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Learned Dependency or Learned Helplessness
The definition of learned helplessness can be demonstrated in a behavioral laboratory model in which exposure to a series of unforeseen adverse situations gives rise to a sense of helplessness or an inability of the subject to cope with or devise ways to escape such situations, even when escape is possible. A state of apathy or passive behavior induced by negative conditioning, which can include verbal and/or physical intimidation or abuse.
Because junior high students are forced to take P.E. classes, it is very likely there
will be a higher number of individuals who have acquired the condition of learned
helplessness. The outcome is different in junior varsity and varsity sports programs
because the players have a choice not to participate; however, there are cases of
learned helplessness that are rooted in other sources.
can originate in an individual's low self-esteem. It also can be caused
by not wanting to participate in team activities as a result of
who have experienced taunting and harassed their entire time in
physical education classes. It is no wonder that these
individuals don't want to have anything to do with team sports.
Learned Helplessness in Sport One purpose of the present investigation was to examine whether tennis athletes have manipulative achievement patterns associated with learned helplessness,
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Problems and Solutions
Bibliography for Learned Helplessness in Leisure and Sport
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Cognitive-affective sources of sport enjoyment in adolescent ... Learned helpless affect in sport. The self-worth and affect subscales of the Dimensions of Depression Profile for Children and Adolescents
Learned helplessness: a survey of cognitive, motivational and ... Learned helplessness: a survey of cognitive, motivational and ... Laboratoire de Psychologie Appliquée au Sport.
Unlearning Helplessness - Sheridan Fencing Feb. 3, 2009 ... Here are some things a coach can do to help a student turn learned helplessness according to sports psychologist Robert Rotella.
Psychological Problems and Solutions
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