MALADAPTATION

A condition where- biological, psychological, behavioural and/or defence mechanisms are detrimental to the survival and reproduction of a species.

MALADAPTATION: "Any characteristics that hamper the abilities for an organism to survive or pass on its genes to the next generation is considered a maladapted."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MALADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maladaptation/ (accessed December 4, 2019).
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