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This research compares the effect of problem-solving and stress management skills by two methods, tradition and workshop, in reducing tendency to addiction on male studentsin the academic years 91–92. The research population included all male students in the College of literature, Science and humanities in Arak University, in which, 30 students were selected by available sampling method. The students were placed in two groups with random selection. The first group were trained by the traditional method of problem-solving and stress management skills, and the second group were trained each skills with workshop method. Statistical analysis of the data demonstrated that training problem solving and stress management skills using both traditional and workshop method have been effective in reducing the tendency to addiction. Providing training on the problem-solving and stress management skills can enable individuals behave effectively, and thus, as a coping strategy, prevent them from tendency to addiction.
Keywords: Problem-solving skills, traditional training methods, tendency to addiction.
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