Intellectual Helplessness

Domain Specificity, Teaching Styles, and School Achievement
  • Grzegorz Sedek
  • Daniel N. McIntosh
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


When recalling experiences of difficulty in school, many people produce frightening tales of mathematical problems involving two trains simultaneously leaving two different stations, or continual rewrites of essays labeled ‘awkward’ or ‘weak.’ Such stories frequently end with the comment: ‘I am completely stupid at that subject.’


Negative Emotion Academic Achievement Intrinsic Motivation Dual Task Achievement Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Sedek
    • 1
  • Daniel N. McIntosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of Warsaw and Polish Academy of ScienceWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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