Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy on Cognitive Flexibility in Perfectionist


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the cognitive behaviour therapy on the perfectionist students’ cognitive flexibility. The population in the research included students of Khorramshahr University of Marine Science and Technology on 2014 that were high perfectionism. In this study by using a Purposive sampling we included 31 students among whom were perfectionism based on FMPS scale. Method of research was semi-experimental study and the type of pre-test and post test with control and instrumentals of study was cognitive flexibility questionnaire, perfectionism of frost. First, pretests are completed by both groups. After the group therapy (which consisted of eight ninety-minute sessions) was finished, the post-test was carried out for both control and experimental groups. After the group therapy (which consisted of eight ninety-minute sessions) was finished, the post-test was carried out for both control and experimental groups. For the analysis of data, Analysis of MANCOVA was used to analyze data. Results showed that the cognitive behavior therapy has affected on cognitive flexibility and decreased perfectionism. These results had continued in stage of following up. Conclusions increased perfectionism of student by improving their cognitive flexibility and these had continued because of practice in stage of following up.

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Nazarzadeh, R. , Fazeli, M. , Aval, M. and Shourch, R. (2015) Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy on Cognitive Flexibility in Perfectionist. Psychology, 6, 1780-1785. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.614174.

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