Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD Student in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities , Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Allame Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated the green therapy training package and its effectiveness on the function of the frontal part and mirror neurons in hyperactive children.Materials and methods: A semi-experimental study was conducted with a pre-test and post-test design for this purpose. This study's statistical population includes all hyperactive students aged 7-9 living in Tehran in 2021-2022. This study's objectives indicated that the sample was 31 children diagnosed with hyperactivity by the Connors test, who were selected by the available sampling method and randomly divided into two experimental (15) and control (16) groups. The experimental group parents were trained. Children also received the intervention for nine sessions of 60 minutes (2 sessions per week). Findings: The data were analyzed using MANCOVA analysis, and the results showed that green therapy training has a significant effect on the function of frontal and mirror neurons.Discussion: Green therapy was based on parenting and accompanying parents. These findings were consistent with the following research:  Domov and Naik (2018) studied the effect of interventions based on positive parent-child interaction on the occurrence and persistence of children's behavioral and nutritional problems. Loren (2018) studied the significant role of positive parent-child interaction in improving vulnerable children's clinical and psychological symptoms. Rezaei, Ghazanfari, and Rezaian (2016) studied the effectiveness of positive parenting group training on positive parenting group training on positive parenting group training parents' stress and self-efficacy and students' behavioral problems. The research is also consistent with the findings of Rizolati et al. (2005). This means that observational learning and green therapy training are effective in children with symptoms of hyperactivity (Rizzolatti et al., 2005).

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