Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Motivational contagion

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see also section[edit]

Hey Nick, I just edited your links to other chapters so that it is now a list and not one line, and also you had misspelt workplace so i fixed that up too! Hope that's okay! Jen.Robson (discusscontribs) 14:09, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Avoiding motivational contagions[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if there are ways to avoid motivational contagions? Like when people join riots or cults, it would probably be safer to avoid those kind of situations. Also wondering if peer pressure is a big part of motivational contagion? e.g if everyone was motivated to jump off a bridge, would you? Anyway, just some things i thought would be interesting to consider, good luck with the chapter! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 05:39, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Are motivations contagious?[edit]

Hello, I was just wondering what is would be the best way to spread motivation? Perhaps through setting an example, that way people would be able to have a positive affect on others. In addition to that, I was just wondering if perhaps a key cause of 'contagious motivation' would be having the confidence within yourself to project onto others and in essence creating followers. Just a few thoughts :) Good luck with your chapter! Pheonix (discusscontribs) 11:24, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Peer groups[edit]

Perhaps an example you could use to demonstrate the way motivation is "contagious": peer groups within Universities. Just going off personal experience, I have found that simultaneous to progressively establishing connections and developing friendships/acquaintances at UC, my motivation has increased, my capacity seems to have opened up, and my grades have progressively improved. Although Uni is very much an independent journey, it seems that (at least for some individuals) people vibe off one another, which reciprocally aids growth/development. I can think of others areas of my life that this applies, too. It may be coincidental that these two phenomena co-occur, but it would be interesting to know whether research shows a correlation between groups of people and individual levels of motivation in whatever context that group exists! Hopefully you find what I've written useful. Good luck with your chapter :) --Jacki Ball (discusscontribs) 04:12, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Re Feedback[edit]

Thanks for the heads up regarding the lower case titles mate, will definitely be changing them to match the criteria! I think self confidence and motivational contagion work hand in hand especially in a sport setting so I may even include link your page where possible. Still very much a work in progress but appreciate the feedback and look forward to reading through your chapter as well. Michael Barrington (discusscontribs) 13:00, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing my referencing error ;) You were totally right, it was supposed to be Tversky. Good luck with the rest of your chapter!! It's looking good! Ashkrance (discusscontribs) 04:29, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Hey TMR! I see your page is coming along nicely. I just made a small edit, where it said before "Jere Brophy in his 201 book " I just changed it to '2010' unless you were trying to say 201st book? I hope the change was right! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 04:24, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Hey Doris! Thank you for that touch up, he did indeed write the book in 2010... it wasn't his 201st book, that would be insane!! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 06:35, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Hey TomMarvolo, you're page is looking good! i know you haven't completed it all yet, but I was just doing a quick read through, and in the overview it says "What were you immediately thing after the video ended?" did you mean 'what were you immediately .....thinking/feeling? I didn't change that as I wasn't sure what you were trying to put in there. Also, i just made a few minor edits, you had put in a few extra words, for example, one of the previous sentences read "enhances a your conceptual ..." so i just got rid of the 'a.' page is looking good so far and the examples i have read are good! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 08:15, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Doris you are a genuine lifesaver!! Thanks for all the minor edits! I do appreciate the effort. I'm also glad that you have been enjoying reading my chapter! Your finished product looks really good too!! Solid effort all round! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:24, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

re: compliment[edit]

Thank you for very much for your comment. I have spent a lot of time and effort on it so far :) What a lovely page you have also, very wordy, and a very cute feature baby. I am however not experiencing any contagious motivation currently. --NiaS14 (discusscontribs) 09:53, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks Nia! I enjoyed reading your page also! I'm glad there are more pictures of dogs than cats on your page too! Much better pet! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:27, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Motivation in the military[edit]

Hi Nick, noticed one of your headings is "motivation in the military". . . this sounds really interesting. i have found a great article called "Intrinsic Motivation in the Military Models and Strategic Importance" (Thomas, K & Jansen, E, 1999) which may be of great use to you, if you haven't already looked at it. good luck! Imogens13 (discusscontribs) 20:55, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks Imogen! I did have some information already written down regarding motivational contagion in the military, but that article did help with getting some more detail! Thanks for it!! Good luck getting those last few words written!! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:22, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Collapse boxes[edit]

Hi Nick, before you were asking about collapse top boxes, i thought i would share the syntax for it here. hope it helps!


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Extrinsic Motivation[edit]

Hey Nick. Have a look at my chapter Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Health_behaviours, particularly "The theory of reasoned action (Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975) and Social Cognitive Theory by Bandura (1986) in help expanding your extrinsic motivation section. Peg93 (discusscontribs) 09:16, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Hey Paige!! Thanks for the article! I was running out of words and had to make some tough decisions on what to chop out and what not to. In hindsight I probably should have left more information on extrinsic motivation in there! I had a quick squiz through the article and it is quite a good one, thanks for sharing it! Your page look amazing too Paige, well done!!! :) TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:17, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Some more minor edits![edit]

Hey TomMarvolo, I was just reading your page...again, and I found some more little errors that I fixed up for you. Also, keep in mind that the words should be spelt the australian way, so emphasize becomes emphasise (I didn't really look for them, but i noticed that you have used the word emphasise!). here's a link to the moodle discussion forum about it that might help: Good luck! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 11:30, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks Doris!! I did have a look at that Moodle page, this bloody spell check here was driving me crazy! Thanks for the heads up though! I thought I managed to get the majority the correct way!! Thanks for the heads up Doris! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:21, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Looks like a great chapter, very thorough and nice layout. Enjoyed how you were able to relate it to sport. Goodluck! Michael Barrington (discusscontribs) 13:25, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks Michael! I do enjoy sport so I found it quite good to write about!! Good job on the final product of your page as well!! TomMarvoloRiddle (discusscontribs) 23:21, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Chapter review and feedback

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A great attempt, see below for comments and feedback.


The chapter covered the intrinsic/extrinsic model of motivation, which was nice to see. For future improvement, incorporate some more models of motivational contagion and engage in critical analysis


The chapter clearly benefited from some good research, well done. When quoting, remember to use page numbers from the source i.e Bear grylls – I understand this wasn’t an academic reference but still needs to go in reference list. For further improvement, engage in critical analysis of the literature reviewed. Good job!

Written expression[edit]

The chapter was generally well written, well done. There were some small expression, grammatical and punctuation issues, a thorough edit before submission can help this.

The learning features were fantastic, good job. I particularly liked your “bottom line” bars. The APA style was solid, good work, just remember to include APA style for figures and doi’s or web addresses for each reference, good jobCourtney.reis (discusscontribs)

Multimedia feedback

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Overall a great effort, well done!

Structure and content[edit]

The presentation had good coverage of theory and research, well done. For future improvement, include more of the self help applications to help further draw a viewer to the chapter.


The presentation made good use of powerpoint and images, good work. The presentation was well paced. For future improvement, some of the slides were moved on slightly too fast to read the text.

Production quality[edit]

The quality of the presentation was sound, and it made good use of basic powerpoint, well done. The audio quality was sound. Remember to include licensing information. Great effort! Courtney.reis (discusscontribs)