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    Brave New World:  Helplessness How can one distinguish happiness from unhappiness if unhappiness is never experienced? It's the bad that makes the good look good, but if you don't know the good from the bad, you'll settle for what you're given. Can people judge their feelings without a basis or underlying "rubric" to follow? Such rudimentary guidelines are established through the maturation process and continue to fluctuate as one grows wiser with a vaster array of experiences. Aldous Huxley creates

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    Child Abuse and the Feeling of Helplessness

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    occurrence for at least one child in every family to be abused in some way? But if everyone in every community works together in providing the proper information and education, people can stop abuse before it even starts. We can stop this feeling of helplessness going around today. References Kaplan, Michael. (1996, September). A Boy or Girl. Children Today, pp. 25-29. Kleigman, Arvin. (1997, March). The Effects of Child Abuse on All Involved. Psychology:Today and Tomorrow, pp. 17-39. Pelzer

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    The reformulated learned helplessness model incorporates the attribution theory, to state an individual’s perceived internal or external control of events affects the expectancy of future outcomes. Internal versus external control, refers to the degree to which a person expects a reinforcement or outcome of an event, is contingent upon their behavior or personal characterizes versus expecting the outcome to be a function of chance or fate, being under the control of others, or utterly unpredictable

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    A Patient's Rights to Refuse Treatment and How it Relates to Learned Helplessness of Individuals The concept of learned helplessness was first suggested by M. Seligman an animal psychologist, in 1975. During a series of experiments involving rats and dogs, he discovered that the animals which had some control over their environment (in being able to prevent a series of electric shocks) would always try to avoid the undesirable stimulus; whereas the animals which had previously had no control

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    Helplessness

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    Helplessness is essentially defined by inability to act or react, according to the Marian Webster dictionary. The nature of this definition is embodied into the play Fences and novels Sula and Persepolis. These pieces of literature vividly showcase and exemplify the causes and effects of helplessness in the lives of the characters. Helplessness has been personified in two major ways throughout the novels and play, the effect of race and the power of war. The novels of Fences and Sula showcases helplessness

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    Learned Helplessness

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    Learned helplessness and depression Learned helplessness is defined as the idea that clinical depression and similar mental illnesses could result from the real or perceived lack of control (Hock, 2013). This concept has been studied immensely throughout the years. One of the first psychologists to pursue this phenomenon was Martin E. P. Seligman, who in 1972 used dogs to examine the effect of a controllable versus uncontrollable situation and the effect that had on learning (Hock, 2013). Several

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    Learning and Memory Applied

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    come to the realization that I encounter situations in my life that exemplify the very concepts I have studied. I have also learned that it is beneficial to apply the lessons learned in class to my everyday life. Positive reinforcement, learned helplessness and serial recall are a few among many of the learning and memory models that have come to action in my life and in my final reflections surrounding the course. First of all, I was highly interested in the concept and various factors that together

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    supernaturalism, the romance of suffering and the intrigue of insanity. However, one particular theme—power through means of superiority—is addressed in thorough detail. In defining this power, Freund specifically utilizes the motifs of sadism, helplessness, and human destruction. Dr. Gogol embodies these motifs as he attempts to win the love of Yvonne, not through courtship, but rather through the use of his self-assigned superiority. In staying true to the history of Gothic art, Dr. Gogol overestimates

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    Disposable People: Modern Day Slavery

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    about slavery, which was very hard to accept. Slavery is everywhere in the modern world. Like I said before, I was utterly shocked after reading this book. I didn’t know how to react. I was filled with a combination of rage, sorrow, disbelief, and helplessness that I didn’t know what to do with myself. I couldn’t fully understand how a human being could disgrace another person like this. How could any person ever accept their fate of slavery? I would rather die then be under the direct control of someone

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    Hitler Took Advantage of People's Low Self Esteem After World War I Germany fell to an all time low, economically and politically. The German people were unemployed, the government was broke and there was a feeling of helplessness all around. Hitler took advantage of the German people's low self esteem and saw it as a way he could use this feeling of hopelessness to better himself. Inflation played a huge role in Germany's problems. Germany had incurred an enormous debt from World War

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