A Coping Perspective of Human Learned Helplessness

  • Mario Mikulincer
Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


In this chapter I attempt to integrate the ideas presented in previous chapters into a coping conceptualization of human LH. First I elaborate on the coping process that underlies LH effects, the direct and indirect antecedents of these effects, and the mediational sequences that go from helplessness training to performance changes. Then I deal with the psychological meanings of reactance and LH deficits and elaborate on their functional and dysfunctional aspects as well as on their generalization over time and across situations.


Coping Action Avoidance Coping Coping Process Action Rumination Coping Effort 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Mikulincer
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  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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