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Volume 19, Issue 85 (3-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 19(85): 11-23 | Back to browse issues page

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moosivand M. Effectiveness of teaching critical thinking on psychological capital and on marital intimacy among married men and women of tehran. علوم روانشناختی. 2020; 19 (85) :11-23
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Assistant Professor of Women Research Center, Alzahra University
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Background: Critical thinking is a process that affects couples intimacy. But the question is: does critical thinking affect the psychological capital and intimacy of married men and women? Aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of critical thinking training on increasing psychological capital and intimacy of married men and women in Tehran. Method: The design of this study was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest with control group. The statistical population of this study consisted of all couples who referred to counseling centers in Tehran 2 in order to resolve their marital problems. The sample consisted of 90 couples referring to counseling center who were selected by convenience sampling and were randomly assigned into two experimental and control groups. The research was conducted with the help of Lutz et al. Questionnaire of psychological capital and parentchr('39')s marital intimacy. Tools include McGeechr('39')s Psychological Capital (2011), Parenting Marital Intimacy Questionnaire (2006), and Critical Thinking Educational Protocol: Fisherchr('39')s Critical Thinking Educational Content (2005) and Myers (1986). Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). Results: Critical thinking training had an effect on psychological capital and marital intimacy of couples (p≥0/001).
Conclusions: Critical thinking training can increase psychological capital and marital intimacy of couples and therapistschr('39') families can use this educational method to improve the marital relationship of Iranian couples. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/12/4 | Accepted: 2020/01/9 | Published: 2020/01/18

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