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Descriptor English: Helplessness, Learned
Descriptor Spanish: Desamparo Adquirido
Descriptor Portuguese: Desamparo Aprendido
Descriptor French: Impuissance apprise
Entry term(s): Learned Helplessness
Tree number(s): F01.393.398
F02.463.425.420
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006380
Scope note: Learned expectation that one's responses are independent of reward and, hence, do not predict or control the occurrence of rewards. Learned helplessness derives from a history, experimentally induced or naturally occurring, of having received punishment/aversive stimulation regardless of responses made. Such circumstances result in an impaired ability to learn. Used for human or animal populations. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Public MeSH Note: 83
History Note: 83
DeCS ID: 6530
Unique ID: D006380
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Date Established: 1983/01/01
Date of Entry: 1982/04/28
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
Helplessness, Learned - Preferred
Concept UI M0010018
Scope note Learned expectation that one's responses are independent of reward and, hence, do not predict or control the occurrence of rewards. Learned helplessness derives from a history, experimentally induced or naturally occurring, of having received punishment/aversive stimulation regardless of responses made. Such circumstances result in an impaired ability to learn. Used for human or animal populations. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Preferred term Helplessness, Learned
Entry term(s) Learned Helplessness



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