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

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This sounds like a very interesting topic! I will be interested to hear what your research finds! I expect it will be a positive relationship between exposure to nature and positive mood. Perhaps an good way to demonstrate this would be to suggest an activity like going for a walk in a place with lots of nature and paying close attention to mood and feelings aroused by the experience! Looking forward to reading the completed chapter :)

Iluvyoga4lyf3 (discusscontribs) 09:16, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi again, looked like you were having a little trouble getting started, and as I for sure found the formatting to be the hardest part of the assignment I have helped you out and set up the basics of your page a little bit :) Hope this helps you out!

Iluvyoga4lyf3 (discusscontribs) 22:47, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Linking pages[edit source]

Hey hey, I'm doing weather and emotion, and I think these two topics relate to each other a lot (and maybe overlap a little), so I just wanted to add this page in my 'see also' section. Good luck with the chapter! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 07:18, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

I also found a previous book chapter (2011) about nature and happiness that I thought might help, could also link this page too. Motivation_and_emotion/Book/2011/Nature_and_happiness DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 07:53, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Chapter review and feedback

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is well-prepared chapter that successfully addresses the marking criteria. Particularly impressive is the self-help orientation which is clearly based on a well-founded understanding of relevant theory and research.

Theory[edit source]

  1. Theoretical perspectives were well-covered, particularly evolutionary perspectives (which are arguably the most relevant), although perhaps also cognitive perspectives such as Attention Restoration Theory would also be useful.

Research[edit source]

  1. Many key research studies in this field are cited and covered within the chapter, which is excellent.
  2. Where possible, discussion of the size of effects would be helpful.
  3. The review of research is not overly positive, retained a critical view about what is missing and what could be improved (excellent).

Written expression[edit source]

  1. The chapter provides the material with a clear self-help orientation - excellent.
  2. Lovely overview.
  3. The overall writing style was simple and interesting to read, yet provided appropriate coverage of relevant academic theory and knowledge.
  4. Effect use is made of wiki-links. Some wiki links in See also were presented as external links - these have been changed.
  5. APA style - direct quotes need page numbers e.g., for It has been described as the "urge to affiliate with other forms of life" (Kellert & Wilson, 1995).
  6. Some relatively minor grammatical errors were noted (see changes made to page for examples). An example of where grammar could be improved is in over-use of semi-colons - often commas would be more appropriate.
  7. Some images could have been captioned with more detail e.g., "Wildflowers"
  8. "Quiz" / checklist is excellent; punctuation has been simplified
  9. References - need APA style italics.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 20:43, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Multimedia feedback

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall,

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. Structure and content
  2. What is the problem/question? Perhaps this could be more clearly articulated at the beginning?
  3. Very good focus on theory (e.g., biophilia hypothesis); there is reasonable reference to theory.
  4. Take home tips/suggestions help to emphasise practical relevance.
  5. Perhaps there could be more critique of theory and research?

Communication[edit source]

  1. The recorded voice was reasonably clear, but somewhat monotone; greater variation in intonation could make the presentation more engaging.

Production quality[edit source]

  1. Use of prezi was very good - smooth, interesting.
  2. Font size for text was quite small; consider using less text with larger font (or perhaps highlighting keywords)
  3. Musical background made it more difficult to follow/concentrate on the voice information (for me). Source of music?

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 08:13, 8 December 2013 (UTC)