Thursday, 25 February 2010

Studing Helplessness

Studing for a class is the best way to get great grades. Once students start studing in a way that is ineffective, their grades start coming down and students start getting bad grades. The students will keep on doing the same cycle, Studing in a ineffective way and then their grades come down.
Slowly but surely they start giving up and belieiving that its themselves who is "dumb" when its actually the way that they are studing that is ineffective. Giving up is the worst thing anyone can do beacuse you never get anything you want by giving up. Being helpless leads to a depressing life. So if you are getiing bad grades, look at your method of study not at yourslef.

Martin Seligman Pictures

Learned Helplessness

In the study of learned helplessness by Martin Seligman they found that animals would just give up. This relates to people day to day affairs especially in women because also like the dogs humans tend to generalize and give up. The reason thhis relates to women is because women have a hard time loosing weight ( men as well but its mroe common in women). In order to loose all that weight women turn to every type of diet they can find. But do diets really work? NO they dont because on that diet you are not eating the way you will eat the rest of your life. Then the "Yo-Yoing" of diets comes into play. When you eat foods that you do not really like you say "its just for the diet" but once reaching your goal you start slowly eating back to the way you did before and gain the weight back, a rebound. Having that happen to most women more than a couple of times they give up and just let themselves become fat and unhealthy.

Interview with Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman Quotes

"Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence."

"Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think."

"When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity."

"It’s a matter of ABC. When we encounter ADVERSITY, we react by thinking about it. Our thoughts rapidly congeal into BELIEFS. These beliefs may become so habitual we don’t even realize we have them unless we stop to focus on them. And they don’t just sit there idly; they have CONSEQUENCES. The beliefs are the direct cause of what we feel and what we do next. They can spell the difference between dejection and giving up, on the one hand, and well-being and constructive action on the other. The first step is to see the connection between adversity, belief, and consequence. The second step is to see how the ABCs operate every day in your own life."