With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically happens when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in an economy is negative for two consecutive quarters
Overcoming learned helplessness
Learned helplessness describes the psychological state of a person or group of people as a result of past experiences of defeat and failure, which then leads to them being into a recurring state where when exposed to a similar situation, they think they cannot do anything to change it. They believe they are powerless to change their environment. They have learned helplessness.
Learned helplessness is behavior typical of an animal and occurs where the subject endures repeatedly, painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it is unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn or accept escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would likely be effective. In other words, the organism learns that it is helpless in situations where there is a presence of aversive stimuli, has accepted that it has lost control, and thus gives up trying. Such organism is said to have acquired learned helplessness.
A Global Media Event
The Platform Nigeria is a Global Media Event that will be broadcast LIVE on Channels TV and online. If you believe that someone in your network would benefit from the information that will be shared, then join us in spreading the word.
As is the practice, The Platform Nigeria will be a FREE event which means you can gain access to all the sessions at no cost to you. You will however need to register to indicate your interest in attending the event.
You can lend your voice to the conversation on social media using the official hashtag for the event. If you have questions for any of the speakers, you can send them in to the media team using the hashtag as well.