Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2021/Optimism bias

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Hey there, I just had a quick look at you book chapter and it looks pretty good! I have gone in and fixed up a few spelling mistakes and added a definition along with a reference. --BlueDreams55 (discusscontribs) 02:07, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi There,

Just for your topic I have a few articles for your topic that might be useful, https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1023/A:1005500917875.pdf the first gives a nice overview on unrealistic optimism and a little bit on optimism bias, which for the most part in the literature I've read at the moment is a term that is often interchangeable. The second article may also go hand in hand with this second article, which is a much more recent version of unrealistic optimism and splits it up as absolute or comparative (file:///Users/ap/Downloads/1-s2.0-S1053810016300782-main.pdf). Lastly, there's an article looking at the neural basis of optimism, which may help to give you some base for your physiological section (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3807005/). I hope this helps start you off.

Cheers u3203372 AP269 (discusscontribs) 04:40, 25 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I just fixed some typos in your overview section and edited the 'OCD' hyperlink so that it links the whole phrase. I also saw that you have added a quiz to your 'What is Optimism Bias' section and thought it may be helpful if you add these throughout to provide some more interactive features. Nice work and good luck! U3187813 (discusscontribs) 05:06, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi U3187208. FYI, the recommended Wikiversity heading style uses sentence casing. For example:

Self-determination theory rather than Self-Determination Theory

Here's an example chapter with correct heading casing: Growth mindset development

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  2. Overview - Consider adding:
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  3. Include in-text interwiki links for the first mention of key terms to relevant Wikipedia articles and/or to other relevant book chapters.
  4. Consider including more examples/case studies.
  5. Conclusion (the most important section):
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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is an excellent chapter that successfully uses psychological theory and research to help address a practical, real-world phenomenon or problem.
  2. For additional feedback, see the following comments and these copyedits.

Overview[edit source]

  1. Well developed Overview.
  2. Clearly explains the problem or phenomenon.
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Theory — Breadth[edit source]

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Theory — Depth[edit source]

  1. Appropriate depth is provided about the selected theory(ies).
  2. An excellent balance is struck between the pros and cons of optimism bias.
  3. The Reeve (2018) textbook is overused as a citation - instead, utilise primary, peer-reviewed sources.

Research — Key findings[edit source]

  1. Relevant research is well reviewed.

Research — Critical thinking[edit source]

  1. Excellent critical thinking about research is evident.

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Conclusion[edit source]

  1. Key points are well summarised.
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  1. Overall, the use of learning features is very good.
  2. Good use of embedded in-text interwiki links to Wikipedia articles.
  3. No use of embedded in-text links to related book chapters. Embedding in-text links to related book chapters helps to integrate this chapter into the broader book project.
  4. Basic use of image(s).
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  6. Good use of feature box(es).
  7. Excellent use of quiz(zes).
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Social contribution[edit source]

  1. ~10 logged, useful, minor social contributions with direct links to evidence.

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Overview[edit source]

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Content[edit source]

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