Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2018/Guilt and empathy

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I found this article ( Motivational aspects of the self) to be really good at explaining guilt as a self-conscious emotion. I also think it has really good references, you may want to give it a read!

good luck!

Spalacioaa (discusscontribs) 14:45, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

u3144461: I'm currently doing the topic on Restorative Justice and Emotion and there's a lot of overlap with this topic if you want to look at practical applications. Rodogno's 2008 study Shame and guilt in restorative justice may be a help if you can get your hands on it.

Hey Dan,

Just to build on yesterday's discussions in terms of practical applications, I'd be looking to sum that up somewhat in your conclusion. It looks like you have some good initial ideas eg in the prosocial behaviour, how the relationship can be used to encourage that. If you build on that with development of your case studies that would help with your examples. For example, your case study of the child breaking the plate - if you explain how the empathy-guilt relationship can encourage prosocial behaviour that will provide both a link throughout the chapter and also give you the practical application to that case study.

Hope that helps

Cheers, Dot--Foley.d (discusscontribs) 04:35, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Also re social contributions, there's an example at the bottom of the marking info wikiversity page that gives you several options to format your social contribution tag.--Foley.d (discusscontribs) 04:47, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Hey Danielǃ I find empathy really fascinating, and reading your chapter reminded me of this video I watched that made empathy make so much sense. It describes empathy and highlights the difference between sympathy and empathy. Whether you decide to add it to your external links or not, I thought I'd share it with youǃ Hope you find it interesting. Here is the linkː --Caroline Gangotena (discusscontribs) 11:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Journal Article Suggestion[edit]

Hi There, I am loving your topic development so far! An article titled 'guilt: An Interpersonal Approach', has a lot of interesting information on empathy and empathetic personalities and guilt - I hope you find it useful! :) --U3097480 (discusscontribs) 12:27, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Journal Article Suggestion[edit]

Hello, I found a really good article that I think can help you. Moral Affect: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly . I think it has really good references about empathy, you may want to have a look.

--Spalacioaa (discusscontribs) 01:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

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Title, sub-title, TOC[edit]

  1. Excellent

User page[edit]

  1. Very good

Social contribution[edit]

  1. Very good

Section headings[edit]

  1. Reasonably well developed - not too much or too little

Key points[edit]

  1. Reasonably well developed
  2. Overview is well planned
  3. Consider include more examples/case studies
  4. Perhaps consider guilt and empathy as examples of a broader set of emotions (self-conscious emotions) - e.g., see their treatment in the Reeve textbook
  5. Conclusion is underdeveloped - expand (this is the most important section)


  1. Good


  1. Good
  2. Use APA style


  1. See also - Excellent
  2. External links - Include info about source/destination in brackets after the hyperlink - see example

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:43, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Citations in bold?[edit]

Just checking re citations in bold - no need for this, just use normal font. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:44, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Citations in alphabetical[edit]

APA style is for multiple citations to be listed in alphabetical order by first author surname. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:56, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Practical applications[edit]

  • Have added some copyediting to reduce overall word (and to allow for further development) and added some clarification templates.
  • This section is OK but could be strengthened by being more decisive, providing more practical examples and more detailed explanation of potential mechanisms of effect. What is the main research that is needed?
  • More examples would be helpful, even if they are a bit speculative/based on theory - how could/might the relationship between guilt and empathy potentially be applied in future? e.g., to regulate (what sort of) behaviour? e.g., consider restorative justice (e.g.,
  • Given the apparent limitations in guilt/empathy research, what can be said more broadly about how self-conscious emotions regulate behaviour?

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:56, 14 October 2018 (UTC)


  • Similar comments as to those about practical applications.
  • What is the single, most important take-home message about the relationship between guilt and empathy based on existing theory and research? Highlight/emphasise this in a way that makes it easily digestible to a lay audience.
  • What specific future research directions are recommended?
  • What practical applications currently exist? (e.g., consider linking to and working with the restorative justice chapter)
  • What is a clear, practical example of the relationship between guilt and empathy that can be used to highlight the key learning from the academic literature on the topic?
  • Be wary of overly emphasising the need for further research (e.g., in the take-home message box), unless the chapter can be more specific about what is that most important type of research that needs to be done and why.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:07, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

June Tangney[edit]

There is one Tangney co-author citation currently, but perhaps consider having a closer look at her body of work and incorporating relevant aspects - e.g., -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:07, 14 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi there, this is an interesting topic I look forward to the chapters completion! I have gone through and removed the bold from your sources (I apologise if that was done intentionally for something) although generally it is not necessary, I also changed your second figures caption to 'Figure 2' as it was previously 'Figure 1', I have also made appropriate APA changes to your reference list. My final suggestion is to look over your sentence structure and grammar, as some of the content does not flow/make sense. Overall so far this is a good job, good luck with the final editing! --U3160212 (discusscontribs) 11:00, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Example boxes[edit]

Hi Daniel, your page is looking great! I added a div tag (div style="robelbox/pad") to your blue example boxes which added a small amount of padding to the text, bringing the text away from the borders of the box and making it easier to read (I hope this is okay!). I'm looking forward to seeing your completed chapter, good luck! --Brittany (u3117719) (discusscontribs) 06:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

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  1. Overall, this is a very good chapter that demonstrates a thorough, objective view of the topic and its potential real-world applications.
  2. For additional feedback, see comments below and these copyedits.


  1. Relevant theories are well selected, described, and explained.
  2. Perhaps a diagram could be a useful way to visually communicate the relationship between guilt, empathy, and outcomes behaviours of interest.
  3. Perhaps restorative justice could be used in a feature box, as a third example.


  1. Relevant research is well reviewed and discussed in relation to theory.
  2. When describing important research findings, consider including a bit more detail about the methodology and indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.

Written expression[edit]

  1. Written expression
    1. The chapter benefited from a well developed Overview and Conclusion, with clear focus question(s) and take-home messages.
    2. In some places, the written expression could be simplified.
    3. Some paragraphs are overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    4. Avoid directional referencing (e.g., "As previously mentioned").
  2. Layout
    1. The chapter is well structured, with major sections using sub-sections.
  3. Learning features
    1. Interwiki links are well used.
    2. Basic use of images.
    3. No use of tables.
    4. No use of quizzes.
    5. Good use of case studies or examples.
  4. Spelling, grammar, and proofreading.
    1. Check and correct use of commas.
    2. Use serial commas.

Multimedia feedback

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  1. Overall, this is a very good presentation that makes effective use of simple tools.

Structure and content[edit]

  1. Very well selected and structured content - not too much or too little.
  2. The presentation is well structured (Title, Overview, Body, Conclusion).


  1. The presentation is easy to follow and interesting to watch and listen to.
  2. The presentation makes effective use of slide-based text and well articulated narration.
  3. Well paced.
  4. The font size should be larger to make it easier to read.
  5. The visual communication could be supplemented by diagrams or images.

Production quality[edit]

  1. The full chapter title and sub-title should be used in the video title - this helps to clearly convey the purpose of the presentation.
  2. Add question mark to the sub-title on the opening slide.
  3. Audio and video recording quality is excellent.
  4. A copyright license for the presentation is provided.
  5. A link to and from the book chapter is provided.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 21:22, 15 November 2018 (UTC)