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Free Forum Focuses on Learned Helplessness in Children

Released: 02/13/2007

LSU Alexandria Continuing Education and Red River Bank will co-sponsor a Free Forum on “Learned Helplessness: Characteristics to Look for in School-aged Children” on Monday, March 5 from 5-6:30 p.m.

This forum, which will be in the Industry Room of LSUA’s Weldon “Bo” Nipper Technology Center, will discuss the characteristics associated with learned helplessness as well as the implications for practitioners.

Julie Gill, assistant professor of kinesiology at LSUA, will help participants learn to identify characteristics associated with pessimism, describe negative effects associated with persistent characteristics of learned helplessness on education and develop techniques necessary to promote positive explanatory styles in children.

This forum is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is required up until the day of the event by calling 473-6495 or visiting the Continuing Education Web site at