Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2016/Broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions
Hi Zoe, You've written your chapter really well, and the topic is so interesting! I've just made a few changes (e.g. repertoire's to repertoires; and spelling errors e.g skilful to skillful). The structure of your chapter is nice and clean, so I don't think adding more images is needed. Perhaps you could make a quiz and add it in there to make the chapter itself more interactive. Good job! U3081523 (discuss • contribs) 02:05, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
--U3119842 (discuss • contribs) 02:17, 13 October 2016 (UTC)Hey there. Really interesting chapter topic! I found a video that you might want to link to your page that talks about how positive emotions open the mind. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dFDHzV36g) Also this is a really good article that discusses how positive emotions can reverse negative thinking. (Garland, Eric L., et al. "Upward spirals of positive emotions counter downward spirals of negativity: Insights from the broaden-and-build theory and affective neuroscience on the treatment of emotion dysfunctions and deficits in psychopathology." Clinical psychology review 30.7 (2010): 849-864.) Perhaps if you haven't already you could have a paragraph discussing the emergence of positive psychology and learnt optimism?
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Hey it looks like you've made a good start to your chapter. You could probably talk about the strengths and limitations of the theory, practical applications, are there any specific emotions that the theory addresses and maybe you could use an example or case study of an application of the theory just so the reader can really get a good understanding of what the theory is a all about. I did a quick search on scholar and this appears to be a pretty good study with the theory's use: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126102/#!po=0.561798 I hope this helps :) U3117614 (discuss • contribs) 03:54, 13 October 2016 (UTC) u3117614 U3117614 (discuss • contribs) 03:54, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Hey, I found an article you might find useful. It goes further into the theory with practical applications of the theory, and touches on some of the strengths and limitations of applying this theory. Hope you find it useful http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699930441000238 --Jbboys (discuss • contribs) 07:06, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi, your topic is very interesting. I found this video that is from a lecturer that briefly discusses broaden and build theory of emotions. Click here to view. Hope it helps. Your chapter is well written and well set out. The use of the case study is great and the pictures keep it fun and interesting. Good luck with the chapter. --CassP22 (discuss • contribs) 01:36, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I noticed your external links and see also section were a bit disjointed. I've consolidated the youtube, ted and wiki pages into the External links section. I've also consolidated the wikiversity chapter links into easy to read chain link and placed them under the See also section.
If you didn't want this, you can go into history and revert the text to the previous version.
Hey there I was thinking that our chapters might link in well with one another so I am going to link them together if you would like to do the same mine is long term goal achievement u3115326
Comments for applying hey so i am just reading through your chapter now and my first thought is that the opening paraghrph could be better placed in the information about the theory
if i was looking for a way to just apply your topic i would skip down to this section so I think its important that that is the first thing that you answer. the paraghaph itself is really good and the information is great it is more a personal choice that i would re-structure i would probably do something more like this
The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions proposes that positive emotions are evolved adaptations that function to build lasting resources (Cohn et al., 2009. Below is a case study based on research conducted by Cohn et al (2009) which focuses on the application of the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions and psychological resilience.
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The theory suggests that over time these positive emotions and novel experiences cumulate into significant resources that can change people's lives. For example, trivial curiosity can evolve into someone having expert knowledge, or affection and shared interests can become a lifelong supportive relationship. Positive emotions predict valued outcomes like health, wealth and longevity because they help build the foundations and resources to get there (Cohn et al., 2009).
As read in the case study above, it is evident that people who experience positive emotions discard automatic, negative responses such as, "Maybe I'm not good at this job" or "Maybe people don't like me because I ask too many questions". Instead, people who express positive thinking and feelings discard these thought processes and look for creative, flexible and unpredictable new ways of thinking and acting to help their situation. Learned optimism and the broaden-and-build theory are similar in their views and how they can be applied in everyday life. They both highlight the importance of positive thinking and managing negative thoughts, views or behaviour so that someone's daily functioning and overall life satisfaction are joyful, content and full of positive moments.
or something like that. just because you have discussed the theory in length at the beginning. for me i think changing this heading might help clarify to something like (case study) or even listing the exact steps to applying this theory. a table could also be really great here comparing the two types of people?
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