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Maladaptive

Unsuitable or counterproductive; for example, maladaptive behavior is behavior that is inappropriate to a given situation.
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The other possibility, unique to women, is that the internalized shame of maladaptively perfectionistic women may lead to low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy, which then produce the depressive yield.
Caught up in a maladaptively youthful lifestyle, the adults in this radically changed environment neglect their children to the point of endangering their own fitness.
By manipulating psychological mechanisms designed for the primordial band and tribe, ethnic culture is able, albeit imperfectly and at times maladaptively, to galvanise mass altruism.
* Substance abuse is diagnosed when a person uses a substance maladaptively and when use interferes with major role obligations like work or child care.
People may respond to this shame experience adaptively or maladaptively. An adaptive response enables the person to work on whatever inadequacy she or he perceives as preventing the behavior or to make compensations that possibly may make the behavior achievable.
These children also blame others for their own mistakes, are sensitive to criticism, do not accept responsibility for theft actions, pout and sulk, and seek attention maladaptively, as a toddler would.
Long and Sherer (1984) suggest that delinquents behave maladaptively while seeking to attain conventional goals because they lacks the requisite skills to act appropriately.
But the move in which a subject who takes something to indicate that p is assimilated to a system maladaptively reacting to certain conditions is done without adequate argument.
Consider appropriate psy-chopharmacotherapy for underlying psychiatric symptoms to help patients who use spices maladaptively to self-medicate psychiatric symptoms.
Male rats responded maladaptively to cortical injury, developing changes in the thalamus and deficits in auditory temporal processing, while females were eminently resistant.
That is, clients who present with perfectionistic qualities should not immediately be viewed as maladaptively oriented.