Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2015/Caffeine and exercise motivation

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Hi There! i came across this article while researching for another unit: Acute intraperitoneal injection of caffeine improves endurance exercise performance in association with increasing brain dopamine release during exercise, by Xinyan Zhenga, Satomi Takatsua, Hongli Wang, Hiroshi Hasegawa. Doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2014.03.027 It discusses increases neurotransmitters such as dopamine (which from my understanding can increase motivation) due to caffeine and how this in turn improves performance. Not sure if this directly relates what you've been looking into, but i hope it helps! U3100310 (discusscontribs) 02:21, 24 September 2015 (UTC) U3100310[reply]

Hey :) found a useful site with some stats on caffeine intake. It has some graphs and an interesting video included as well. Hope this helps, good luck! User:u3097062 22 Oct 2015

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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 23:32, 27 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a promising chapter which could be improved by focusing with more discipline on the central question (how does caffeine affect exercise motivation).
  2. For more feedback see these copyedits and the comments below.

Theory[edit source]

  1. Theory (and research) about the psychological and physical effects of caffeine is well covered.
  2. Explain what 200mg equates to (e.g., in relation to a cup of coffee).
  3. Use current DSM-V version.
  4. Importantly, the psychological theories that are discussed aren't demonstratably related to caffeine and exercise motivation (e.g., TPB, evolutionary theory). Frowny.svg

Research[edit source]

  1. Research about the psychological and physical effects of caffeine is well covered, but an expanded review of research about the effects of caffeine on exercise motivation is needed.
  2. Some statements were unreferenced (e.g., see the [factual?] tags)
  3. When describing important research studies, provide some indication of the nature of the sample and possibly cultural context.
  4. When discussing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression is generally very good.
    1. Avoid directional referencing (e.g., above, below, as previously mentioned).
    2. The quality of written expression could be improved (e.g., see where clarification templates have been added to the page).
  2. Layout is basic.
    1. See earlier comments about heading casing
    2. Avoid sections with only one sub-section. A section should have no sub-sections or at least two sub-sections.
    3. There is minimal use of images or tables.
    4. Add bullet-points for See also and External links.
  3. Learning features
    1. Add Interwiki links (e.g., to relevant Wikipedia articles and other Wikiversity book chapters) to make the text more interactive.
    2. Integrate links to other Motivation and Emotion book chapters about caffeine.
    3. Quiz questions are used to encourage reader engagement, however the questions are not about the relationship between caffeine and exercise motivation. Frowny.svg
  4. APA style
    1. Check and correct in-text citation style for six or more authors.
    2. Check and correct the APA style for how to report numbers (Numbers under 10 should be written in words (e.g., five); numbers 10 and over should be written in numbers (e.g., 10)).
    3. Check and correct the APA style formatting of in-text citations (e.g., comma before ampersand when there are three or more authors).
    4. The reference list is not in full APA style.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:32, 27 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Multimedia feedback

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a basic, marginal presentation.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. The theories discussed are not clearly related to the effect of caffeine on motivation.
  2. There is a lack of examples and evidence cited.
  3. What are the practical, take-home messages?

Communication[edit source]

  1. Audio is clear and well-paced.
  2. Increase font size to make text easier to read.
  3. Consider using greater intonation to enhance engagement.

Production quality[edit source]

  1. No link was added to the book chapter (it has been added now).
  2. Slides are overly text based (too much text which is too small - consider using less text and/or larger font and/or zooming in).
  3. Rename the title so that it matches the book chapter.
  4. Fill out the description field (e.g., brief description of presentation, link back to the book chapter, license details, and possibly include references and image attributions).
  5. A copyright license for the presentation is not indicated (i.e., in the description or in the presentation slides).
  6. No link is provided back to the book chapter.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 20:42, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]