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PsychSim 5: HELPLESSLY HOPING Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ In this activity you will explore the importance of a sense of personal control over the events in your life. Learned Helplessness Briefly describe the animal experiments that lead Seligman to the theory of learned helplessness. Learned Helplessness and Depression What is seen as the conceptual link between learned helplessness in dogs and depression in
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Unformatted text preview: humans? Gender and Depression • Researchers have found that, compared with men, women are twice as likely to develop serious depression. Does the concept of learned helplessness/hopelessness help you understand the gender difference in depression rates? Personal Control in Everyday Life • Briefly explain the findings on the importance of personal control in everyday life. 60 PsychSim 5: Helplessly Hoping...
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