The Social-Engineer Podcast

Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.

 

In today’s episode, Chris and Abbie are discussing the psychology of Learned Helplessness. What it is, who’s most at risk, and ways to cope with it. [Aug 7, 2023]

 

00:00 - Intro

00:20 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro

01:02 - Intro Links

-          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/

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-          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb

-          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/

-          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                                

05:45 - The Topic of the Day: Learned Helplessness                                                         

06:40 - Negative Conditioning                                                   

11:12 - The Most Vulnerable                                                      

13:59 - Starting the Cycle                                                             

15:17 - Function of Survival                                                         

17:56 - Some, Not All                                                     

19:48 - Locus of Control                                                

22:23 - False Sense of Control                                                    

25:27 - Effects on the Brain                                                         

28:31 - How to Heal                                                       

34:14 - Open Dialogues                                                

35:58 - Wrap Up                                                              

36:15 - Next Month: Con Artists                                                

36:41 - Outro

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References:

Greenwood, B. N., & Fleshner, M. (2008). Exercise, learned helplessness, and the stress-resistant brain. Neuromolecular medicine10, 81-98.

Overmier, J. B. (2002). On learned helplessness. Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science37, 4-8.

Seligman, M. E. (1972). Learned helplessness. Annual review of medicine23(1), 407-412.

Maier, S. F., & Seligman, M. E. (1976). Learned helplessness: theory and evidence. Journal of experimental psychology: general105(1), 3.

Peterson, C., Maier, S. F., & Seligman, M. E. (1993). Learned helplessness: A theory for the age of personal control. Oxford University Press, USA.

Miller, W. R., & Seligman, M. E. (1975). Depression and learned helplessness in man. Journal of abnormal psychology84(3), 228.

Hiroto, D. S. (1974). Locus of control and learned helplessness. Journal of experimental psychology102(2), 187.

Trindade, I. A., Mendes, A. L., & Ferreira, N. B. (2020). The moderating effect of psychological flexibility on the link between learned helplessness and depression symptomatology: A preliminary study. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science15, 68-72.

Filippello, P., Buzzai, C., Costa, S., Orecchio, S., & Sorrenti, L. (2020). Teaching style and academic achievement: The mediating role of learned helplessness and mastery orientation. Psychology in the Schools57(1), 5-16.

Bargai, N., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Shalev, A. Y. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in battered women: The mediating role of learned helplessness. Journal of Family Violence22, 267-275.

Xie, C., Li, L., & Li, Y. (2022). Learned helplessness in renal dialysis patients: concept analysis with an evolutionary approach. Patient preference and adherence, 2301-2312.

Burland, J. P., Lepley, A. S., Cormier, M., DiStefano, L. J., Arciero, R., & Lepley, L. K. (2019). Learned helplessness after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an altered neurocognitive state?. Sports Medicine49, 647-657.

Brewin, C. R., & Furnham, A. (1986). Attributional versus preattributional variables in self-esteem and depression: A comparison and test of learned helplessness theory. Journal of personality and social psychology50(5), 1013.


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