Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Animals and anxiety

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Hi there, have found an article that may bge of help to you. It specifically focus on studys of mice and rats and axiety. May help with further reading Good luck! Verity Foster-Greenwood (discusscontribs) 22:25, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Editing your page - copied over from email so you don't have to go looking for it[edit source]

So what kind of format do you want to have with it?

Mine looks like this…

or do you want it more like this

or even like this

James has said that he's not awarding extra points for elaborate formats and that simple is best so I'd recommend somewhere between mine and emotional contagion. Plus then you can work on it yourself a little once I give you the basics. I have to go to the airport at 4:30 so we'll see what we can get done by then and i"ll be around this evening if you still need me.

On 05/11/2013, at 4:10 PM, Libby wrote: Thanks again, Ok here are my main questions.

1. I have created a picture/text mind map on microsoft word, how would i attach that to my chapter?

2. How do i create paragraphs?

3. How can I colour code my boxes?

4. How do i insert pictures and movies?

5. How do i make writing bold?

6. How do i create word links eg, for stating a theory, instead of elaborating on it (no words left) how do i create a link to another wiki page with an overview of the theory?

7. How do i put in a link to a website outside of wikiversity?

On 05/11/2013, at 4:18 PM, Libby wrote: One more thing, With references, how do i do italics?

On 05/11/2013, at 4:19 PM, Vanessa wrote:

1 - I think you would have to turn it into an image (.bmp .jpg maybe .tif) - once its an image I know how to upload and insert.

2 paragraphs within your text - or with a new heading? Within text its as easy as hitting enter to add an extra line

3 - insert the box code and within it there is a colour shown - I'll copy the text over on one of your paragraphs to demonstrate

4 - movies - can only add a link, photos via WIkicommons - I can take you through how to do that, its easy

5 - there is a formatting bar above where you are editing - highlight the text then press the B OR in the text type "' text here"' (three apostrophes around your words) - i put an example in your first paragraph

6 - Links there is a symbol on the edit page OR [insert link here|name you want to show on your page] e.g. [1] - i did it in your first paragraph - there is a specific link to wikipedia in the discussion page but I did them all as if they were external and James said this wouldn't be a problem.

7 - as above

On 5 Nov 2013 16:20:41, Vanessa wrote:

There is a text to copy for references - go to mine and have a look - there is one thing to put above your text, then another at the end and you'll have to italicize each journal individually.

I've also cut and pasted your text from your user page to your chapter page –

On 5 Nov 2013 16:22:39, Libby wrote

You are freaking amazing! Thanks a bunch! I shall see how i go, my computer is about to die and im at uni with no charger. Tomorrow morning I will get back to you on how i go and if i have any other problems i shall email you :) Again, thank you SO much!

On 5 Nov 2013 16:29:24, Vanessa wrote

its easy once you get the hang of it

you already have a text box in yours -


- the number is the colour of the box - change the number change the box

Matt posted all the colours in the discussion - trying to find it now

On 5 Nov 2013 16:25:56, LIbby wrote:

One more thing... To attach the multimedia presentation?

yep, got the colour post :)

On 05/11/2013, at 4:29 PM, Libby wrote: ahhh another thing.. How do i view what youve done on my account? I cant find where you have reposted these things?

On 5 Nov 2013 16:30:50, Vanessa wrote: To:Libby

its not on your account - its on your chapter page

On 05/11/2013, at 4:31 PM, Libby wrote:

yep, got it :)

On 05/11/2013, at 4:32 PM, Vanessa Quigley wrote:

Will copy the text for the multimedia from mine - it was in the marking criteria sheet - once you'e done the multimedia you insert your link

VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 10:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

PS - was bored waiting for dinner to cook, did your reference list for you. Will be on line most of the day tomorrow doing a lit review, just email if you need me VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 10:45, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Adding photos[edit source]

when you say adding your own I'm assuming that you took them rather than found them on the Net, Wikipedia is strict on copyright so if they aren't yours better to get them off Commons.

Start by formatting your photo exactly as you want it, orientation, cropping, touchups whatever. Save as a file with a descriptive title (it will upload with this title and can't be changed easily) and then go to the menu to the left of this page. Under Wikimedia projects there is a link to Commons.

Click on it and under Participate there is an option to upload file. It brings up a wizard that's really simple. Read the first page if you want to as it helps explain the whole copyright and licensing thing. The deal is that if you upload you will essentially be giving up rights to restrict your photos and anyone can use them.

