1. showing faulty adaptation
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How To Use maladaptive In A Sentence

  • This kind of maladaptive feature would be hard to explain if we had been designed by an all-wise creator, but it is to be expected if structures change their functions in the course of evolution. Tangled innards of a snail or how we know the intelligent designer was a klutz
  • Shtulman doesn't use the term 'vitalism' but transformationism as he characterizes it involves the following characteristics: 1. Variation: Individual differences are nonadaptive or maladaptive deviations from type. Intuitive Essentialism (IV)
  • The way we cope with the blows of life can be adaptive (healthy) and maladaptive (unhealthy). Times, Sunday Times
  • And to do this successfully she needs to understand what underpins this maladaptive behaviour. Times, Sunday Times
  • Researchers have recently tried to spell out traits that are most clearly manifest in the maladaptive personality. Times, Sunday Times
  • Indeed, some traits are simply maladaptive, leading to costs for individual members of the species.
  • For them procrastination is a lifestyle, albeit a maladaptive one.
  • An article on Lesswrong. com attempts to tease apart the varying perspectives that lead to conflict over whether or not various behaviors should be classified as maladaptive, and whether medical intervention is a desirable means of solving problematic behavior. MetaFilter
  • Therapists help identify these maladaptive behaviors and how to counteract them.
  • Voice therapy for dysphonia consists of a series of techniques that aim to correct maladaptive and inappropriate vocal behaviours.
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