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ERIC Number: EJ178775
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Learning Impairment Following Insoluble Problems: Learned Helplessness or Altered Hypothesis Pool?
Peterson, Christopher
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 14, 1, 53-68, Jan 78
According to the learned helplessness hypothesis, the learning impairment typically displayed by subjects previously given insoluble problems results from the real learning of response-outcome independence. This learning is represented as a belief in helplessness that interferes with the subsequent acquisition of adaptive responses. Two experiments test this hypothesis. (Editor/RK)
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