a state of mind wherein people feel they have no control over or effect on aspects or occurrences which impact their wellbeing, personal lives, or the culture wherein they live.

POWERLESSNESS: "The powerlessness felt by women years ago has been nearly diminished in more developed countries with the women's rights movement."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POWERLESSNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/powerlessness/ (accessed September 23, 2021).