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The Resource Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control, Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martin E.P. Seligman

Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control, Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martin E.P. Seligman

Label
Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control
Title
Learned helplessness
Title remainder
a theory for the age of personal control
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martin E.P. Seligman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 1960's 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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Christopher
Dewey number
155.2/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H4
LC item number
P48 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 575.H4
NLM item number
P485L 1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Maier, Steven F
  • Seligman, Martin E. P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helplessness (Psychology)
  • Locus of control
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Helplessness, Learned
  • Internal-External Control
  • Psychopathology
  • Aangeleerde hulpeloosheid
  • Locus of control
  • Psychopathologie
  • Contrôle (psychologie)
  • Résignation apprise
  • Gelernte Hilflosigkeit
Label
Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control, Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martin E.P. Seligman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-347) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Biology of Learned Helplessness. Norepinephrine. Gamma-aminobutyric Acid. Endogenous Opiates. Transmitters, Neuromodulators, and Hormones. Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH). Issues Omitted. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 4.
  • Learned Helplessness in People.
  • Criteria of Learned Helplessness.
  • Operationalizing Learned Helplessness in the Laboratory. A Meta-analysis of Human Helplessness Studies. Other Aspects of Human Helplessness.
  • The Generality of Learned Helplessness among People
  • The Phenomena of Helplessness and Personal Control.
  • The Theory of Learned Helplessness.
  • Three Uses of "Learned Helplessness" Learned Helplessness: Inward, Downward, and Outward.
  • Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Controversial.
  • Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Popular -- 2.
  • Learned Helplessness in Animals.
  • The First Learned Helplessness Experiments.
  • Learned Helplessness Theory. The Controversy. Contiguity versus Contingency. Representation and Expectation. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 3.
  • Cognition and Self-report. Other Explanations. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 5. The Attributional Reformulation. Historical Background: Attribution Theory and Theorizing. Causal Explanations and Locus of Control.
  • The Reformulated Learned Helplessness Model. Assessing Explanatory Style. Empirical Studies of Explanatory Style. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 6.
  • Learned Helplessness and Depression. What Is Depression?
  • The Reformulation of the Learned Helplessness Model of Depression. Modernity and Depression. Controversies. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 7.
  • Learned Helplessness and Social Problems.
  • Criteria for Learned Helplessness. Survey of Applications. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 8.
  • Learned Helplessness and Physical Health. Some Ground Rules. Risk Factors for Illness. Mechanisms. Health and Illness in Animals versus People. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 9. Epilogue. A Brief History of Choices. The Importance of Control
  • Learned Helplessness as a Model of Scientific Dispute and Progress. Learned Helplessness and the Age of Personal Control. Optimism Institutes
Control code
26720117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780195044669
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92021473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26720117
Label
Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control, Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martin E.P. Seligman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-347) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Biology of Learned Helplessness. Norepinephrine. Gamma-aminobutyric Acid. Endogenous Opiates. Transmitters, Neuromodulators, and Hormones. Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH). Issues Omitted. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 4.
  • Learned Helplessness in People.
  • Criteria of Learned Helplessness.
  • Operationalizing Learned Helplessness in the Laboratory. A Meta-analysis of Human Helplessness Studies. Other Aspects of Human Helplessness.
  • The Generality of Learned Helplessness among People
  • The Phenomena of Helplessness and Personal Control.
  • The Theory of Learned Helplessness.
  • Three Uses of "Learned Helplessness" Learned Helplessness: Inward, Downward, and Outward.
  • Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Controversial.
  • Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Popular -- 2.
  • Learned Helplessness in Animals.
  • The First Learned Helplessness Experiments.
  • Learned Helplessness Theory. The Controversy. Contiguity versus Contingency. Representation and Expectation. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 3.
  • Cognition and Self-report. Other Explanations. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 5. The Attributional Reformulation. Historical Background: Attribution Theory and Theorizing. Causal Explanations and Locus of Control.
  • The Reformulated Learned Helplessness Model. Assessing Explanatory Style. Empirical Studies of Explanatory Style. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 6.
  • Learned Helplessness and Depression. What Is Depression?
  • The Reformulation of the Learned Helplessness Model of Depression. Modernity and Depression. Controversies. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 7.
  • Learned Helplessness and Social Problems.
  • Criteria for Learned Helplessness. Survey of Applications. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 8.
  • Learned Helplessness and Physical Health. Some Ground Rules. Risk Factors for Illness. Mechanisms. Health and Illness in Animals versus People. What We Know. What We Don't Know -- 9. Epilogue. A Brief History of Choices. The Importance of Control
  • Learned Helplessness as a Model of Scientific Dispute and Progress. Learned Helplessness and the Age of Personal Control. Optimism Institutes
Control code
26720117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780195044669
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92021473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26720117

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