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adaptive

descriptive of modifications or changes which take place in an organism in order to take advantage of changing circumstances. See ADAPTIVE ENZYME, ADAPTIVE RADIATION.
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I achieved sobriety through connecting with other people who were experiencing the same maladaptive behaviors and were trying to change, at places like 12-step groups and Buddhist sanghas that revolve around recovery.
By using the philosophy of functional contextualism in ACT it helps to analyze the specific behaviors that are causing the maladaptive behavior in terms of their specific function in a very discrete context (Arch, Eifert, Davies, Vilardaga, Rose, & Craske, 2012).
The main purpose of this study was to validate the proposed comprehensive/ecological model for resiliency building and prevention of violent and maladaptive behavior.
Lastly, keeping the inmates housed in segregation busy with the MP3 players can also keep them from engaging in maladaptive behavior.
GLM analyses were performed to examine the predictive role of preference received by same-sex peers at kindergarten in relation to maladaptive behavior at age 9.
In addition, the goal of many BA is to identify the most significant function of the maladaptive behavior.
Results are presented in the third section: first, we report the influence of self-efficacy on perceived online threat and privacy invasion likelihood on adaptive and maladaptive behavior.
The process of teaching communicative responses to replace maladaptive behavior is often referred to as Functional Communication Training (FCT).
Competence, Executive Function, Gifted and Talented) and significantly lower scores on all measures of maladaptive behavior, and produced a clearly discernable gifted scale and cluster profile.
Against this backdrop, the next section of this article reviews African American attitudes toward suicide, the potential effects of religious indoctrination on suicide, and maladaptive behaviors that can camouflage suicidal intent.
Others agree, stating that a positive but unrealistic view of one's competence may "reflect distorted social reasoning processes that interfere with the ability to learn from past experiences or the motivation to change maladaptive behavior (Hughes, Cavell, & Grossman, 1997).
The ESP and SSBD Maladaptive Behavior scale includes 9 and 11 items that assess teacher- and peer-related problem behavior, which teachers rate on a 5-point Likert-type scale, respectively.