LEARNED HELPLESSNESS

LEARNED HELPLESSNESS - LEARNEDHELPLESSNESS Learned...

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LEARNED HELPLESSNESS   Learned Helplessness: learned response of resigning oneself passively to aversive conditions rather than taking action to change, escape, or avoid them; learned through repeated exposure to inescapable or unavoidable aversive events -when avoidance of punishment not possible some give up LH -Seligman studied LH in dogs -placed dogs in chambers that delivered random shocks  -dogs in control group could escape by pushing panel -experimental group helpless  -now both groups put in different situation where they could escape by jumping hurdle - a warning light came on before each shock-dogs in control quickly learned to avoid  -experimental group just lay there listless depressed -once established it can generalize  to other situations  FACTORS SHARED BY CLASSICAL AND OPERANT CONDITIONING  1. Both involve learning associations classical -pairing food and bell US + CS operant-  pairing action with consequence  2. Responses in both are under control of stimuli in environment classical- triggered by  light. bell operant- might be cued by flash of light (see police car) 
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