Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2017/Social movement motivation

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News Article[edit]

What a fascinating (and timely) topic! Thought you might be interested in this article on the psychology of the alt-right --u3122707 (discusscontribs) 23:09, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Social movement motivation in collectivist cultures[edit]

Hi Maddison :) Great topic! It has made me think about whether there might be some research around differences in social movement motivation in collectivist cultures as compared to non-collectivist cultures?
I wrote a paper about some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social action for a political science course and remember finding some interesting psychology journal articles in my research but I can't seem to find them now. My quick search through UCanFind on the library site didn't find any of them either, but I did find a different article published this year that might be of use to you: Missing in (Collective) Action: Ideology, System Justification, and the Motivational Antecedents of Two Types of Protest Behavior (Jost, J.T., Becker, J., Osborne, D. & Badaan, V.) U3012363 (discusscontribs) 11:19, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Effects of social movement[edit]

Hi Madison! It would be interesting to consider the effects of a social movement. Maybe focusing on one particular social movement of the past and looking how it has affected the world, people and society would be a good thing to write about. It would also be interesting to look at the negative impacts of a social movement. Another interesting relationship which can be drawn is culture and perception of a social movement - how social movements are different across the globe and how sometimes, it can be universal. --U3143124 (discusscontribs) 4:25, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Article that may interest you[edit]

Hey Maddy,

found an article that may be of interest.

I've linked it below:

Social Movement Participation in the Digital Age: Predicting Offline and Online Collective Action

--Georgia.wb (discusscontribs) 02:08, 5 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I am very interested in your topic and am looking forward to reading it when it is completed. I have made a few minor spelling edits to your page whilst I was reading. You can find the edits here-differences between the revisions. I hope this helps! --U3143144 (discusscontribs) 16:44, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Hello! I also made some minor spelling changes and added capitalisation to a few words within your 'See also' and 'External links' sections. Seems like a really interesting topic so far :) --SL96 (discusscontribs) 01:52, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Functionalistic Theories[edit]

Hey there! I think the theories you have chosen thus far are very important and relevant to this topic, especially SDT (just make sure you extrapolate intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in these theories). I noticed in your feedback James suggested an examination of the functionalist theories. I did a quick search of the UC Library Database and it came up with a book which you can borrow which I think may be relevant: Smith, A. D. (1973). The concept of social change: A critique of the functionalist theory of social change. Boston;London;: Routledge & Kegan Paul. All the best! --U3144362 (discusscontribs) 03:21, 18 October 2017 (UTC)U3144362 2:21 PM

Topic development review and feedback

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Title, sub-title, TOC[edit]

  1. Great

User page[edit]

  1. Created
  2. Used effectively

Social contribution[edit]

  1. Description and links are good - even better are direct links to contributions - either direct to the section on the page or even better go to history, compare the previous version of the page with the version after you edited, copy the web address, and use that as the link to evidence

Section headings[edit]

  1. Basic, generic heading structure
  2. Watch out for providing too much background material e.g., history - instead briefly summarise and provide wiki links to further information
  3. The key will be to focus on the motivational theory and research evidence about why people get engaged in social movements
  4. Perhaps one theory to consider could be functionalist theory - see the M&E tutorial about Clary and Snyder's volunteer motivations - participation in social movements could be understood as a volunteer activity. SDT could also be relevant. But you'll need to be selective - I suggest a max. of 3 major theories - then focus on the relevant research pertaining to these theories, along with examples, and practical applications etc.
  5. Room for more examples, case studies etc.
  6. A section should contain either 0 or 2+ sub-sections - avoid having sections which contain 1 sub-section.

Key points[edit]

  1. Limited development of key points
  2. The most important aspects will be what are the main motivational theories that can help to understand engagement in social movement, and what are the key research findings?


  1. Effective use of one image
  2. Consider expanding the image size and using text wrap
  3. Consider using a caption which more clearly connects to the theoretical/research-point being made in the text, or using the image as an example of a point being made


  1. For APA style, check capitalisation, italics etc.
  2. Use the new recommended format for dois -
  3. Do not include issue numbers for journals which are continuously numbered within a volume


  1. Excellent

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:31, 12 October 2017 (UTC)