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Positively 4th Street

by Dr. Robbie Lloyd Positivity doesn’t automatically mean that everything is rosy, as Bob Dylan famously indicated in his 1965 hit single song Positively 4th Street, which is full of derision and bitterness, but under an apparently positive title. It was thought to be a reaction against those who criticised the folk icon for daring to “go electric” and … Continue reading Positively 4th Street

Learned Helplessness

by Dr. Robbie Lloyd Psychologists talk a lot about “learned helplessness.” It’s what happens to many of us when we are subjected to repeated stressful situations. People come to believe that they are unable to control or change the situation, so they give up trying, even when opportunities for change become available.  Australians are stuck … Continue reading Learned Helplessness