Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition


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Learned helplessness normally occurs when students think of their failures as _____.

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1. Research on learned helplessness is most relevant to understanding the effects of _____.

2. After failing four Algebra quizzes in a row, John became disruptive in class, apathetic towards his peers, and stopped taking his books home. John's reaction clearly illustrates _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your knowledge of learned helplessness and how it develops in children. Topics you will be quizzed on include stable and uncontrollable children and examples of learned helplessness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of:

  • When learned helplessness normally occurs
  • The relevance of learned helplessness research
  • Attributions of this condition

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to learned helplessness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding children and their behaviors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about learned helplessness attributions

Additional Learning

To learn more about learned helplessness, review the corresponding lesson on Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define learned helplessness
  • Understand how learned helplessness occurs in children
  • Identify the different attribution categories of this condition