Then you select the file from wherever you saved it, it will then ask you say if its your file or someone else's, the licensing will be applied, you get to put a description and to categorise your photo (never worked that one out but you can go back and do it so don't worry at the moment) and then its uploaded. They will give you a link to easily insert it so just copy and go to paste in your page.

Once you've done that then you choose the section you want it in, open that edit box and paste it where you want it - above the text, below, in the middle. The text automatically wraps around and (I think from memory) it defaults to the right. You can change that by inserting |left| into the string of text (near where it has |thumb| works, it doesn't seem to have to be in a particular order) and you can change the size by inserting |200px| in the same way. Fiddle with the number 100, 150 whatever to make it smaller, 300, 350 to make it bigger.

I'll still be on email so if this isn't making sense let me know

V VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 01:21, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

one more thing I thought of - you can put a box around if you want to, its the same code as for the other boxes you've used.

VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 01:28, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

social contribution[edit source]

yep - if you did it on their chapter then I linked to the "view history" tab rather than the chapter because then it shows your login name. if you commented on their discussion page then I linked to that.

On 07/11/2013, at 3:23 PM, Libby wrote:

ok :) so just copy the url from each page ive contributed to?

On 7 Nov 2013 15:22:04 +1100 Vanessa wrote:

If you contribute James suggests documenting this on your user page (where your chapter originally was) by putting a link to your contribution (to their chapter, their talk page) and perhaps a description of what you did.

This was the example that he put up VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 08:30, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Chapter review and feedback

This chapter has been reviewed according to the marking criteria. Written feedback is provided below, plus there is a general feedback page. Please also check the chapter's page history to check for editing changes made whilst reviewing through the chapter. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below and/or contacting the reviewer. Chapter marks will be available later via Moodle, along with social contribution marks and feedback. Keep an eye on Announcements.

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Overall[edit source]

Overall, this chapter needs a rewrite to be sufficient. An important improvement to this chapter would to clarify the title and subtitle and make sure that it matches the content. Furthermore, there should be only one focus question rather than three separate questions and the chapter should be streamlined to tackle that one question in reasonable depth. In addition, the chapter needs to demonstrate how it uniquely builds upon and extends other related book chapters (see the links added in the see also section).

Theory[edit source]

  1. What is unique/special about the effect of dogs on humans? (i.e., why focus on this one type of animal)
  2. The anxiety section is very broad - just summarise and link to, say, the Wikipedia article for more info
  3. The theories section seems to be tacked on at the end - it could be more integrated with the rest of the chapter

Research[edit source]

  1. There was fairly heavy reliance on Lubbe and Scholtz (2013) (a case study) as a citation. #A wide range of other research studies was cited, with several particularly interesting studies and implications.
  2. More indication of method, size of effect etc. for the key cited research studies would be helpful.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. The overview needs to be rewritten to be less like a reflective journal (first person) and more like a polished book chapter addressing a self-help audience, establishing the problem and how it can be addressed according to psychological theory and research.
  2. Check APA style for citations (e.g., & should only be used inside brackets - other use "and")
  3. There are numerous spelling and grammar mistakes - a few have been marked as examples.
  4. Avoid one sentence paragraphs. A paragraph should typically consist of three to five sentences.
  5. Limited use of Interwiki links?

Multimedia feedback

The accompanying multimedia presentation has been marked according to the marking criteria. Marks are available via login to the unit's Moodle site. Written feedback is provided below, plus there is a general feedback page. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below. If you would like further clarification about the marking or feedback, contact the unit convener. If you wish to dispute the marks, see the suggested marking dispute process.


Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a basic, slide/text-based narrated screencast with embedded video.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. There seemed to be a mismatch between the chapter topic "Animals and anxiety: How does interaction with animals affect human anxiety levels?" and the multimedia topic (focused on dogs?)
  2. At times the presentation seemed to be focused on anxiety management (more generally) rather than on how interaction with animals can influence anxiety.
  3. Little was mentioned in the way of anxiety theory or emotional effects of animal contact theory.
  4. Little mention of research.
  5. Some appropriate tips about dog ownership are suggested at the end.

Communication[edit source]

  1. The slides were interesting and engaging, with embedding video and animated text. However, there was too much text, presented too quickly.
  2. The voice narration was OK, but seemed a bit hesitant/unsure in places.

Production quality[edit source]

  1. Effect use of basic tools - powerpoint and screenr.
  2. Audio sounded a little 'echo-ey'?
  3. Slides were text-heavy. Consider selecting less text and using larger font.
  4. Embedded video was creative/novel/interesting - well done Smiley.svg - although video on 2:30 didn't work?
  5. Licensing of presentation was provided on last slide.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 20:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)