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Indefensión aprendida O... artículo en inglés

Saying no on time is not an easy task as many of you may think. Maybe it is on “paper”, or in theory, but what I am suggesting is that it is not so easy to do so as if it is raises from within us, from our emotional capabilities. So, saying NO is not just a matter of grammar syntaxes. From the perspective of positive psychology, the American psychologist Martin Seligman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S., was the one that popularized the concept of psychology of “Learn Helplessness”. From this Positive Psychology inaugurated in the 90’s, another branch was opened in our field with the intention to ground the bases of our psychological well-being. Getting into the concept of learned helplessness it can be defined as when we faced with a violent social situation, and in this confrontation we behave passively or without responding effectively to our interlocutor. It is actually like an absence of behavioral responses, as if “that” they tell us o