Human Learned Helplessness: Uncontrollable Negative Feedback or Total Amount of Negative Feedback?

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To determine if learned helplessness results from lack of control over negative events or simply the number of negative events experienced, 60 university students were assigned to one of five treatments: controllable low negative, uncontrollable low negative, controllable high negative, uncontrollable high negative, and no treatment. Backward digit and letter span tasks served as test tasks. The generally nonsignificant results were discussed as possibly due to a procedural error. Further research on this question is needed.

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Martin, Daniel Richard August 1980.

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To determine if learned helplessness results from lack of control over negative events or simply the number of negative events experienced, 60 university students were assigned to one of five treatments: controllable low negative, uncontrollable low negative, controllable high negative, uncontrollable high negative, and no treatment. Backward digit and letter span tasks served as test tasks. The generally nonsignificant results were discussed as possibly due to a procedural error. Further research on this question is needed.

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Martin, Daniel Richard. Human Learned Helplessness: Uncontrollable Negative Feedback or Total Amount of Negative Feedback?, thesis, August 1980; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504290/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .