autoplasticity

noun
au·to·plasticity
variants: or autoplasty \ˈ⸗⸗ + ˌplastē \
plural -es

Definition of autoplasticity 

: the capacity or tendency for intrapsychic molding of the mechanism for dealing with the external world contrasted with alloplasticity

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History and Etymology for autoplasticity

aut- + plasticity or -plasty

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