TITLE

The Ups and Downs of Ambition

AUTHOR(S)
Pelusi, Nando
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Psychology Today;May/Jun2008, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how a person acquires the tendency to feel hopeless and offers advice on overcoming helplessness to achieve one's goals. When much is at stake we often frame the problem as a binary choice, because for most of human history, time and options were severely limited in important matters. Helplessness comes from the idea that one must win at all costs, coupled with the fact that there is never a guarantee of a positive outcome.
ACCESSION #
31861240

 

Related Articles

  • Cognitive-behavioural theories of helplessness/hopelessness: Valid models of depression? Henkel, V.; Bussfeld, P.; M�ller, H.-J.; Hegerl, U. // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2002, Vol. 252 Issue 5, p240 

    Helplessness and hopelessness are central aspects of cognitive-behavioural explanations for the development and persistence of depression. In this article a general overview concerning the evolution of those approaches to depression is provided.Included is a critical examination of the theories....

  • It's OK to feel helpless—but never hopeless. WHITE, WOODIE W. // United Methodist Reporter;3/8/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 45, p7A 

    The author discusses a person's sense of helplessness which occurs when one is faced with struggles, but, advises that one should not feel hopeless despite going through the hard times.

  • Midbrain Structure Tied to Depression. Breindl, Anette // BioWorld Today;2/28/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 39, Special section p2 

    The article reports on the discovery of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and the University of California at San Diego that inducing learned helplessness lead to increased activity in an area of the brain that had not previously been linked to depression.

  • Predicting Emotional Concomitants of Learned Helplessness: The Role of Motivational Orientation. Boggiano, Ann K.; Barrett, Marty; Silvern, Louise; Gab, Susan // Sex Roles;Dec91, Vol. 25 Issue 11/12, p577 

    Previous theoretical and empirical analyses indicate that an extrinsic motivational orientation, i.e., performing activities to please others or concern with criticism, predicts the cognitive and behavioral deficits associated with learned helplessness, conversely, intrinsically motivated...

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Their Comorbidity: An Experience Sampling Test of the Helplessness-Hopelessness Theory. Swendsen, Joel David // Cognitive Therapy & Research;Feb97, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p97 

    This prospective study applied the experience sampling method to test the helplessness-hopelessness theory of anxiety and depression (Alloy, Kelly, Mineka, & Clements, 1990). Forty-four subjects with attributional styles at high or low risk for depression were signaled five times daily by...

  • EXPLANATORY STYLE AND HELPLESSNESS. Peterson, Christopher; Colvin, Dawn; Lin, Emily H. // Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal;1992, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p1 

    Explanatory style refers to our habitual ways of explaining bad events, According to the reformulation of the learned helplessness model, stability and globality of explanatory style influence the extent of helplessness following bad events. However, most research involving explanatory style...

  • Why do you fear the bogeyman? An embodied predictive coding model of perceptual inference. Pezzulo, Giovanni // Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience;Sep2014, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p902 

    Why are we scared by nonperceptual entities such as the bogeyman, and why does the bogeyman only visit us during the night? Why does hearing a window squeaking in the night suggest to us the unlikely idea of a thief or a killer? And why is this more likely to happen after watching a horror...

  • Learned helplessness. Hooker, Carol E. // Social Work;May76, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p194 

    The article focuses on learned helplessness. A guiding principle of social work practice in the disciplined application of professional knowledge and skills to help clients become more functional and adaptive human beings. One particular type of impaired social and psychological functioning is...

  • Anxiety and error monitoring: The importance of motivation and emotion. Proudfit, Greg Hajcak; Inzlicht, Michael; Mennin, Douglas S. // Frontiers in Human Neuroscience;Sep2013, Vol. 7, p1 

    The authors discuss the importance of motivation and emotion in presenting the error-related negativity (ERN) and anxiety for anxious individuals. They highlight the use of compensatory error monitoring hypothesis (CEMH) to present the relationship between the increased ERN and the anxious...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics