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- This emerging academic-authored free and open book is being written as a learning and assessment exercise. Third-year year psychology students will mostly be the authors, although others are also welcome to write, contribute, and provide feedback.
- Participants are currently signing up for topics of choice. (First in, best dressed). Then we will develop chapter plans, chapter drafts, interactive learning features, and an accompanying 5 min. video.
- Authors should consult book chapter guidelines and marking criteria.
Emphasis for 2011
- Chapters should aim to appeal to a broad audience interested in how insights from psychological science can be used to understand and improve their motivational and emotional lives
- Combination of theoretical, research and practical ("how to - in the real world")
- Shorter, punchier chapters than 2010 (which had unlimited word count)
- Target: Intelligent lay audience, i.e., written in a user-friendly, accessible way, based on, and referencing, best available psychological science.
- In 2011, we are aiming for the best-seller section of popular psychology-based self-help books. (In 2010, the target was an undergrad academic textbook audience.)
- The 2011 assessment for the wiki chapter includes 10% for social contribution (i.e., contributions to the book which go beyond one's primary chapter)
- Choose from the growing list of topics below or suggest your own topic (which will be subject to further discussion and refinement).
- Choice of topic can and should reflect the author's personal interests, but should also target a motivation and emotion topic of practical use to a broad public audience.