SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT By N., Sam M.S. - 73 1. The inability to develop a satisfying relationship. 2. A lack of social finesse and tact. 3. A breakdown in maintaining constructive social relationships. SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT: "Joe showed social maladjustment when he couldn't maintain a social relationship." Related Psychology Terms CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development BORDERLINE DISORDERS SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM ANTISOCIAL REACTION Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case Diagnosis and Treatment Planning CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-maladjustment/ (accessed January 23, 2022).