The effect of positive psychology on dysfunctional attitudes and emotional self-regulation in addicted women; a positive approach

Ziba Farhanghi, Shahrbanoo Ghahari

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Introduction: Dysfunctional attitudes and the inability of emotion regulation can make individuals vulnerable to addiction. Objectives: The main objective of this study was to study the effectiveness of positive psychology on dysfunctional attitudes and emotional self-regulation in addicted women. Patients and Methods: This semi-experimental study was conducted in form of pretest posttest. Statistical population consists of all addicted women referred to Vardavard addiction treatment camp of Karaj. We selected 30 subjects who had inclusive criteria for participation in this study and were assigned in two experimental and control groups randomly. The experimental group received positive psychology intervention while the control group remained in waiting list. Both groups filled dysfunctional attitude scale (DAS) and motivated strategies for learning questionnaire (MSLQ) in baseline and after treatment. The data were analyzed using independent t test and covariance test by SPSS version 22. Results: The results showed a significant difference between two groups at the end of intervention regarding dysfunctional attitudes and emotional self-regulation (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Teaching positive psychology could lead to change in dysfunctional attitudes and emotional self-regulation of addicted women.

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Farhanghi Z, Ghahari S. The effect of positive psychology on dysfunctional attitudes and emotional self-regulation in addicted women; a positive approach. J Negat Results Clin Exp Stud. 2020;3:e01.

Keywords: Positive psychology, Dysfunctional attitudes, Emotional self-regulation, Addiction, Women


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