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learned helplessness (redirected from Helplessness, learned)
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(Psychology) the act of giving up trying as a result of consistent failure to be rewarded in life, thought to be a symptom of depression
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Learned helplessness, learned
optimism, and sex role socialisation are well described to explain how they maintain BWS.