Are We Becoming the United States of Learned Helplessness?

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Learned helplessness is a state experienced by all humans in response to enduring negative stimuli.

Learned helplessness saps all desire to escape even when an exit route is presented. Learned helplessness can also show up as a result of a perceived inability to enact gun reform to persistent gun violence. There’s a scientific term for the feeling that nothing you do matters: learned helplessness . It is a state experienced by all humans (and most animals) in response to enduring negative stimuli. In particular, learned helpless occurs when one perceives that this aversive trigger is unavoidable and […]

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