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That is, there are situations in which a nonplastic genotype is more fit than a plastic genotype, and yet these maladaptively plastic individuals survive, reproduce, and eventually reevolve their old phenotype through a new developmental pathway [10].
Mitigation investigations typically reveal lives and social networks with pervasive social problems that have been managed maladaptively. For example, a client's beloved father committed suicide when the client was only age six.
STUDENT FACTORS In attempting to develop a profile of the typical uncivil student, Deering and Shaw (1997) discovered that even the most mature and seemingly stable students may cope maladaptively when confronted with the time demands, high standards, and role adjustments encountered in nursing school.
Coping (Maladaptively) With Unintended Consequences
Viewed in this way, unhealthy perfectionistic standards can produce powerful self-critical thoughts, feelings of shame, and impaired self-esteem, all of which, ultimately, predispose the maladaptively perfectionistic individual to dysphoric affect and depressed mood.
breeding animals whose ranges shift maladaptively or who have mis-timed
Smith's reconnection to self, others, and nature, it was essential for the counselor to encourage him to monitor his expectations of himself; to foster realistic beliefs and behaviors; and to avoid a predisposition to maladaptively substitute new behaviors for the old, troublesome behaviors.
"These findings add to a growing body of research demonstrating that it's possible for people to reflect on negative experiences either adaptively or maladaptively," Grossmann said.
Finally, evolutionary biology suggests that at some point in time accumulated complexity may become maladaptively inefficient for some uses for which the LLC is now used.
I think alcoholics and addicts are often highly sensitive people who try, albeit maladaptively, to manage their feelings in an attempt to cope with a seemingly hostile world.
That beliefs might cause behavior but do so maladaptively is dismissed due to its genetic link with genuinely advantageous traits: say colorful plumage.
As a way to cope, albeit maladaptively, they may engage in self-injury to regulate these negative private experiences.
In contrast, other children responded maladaptively to unsolvable tasks by attributing failure to lack of ability, withdrawing, developing a negative outlook, and avoiding subsequent tasks.
Conceived in this way, unhealthy perfectionistic standards might produce powerful self-critical thoughts, feelings of shame, and impaired self-esteem, all of which ultimately predispose the maladaptively perfectionistic individual to dysphoric affect and depressed mood.
Incarceration under the present system puts prisoners in a system that operates by rules very different to those of the outside world (as heartbreakingly shown in other articles in the issue) and causes the inmate to be trained (modified for the long term) to cope in that environment, leaving them ill-prepared to function "outside" Is it more ethical to maladaptively modify a person purely by environmental factors without crossing the line of intruding on their biology, or to violate their personal biological boundaries in the hope of rehabilitating them for successful reentry into society?