Talk:Motivation and emotion/Textbook/Emotion/Theories/Cognitive

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Chapter feedback

This textbook chapter has been marked according to the marking criteria. Marks are available via login to the unit's Moodle site. Written feedback is provided below, plus there is a general feedback page. Please also check the chapter's page history to see what editing changes I have made whilst reading through the chapter. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below or continuing to improve the chapter if you wish. If you would like further clarification about the marking or feedback, contact the unit convener. If you wish to dispute the marks, see the suggested marking dispute process.

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a solid CR-level textbook chapter. The chapter provides a useful review of cognitive theoretical perspectives of emotion, making effective use of critical thinking, research, examples and additional learning features such as a quiz. The main area for improvement is in the quality of written expression, particularly spelling and proofreading.

Theory[edit source]

  1. I'm not sure if the snake is a good example of Schacter's emotion theory because of all stimuli, our fear response to a snake is strongly innate. Better to use a more ambiguous stimulus.

Research[edit source]

  1. Research comment
  2. When describing important research findings, try to indicate the size of effects rather than simply whether or not there was an effect or relationship.

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression
    1. The chapter could have benefited from a more developed introduction, with clear focus questions. Getting comments on a chapter plan and/or chapter draft could have helped with this aspect.
    2. Some paragraphs were overly long. Each paragraph should communicate one key idea in three to five sentences.
    3. Some of the bullet-points should have been in full paragraph format.
    4. Avoid directional referencing e.g., "As previously mentioned"
    5. Avoid one sentence paragraphs. A paragraph should typically consist of three to five sentences.
  2. Learning features
    1. Wiki-links would have been helpful.
    2. Image captions would have been helpful.
  3. Spelling, grammar and proofreading
    1. Check use of ownership apostrophes - see my edits for examples
    2. Better proofreading reading e.g., to remove unnecessary spaces and capitals - see my edits for examples.
    3. their -> there
  4. APA style
    1. Do not cite the year for subsequent citations within a paragraph e.g., Smith (2010) but after that in the same paragraph only refer to Smith.
    2. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    3. Direct quotes need page numbers.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:14, 12 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]