developed by Austrian-American psychoanalyst Heinz Hartmann with regard to his variation of ego psychology, the idea that the performance of the main independent ego is to deal with a typical expected surrounding or climate via understanding, memory, affect regulation, and movement.

ADAPTIVE HYPOTHESIS: "The adaptive hypothesis was correct- the stimulus was not necessary for the muscle's response to be successful."
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