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Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [] Greek debt: A case of learned helplessness?

The concept of learned helplessness was accidentally discovered by psychologists Seligman and Maier back in 1967. They initially observed helpless behaviour in dogs that were conditioned to expect an electrical shock after hearing a tone and they made no attempts to escape, even though they could avoid the shock by simply jumping over a low barrier. They developed a cognitive expectation that nothing they did would prevent or eliminate the shocks.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Photo by MacroPolis Does Greece need a third programme?

During his visit to Berlin this week, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras repeatedly emphasised that Greece does not require a third financial support programme. In his conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel he highlighted that the Greek sovereign was able to successfully return to international bond markets in April after a three-year forced hiatus.

Contributor: Jens Bastian

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Categories: Europe (281), Economy (329), Greece (496)

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