9780195044676-0195044673-Learned Helplessness: A Theory for the Age of Personal Control

Learned Helplessness: A Theory for the Age of Personal Control

ISBN-13: 9780195044676
ISBN-10: 0195044673
Edition: Reprint
Author: Peterson, Christopher, Maier, Steven F., Seligman, Martin E. P.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.
Format: Paperback 378 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195044676
ISBN-10: 0195044673
Edition: Reprint
Author: Peterson, Christopher, Maier, Steven F., Seligman, Martin E. P.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.
Format: Paperback 378 pages

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Acknowledged authors Peterson, Christopher, Maier, Steven F., Seligman, Martin E. P. wrote Learned Helplessness: A Theory for the Age of Personal Control comprising 378 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195044673 and 9780195044676. Since then Learned Helplessness: A Theory for the Age of Personal Control textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.60 or rent at the marketplace.

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When experience with uncontrollable events gives rise to the expectation that events in the future will also elude control, disruptions in motivation, emotion, and learning may ensue. "Learned helplessness" refers to the problems that arise in the wake of uncontrollability. First described in the 1960s among laboratory animals, learned helplessness has since been applied to a variety of human problems entailing inappropriate passivity and demoralization. While learned helplessness is best known as an explanation of depression, studies with both people and animals have mapped out the cognitive and biological aspects. The present volume, written by some of the most widely recognized leaders in the field, summarizes and integrates the theory, research, and application of learned helplessness. Each line of work is evaluated critically in terms of what is and is not known, and future directions are sketched. More generally, psychiatrists and psychologists in various specialties will be interested in the book's argument that a theory emphasizing personal control is of particular interest in the here and now, as individuality and control are such salient cultural topics.

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