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

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hey there, For this topic it would be interesting to learn about what the different types of emotions and moods are, how they cross over, of course the definitions of each. You could look at including what impacts our mood - is it hereditary, our temperament, hormones, sleep etc. What the literature says about this would be interesting to know. Would also be fascinating to learn about whether emotions are experienced differently by people in different cultures, genders, socio-economic background, mental illness. I wonder whether drug use affects our experience of emotions...I understand that people on anti-depressants have restricted emotional experiences (which is very sad), so this would also be interesting to learn about. There would be some funny clips from the American series 'united states of tara' (the main character has multiple personalities), so if you wanted to add something different you might be able to find an excerpt from there perhaps? Goodluck! user:smelle24 20:30, 17 October 2014

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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I noticed that you have used footnotes within the text instead of APA style in text referencing. Just thought ypu should change it and it would also make the sentences make more sense as you wrote for example: in Burton's (footnote) he said... this makes it difficult as you have to go to the bottom of the page to look at the study --Hynes08 (discusscontribs) 01:04, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Differences between mood and emotion[edit]

Hey I found this interesting article on the differences between mood and emotion and thought it could be helpful for your chapter. --U3081027 (discusscontribs) 04:32, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


Hey there, my topic is also surrounding emotions, but in relation to creativity, I found this book helpful which is available online if you are interested. Perhaps you could talk about the development of emotions and moods and relate that to cultural aspects of emotion as everyone has different meanings and words for different feelings especially cross-culturally. In the differences between mood and emotion you could perhaps also discuss what situations where one might dominate the other, for example I found that emotions are more specific and centred at a particular thing/person/object whereas moods are more generalised and longer lasting, this was found in one of my references about mood and creativity, but it could warrant further looking into Bass, M., De Dreu, C. K. W., & Nijstad, B. A. (2008). A meta-analysis of 25 years of mood-creativity research: Hedonic tone, activation or regulatory focus? Psychological Bulletin, 134(6), 779-806. doi: 10.1037/a0012815. Hope that gave you some things to think about and I'm looking forward to reading your finished chapter --U3080853 (discusscontribs) 10:02, 22 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 11:33, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Editing and suggestions[edit]

hi, as requested, I have had a look at your page and made some live edits. I hope these are ok, mainly just changing the wording to make more sense to a layperson. I have also added in some hyperlinks to other wiki pages, where relevant. There are some sections that I cannot edit because I cannot understand what you are trying to get at.

For example, under the section 'research - emotion & mood', you have covered a massive amount of literature, but it is all over the place in terms of year and development...this makes it near impossible to understand and make sense of. Perhaps you are better off starting with the earliest theorist and building up from there, or forget doing the history and just explain the main theories that are relevant.

Some other issues that came to light while reading are as follows:

- you need specific year reference when mentioning a study (for example Izard has no year reference).

- I don't understand the concept of the 1st characteristic of emotion, this needs to be elaborated on in more basic terms, rather than using the technical language from the research

- perhaps an additional image or two would add colour/variety to your page

- what about looking at the physiological concepts underpinning emotions and moods - do they differ?? when I searched wiki there was a bit of theory there that looked easy enough to digest, there are heaps but to get you thinking check out these links: affective science, James-lange theory.

- it seems that there are too many 'as cited in' references. You have to be careful in referring not directly to where the information originally came from. In lectures and tutes james has advised that where possible we should refer to the original study.

- you might be planning on adding this yet, but after reading your chapter so far I am left with the question - what affects moods and emotions? a quick search online and I came up with 'colour', 'hormones (eg pregnancy, menopause)', 'health issues', and 'music'.

- if there are key theories that you need to discuss, focus on them for a paragraph. Try not to jump between too many different concepts within the same sentence or paragraph, as this get confusing and difficult to read.

check out these articles that might be of interest and help:

Are adolescents the victims of raging hormones - effects of hormones on mood and behaviour

Mood and symptom reporting among middle age women

Controlled prospective study of postpartum mood disorders

Induction of mood states and their effect on behaviour

Red enhances the processing of facial expressions of anger

I will keep checking your page as the night progresses to help you out. Goodluck!

Smelle24 (discusscontribs) 06:17, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Smelle24 (discusscontribs) 06:30, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Hey, It's coming along well. I have made some more edits and added more hyperlinks straight onto your page.

Some things I've noticed that you need to look at more closely:

- need to explain what 'control precedence' means

- need the in text reference for the James Lange theory

- too much info still in the section of 'emotion and moods' paragraph, need to break it up and explain in simpler terms

- need to explain 'pleasure of the mind'

- need to explain the results section of your focus study in simpler terms, too theoretical at the moment.

That's all I've got time for now, so goodluck in your final hours!

Smelle24 (discusscontribs) 11:11, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is an interesting chapter which by and large successful explains the difference and similarities between mood and emotion. However, there are some conceptual issues, a need for more research, and the quality of written expression and layout could be considerably improved. For more feedback, see my copyedits and comments below.


  1. The basic distinction is well explained.
    1. The Reeve (2009) textbook is over used as a citation; preferably consult and cite primary peer-reviewed sources.
    2. One of the take-home messages is that moods "influence behaviour and direct specific courses and action" - this seems to be in contrast to the preceding table?


    1. Beedie, Terry and Lane (2010) was discussed and was particularly useful; are there any other related, similar studies?
    2. A more indepth overview of relevant research would be useful.
  1. When describing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
  2. Some statements were unreferenced - see the [factual?] tags

Written expression[edit]

  1. Most of the written expression is quite good, however, there are a number of important areas for improvement.
    1. Avoid one sentence paragraphs. A paragraph should typically consist of three to five sentences.
    2. Some paragraphs are overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    3. Some sentences are overly long.
    4. The quality of written expression could be improved (e.g., where clarification templates have been added to the page).
    5. Write in the third person; avoid first person (e.g., "I")
  2. Layout
    1. See earlier comments about heading casing
    2. Tables and Figures could be useful more effective by including captions.
  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. Add link to Plutchik's wheel of emotions
    3. The See also links were removed - they didn't seem to be particularly relevant to the current chapter
  4. Spelling
    1. Use Australian spelling (e.g., hypothesize -> hypothesise)
  5. Grammar and proofreading
    1. Grammar for some sentences needs improving (e.g., see the [grammar?] tags)
    2. Use abbreviations such as "e.g." inside brackets and "for example" outside brackets
  6. APA style
    1. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    2. Add APA style captions to tables and figures.
    3. The reference list is not in full APA style.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:25, 30 November 2014 (UTC)