The effectiveness of emotion regulation training on behavioural and cognitive inhibition of teenagers with borderline personality disorder


  • Maryam Aryani Master's degree in clinical psychology, Nayin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Nayin, Iran
  • Maryam Khanbeiky Master's Degree in Personality Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mansooreh Fazilati Specialized Doctorate in Psychology of Exceptional Children, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Masoumeh Mirheidari Marvdasht Master's degree in psychology, Mazandaran University, Mazandaran, Iran
  • Tavakol Dadras . Masters in Clinical Psychology, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.



emotion regulation training, borderline personality disorder, cognitive inhibition, behavioural inhibition


Background and purpose: Adolescence is one of the most important developmental periods. Difficulty in emotion regulation, and coping, and the presence of borderline personality symptoms can lead to suicidal thoughts and a lack of control of aggression. This research was conducted to determine the effect of emotion regulation training on behavioural and cognitive inhibition of teenagers with borderline personality disorder.

Research method: The current research is practical in terms of its purpose and terms of method, it is a semi-experimental study in which a pre-test-post-test design with a control group was used. The statistical population of this study consisted of juveniles from Mashhad Correctional Center with an age range of 14 to 18 years, who were suffering from borderline personality disorder, and 20 people were selected in an available manner and randomly replaced in experimental and control groups. The experimental group underwent 8 sessions of emotion regulation program and the control group did not receive any intervention. Before and after the intervention in the experimental group, both groups did the pre-test and post-test. SPSS-24 software and covariance analysis were used to analyze the data.

Findings: The findings showed that emotion regulation training has a direct and positive effect on the behavioural inhibition of teenagers suffering from borderline personality disorder. Based on the findings, emotion regulation training has an effective role in reducing the problems of borderline people.

Conclusion: Therefore, it is suggested that courses of self-regulation, emotional adaptation and emotion regulation be used as supplements to improve the conditions of this group.


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How to Cite

Aryani , M., Khanbeiky, M., Fazilati , M., Mirheidari Marvdasht, M., & Dadras, T. (2024). The effectiveness of emotion regulation training on behavioural and cognitive inhibition of teenagers with borderline personality disorder. International Journal of New Findings in Health and Educational Sciences (IJHES), 2(2), 59–67.




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