Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2015/Mindfulness meditation and happiness

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Good luck with your work on this topic. I'm not sure if you've looked into this but I had a fun time just now looking into Buddhist meditation performed by non Buddhists to see the effects it has on happiness. König, R., & Malinowski, P. (2004) Does Buddhist meditation increase happiness?. (I would only use this as background reading as it's not a scholarly or peer reviewed article, if anything it was a fun and fascinating read). This one was also a fascinating read Fronsdal, G. (1998). Insight meditation in the United States: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The faces of Buddhism in America, 163-82. Malinowski, P. (2008). Mindfulness as psychological dimension: concepts and applications. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 29(1-2), 155-166.

This article Shapiro, S. L., Schwartz, G. E., & Santerre, C. (2002). Meditation and positive psychology. Handbook of positive psychology, 2, 632-645. looks at the effect meditation has on happiness and positive affect which would be a helpful focus for you chapter.

As meditation is often associated with spirituality and religion, it would be beneficial to look at their effect on happiness Snoep, L. (2008). Religiousness and happiness in three nations: A research note. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9(2), 207-211. Of course this would go along with Buddhism.

Hopefully that helps you. Good luck! --U3127811 (discusscontribs) 23:27, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

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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 05:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is an excellent chapter.
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Theory[edit source]

  1. Theory is very well covered and explained.
  2. Addition of case studies or additional examples could be helpful.

Research[edit source]

  1. Research is very well considered.
  2. When describing important research studies, provide some indication of the nature of the sample and possibly cultural context.
  3. When discussing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.

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  1. Written expression is excellent.
    1. Write in third person rather than first person (e.g., avoid "I', "we", "our", "your" etc.).
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    1. See earlier comments about heading casing
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    3. Add bullet-points for See also and External links.
    4. The chapter is very well structured.
    5. There is minimal use of images or tables.
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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a basic, but sufficient presentation.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. Use the Overview to set up the problem to be solved (the question i.e., the subtitle for the book chapter) - there was no mention of happiness.
  2. How does mindfulness meditation relate to the different types of happiness?
  3. Research evidence?
  4. Include citations.
  1. A Conclusion slide summarising the take-home messages / key points could be helpful.

Communication[edit source]

  1. Audio is clear and well-paced.
  2. More varied intonation would add interest and engagement.
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  4. Consider incorporating other visual material besides text.
  5. Audio volume varies a little between slides.

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  1. Add a title slide.
  2. A link to the presentation is not provided from book chapter (a link has now been added).
  3. Rename the title so that it includes the subtitle (and 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, image attributions, and/or audio transcript).
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  6. No link is provided back to the book chapter.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:05, 3 December 2015 (UTC)