What is learned hopelessness, how to identify it and what to do?
We have all been able to observe a little dog, a kitten, or perhaps a little deer, that through a process of life reaches helplessness.
The defenselessness is characterized because they do not defend themselves, do not avoid any negative stimulus, or some attack, which in normal circumstances would cause the escape, defense or counterattack.
We have seen that, despite being subjected to kicks, blows, lack of food, they only bend their heads, shrink and allow this situation to continue.
The question is: Why don’t they run away, why don’t they attack back, when instinctively this should be the answer? It is indeed a very particular phenomenon.