I have never condoned animal studies of learned helplessness that entail significant physical and psychological trauma - such as five milliamperes of inescapable electrical shock repeated at intervals for several days. I have also forcefully criticized psychologists (Fox, 1981, Psychopharmacol. Bull. 17:80-84) for poor experimental design and needless repetition.
Fox, M. W.
"Letter to Editor: M.W. Fox Response to Allan's Letter to Editor,"
International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems: Vol. 3:
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Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/ijsap/vol3/iss3/2