نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 کارشناس ارشد روانشناسی و آموزش کودکان استثنایی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد علوم و تحقیقات
2 استادیارگروه روانشناسی و آموزش کودکان استثنایی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد علوم و تحقیقات، تهران، ایران
3 استاد دانشکده مهندسی برق و کامپیوتر، دانشکدگان فنی، دانشگاه تهران، تهران، ایران
4 گروه فناوری اطلاعات، دانشکده مهندسی برق و کامپیوتر، دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The present study was designed to evaluate effectiveness of cognitive computer games on risky decision making in children with externalizing behavioral disorders. Method: For this purpose, a quasi-experimental research with pretest-posttest design with a control group was conducted. The population of this study included all 8-11 years old male students, during the 2020-2021 school year. They were screened by Children’s Behavioral Checklist and those who had high scores with externalizing disorders in the city of Tehran. and 20 of those with high scores in terms of externalizing behavioral disorders, were selected and assigned randomly to experimental (10) and control (10) groups. The experimental group were trained for 24 sessions individually for a month. Risky decision making was measured using Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) Lejuez (2002). The experimental group played with cognitive games for 24 sessions, meanwhile the control group received no intervention and waited in the waiting list to receive the intervention after the end of this study. The obtained data was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA). Findings: The findings showed significant differences between the experimental and the control group in risky decision making in the participating students with externalizing disorders. Conclusion: Finally, the study indicated that cognitive games can be used for decreasing risky decision making of the students with externalizing disorders (maximum risky decision making for 0.30 and minimum for 0.49). As a result, cognitive games can be used along other interventions for children with externalizing disorders.