learned helplessness


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learned helplessness

n
(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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After many years of studying learned helplessness, Seligman asked a compelling question: if we can teach ourselves (learn) to become helpless, could we also teach ourselves (learn) to become optimistic?
It is far too easy to unintentionally foster learned helplessness.
Call it a protest, call it learned helplessness, I never learned to tie a necktie.
The report is entitled "The Empowered Passenger: Break the Cycle of Learned Helplessness to Drive Customer Satisfaction and Higher Revenues.
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To address the gap in research on the mental status of male drug abusers, we examined their cognitive, affective, and behavioral characteristics, and the relationships between their dysfunctional attitudes, learned helplessness, and coping styles.
There is useful advice on the role of support staff, to avoid the risk of learned helplessness.
It describes background on the history and definition of domestic violence, learned helplessness and learned optimism, and violence and its cycle; the interaction of intimate partner violence with other family violence, including child abuse; intervention strategies, with discussion of risk assessment, health and mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma-informed psychotherapy, and the survivor therapy empowerment program; and the application of psychology to the legal system, with discussion of family court, child custody, domestic violence courts and batterers' treatment programs, and battered women in criminal court, jail, and prison, with hew findings in this section.
The learned helplessness phenomenon is often observed in violence victims.
In the black community, frustration has led to immobilizing fatigue, resentment, and despair; fear, self-loathing, and real helplessness combines with a learned helplessness.
The good news is, researchers have found that learned helplessness can be short-circuited depending your "explanatory style" or "attribution style.