Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Learned Helplessness

Equine Behaviour Term of the Week: "Learned Helplessness"
Individuals learn to be helpless to avoid a negative experience.
They believe they have no control over their unpleasant or harmful conditions, and their actions are futile, so they lose motivation or their “want to"
Have you ever seen this happen to a horse being trained for the show ring?
Do you think people can experience situations where they feel helpless too?
“Let’s be thinking riders!”

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