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1- PhD Student in Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Psychology, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran.
2- PhD in Educational Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Psychology, Garmsar Branch, Salami Azad University, Garmsar, Iran , manavipor53@yahoo.com
3- PhD in Exceptional Child Psychology, Vice President of the Iranian Association of Exceptional Children, Permanent Member of the International Association for Research in Talent Development and Excellence
Abstract:   (1467 Views)
Porpuse: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of emotional intervention based on Davanloo Dynamic Psychotherapy in Cognitive Functions and Motivation in Children.
Method: This was a quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test, tow-month follow-up and control group. The statistical population consisted of all children between 8 and 12 years old referred Psychology Centers in Tehran by 2017. From this population, 60 persons were selected by convenience sampling and were randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control. The experimental group received 14 sessions of individual intervention twice a week. Instrument were, Sadeghi, Rabiai and Abedi (2011) Wechsler Intelligence Scale IV and Basu,Kafkes,Schatz,Kiraly and Kielhofner (2008) Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance.
Results: The results indicated that the effects of interventions on increasing verbal comprehension (F=233/709؛ effect size=0/88), perceptual reasoning (F=140/620؛ effect size=0/70), Working memory (F=32/258؛ effect size=0/83), processing speed (F=121/818؛ effect size=0/67), spontaneous level (F=399/058؛ effect size=0/85)and reduce the level of quantitative hesitant (F=496/200؛ effect size=0/89), hesitant (F=578/837؛ effect size=0/88), and effective inactivation (F=323/037؛ effect size=0/84). This effects remained stable after the follow-up stage.
Conclusion: Since emotional interventions based on Davanloo Dynamic Psychotherapy strengthen intelligence and motivational factors, it can be used as one of the useful methods to improve cognitive functions and motivation in children
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/07/22 | Published: 2018/09/15

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