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Individual differences |
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Adjustment is the balancing of internal needs and external demands on the organism. Someone is well adjusted if they have developed the capacity to maintain the harmony of their inner and outer worlds. Adjustment disorder occurs when there is an inability to make a normal adjustment to some need or stress in the environment.
Psychologists are interested in adjustment in a number of areas including:
- Adaptability (personality)
- Adaptive behavior
- Adaptive expertise
- Person environment fit
- Well being
- Work adjustment training