"Learned Helplessness" and How Much Money You Can Make From It

Abby Zimet

A psychologist whose research helped shape the CIA's torture of terrorism suspects has been granted a $31-million
no-bid military contract to provide "resilience training" to US soldiers, Salon.com
reports. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania is most
famous for experiments in the 1960s in which he emotionally brutalized
caged dogs into passivity by subjecting them to random, repeated
electric shocks.

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