Learned helplessness and self-reported affect

Robert J. Gatchel, Paul B. Paulus, C. Wayne Maples

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Reports results of a study designed to assess the mood correlates of learned helplessness in human Ss. Results provide support for M. E. Seligman's (1975) proposition that the learned helplessness concept may serve as a model for reactive depression in man. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1975


  • learned helplessness caused by pretreatment with inescapable aversive tones, self reported moods, college students


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