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Hey guys, can someone explain to me (simply) what is "maladaptive behaviour" and give me an example. Also is irrational behaviour the same as maladaptive behaviour or not?
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Maladaptive behaviour is behaviour that is harmful to the person doing it. It can be described as not responding appropriately to the environment. One of Rosenhan & Seligman's criteria in the 'failure to function adequately' definition of abnormality is maladaptive behaviour. E.g If I were to have a psychological condition in which I had outbursts which led to me hitting my head repeatedly against the wall, that would cause harm to myself.

See here: http://www.simplypsychology.org/abno...sychology.html
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Maladaptive behaviour is behaviour that is harmful to the person doing it. It can be described as not responding appropriately to the environment. One of Rosenhan & Seligman's criteria in the 'failure to function adequately' definition of abnormality is maladaptive behaviour. E.g If I were to have a psychological condition in which I had outbursts which led to me hitting my head repeatedly against the wall, that would cause harm to myself.

See here: http://www.simplypsychology.org/abno...sychology.html
Thank you! Could you also explain what irrational behaviour or irrationality means?
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