."

6. Working Bibliography on Behavioral and Emotional Disorders and Assessment by Michael G. Aman (1991)
"Trends in maladaptive behavior of mentally retarded persons placed in ... maladaptive behavior and community placement of mentally retarded persons. ..."

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