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What’s the use?

Wayback Machine has copy of this story with comments Last week I had an email from a person writing an anger management manual, who wanted permission to quote my old posts about using anger as a weapon against helplessness. In the posts, I wrote about Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman’s research into a cause of depression he termed […]

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Learned terrorism

Michael sent me a link to an editorial that talks about Learned Helplessness and its association with the current ‘war on terror’. The author. Kriselda Jarnsaxa, writes: The experience of the last 15 months here in America seems to be producing a nation suffering from learned helplessness. Fear is induced through the constant, but oh-so-vague, warnings emanating from […]

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The value of anger

To get my degree in psychology, I had to establish a specific hypothesis and then design and conduct experiments to either prove or disprove it. I based my hypothesis on the work conducted by Dr. Martin Seligman on Learned Helplessness. Dr. Seligman’s theory is that an organism (dogs, rats, college sophomores, or other), when exposed to […]

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More angry voices

From the archives, Wayback Machine has an entry including comments from 2002 Interesting comments on the Value of Anger posting. As I expected, this is not a subject that people tread lightly. However, I was surprised at how personally some people took this posting. For instance, Dave Rogers disagrees, strongly, with the concept of “healthy anger”, writing: Anger isn’t […]