Maladaptive vs Maladaptively - What's the difference?
As an adjective maladaptive
is (psychology|chiefly|of behaviour) showing inadequate or faulty adaptation to a new situation.
As an adverb maladaptively is
in a maladaptive manner.
(psychology, chiefly, of behaviour) Showing inadequate or faulty adaptation to a new situation.
* 1989 , Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Sex Differences in Unipolar Depression: Evidence and Theory'', Jill M. Hooley, John M. Neale, Gerald C. Davison (editors), ''Readings in Abnormal Psychology ,
* 2013 , Len Sperry, Behavioral Health: Integrating Individual and Family Interventions in the Treatment of Medical Conditions ,
- The learned helplessness explanation of sex differences in depression would be supported if it was shown that a greater degree of uncontrollability and a more maladaptive explanatory style in women account for any sex differences observed in depression in the sample.
* 2013 , Edith M. Freeman, Substance Abuse Intervention, Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Systems Change Strategies ,
- An individual's functioning can be conceptualized on a continuum, with one end being more adaptive and healthy and the other end being more maladaptive and less healthy.
- Some programmatic responses to power issues are more maladaptive for particular clients, such as women, because they affect their role expectations.
* (showing inadquate adaptation) adaptive