Adaptive Act

An adaptive act is the way in which an organism learns how to render the correct actions that are needed to deal with a change in climate or immediate demands. For example, a species learns to use shelter if their climate becomes harsher,or adjusts migratory routes when water becomes scarce. Carr (1925) in "Psychology: A Study of Mental Activity" applies this both to evolutionary forces and "conduct that reflects mental activity" which guides decision making, and ultimately outcomes.

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