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Daily Archives: October 22nd, 2015

Thursday Thought — Learned Helplessness, a misapplied concept

Some theorists have mistakenly applied the concept of “learned helplessness” to the situation of battered women and other chronically traumatized people.  Such concepts tend to portray the victim as simply defeated or apathetic, whereas in fact a much livelier and more complex inner struggle is usually taking place.  In most cases the victim has not …

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