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ERIC Number: EJ180828
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Is an Attributional Analysis of the Learned Helplessness Phenomenon Viable? A Critique of the Abramson-Seligman-Teasdale Reformulation
Dintzer, Leonard; Wortman, Camille B.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 1, 75-90, Feb 78
The reformulated learned helplessness model of depression (Abramson, Seligman, Teasdale 1978) was examined. Argues that unless it is possible to specify the conditions under which a given attribution will be made, the model becomes circular and lacks predictive power. Discusses Abramson et al.'s suggestions for therapy and prevention. (Editor/RK)
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