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By Rebecca Jacoby, Giora Keinan

This quantity specializes in the techniques of rigidity and wish, their mental and actual results. prior examine has centred basically or solely on both rigidity or wish and its impression on well-being. This paintings discusses them facet by way of part and highlights their interrelations. numerous theoretical techniques facing rigidity and desire are mentioned, and a evaluate of the newest empirical information is gifted. additionally incorporated are reviews on contributors and teams which have been uncovered to numerous annoying events, resembling racial prejudice, existence threatening affliction, or imprisonment. The position of desire in dealing with those sitatuions is emphasised.

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Therefore it seems that there is a hopeful expectation that exists beyond the primary drives. The understanding of the positive influences of hope were closely tied to the negative influence of hopelessness and helplessness. Richter (1957) demonstrated sudden death of wild rats by drowning in response to conditions of hopelessness such as restraint and confinement, in contrast to an active and aggressive struggle of the control group, lasting for up to 60 hours of swimming. Richter claims that during the experimental situation in which the rats found themselves unable to apply the "fight or flight" response to stress, they simply gave up and died.

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