Hey! Just letting you know that I edited some spelling in your paragraph on infant development ! Feel free to keep it or revert the changes I made :) --U3190016 (discuss • contribs) 11:11, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
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There is an interesting concept in behavioural therapy about how if a reinforcer is too big or too small they won't motivate behaviour change. The reinforcer has to be just right and that is why its called the goldilocks principal. Could be worth looking into --Jackson McNee (discuss • contribs) 04:38, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I think that motivational interviewing applies the Goldilocks principle very well. In order to promote the most motivation, the discrepancy between where the person is (current self) and where the person would like to be (ideal/possible self) should be just right. There needs to be a match between the person's ability and the difficulty of the task. If the task is too easy, or too hard, motivation will be low, but if the task difficulty matches ability, motivation will be high (inverted-U shape). This is capitalised on with motivational interviewing where the person is encouraged to notice a discrepancy and begin working towards closing it. Hope this might help.
-- Tia U3190467 (discuss • contribs) 01:54, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
The chapters succeeds in communicating a basic understanding of the GP and motivation.
The original Goldilocks story could be explained more clearly - i.e., that, although she tried all options, she preferred the porridge, chair, bed etc. that was "just right".
It was good that some of the diverse applications beyond psychology were mentioned. More could be made of this and its connections to psychology e.g., consumer motivation to purchase when the cost is "just right", leadership/communication, connection to self-determination theory.
Overall, this chapter provides a basic overview of relevant research.
When describing important research findings, consider including a bit more detail about the methodology and indicating the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
Greater emphasis on major studies, reviews, and/or meta-analyses would be helpful.
Overall, the quality of written expression is reasonable.
The chapter benefited from a reasonably well developed Overview and Conclusion. The Conclusion could be improved by proving more tangible, practical take-home self-help messages for each focus question.