Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2011/Learned optimism

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Hi there,

I'm writing the Emotional INtelligence page. Just browsing and noticed your nifty drop down box. Might have to call by and pinch the syntax laterU112052 00:17, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great picture to open the chapter with! AngeM 07:45, 23 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, I'm with AngeM, love your opening pic!! Please include a quiz for this chapter - I'd love to take the optimist v pesimist test. I could do with a few tips on how to remain optimistic, particularly just before exam period. Crazydaisy 05:29, 2 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey the plan is looking great. It looks like it will have a lot of flow - and the content sounds interesting. I am with Crazydaisy - I think people will really respond to an optimism vs. pessimism quiz! Keep up the good work, cant wait to read the finished product :) (Psych 125 22:50, 2 November 2011 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Hey looks like a great start! Great find with the little train who thought he could !Trinand 11:27, 4 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found this: Learned Optimism - it's an article on learned optimism. Could be really useful for you! :) A-bryant 15:11, 5 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you going to cover the negatives of optimism ? might be good....(Paton3027789 04:01, 6 November 2011 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Did you know that people that report being highly optimistic correlates with narcissism? Food for thought? Miz.mira 22:55, 17 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fantastic chapter - really well done - congratulations - Magnolia

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall comments
    1. The chapter is well over word limit and would benefit substantially from in depth and selective focus on key theories rather than attempting to cover the field.

Theory[edit source]

  1. Theory comments
    1. Seligman’s ABCDE model is perfectly applied in the self-help context of improving learned optimism and discussion of optimistic/pessimistic explanatory styles and the personalisation, pervasiveness and permanence subdomains within the model are expertly handled.

Research[edit source]

  1. Research comments
    1. The literature canvassed in the topic is extreme!
    2. Research is meticulously described; however, given word limit restriction, could be more concise.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression comments
    1. Wiki features are used effectively throughout the chapter; a quiz link is provided so readers can determine their own learned optimism score/explanatory style and identify if Seligman’s method of disputation will be beneficial. Boxes and images illustrate key points from the main text; however, images would benefit from the use of captions.
    2. A number of errors are evident and could be eliminated with further proof reading (e.g., general morality, Infact, etc).
    3. Try to avoid contractions in formal APA style.

Rfoster 10:32, 11 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multimedia feedback

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a bullet-point slide presentation accompanied by music. This is essentially the chapter content put into bullet-points with music, which relies on a viewer reading a lot of bullet-points.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. Less content should be presented - what are the focus questions and take-home messages? Focus on these.
  2. Select content more carefully to focus on a central message, rather the providing so much content.

Communication[edit source]

  1. Consider greater use of images to help illustrate concepts.
  2. Consider providing more examples

Production quality[edit source]

  1. Much of the text font size is too small; use less text with larger font
  2. The music appears to have been used without permission of the copyright holders - this is copyright violation.
  3. Consider licensing the presentation using a Creative Commons Attribution license.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:24, 10 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]