Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2014/Adolescent substance use motivation

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Possible references[edit source]

Hi there, I saw your topic and it made me think of a motivation and emotion tutorial where we were discussing this kind of topic. James mentioned something about how boredom may be a potential factor that might motivate substance abuse. I thought this could be an interesting point to make in your chapter (if it was something along the lines you were thinking of doing) so I've found a couple of articles that might be useful if so. They focus on investigating boredom as a factor contributing to risk behaviour in adolescents. The first one is a South African study but it reviews the literature on this topic so that might also be helpful if you want to do further research. The second one is similar and it identifies 4 out of 15 factors that reflect alcohol use motivations and Cannabis use motivation, they were: Enhance Positive Affect and Creativity, Reduce Negative Affect, Social Cohesion, and Addiction. So if this is something you would like to look into further I've provided the references and linked them to the article :)

Cognitive Motivations for Drug Use Among Adolescents: Longitudinal Tests of Gender Differences and Predictors of Change in Drug Use

Leisure boredom and adolescent risk behaviour: a systematic literature review

--U3083529 (discusscontribs) 21:57, 16 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! i was doing some information on substance abuse in my chapter and thought you might find this journal article useful! :)

[ Understanding motivation for substance use treatment: The role of social pressure during the transition to adulthood]

U3081566 (discusscontribs) 21:26, 23 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Content ideas[edit source]

hey, I am interested to read your chapter... in regards to illicit drug use there is a huge amount of info out there on adolescent risk taking and the development of the brain. I recall studying this in physiological psych... The interesting thing would be to consider how this literature impacts the current legislation and minimum age, if at all! For some relevant literature have a look at Wetherill & Tapert (2013) 'Adolescent brain development, substance use, and psychotherapeutic change', and Steinberg (2009) 'Should the science of adolescent brain development inform public policy'. On another note, Smith, Chein & Steinberg (2014) have produced a paper 'peers increase adolescent risk taking even when the probabilities of negative outcomes are known' which might also be worth a brief discussion in your chapter - that is how peer pressure affects illicit drug use. Goodluck!

Smelle24 (discusscontribs) 23:45, 17 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hi there, i have been recently doing an assignment on drinking behaviors and what can influence teens to drink thought i might add some links of useful journal articles. ( this article talks about how social learning theory can influence drinking behaviours and also about gender and race differences in motivation to drink. ( this one talks about binge drinking behaviours and how our peers influence and motivate us to drink. Doing my research the main thing that i found was that peers seemed to have the greatest influence on substance use and that usually adolescents that had peers who used substances, do not follow norms, are angry, risk takers, sensation seeking and low academic achievement were found to drink more. here are some more articles --Hynes08 (discusscontribs) 03:28, 20 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Lucydiamond1008,

I have noticed you haven't started your chapter and i find your topic really interesting so I did some research myself. I often ask myself 'why do teenagers start taking drugs?' So to research this was both beneficial for you and myself!

Here is what i found: Peer Drug Associations and Emotional Restraint: Causes or Consequences of Adolescents' Drug Use?


This article is about a study used to look at the relationship between emotional restraint, peer drug associations and gateway drug use among a sample of 1256 adolescents (Middle school students)

Another article to get you started is called: The Association between Overweight and Illegal Drug Consumption in Adolescents: Is There an Underlying Influence of the Sociocultural Environment?


I found this article very interesting as i didn't, before now, associate drug use with weight, at least not so much with females especially.

This study, like the title suggests, aimed to examine the associate between overweight adolescents and drug use. it was found that drug use is more frequent in overweight and underweight adolescents, especially females.

I hope this helps and is a good starting point to your chapter! I look forward to watching it progress and will check back often and assist when I can. If you are interested, my book chapter is called dehydration and mood. However I am still, like yourself, in research mode and currently do not have information up on my chapter yet. If you are interested or would like to make a contribution to my chapter the link is:


Brookelouise23 (discusscontribs) 04:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)Brookelouise23Brookelouise23 (discusscontribs) 04:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heading casing[edit source]

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FYI, the convention on Wikiversity is for lower-cased headings. For example, use:

==Cats and dogs==

rather than

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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:31, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

APA style captions for images and tables[edit source]

I recommend using APA style captions i.e., Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. for all images, graphs etc. and Table 1, Table 2 etc. for all tables. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 09:57, 23 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Overall[edit source]

A very informative presentation. Well done!

Structure and content[edit source]

The structure of this presentation is very good, and the flow is logical. A presentation overview and conclusion are provided. Good definitions and statistics are provided, in order to introduce the topic. Research and theory are both very clearly addressed.

Communication[edit source]

Communication is good. The slides are generally well developed. Some slides contain too much text, resulting in the text being too small. The voice-over varies between a good pace, and slightly too fast. Adequate expression is used. Appropriate mages are used to support the written content.

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Basic production tools are used. The use of Prezi gives a professional feel. The audio quality is sufficient. The visuals are clear. Copyright license information is provided. A link back to the chapter is not provided.

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a reasonable chapter, but could be improved considerably by better citing its claims.For more feedback, see these copyedits and comments below.

Theory[edit source]

  1. It may be helpful to distinguish between substance use and substance abuse.
  2. Three main theories are considered, described, and related to substance use.
  3. Similarities and differences between the theories could be considered.
  4. Additional factors could be rationalised. The way in which lower socio-economic groups are implicated as at risk of substance seems to lack verifiability - and, if verifiable, is potentially explainable through sub-group norms (i.e., could be integrated with the TRA).

Research[edit source]

  1. The review uses largely Australian research, although there is no regional specificity in the title; therefore, broaden the chapter to address the topic internationally or revise the title.
  2. The cultural context for other cited research isn't mentioned.
  3. When describing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
  4. Some statements were unreferenced - see the [factual?] tags
  5. More research evidence related to the three theories which are emphasised should be reviewed.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression is somewhat problematic.
    1. Some paragraphs are overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    2. The quality of written expression could be improved (e.g., where clarification templates have been added to the page).
    3. The Conclusion is very general; it would be helpful to emphasise some practical, take-home messages
  2. Layout
    1. See earlier comments about heading casing
    2. Some Figures are used; no Tables are used
    3. Coloured boxes were removed to aid readability; keep the style simple (e.g., as per Wikipedia articles)
  3. Learning features
    1. Some links to Wikipedia and/or Wikiversity articles were added as external links - these should be changed to interwiki links
    2. Integrate in-text links to other book chapters about drug use, sensation seeking, etc.
  4. Spelling
    1. Spelling could be improved - see the [spelling?] tags
  5. Grammar and proofreading
    1. The grammar of some sentences need to be improved (e.g., see the [grammar?] tags)
    2. Check and correct the use of ownership apostrophes (e.g., individuals vs. individual's vs. individuals')
  6. APA style
    1. Numbers under 10 should be written in words (e.g., five); numbers 10 and over should be written in numbers (e.g., 10)
    2. Direct quotes need page numbers.
    3. The reference list is not in full APA style.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:50, 1 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]