Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Green exercise and emotion

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Some places to get started[edit source]

  1. w:Green exercise and Green exercise and foundational studies by Kaplan and Ulrich and more recent studies by the University of Essex, especially Jules Pretty and Jo Barton, particularly their recent meta-analysis
  2. Recent UC Honours green exercise Honours theses by Mackay, Holgate, and Rugendyke, supervised by James Neill - there is one published article from these studies - Mackay and Neill (2010), but I can also share the other theses
  3. Key emotional outcomes included stress and mood, but may also include mental health and psychological well-being more generally
  4. For theory, check out biophilia hypothesis/psychoevolutionary theory, attention restoration theory (Kaplan), and stress recovery theory (Ulrich)

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:56, 23 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! I saw this topic and thought it sounded really interesting, I found an article to help get you started on EBSCOhost its called "The mental and physical health outcomes of green exercise" written by Pretty, J., Peacock, J., Sellens, M., & Griffin, M. (2005). I'm not sure how to link it through here sorry, but if you type the title into EBSCOhost and look for the authors and year you should be able to find it easily. You could perhaps also discuss how social media has played a part in exercise promotion such as instagram and everything like that. Or the recent surge of fitness brands like Lorna Jane and Nike suddenly becoming popular and whether or not they contribute? Just a thought. Goodluck with your chapter --U3068359 (discusscontribs) 01:06, 27 October 2013 (UTC)u3068359[reply]


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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this chapter provides an excellent theory- and research-based review of green exercise and provides an effective self-help focus. The main area for improvement is the quality of written expression and proofreading.

Theory[edit source]

  1. The theoretical approach of the chapter is impressive in that it critically reviews existing theory in an area that has some promising theory, but lacks cohesion.
  2. The section on emotion and emotional well-being perhaps could be abbreviated with links to more info.
  3. No mention of biophilia?

Research[edit source]

  1. The chapter effectively summarises key green exercise research literature.
  2. Reporting of effect sizes could enhance the research review.
  3. Useful suggestions are made for future research.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression was reasonably good, but the chapter would benefit from further proofreading.
  2. Effect use is made of wiki links to related book chapters Smiley.svg
  3. Put citations in brackets in alphabetical order e.g., (Arent, Landers & Etnier, 2000; Reed & Buck, 2009; Reed & Ones, 2004; Petruzzello, Landers, Hatfield, Kubitz & Salazar, 1991) needs re-ordering
  4. Check grammar - e.g., overuse of semi-colons and dashes and underuse of commas
  5. Check spelling/proofreading - e.g., over arching -> overarching, "They measure blood pressure" -> "They measured blood pressure", per sae -> per se, use Australian spelling (e.g., revitalization -> revitalisation)
  6. The tips/suggestions self-help box towards the end is useful and helps to address the self-help goal for the book.
  7. References were not in APA style.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 21:27, 28 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]


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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is an excellent multimedia presentation. It is a really good example of what I was hoping for - simple, well-organised, pitched at a lay, self-help audience and building on theory and research about an applied psychological topic related to the motivation or emotion.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. Key points were well-selected and organised (well structured).
  2. Perhaps a summary of research would be helpful (there is one meta-analysis in the area).
  3. Excellent understanding of the complexities/factors involved in green exercise.

Communication[edit source]

  1. It felt like the presentation really talked to the viewer - rather than being read to.
  2. Love your accent! Smiley.svg
  3. Well targetted at non-psychology experts.
  4. Slides were well-prepared (not too much text).

Production quality[edit source]

  1. Production quality was excellent - audio was clear, slides were well-prepared, and jing worked beautifully.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:03, 7 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]