The Effectiveness of Positive Psychotherapy on Emotional Regulation, Cognitive Flexibility and Mental Happiness of Internet Addicted Students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student General Psychology , Department of Psychology , Rasht Branch , Islamic Azad University, Rasht , Iran.

2 Professor ، Department of Psychology , Rasht Branch , Islamic Azad University, Rasht , Iran. (Corresponding author)


The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of positive psychological intervention on emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility and mental happiness of students with Internet addiction. Based on this, two groups of 15 people consisting of control and experimental group who were selected based on age (between 20 and 30 years), educational status (bachelor's degree), marital status (single) and gender (women) were selected. Cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, and happiness scales were performed before, after, and 3 months later of training course. The results of this study showed that the positive psychological intervention has led to an increase in cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation and also the mental happiness of experimental group. The analysis of variance with repeated measures showed that the efficacy of the course remained at the same level.


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