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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.
The youth who best benefit from this therapy are those who are to be considered to be emotionally charged, have maladaptive behaviors, and "fly off the handle" (gets enraged, angry) too quickly in reaction to perceived threats.
The main purpose of this study was to validate the proposed comprehensive/ecological model for resiliency building and prevention of violent and maladaptive behavior. The present analysis revealed that the traditional/current approach most schools employ for resiliency building and violence prevention is not as effective as a comprehensive/ecological model at defining resiliency and preventing violent/ maladaptive behaviors.
Lastly, keeping the inmates housed in segregation busy with the MP3 players can also keep them from engaging in maladaptive behavior. Instead of creating disturbances or destroying property, they tend to be engaged with the MP3 players.
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.
Although not essential for a diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) are commonly associated with a broad range of maladaptive behaviors including self-injurious behavior (SIB), property destruction, aggression towards others, severe disruptions, and stereotypic behaviors (e.g., body rocking).
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. Second, we report the direct and moderating impact of self-efficacy and direct impact of demographic factors on risky and protective behaviors.
Research has indicated that the ability to communicate is often directly related to the prevalence of maladaptive behavior (Carr & Durand, 1985).
Adaptive and maladaptive behavior items are commingled throughout the instrument, and, importantly, the CAB includes an embedded veracity scale designed to identify possible rater distortion.
As the reader might imagine, alternative forms of suicide, such as maladaptive behavior and victim-precipitated homicide, essentially result in the gross underestimation of actual suicide rates among African Americans.
The authors proposed that a realistic self-assessment may have "served a motivating function, causing these children to work harder in treatment." 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).
At Step 2, kindergarten and first grade teachers completed the three ESP and SSBD scales (i.e., Critical Events Index, Maladaptive Behavior, Adaptive Behavior) on the five highest externalizing and internalizing children identified in Step 1, respectively.