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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We've been defeated by this learned helplessness that we won't be able to achieve anything, by protest or by any other means.
Eduque cited the lack of pre-school education, low self-esteem, and "a notion of learned helplessness" as the culprits of this issue -- consequently resulting to the unfortunate choice of working instead for additional family income.
'P4h-tm' knockout mice showed striking courage and a lack of learned helplessness compared to congenic wild-type mice with a functional 'P4h-tm' gene.
The aim: to make prisoners experience 'learned helplessness' depression caused by a sense of helplessness or powerlessness.
Initiative: Do your sales people take all the necessary actions without being told, or do they display "learned helplessness" waiting for you to pressure them to perform?
Without intervention, children are at risk of developing chronic depression or anxiety, low self-esteem, learned helplessness and relationship difficulties, she added.
After years of disappointment, many Lebanese citizens have fallen into a state of "learned helplessness," he added.
Equine behaviourist Ben Hart said: "The donkeys appear to have developed a learned helplessness."
Other leadership concepts discussed in the Advanced Psychology of Communication Course were fairness versus equality, intent versus impact, "the message is defined by the receiver," clarity of expression, and learned helplessness versus learned optimism or gratitude.
There is this phenomenon of learned helplessness. We see around us the ravages of socio-economic disadvantage and we understand that as being our normal.
A new report in this volume suggests that Yueju, a Chinese traditional medicine, not only has antidepressant effects in the learned helplessness model but also involves similar mechanisms to other antidepressants (e.g., PKA, CREB, BDNF, and NMDA receptors) (Z.