Corpus ID: 14121894

Toward an Ecological Theory of Adaptation and Aging

@inproceedings{NahemowTowardAE,
  title={Toward an Ecological Theory of Adaptation and Aging},
  author={L. Nahemow and M. P. Lawton}
}
1.3 The environmental docility hypothesis suggests that environmental stimuli ("press", in Murray's terms) have a greater demand quality as the competence of the individual decreases. The dynamics of ecological transactions are considered as a function of personal competence, strength of environmental press, the dual characteristics of the individual's response (affective quality and adaptiveness of behavior), adaptation level, and the optimization function. Behavioral homeostasis is maintained… CONTINUE READING
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