A feeling of permanent helplessness which typically arises after exposure to an unpleasant event or stimuli which the person observing or involved usually doesn't have any control over their participation.

LEARNED HELPLESSNESS: "Certain stimuli, in day to day working can leave individuals with a learned helplessness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEARNED HELPLESSNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/learned-helplessness/ (accessed October 23, 2020).