The onset and alleviation of learned helplessness in older hospitalized people.

@article{Faulkner2001TheOA,
  title={The onset and alleviation of learned helplessness in older hospitalized people.},
  author={Mark Faulkner},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={379-86}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the relevance of learned helplessness (LH) and learned mastery (LM) theories in the respective development of dependence and independence in older hospitalized people. A two-staged experiment was performed. In stage I, meal-related responses of patient participants (n = 84) were automatically completed by a researcher during two consecutive mealtime events (LH induction). LH effects were then assessed by evaluating participant performance during a… CONTINUE READING

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