Psychological explanation of depression - Learned hopelessness

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  • Created on: 29-03-13 11:09
  • Seligman's theory reformulated from learned helplessness
  • Suggestion that when people experience failure they usually try to attribute the failure to a cause. Internal-external (personal or enviroment). Stable- unstable (always or just on this occasion),global-specific (all encompassing or just specific to this situation) - give examples
  • A maladaptive attributional style would involve attributing all negative events to internal, stable and global. Lead to negative expectations and feelings…


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