ERIC Number: EJ204141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
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Persistence Training: A Partial Reinforcement Procedure for Reversing Learned Helplessness and Depression.
Massad, Phillip; Nation, Jack R.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v107 n4 p436-51 Dec 1978
The results in this experiment identified both partial and continuous reinforcement as efficacious procedures for reversing learned helplessness in college students. The partial success therapy schedule produced greater response persistence in escape extinction following therapy. The framework for a new therapy technique, persistence training, is outlined. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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