The Effectiveness of Mind Simulation on Psychological Symptoms Suffering from Stuttering

The Effectiveness of Mind Simulation on Psychological Symptoms and Mental Capabilities of Young Adults Suffering from Stuttering


Negin Peyvandinejad', Dr. Farah Naderi, Dr. Reza Pasha', Dr. Parviz Asgarit, Dr. Alireza Heydari

  1. Pl.D. Psychology Student, Department of Psychology, Ahtuz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
  2. Associate Professor in Department of Psychology, Ahez Branch, Islamic Asad University, Aloe, Iran (Corresponding Author)
  3. Associate Professor in Deurtment of Psychology. Ale Brand, Islamic Azad University. Alez Iran
  4. Associate Professor in Department of Psychology. Ahne Branch, Islamic Asad University. Almez. Tran
  5. Associate Professor in Durtment of Psychology. An Brand, Islamic Azad University, Almes, Iran


Abstract. This study aims at examining the effectiveness of mind stimulation on psychological symptoms (social interactions and anxiety), as well as mental capabilities (self-confidence and self-concept). The method of this study is semi_experimental.

A total of 30 young persons participated aging from 20 to 40. All suffering from stuttering disorder and living in Tehran city (Iran). The participants were clients of speech therapy centers including Aftab institute and Empowerment Mind Center. They were selected by

vailable sampling and then accidentally divided into two control and experimental groups. Each group contained 15 participants Cattel's anxiety questionnaire (CAQ). Coopersmith's self-esteem measurement, Rogers' self-concept measurement and interpersonal communication skills measurement were used as the research measurement tools.

Multivariate covariance was taken into account in order for data analysis. In general, the findings indicated a significant difference between the data obtained from pre- and post-test average score of the two groups in terms of self-concept, self-esteem, social interactions and anxiety involved in the mind simulation process.

It was also found that the current speech therapy methods have considerable impact on these variables.

Received 12 May 2018; Revised 28 May 2018, Accepted 7 June 2018