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    DescriptionThe psychological syndrome of learned helplessness is a uniquely modern phenomenon, and has been applied to a variety of human problems such as inappropriate passivity or demoralization. The best-known application of learned helplessness has been an explanation of depression, although numerous other extensions have been made, most recently to physical illness and death. This timely and valuable work examines learned helplessness with reference to contemporary culture of individuality and personal control.


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    Title
    Learned Helplessness
    Subtitle
    A Theory for the Age of Personal Control
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Peterson, By (author) Steven F. Maier, By (author) Martin E. P. Seligman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195044676
    ISBN 10: 0195044673
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: JMS
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: MMJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC classification: BD
    Abridged Dewey: 121
    DC22: 155.232
    BISAC V2.8: PSY013000, PSY023000, EDU009000
    B&T Approval Code: A12250000
    DC20: 155.232
    Thema V1.0: JNC, JMS, MKM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    line figures and tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    18 January 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    the application of the theory to current issues (including depression, academic achievement, and physical well-being) are exciting, thought provoking, and highly relevant Sally Gever, READINGS: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary on Mental Health
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 1.1 The Phenomena of Helplessness and Personal Control ; 1.2 The Theory of Learned Helplessness ; 1.3 Three Uses of "Learned Helplessness" ; 1.4 Learned Helplessness: Inward, Downward, and Outward ; 1.5 Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Controversial ; 1.6 Why Learned Helplessness Has Been Popular ; 2. Learned Helplessness in Animals ; 2.1 Learned Helplessness Theory ; 2.2 The Controversy ; 2.3 Contiguity Versus Contingency ; 2.4 Representation and Expectation ; 2.5 What We Know ; 2.6 What We Don't Know ; 3. The Biology of Learned Helplessness ; 3.1 Norepinephrine ; 3.2 Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid ; 3.3 Endogenous Opiates ; 3.4 Transmitters, Neuromodulators, and Hormones ; 3.5 Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone (CRH) ; 3.6 Issues Omitted ; 3.7 What We Know ; 3.8 What We Don't Know ; 4. Learned Helplessness in People ; 4.1 Criteria of Learned Helplessness ; 4.2 Operationalizing Learned Helplessness in the Laboratory ; 4.3 A Meta-Analysis of Human Helplessness Studies ; 4.4 Other Aspects of Human Helplessness ; 4.5 The Generality of Learned Helplessness Among People ; 4.6 Cognition and Self-Report ; 4.7 Other Explanations ; 4.8 What We Know ; 5. The Attributional Reformulation ; 5.1 Historical Background: Attribution Theory and Theorizing ; 5.2 Causal Explanations and Locus of Control ; 5.3 The Reformulated Learned Helplessness Model ; 5.4 Assessing Explanatory Style ; 5.5 Empirical Studies of Explanatory Style ; 5.6 What We Know ; 5.7 What We Don't Know ; 6. Learned Helplessness and Depression ; 6.1 What Is Depression? ; 6.2 The Reformulation of the Learned Helplessness Model of Depression ; 6.3 Modernity and Depression ; 6.4 Controversies ; 6.5 What We Know ; 6.6 What We Don't Know ; 7. Learned Helplessness and Social Problems ; 7.1 Survey of Applications ; 7.2 What We Know ; 7.3 What We Don't Know ; 8. Learned Helplessness and Physical Health ; 8.1 Some Groundrules ; 8.2 Risk Factors for Illness ; 8.3 Mechanisms ; 8.4 Health and Illness in Animals Versus People ; 8.5 What We Know ; 8.6 What We Don't Know ; 9. Epilogue ; 9.1 A Brief History of Choices ; 9.2 The Importance of Control ; 9.3 Learned Helplessness as a Model of Scientific Dispute and Progress ; 9.5 Optimism Institutes