Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Daily hassles and uplifts

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Hey Helen! I really enjoyed reading your work so far. Great job. I do agree and think maybe you could cut down the stress section a little bit, however I was wondering if you attended the lecture a few weeks ago when James showed us the Ted video, How to Make Stress Your Friend? I loved it and found it so interesting and useful. Perhaps you could reduce the stress a little bit, but also flip it around in the way they have in this video to help people to see that daily hassles don't have to become "full blown stress", and in fact they can even use daily hassles as motivation to be productive, etc. Just a thought I had when reading your work because I think the video was really successful in that it didn't down-play the physiological side of stress, yet it encouraged the idea of changing how we respond to the physiological reactions. I hope this has been helpful! Good luck with the rest of it, it looks great so far. Jen.Robson (discusscontribs) 11:44, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

p.s. Smooth Rashpocket.

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Have a Look at this resource/book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, titled 'Wherever You Go There You Are': Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. He has written prolifically and with great passion to live life with all its daily hassles and dramas (discuss) 11:27, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

I like what you have done with the structure so far. In regards to your concern of hassles being too much about the stress, maybe you could further this point by explaining the impacts stress (caused by hassles) can have on other emotions (as that is the topic) and expand on the mental health section. Also I find the below sentence grammatically hard to understand "As originally regarded hassles turn more sinister into full blown stress, focus has been taken in outlining what moderating variables leads to this transfer" but this point may be worth being ignored. Olivia Poscoliero (discusscontribs) 05:36, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

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Note that the Wikiversity convention is for lower-case headings. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:52, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Helen,

hope you don't mind but I was "bold" as James suggests and edited your text a little while I was reading it.

I noticed in the opening paragraph that you refer to "How can we ‘sweat’ the small stuff, and enjoy our everyday" but it didn't quite make sense to me - did you mean to say something like " How can we learn not to 'sweat' the small stuff and enjoy our everyday" ?

In the first section "What are daily hassles and uplifts" you could remove the sentences "Not all hassles are equal, and can have varying influence on people’s life and overall perceived stress (McIntyre, Korn and Matsuo, 2007). While an overlap between individuals does exist in what constitutes a hassle, there also lie large differences between individuals as to how hassles contribute to stress experience (McIntyre et al., 2007)." from the first paragraph and "Like hassles, uplifts too are viewed subjectively and have differing outcomes for individuals." from the second because you go on to repeat that point in the next section on individual differences. You could use those references in that section on individual differences so you only have to say it once rather than saying it about hassles and then again about uplifts.

In the section on Amplication Effect, you've offered up the example of a divorce as a major life event but the things you've suggested as daily hassles are probably in themselves fairly major changes as well, particularly finding new companionship and and learning a new independent lifestyle. Perhaps you could use learning to cook for one or buying your own groceries or having to deal with minor house maintenance as examples of more "daily" hassles. That said due to the subjective nature of hassles and uplifts who's to say my examples are right!

While the section on stress is interesting I'm not sure you need to go into quite that much detail about the physiology since your chapter is more about hassles and uplifts than it is about stress. You could edit this back and then link to a page on stress where people can go if they want more information. Its good to explain stress but what's more relevant is how hassles and uplifts affect stress.

Its looking good, I'm interested to read more!

Hope I've helped

V VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 06:20, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Just a final thought - in the same way that you've shown how hassles and uplifts affect stress and also mentioned that they impact affect positively and negatively you should do the same type of thing but linked to how they affect emotions (either directly or by increasing stress which in turn effects emotions). Without having read the research my questions would be how do they affect joy? Do they increase anger? How do you stay calm in the face of hassles, can uplifts reduce sadness? VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 06:53, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

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This is a really interesting topic! It's really something we deal with everyday and it's good to see it described with references to psychological studies and developed facts. It's really helped me consider how I format my page too. Thank you! (The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:|]] ([[User talk:|talk]] • contribs) U3043554Riaana)

This is a well written book chapter,with the Red pulsating heart and the photo of Mehre Baba, adds to your writingVin Raturi (discusscontribs) 13:28, 1 November 2013 (UTC) Will read more in daytime to write up commentsVin Raturi (discusscontribs) 13:28, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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Great work! I haven't checked your page for a little while, you've made a lot of progress, it's looking really great. I linked back to your page on my own :) Might I suggest some of those coloured box background things to highlight some important elements of your text and add some colour? Feel free to copy the code from my page. Keep up the good work! Best of luck! PatrickBateman (discusscontribs) 09:41, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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Overall[edit source]

Overall, a great attempt, you have produced a solid and balanced chapter – well done!

Theory[edit source]

The chapter covered several relevant models which was nice to see. For future improvement, engage in critical analysis of the models examined

Research[edit source]

The chapter included some interesting research, and clearly benefited from wide reading, well done. Again, for future improvement engage in critical analysis of the research to identify gaps and future areas to pursue.

Written expression[edit source]

The chapter was generally well written, good job.

The learning features included were fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the drop down “key points” bars. For future improvement consider inclusion of in text links. The APA style was generally solid. Remember to include APA style for all figures, and to use & instead of and for in text citations in parentheses, as well as DOI’s or web addresses for each ref. Great work! Courtney.reis (discusscontribs)

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A very creative presentation, well done.

Structure and content[edit source]

The presentation covered the main points of the chapter, good job. The theoretical coverage was sound, for future improvement include some more of the research studies from the chapter.

Communication[edit source]

The pace was good and the voiceover well presented. The presentation was creative and engaging as well as making good use of images, well done. For future improvement, perhaps include some real world examples or case studies.

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The quality of the presentation was sound, and it made effective use of basic tools. The audio quality was sound. Remember to include licensing information. Fantastic effort! Courtney.reis (discusscontribs)