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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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According to our investigation results, the behavior of true religious people is "active maladaptivity".
Externally active maladaptivity is manifested in the form of protective behavior (r=0.43; p=0.01).