Learned helplessness in social situations.

  title={Learned helplessness in social situations.},
  author={Thomas E. Goetz and Carol S. Dweck},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={39 2},
Helplessness in social situations was conceptualized as the perceived inability to surmount rejection, as revealed by causal attributions for rejection. Although current research on children's social adjustment emphasizes differences in social skills between popular and unpopular children or behavioral intervention as an aid for withdrawn children, the present study explores responses to rejection across popularity levels. The results show that individual differences in attributions for… CONTINUE READING

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