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Helplessness, Learned MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Helplessness, Learned
Tree Number(s)
F01.393.398
F02.463.425.420
Unique ID
D006380
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006380
Scope Note
Learned expectation that one's responses are independent of reward and, hence, do not predict or control the occurrence of rewards. Learned helplessness derives from a history, experimentally induced or naturally occurring, of having received punishment/aversive stimulation regardless of responses made. Such circumstances result in an impaired ability to learn. Used for human or animal populations. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Entry Term(s)
Learned Helplessness
NLM Classification #
WM 193
Public MeSH Note
83
History Note
83
Date Established
1983/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/04/28
Revision Date
2004/07/13

No Qualifiers
Helplessness, Learned Preferred
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