Exercise 53

Chapter Appendix A, Page A6
Myers' Psychology for AP 2nd Edition by David G Myers
ISBN: 9781464113079

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The correct answer is C. (depression). When people are in a state of learned helplessness, they feel loss of control over what happens to them and that something else is in control of it. This is called external locus of control. Since more and more people perceive that their fate is not under their control, it is suggested that it might be connected with more and more people being depressed.

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