Effect of working memory software on self-esteem, self-concept and middle aged memory

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Farideh Daneshnia 1 , * , Asghar Razm Ara 2 , Asghar Aghaei 3 , Hossein Molavi 4

1 MSc of Psycologyو Islamic Azad University, khorasegan (Isfahan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Instractor Department of Public Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Psycology, Islamic Azad University, khorasegan (Isfahan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran.

4 Professor Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, khorasegan (Isfahan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: Daneshnia F, Razm Ara A, Aghaei A, Molavi H. Effect of working memory software on self-esteem, self-concept and middle aged memory, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(1):e87926.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (1); e87926
Published Online: April 08, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 31, 2011
Accepted: April 08, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Aging and middle aged population growth and increase in life expectancy,
has changed the attitude towards elderly. However, decrease in cognitive performance of
aged people has always been under investigation. This study was carried out to investigate
the effect of working memory software on self-esteem, self-concept and middle aged
memory.
Methods: This experimental study was carried out based on pre-test and post-test on
experiment and control groups in Isfahan, Iran. 50 middle aged people were
selected randomly and divided to experimental and control groups (25 people for
each group). Measurement tools in this study were Wechsler memory scale for
adolescents, Rogers's self-concept and Aizeng self-esteem.
Results: Covariance analysis showed a significant difference in self-esteem, selfconcept
and control groups. But, after the software education, the differences in
experiment group were higher.
Conclusion: Working memory software could strengthen middle age working memory,
and upgrade their life style.

Keywords

Education – Self Concept – Memory – Middle Aged

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