Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2017/Sound and mood

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Hi, I found an article related to the effects of sad music on mood which may be of use to you for your research :) it found interesting results about how listening to sad music may influence maladaptive mood regulation strategies. It is titled: Moody melodies: Do they cheer us up? A study of the effect of sad music on mood, by Garrido and Schubert (2013). Hope it helps! --SL96 (discusscontribs) 23:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hey, I came across a study that explores the effect of the emotional tone in speech and its effects. Hopefully you find it useful, you can find it at or if you just google "Covert digital manipulation of vocal emotion alter speakers’ emotional states in a congruent direction"

Hi I found this really interesting article on the effect of restaurant noises on patrons. I think it will be useful as its a real world application and also varies a bit from looking at just the influence of music. Hope you find it useful. --U3099598 (discusscontribs) 01:43, 4 October 2017 (UTC)


Hey, you've made a great start on an interesting topic! We read quite a lot about the impact of music on mood (which is fascinating!) but less about the impact of the other sounds - would be great to include these as well. Here's one study that relates to the positive impact of nature sounds on mood: Benfield, J. A., Taff, B. D., Newman, P., & Smyth, J. (2014). Natural sound facilitates mood recovery. Ecopsychology, 6, 183-188. Might be interesting to contrast human-made sounds eg traffic, construction works - are they more likely to have a negative impact and why? It might also strengthen your chapter to include some relevant theories to explain the relationships. All the best --u3122707 (discusscontribs) 06:29, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Hiya, you've got an awesome topic! I would suggest if you'd like to maybe add in a link in a project box somewhere within your article to YouTube for an example of nature scapes or music :) User:EllaWard 11:50AM 22/10/2017

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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:23, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Limitations Section[edit]

Hi! Having a section on limitations of current research, questions that still need to be answered and/or suggestions for further research may be useful!

EmmAnder18 -U3133718 (discusscontribs) 02:54, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Metal music and mood[edit]

Hey, i know metal can get a bad wrap for mood and emotion from the main steam so heres some references i found that might help you with music themes.

Theres probs heaps more i might add later but i think it would be interesting to add somewhere --Maddison Frost (discusscontribs) 04:50, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Embedding sounds[edit]

Did you know that you can embed sounds, just like images? e.g., check out the sounds on Wikimedia Commons? commons:Category:Sound. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 07:05, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Topic development review and feedback

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Title, sub-title, TOC[edit]

  1. Excellent

User page[edit]

  1. Created
  2. Used effectively

Social contribution[edit]

  1. Very good
  2. To create even more direct links - go to a page's history and compare the version before and after your contribution - copy the website address for the comparison and use this in your summary

Section headings[edit]

  1. Well organised, if somewhat basic
  2. Don't dwell too much on definition/descriptive info e.g., what is sound, what is mood etc. - briefly summarise and provide links to the best available wiki material. The bulk of the chapter should be about their relationship.
  3. A section should contain either 0 or 2+ sub-sections - avoid having sections which contain 1 sub-section.

Key points[edit]

  1. Basic information is provided
  2. What are the main psychological theories?
  3. What is the most important research on this topic?


  1. Effectively used and captioned


  1. Good
  2. Check APA style for books and journals
  3. Be careful about overeliance on secondary sources such as books - you should identity and access the best peer-reviewed, primary sources about this topic
  4. Use the new recommended format for dois -
  5. Do not include issue numbers for journals which are continuously numbered within a volume


  1. See also
    1. Good
  2. External links
    1. Good

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:48, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Mood theories[edit]

Hey, these are some theories i was talking about. I hope they help to push your page to the finish line. Ive linked the wiki page as well as 2 papers i found on the theory.

Zillmann's Mood management theory

Wiki article

--Maddison Frost (discusscontribs) 00:13, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Chapter review and feedback[edit]

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  1. Overall, this is a promising, but disappointing chapter. A lot of content is covered, but it lacks central organisation (it seems like a list of topics rather than a flowing chapter) and doesn't provide a clear, useful Conclusion.
  2. The other main area for improvement is the quality of written expression.
  3. For additional feedback, see these copyedits.


  1. The description of theory is quite abstract - more examples could help to bring it to life.
  2. The Reeve (2015) textbook is overused as a citation - instead, utilise primary, peer-reviewed sources.
  3. Some unnecessarily general theoretical material, which isn't directly related to the topic, is included e.g., Plutchik's theory of emotion and Mood management theory.
  4. The Conclusion is vague and lacks practical, take-home messages to enhance everyday life.


  1. A lot of research is described in quite a lot of detail, however it was often unclear what the specific conclusions/take-home messages from the studies were and how the take-way points related to a central narrative. The same studies could be described in less detail, but with more useful take-away messages.
  2. Some statements were unreferenced - see the [factual?] tags
  3. In general, avoid starting sentences with an author name, unless the author is particularly pertinent. Instead, what is of far more interest to the reader, is the content/key point, with the citation included in brackets at the end of the sentence.
# When describing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
  1. Greater emphasis on major reviews and meta-analyses would be helpful.

Written expression[edit]

  1. Written expression
    1. Avoid one sentence paragraphs. A paragraph should typically consist of three to five sentences.
    2. Abbreviations (such as e.g., i.e.., etc.) should only be used inside parentheses.
    3. Some paragraphs are overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    4. Some sentences are unnecessarily wordy - strive for the simplest expression of the point being made.
  2. Learning features
    1. Some interwiki links were provided, but more would make the text more interactive.
    2. Incorporate links with other related book chapters e.g., about misophonia, mood effects of nature, music and mood, sad music and mood, and so on. There is little indication of awareness and integration with other relevant chapters. There was unnecessarily detail content about music - best to summarise this material and link to dedicated chapters on this topic.
    3. Some images were used, but limited use of examples.
  3. Spelling, grammar, and proofreading
    1. Spelling can be improved - e.g., see the [spelling?] tags.
    2. The grammar for some sentences could be improved - e.g., see the [grammar?] tags.
    3. Check and correct use of ownership apostrophes e.g., individuals -> individual's
    4. Semi-colons are over-used.
    5. Check and correct use of affect vs. effect
  4. APA style
    1. Citations
      1. Check and correct use of commas for in-text citations.
      2. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    2. References are not in full APA style e.g.,
      1. Check and correct italicisation
      2. Do not include issue numbers for journals which are continuously numbered within volumes.

Multimedia feedback

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  1. Overall, ...

Structure and content[edit]

  1. Good use of focus questions.
  2. Create a stand-alone presentation that answers the question without need to refer to textbook chapter, other than providing a link to further information in the Description.
  3. The presentation could be improved considerably by abbreviating the definitional material and actually answering the question - based on the best available psychological theory and research, what is the effect of sound on mood?
  4. The presentation could be strengthened by adding a Conclusion slide with practical, take-home messages.


  1. Basic audio and visual communication, but it seems almost afraid of directly addressing the topic and answering the topic - too much beating around the bush.

Production quality[edit]

  1. Basic, but effective presentation style.
  2. The presentation is under the maximum time limit.
  3. Use the full chapter title and sub-title in the name of the video because this helps to match the book chapter and to clearly convey the purpose of the presentation.
  4. Audio recording quality was a little bit quiet - review microphone set up.
  5. There was no acknowledgement of image sources.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 21:18, 27 November 2017 (UTC)