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Helplessness, Learned

"Helplessness, Learned" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Learned expectation that one's responses are independent of reward and, hence, do not predict or control the occurrence of rewards. Learned helplessness derives from a history, experimentally induced or naturally occurring, of having received punishment/aversive stimulation regardless of responses made. Such circumstances result in an impaired ability to learn. Used for human or animal populations. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Helplessness, Learned" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Helplessness, Learned" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 29 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012
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