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        1 - Effectiveness of Anger Management Training based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approach on Parents' Aggression and Mental Health
        mohsen Shokoohi-Yekta
        The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the anger management program on parents’ mental health and aggression. The design of this study was quasi-experimental using single group with pretest-posttest. In this research anger management program w More
        The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the anger management program on parents’ mental health and aggression. The design of this study was quasi-experimental using single group with pretest-posttest. In this research anger management program was implemented for seven sessions, each session two hours per week on 77 parents who participated as volunteers. Data were collected utilizing Ahvaz Aggression Inventory (AAI), and Mental Health Inventory-28, (MHI-28) to assess parents' aggression and their mental health. Findings showed that the anger management program significantly reduced mean scores of all aggression subscales. In addition, mean scores of mental health subscales changed significantly in the desired direction. The anger management program can be effective in reducing aggression and promoting mental health among parents. Manuscript Document
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        2 - Predicting Academic Performance in English Language Based on the Components of English Language Classroom Anxiety
        Ramazan Hassanzadeh
        : The present study was aimed to investigate predicting academic performance in English language, based on the components of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale among Babol’s female senior high school students. The research was done using descriptive (correlational More
        : The present study was aimed to investigate predicting academic performance in English language, based on the components of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale among Babol’s female senior high school students. The research was done using descriptive (correlational) method. 285 female students were selected through random cluster sampling as the research sample. The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS), and students’ first semester scores in English as the measure for academic achievement were used. The results of the study revealed there were negative significant relationships between the components of English Language Classroom Anxiety Scale and academic achievement in English language. The results of regression analysis show that fear of negative evaluation; negative attitudes toward the English class, and Comm-unication apprehension can predict %60 of the academic achievement in English language. Manuscript Document
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        3 - Comparative Effectiveness of Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on Decreasing Anxiety and Worry of individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
        mina  Mojtabaei
        The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and metacognitive therapy (MCT) on reducing anxiety and worry in persons with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The sample consisted of 25 persons with GAD who were randomly as More
        The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and metacognitive therapy (MCT) on reducing anxiety and worry in persons with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The sample consisted of 25 persons with GAD who were randomly assigned to two groups: CBT and MCT. The MCT manual for anxiety has 10 ses-sions and the CBT manual for anxiety has 9 sessions. In this study the participants received 45-60 minutes individual therapy sessions twice per week. They also completed Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Pennsylvania State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) pre-test and post-test. The results indicated that metacognitive therapy was more effective than cognitive behavior the-rapy in decreasing anxiety and worry (P<0.05); However, compared to cognitive behavioral the -rapy, metacognitive therapy, was clinically more effective in reducing worry only. Manuscript Document
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        4 - Comparison of Criminal Thinking Styles of Substance-Dependent and Independent Offenders
        malek Mirhashemi
        This research was carried out based on causal-comparative research to compare cri-minal thinking of substance-dependent and in-dependent offenders. The population consisted of 300 prisoners in Tehran Province in 2014. Sampling was the one stage clustering sam-pling meth More
        This research was carried out based on causal-comparative research to compare cri-minal thinking of substance-dependent and in-dependent offenders. The population consisted of 300 prisoners in Tehran Province in 2014. Sampling was the one stage clustering sam-pling method. Multivariate analysis of variance indicated that means of criminal thinking styles of power-orientation and criminal rationalization are higher for substance-dependent offenders than substance-independent offenders (p<0.05). Manuscript Document
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        5 - Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Internal Locus of Control with Students’ Mental Health
        mahnaz Mehrabizadeh Honarmand
        Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between spiritual in-telligence and locus of control with students' men-tal health. To do so, 400 male and female under-graduate students at Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz were selected a More
        Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between spiritual in-telligence and locus of control with students' men-tal health. To do so, 400 male and female under-graduate students at Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz were selected as subjects through ran-dom multistage sampling. The subjects completed the King's Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report In-ventory (SISRI-24) the Nowicki-Strickland's Lo-cus of Control Questionnaire (LOCQ), and Ge-neral Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). By apply-ing simple correlation, the findings showed that there was a significant and positive correlation between spiritual intelligence and its three dimen-sions (personal meaning production, transcend-dental consciousness, and consciousness state ex-pansion) with mental health. However, there was no significant correlation between critical thinking (one dimension of spiritual intelligence), and men-tal health. In addition, there existed asignificant relation between locus of control and mental hea-lth. The results from regression analysis indicated that locus of control and spiritual intelligence, res-pecttively, play a role in predicating the mental health. Besides, the regression analysis of spiritual intelligence dimensions (critical thinking, personal meaning production, transcendental consciousness, and consciousness state expansion) indicated that only the personal meaning production can pre-dicate 0.05 of mental health. Manuscript Document
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        6 - Explanation of Wisdom on the basis of Spiritual Intelligence and Religious Orientation
        rasool Kord Noghabi
        Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of spiritual intelligence and religious orientation in explaining wisdom construct. Method of the present study was descriptive and correlational. Participants were 120 students of Bu-Ali Sina University More
        Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of spiritual intelligence and religious orientation in explaining wisdom construct. Method of the present study was descriptive and correlational. Participants were 120 students of Bu-Ali Sina University, Hame-dan. The measures of Religious Orientation, Spiritual Intelligence Inventory, and three scalese of wisdom including Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS), Adult Self-Transcendence Inven-tory (ASTI), and Fundamental Values Scale (FVS) were used. Multiple regression and Pear-son’s correlation methods were used to analyze the data. The results showed that in 3D-WS, the combination of components of spiritual intelli-gence and religious orientation explains 20 per-cent of wisdom’s total variance. No other signi-ficant relationships were found between other scales of wisdom and religious orientation; how-ever, they were significantly associated with spiri-tual intelligence. Manuscript Document