Effectiveness of Intellectual Learning in Dentistry Practices on self-esteem, negative affectivity, social inhibition and cognitive functions in undergrad-uate students

  • Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy Department of Physiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pra-desh, India
  • Ravikanth Manyam Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Gauthami S Penumatsa Department of Periodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Chandrashekar R Department of Periodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sudhakara Reddy R Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari Dis-trict, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Augustin Vishnu Educational Development & Innovation Centre (VEDIC), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Jebaselvi A Vishnu Educational Development & Innovation Centre (VEDIC), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Swathi Movva Department of Physiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pra-desh, India

Abstract

The present study was an experimental (pre and post without control) design where the participants served as self-control. ILDP is a four-day workshop designed for first-year BDS students at Vishnu Educational Development &Innovation Centre (VEDIC), Hyderabad. Psychological parameters like self-esteem, negative affectivity and social inhibition were assessed. Cognitive parameters like reaction time, spatial and verbal memory and academic performance in the MCQ test were assessed before and after the ILDP program. Our study provides first scientific evidence for the beneficial effects of the ILDP program as there was a significant improvement in the self-esteem and decrease in the negative feelings and social inhibition. These changes contributed to the increase in the cognitive performance of the students. We recommend adoption of the ILDP program in the regular curriculum for the benefit of the college students in general.

Keywords: Intellectual Learning in Dentistry Practices, Memory, Self-esteem

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2019-04-14
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Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy, Ravikanth Manyam, Gauthami S Penumatsa, Chandrashekar R, Sudhakara Reddy R, Augustin, Jebaselvi A, & Swathi Movva. (2019). Effectiveness of Intellectual Learning in Dentistry Practices on self-esteem, negative affectivity, social inhibition and cognitive functions in undergrad-uate students. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(2), 1214-1217. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i2.409
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