Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2021/Lottery winners, motivation, and emotion

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Topic development feedback[edit source]

The topic development has been reviewed according to the marking criteria. Written feedback is provided below, plus there is a general feedback page. Please also check the chapter's page history to check for editing changes made whilst reviewing the chapter plan. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below and/or contacting the reviewer. Topic development marks are available via UCLearn. Note that marks are based on what was available before the due date, whereas the comments may also be based on all material available at time of providing this feedback.

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Title[edit source]

  1. The title is correctly worded
  2. The sub-title is correctly worded and formatted
  3. Punctuation for the title has been corrected to be consistent with the book table of contents

User page[edit source]

  1. Excellent - used effectively
  2. Description about self provided
  3. Consider linking to your eportfolio page and/or any other professional online profile or resume such as LinkedIn. This is not required, but it can be useful to interlink your professional networks.
  4. Link provided to book chapter

Social contribution[edit source]

  1. Very good - summarised with direct link(s) to evidence
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Headings[edit source]

  1. Excellent
  2. Well developed 2-level heading structure, with meaningful headings that directly relate to the core topic
  3. Use of questions for headings is effective

Key points[edit source]

  1. Key points are well developed for each section, with relevant citations
  2. Check out People's Postcode Lottery
  3. Use British/Australian spelling (e.g., analyze -> analyse; behavior -> behaviour)
  4. Perhaps consider the hedonic treadmill (the idea that people have a baseline level of happiness that they return to, regardless of good and bad events)
  5. Overview - well planned. Consider adding:
    1. an image
    2. an example or case study
  6. Good balance of theory and research, with an applied focus
  7. Excellent use of in-text interwiki links for the first mention of key terms to relevant Wikipedia articles and/or to other relevant book chapters
  8. Consider including more examples/case studies
  9. Conclusion (the most important section):
    1. well developed
    2. what might the take-home, practical messages be?
    3. in a nutshell, what are the answer(s) to the question(s) in the sub-title?

Figure[edit source]

  1. A figure is presented
  2. Caption should include Figure X. ...
  3. Caption could better explain how the image connects to key points being made in the main text
  4. Cite each figure at least once in the main text

References[edit source]

  1. Very good
  2. For APA referencing style, check and correct:
    1. doi formatting - hyperlinks should be clickable

Resources[edit source]

  1. Excellent

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:03, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suggestion[edit source]

Hi! This is a really good topic and I thought it was little bit similar to mine! I just wanted to suggest perhaps you could write about the not only the addictive qualities of gambling but also the reward pathway that motivates it! Perhaps you could discuss the neurological pathways associated with the lottery pursuit. ( Good luck! --U3204694 (discusscontribs) 05:54, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

RE: Helpful suggested articles[edit source]

Hi! I just read through your chapter and I thought you might find the following journal articles interesting :) The first follows lottery winners in a longitudinal study and discusses a model of cognitive dissonance in relation to deservedness of winning. Usually people don't feel like they don't deserve the money, but over time they adapt and fully enjoy their winnings. I thought it might be useful under the "positive impacts" emotional section

Oswald, A. J., & Winkelmann, R. (2008). Delay and deservingness after winning the lottery (Working Paper No. 0815). Working Paper.

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The second article discusses the "wealth shock" associated with winning the lottery, and uses a model to explain the long/short term effects on happiness.

Sherman, A., Shavit, T., & Barokas, G. (2020). A Dynamic Model on Happiness and Exogenous Wealth Shock: The Case of Lottery Winners. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(1), 117–137.

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I hope there are helpful! Good luck --u3197931 (discusscontribs) 02:29, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]