Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2014/Creativity and emotion

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Hello :) I have just read through your chapter and so far it is really interesting creativity is a really interesting topic, i like how you have provided a really good definition of emotions, and included some of the history surrounding emotions, also i really like how you have talked about the relationship between emotion and creativity so far, obviously you still have more to add, so I'm really looking forward to reading the complete chapter :) --U3080857 (discusscontribs) 09:19, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Editing picture size[edit]

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--U3084587 (discusscontribs) 10:17, 21 October 2014 (UTC) u3084587

Hi! This looks really great- I'm interested to see where you go with the rest of the chapter. Looking at the link between emotion and creativity and how we can regulate our emotions to effect creativity I thought this article might be helpful: Hopefully that has some good ideas! --U3068695 (discusscontribs) 01:35, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Case Study[edit]

Hey, I just noticed you haven’t included any case studies yet, this article has some really interesting information about Vincent van Gogh and how he suffered from bipolar when he created some of his masterpieces. Hope this helps. --U3081027 (discusscontribs) 02:10, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi Ashleigh

Thanks heaps for your feedback on my page, I really appreciate it!

Your page is looking great, I love the gifs- they give it a bit of life!

I've made some minor changes (commmas, some random s' put on or removed etc) and have a couple of suggestions:

You've used induce twice in the sentence starting 'Ways to induce...'. You could use prompt, promote, elicit or even spark in the second instance.

With this sentence 'As these three concepts are highly related many studies have only focused on one particular aspect, mainly affect, as emotions are relatively hard to induce in laboratory experiments especially due to them being highly specific', I think you could take the especially out and it might read a little smoother. That or I would separate it into two sentences. I think I'd then make 'Positive and negative emotions' another paragraph. I'd then consider moving the next sentence (Emotions have a vast...) up to the first line - I think it would lead in nicely.

I'm not sure if it's just me (it is the end of the day!) but the following sentence says 'beetween', but I'm not sure what you're comparing: Although original research did not account for the influence of emotions on creativity, this did change with the development of theories and research linking between ‘mad-geniuses’ in creative industries such as Edvard Munch, and Vincent Van Gogh, however this is not to say that an individual has to have an excess amount of emotion to be creative

I'd consider taking the 'as' out of the beginning of this sentence: As creativity like emotion is one that requires a more developed level of processing, and therefore may even share some similar underlying mechanisms (Averill, 1999).

I think you might need to take 'during' out of this sentence, or reword it: It is during this expansion that fosters creative thinking.

I noticed that the names of your theories are in bold. You may want to check this is APA standard. Also, if you're going to keep them bold you would need to be consistent (they aren't in the summary).

At the bottom of Emotional Ambivalence you have two consecutive sentences that have 'other studies' at the beginning, you might want to reword one (even if you changed one to research instead of studies).

You may want to break this sentence into two: Similar to other studies, many include university students because they are easily accessible, however they may be used to being creative and being asked to complete tasks within settings that people in everyday life would not, therefore more research may need to include different ages, backgrounds and occupations in order to gain a more comprehensive overview of the influence of emotions on creativity (Fong, 2006)

The paragraph Does emotion really influence creativity? - really good read! I wonder if you could draw the personality stuff into some of the paragraphs above (I know, that could be too tricky, just an idea).

In the summary - I wonder if there's another word that would fit better than 'implicate', maybe connect?

With this sentence: However there is still much disparity among which emotions have the biggest influence according to the broaden and build theory of positive emotions, positive emotions allow greater expansion of thoughts leading to more creative ideas (Fredrickson, 2001). You've got 'positive emotions' twice backing onto each other. Maybe separate into 2 sentences.

Other than that, it's a good read and very interesting. Well done!

Chelsi CFD (discusscontribs) 06:31, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

APA style captions for images and tables[edit]

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. The caption text should not be in italics. For more detail and examples, see -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:29, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, I have noticed your are just about finished your Chapter, you have provided excellent information on all aspects of your topic, the pictures flow really well with the sections you have inluded them in , you have very few errors, i did however pick up a small problem, it is in the first sentence of creativity, you mention new idea twice, i think perhaps changing the wording a little may be beneficial, as i said a very minor problem. I also looked through your reference list and their appears to be no discrepancies there. overall i think you have done a great job!! well done :) --U3080857 (discusscontribs) 02:55, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Multimedia feedback

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  1. Overall, this is an excellent presentation; congratulations Smiley.svg.

Structure and content[edit]

  1. This presentation is well-structured and the structure is clearly explained. Excellent attention is paid to theory and research. Examples are used. Great to see that consideration of the role of positive and negative emotion in creativity is provided. Clearly you've looked at relevant research and were able to make interesting, effective use of it. Critical thinking is also evident, with research recommendations (great).


  1. Communication was very effective. Audio is clear, with interesting variation in intonation, and well-paced. The slides are well-prepared, with animated dot-points, accompanied by some images (perhaps more images could be used as the visuals are text-heavy).

Production quality[edit]

  1. Overall production quality was simple but excellent. Images with appropriate licenses were used and a slide-based link was provided to the book chapter and in the presentation description, plus a link from the book chapter to the presentation was provided.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:07, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is a reasonable quality chapter. For more feedback, see my copyedits and comments below.


  1. Several theories about the effects of emotion on creativity were covered. This could be improved by providing a clearer description of creativity and the emotional mechanisms involved.
  2. Perhaps it could help to create a table which compares and contrasts how the different theories propose that emotion may influence creativity.


  1. Several relevant research studies were described. Perhaps these could be better illustrated by featuring one of more of the practical emotion-inducing experiences or creativity tasks.
  2. When describing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
  3. The coverage of research could be more effective by presenting the meta-analytic findings earlier on, and in more detail, and then providing examples of specific studies.

Written expression[edit]

  1. Written expression was, in general, reasonable, but there were numerous aspects which could be improved.
    1. The written text is, in places, unnecessarily wordy; see my copyedits and [Rewrite to improve clarity] tags for suggestions
    2. Some paragraphs were overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    3. Some sentences were overly long
    4. The conclusion could be improved by emphasising take-home messages.
    5. Avoid directional referencing e.g., above, below, as previously mentioned
    6. The quality of written expression could be improved where clarification templates have been added to the page.
  2. Layout
    1. Some Figures were included. No Tables were included (e.g., a table could be used to summarise the meta-analytic results)
  3. Learning features
    1. Some links were provided to other Wikiversity and/or Wikipedia pages; more could be added to make the text more interactive.

evant links to other Wikiversity pages.

  1. Spelling, grammar and proofreading
    1. The grammar for some sentences could be improved - see the [grammar?] tags
    2. Check use of ownership apostrophes e.g., participants vs. participant's vs. participants'
    3. Use Australian spelling e.g., generalize -> generalise
  2. APA style
    1. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    2. Numbers under 10 should be written in words (e.g., five); numbers 10 and over should be written in numbers (e.g., 10)
    3. Remove issue numbers for seriated journal references.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 20:11, 26 November 2014 (UTC)