Immunizing Against Helplessness in Labor and Parturition: An Experimental Study

  • E. Sawady
  • D. Peleg
  • J. Goldman
  • R. Lubow
Conference paper

Abstract

The state of “Learned Helplessness” — manifesting itself in motivational, emotional and cognitive disturbances — is a product of experiencing repeated non-reinforced exposure to inescapable trauma. In a typical case, helplessness emerges upon being exposed to a series of unmodifiable aversive stimuli, and manifests itself upon having to learn an instrumental task involving coping with that stimulus.

Keywords

Depression Peri 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Sawady
  • D. Peleg
  • J. Goldman
  • R. Lubow

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