Maladaptive Adaptation

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A Maladaptive adaptation is a physiological, emotional, or behavioural adaptation that is functional in one environment, but dysfunctional in another. For example, Attention Deficit Adaptation is functional in chaotic and violent environments, but dysfunctional in structured environments like the classroom, or the workplace.[1]

Related Terms

Maladaptive Adaptation > Connection Pathology, Ego Damage, Ego Dysfunction



  1. Sosteric, Mike & Ratkovic, Gina (draft). Gateway to Eden: Darwin, Lamarck, and the Ascent of Humanity. Unpublished manuscript.