Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Stress reduction

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Found this interesting video on Youtube this morning. I thought it might be helpful. It's a ted talk by Kelly McGonigal and it's called "how to make stress your friend". Hope this helps

Tovey ally (discusscontribs) 00:30, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi there, I found a great article on pets acting as a chanel for emotional stress relief and pets acting as stress buffers. Have a look, its great! Siegel, J. M. (1990) Stressful life events and use of physician services among the elderly: The moderating role of pet ownership. Journal of personality and social psychology, 58, 1081-1086. LiabillyWildflower (discusscontribs)

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  1. Overall, this is a solid, useful, basic chapter about understanding the causes and consequences of stress, with emphasis on self-help methods for stress reduction.


  1. Several key stress theories are considered, with an emphasis (appropriately) on the transcational model - ideally link to and build on the separate chapter on this topic (has been added).
  2. Perhaps more emphasis could be placed on eustress or the potentially positive sides of stress.


  1. Several useful and relevant research studies are cited. Ideally, also provide some indication of effect size and method for key studies.
  2. If possible, identify and report on findings of meta-analytic studies in this area.

Written expression

  1. Some useful self-help suggestions are provided, although this aspect could be further expanded.
  2. Some learning features are added e.g., a quiz, although other options could be added e.g., case study.
  3. More wiki links could be added to related other M&E book chapters e.g., exercise and emotion. I've added some (see my edits) but more could be added.
  4. Good use of images. Captions could be more detailed (e.g., "Swimming" ?)
  5. Check APA style for reference formatting.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:41, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is an effective all-round presentation which provides a helpful overview of stress and techniques to deal with stress.

Structure and content

  1. The content is well-selected and organised.
  2. No summary/take-home messages?
  3. Limited use of examples?
  4. Some theory mentioned.
  5. Little research mentioned.


  1. The narration is well-paced (with a pause between slides). Intonation could be varied more to increase interest.

Production quality

  1. A reasonably effective presentation using basic tools.
  2. Slides are clear and are well-prepared using prezi. Some images are used.
  3. Presentation license provided.
  4. Audio recording is clear, using screenr.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 09:40, 8 December 2013 (UTC)