Define learned helplessness and its 3 components
Work with your team to read the scenarios below and meaningfully answer the questions by Sunday night:
1. Self-Efficacy refers to the perception that one possesses the required skills and abilities to succeed at a specific task or activity. Self efficacy is context specific, so one might feel quite efficacious in one area but have very low self efficacy in another area.
- a. Provide a personal example of an area that you have very strong self efficacy and one example of a task or context in which you have very low self efficacy, and the impact of your perceived self efficacy on your behavior in each situation.
- b. Discuss the sources of your source of efficacy in each of the examples you provided.
2. Learned Helplessness can have debilitating effects on motivation but also psychological well-being. Please address each of the following questions and provide examples.
- a. Define learned helplessness and its 3 components.
- b. Using examples from your own life, discuss how learned helplessness can impact motivation, learning, and emotion.
- c. Discuss the relationship between learned helplessness, depression, and attribution styles. Assuming you were a counselor, how might you motivate your client to overcome a feeling of depression based upon a sense of learned helplessness?
3. Self-schemas often change in response to social feedback. Providing a personal example from your own lives, discuss the concept of possible selves, including hoped for possible selves and feared possible selves, and how these impacted your own motivation.
4. Self Regulatory skills are imperative for sustaining motivation in any setting, but especially in higher education, especially for working adults.
- a. Explain what self-regulation is and why it is important for motivation.
- b. Discuss ways of developing more competent self regulatory skills