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Why-do-most-children-tend-to-hate-math

Mar 9, 2017

Having observed the learning behaviour of young children first hand, I'd say that it's because of this:
Learned helplessness

Simply put, the more someone fails at a particular task, the more likely they'll seek to avoid that task because they perceive the task as beyond the reach of their natural abilities. This behaviour has been observed not only in humans, but in animals as well; which is why elephants chained from birth can be restrained by flimsy ropes at adulthood. It's learned behaviour.

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