A condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.
- But it does demonstrate what damage learned helplessness can do in making people live a life of fear.
- This list provides a forum for scholarly discussion of learned helplessness and explanatory style.
- The involvement of opioid system on the learned helplessness model of depression was investigated.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: learned help·less·ness
Definition of learned helplessness in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.