adaptive behaviour

adaptive behaviour

a change in behaviour to successfully meet changes in environmental circumstances.
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Objective: Adaptive behaviour is typically attributed to an executive-control system that allows people to regulate impulsive actions and to fulfil long-term goals instead.
Those in the latter group showed score improvements in visual recognition memory, the ability to focus on tasks and adaptive behaviour (social and practical skills needed to live independently).
Genetic inheritance continues to be critical for the capacity to quickly learn an adaptive behaviour, but environmental factors that are stable over generations remove any selective pressure for the development of parallel genetic mechanisms.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to study and discuss the influence of physical education teaching and training in special education schools on the development of mental and adaptive behaviour ability of mentally retarded children.
The authors examine the current state of efforts to help children by means of an array of non-medical interventions designed to alleviate psychological distress, reduce maladaptive behaviour and/or increase adaptive behaviour.
However, there was no improvement in adaptive behavior (as measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scale).
Don't feel bad about flattery, says American writer Richard Stengel, as this is adaptive behaviour that has helped us survive since caveman days.
Changes in adaptive behaviour of severely and profoundly mentally handicapped adults in different residential settings.
Additionally, the adaptive behaviour enables the use of efficiency improvement techniques that otherwise would require additional cost & complexity to implement.
Behavioural flexibility and adaptive behaviour - essential for controlling excessive drinking - are core functions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), this study used mice to examine the effects of combined alcohol and stress exposure on PFC function.

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