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International Journal of Modern Education Research  
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Effectiveness of Response Inhibition Training Program on Visual-motor Function, Selective Attention and Cognitive Flexibility in Students
International Journal of Modern Education Research
Vol.6 , No. 2, Publication Date: Jul. 30, 2019, Page: 12-18
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Bahare Safdari, Department of Psychology, Naein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naein, Iran.


Elham Foroozandeh, Department of Psychology, Naein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naein, Iran.


The aim of the present research was determine the effectiveness of response inhibition training program on visual-motor function, selective attention, and cognitive flexibility among primary school's female students in Iran. The research method was semi-experimental with pre-test, post-test design by control group. The sampling has been done by cluster method and two classes were selected among four grade students, randomly from one school in Isfahan, Iran. Also, 15 students were selected in each class, randomly. They were put into two control and experimental groups of 15 students. The Stroop test was used in order to investigate response inhibition, selective attention, and cognitive flexibility; also Bender Gestalt test was applied to investigate visual-motor function. The interventions of education of response inhibition in experimental group were performed in eight sessions, 60 minutes, and three times per week on experimental group. The control group did not receive any psychological training. To analyze data, the one variable covariance analysis (ANOVA) was used. Results demonstrated that the training of response inhibition is effective on visual-motor function, p<0.05. The present research suggests that response inhibition training effects positively on visual-motor function, selective attention, and cognitive flexibility among female students at primary schools.


Response Inhibition Training, Visual-motor Function, Selective Attention, Cognitive Flexibility


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