Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Motivation and vegetarianism

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An interesting subtype called freeganism, eating meat and meat by-productes only if it is 'free' or has been discarded. Politically and socially motivated as an anti-consumerist ideology. May be too far an extension from your original question, but I thought it would be interesting for consideration as it outlines another explanation for vegetarian behaviours. Goodluck Rashpocket (discusscontribs) 07:30, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Cool - I'll see what I can find about it - would fit in to my section on more radical vegetarianism ( : Lynnmaree-27 (discusscontribs) 02:06, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


Hello there! I thought perhaps you could mention religion? Some religions require people to be vegetarian, as this shapes that particular culture. Just a thought :) Good luck! Pheonix (discusscontribs) 11:09, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Oops - yes def will put a religion section in there - thanks!Lynnmaree-27 (discusscontribs) 02:07, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


Hey, I was curious as to how being a vegetarian can benefit well-being? Like, it would decrease the change of developing food poisoning, etc. You could also talk about the downsides as well, like the disorders you could get, e.g anemia. Good luck with your page, it looks delicious so far! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 00:43, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips! the old intrinsic motivation def fits in here with benefiting well-being. Also I'm thinking along the lines of moral vegetarianism decreases cognitive dissonance...thanks for the suggestions ( :Lynnmaree-27 (discusscontribs) 02:07, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi Lynne, Thanks so much for your feedback and also for the indenting! Yeah I haven't had a chance yet to go through it all and checking spelling etc. which I'm going to do now but thanks so much for your offer! I'll look into the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation concepts more but I've already exceeded the word limit. Thanks so much for all your help though, I really appreciate it! --U3068359 (discusscontribs) 03:13, 1 November 2013 (UTC)u3068359

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I just linked your page in mine, if that's okay. Feel free to check it out, and if you don't approve, I'll remove the link.
SweetJessieRose (discusscontribs) 23:47, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Howdy - that's fantastic! thank you - actually disgust is one of the motivations I'm reading about now so that's very relevant. I'm just running a bit late getting it all done, but that will be a heading on my page. I'll add yr page as a link to mine as well ( : Lynne.

aaaandd.......I just went to link with yr page & I see I already have!lol ( :


Hey Lynne

I just had a quick look at your chapter and it looks great. I love the inclusion of the interesting fact and the take home message. It summarises everything in a nice simple way. I also think the quiz is a good idea and the picture of the bread makes me hungry, just quietly. One suggestion would be to include something about veganism too. It isn't in the question but I think we could assume that many of the motivations behind becoming a vegetarian would be the same as those for becoming a vegan.

Very good so far. Good luck! Clarev (discusscontribs) 11:43, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Looking good![edit]

Nice work Lynne! It will be interesting to see what text you're coming up with. I love that you've used some interesting quotes in there too.

Also interested to see how you build on extrinsic motivation, this was the first vego-motivation that came to my mind when I opened your page; people doing it to look good or fashionable etc.

Maybe in the disgust section you could link to some info about the recent ban live export movements and animal welfare campaigns etc. Remember that horrendous televised expose a couple of years ago? Best of luck! Keep up the good work PatrickBateman (discusscontribs) 11:54, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

So Many Text Boxes[edit]

Just throwing in a late spanner to the works here. Might I suggest fewer text boxes in your article? Headings and sub-headings break down the article quite aprropriately and it sort of cheapens the best text boxes of the bunch.

GerardeC (discusscontribs) 12:06, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


Goodluck, looks like a cool chapter especially being an avid vegetarian Michael Barrington (discusscontribs) 13:27, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is a solid, interesting chapter. It could be improved by closer referencing to support its claims.


  1. Overall, theory is well covered. Several different and useful perspectives on motivations underlying vegetarianism are considered. If anything, perhaps, too many theoretical perspectives are covered e.g., is there any previous work connecting SDT and vegetarianism?
  2. I wonder whether it is more helpful to emphasise vegetarianism as along a continuum (from least to most restrictive) or in terms of types (aka Table 1)? It could be helpful from a theoretical POV to decide to explain/emphasise one approach - both are suggested, but not really reconciled.
  3. Explanation and application of the HBM offered one helpful framework (at least for health-related motivation for vegetarianism). But by diving into the HBM, it seemed to leave some of the other motivations for vegetarianism somewhat undealt with.
  4. "Is vegetarianism good for you?" seems to be also be about health motivations, so perhaps could be integrated with the HBM section.
  5. Perhaps some acknowledgement that there may be multifaceted motivations that impact on decisions to not eat meat would be useful - e.g., some ethical/moral reasons, some health reasons, some financial reasons (not mentioned) etc.


  1. Coverage of research seemed to be somewhat limited; a few studies were mentioned and cited, but in general citations for some key claims were lacking and a more extensive review of related research (or critical comments about the lack of research) would be ideal.

Written expression[edit]

  1. In general, the chapter is well-written, although I have suggested several copyedits (see my edits - e.g., The grammar of some sentences could be improved - see [grammar?] tags.).
  2. Several key statements appear to be unreferenced (see [factual?] tags).
  3. Several wiki links are used; perhaps more could be included to add richness/interactivity.
  4. Use of 'fact boxes' added to interestingness.
  5. Take home messages seemed to lapse perhaps into trying to convince the reader to become vegetarian rather than summarising the reasons why some people choose to not eat meat.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:22, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is a very impressive presentation.

Structure and content[edit]

  1. Content is well structured and organised.
  2. More connection between I-E motivation and vegetarianism would be helpful.
  3. More inclusion of key research would be helpful.
  4. In the important points: Include a summary of what motivates vegetarianism (this is the underlying question/purpose?).


  1. Overall, communication by the presentation is excellent.
  2. Font size is excellent (not small, high contrast)
  3. Well-paced audio (pauses between sentences and slides - good)
  4. Intonation varied which helped to engage interest

Production quality[edit]

  1. The overall production quality is excellent. Narrated powerpoint overview is used, uploaded to Jing.
  2. Slides consist of animated/colored text, with images and animations, with calm, well-paced, clear audio.
  3. Images and animation really helped to bring the presentation to life.
  4. Fantastic list of licensing for images on last slides - but does this cover all the images used?
  5. Recording file must be quite large? (It was probably the slowest presentation to preload in order to watch).

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:11, 9 December 2013 (UTC)