Learned Helplessness

Access the You Are Not So Smart [youarenotsosmart.com] podcast #52 on the topic of learned helplessness with interviewees Jennifer Welbourne and Kym Bennett [duration: ~46 minutes]


Using your own words, define learned helplessness (Seligman & Peterson, 2001)
see also: Encyclopedia Britannica (Links to an external site.))

Identify an aspect of learned helplessness that was new to you upon hearing about it in the podcast

In a world of political tyrants, domestic abusers, cultural oppression, socio-economic classism, etc., how do you suppose that individuals may be able to overcome this condition? Use a specific example of learned helplessness in one or more of these contexts to support your response

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