I am a fourth-year Psychology student studying a double degree in Law and Psychology. I am finishing my second degree at the end of this semester.
Loneliness - What is loneliness, what does it matter, and how can it be managed?
- 7:30am, 13 October - Breaking down daunting tasks into smaller goals increases motivation.
- 7:47am, 13 October - Consumption of simple sugars found to increase risk of developing mood disorders and emotional instability.
- 7:52am, 13 October - Facebook manipulates users feeds by observing comments and reactions to emotionally charged stimuli confirming emotional contagion.
- 8:00am, 13 October - Poor gut health has also been associated with a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders.
- 6:54am, 14 October - Feel your feels! New study shows that 'feeling' everything after failure increases future performance.
- 12:51am, 15 October - I do my best work under pressure - turns out motivation anxiety can aid motivation to complete tasks. Science.
- 5:09am, 15 October - Aloneness is beneficial to the self - particularly in terms of self-reflection. I certainly feel like I need some quite time.
- 5:10am, 15 October - Not enough research has gone into loneliness and its effects. What happens when loneliness is a chronic condition is horrifying :(
- 5:18am, 15 October - Childhood abuse has been linked with adulthood emotional processing difficulties.
- 5:33am, 16 October - Yet another association found between a healthy (Mediterranean) diet and emotional reactivity. #depression
- 11:25pm, 16 October - Demands made by employers for long working hours is creating a lonely society. No wonder stats are high - no one has the time!
- 11:37pm, 16 October - Increase the local opportunities for social interaction= reduced loneliness! Imagine this on a larger scale!
- 7:53pm 19 October - A little bit of kindness goes a long way, increasing levels of perceived social connectedness and happiness. Benefits for everyone! #emot17
- 3.03am 22 October - Social connectedness plays a major role in childhood development and future cohesiveness with society. Lets stop these bullies! #emot17
- 3.05am 22 October - Changing expectations and altering appraisals towards novel situations is one way to reduce/manage loneliness. #emot17
- 13:36, 22 August 2017 - [ Gave advice on an adding an additional section, "Motivators", which would help answer the book chapter question: "Paraphilia, what are the driving forces?." Additionally suggested some examples of motivators (such as criminal offending and seeking of punishment or pain)
- 13:36 - 14:00, 22 August 2017 - Applied source layout and a title to the chapter: "Gamification and Motivation: What are the motivational effects of gamification?", rearranged questions and fixed minor grammatical mistakes.
- 14:20, 22 August 2017 - Commented on changes made in previous edit and suggested two points for discussion in Chapter "Gamification and Modification". These included the applications of gamification (such as health, education, food consumption) and a research piece that examines the demographic difference in users of gamification applications.
- 14:24, 22 August 2017 - Direct edit to the chapter "Gamification and Motivation", providing a "see also" link to a 2013 book chapter regarding a similar topic (Self-tracking and motivation).
- 19:24, 27 August 2017 - Contributed to the discussion board of the chapter: "Awe and Well-being: How does experiencing awe influence our well-being?". Highlighted a missing theory, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and how this could be incorporated into the current chapter plan. Also discussed hedonia and eudaimonia, how these behaviours are explained in a particular provided study and how they create the ultimate well-being. Provided two studies that would aid further discussion.
- 14:09, 28 August 2017 - Encouraged broader development of what defines the topic in the book chapter "Impulsivity ". Also provided two studies that examine what impuslivity is, what is included in its constructs, examples of co-morbid behaviour, how impulsiveness influence of certain behaviours such as binge-eating disorder and substance abuse. Additionally provided a scale to include in the chapter development which concerns measuring impulsivity and certain other personality traits.
- 14:59, 5 September 2017 - Provided and explained a treatment method (aversion therapy) and a specific case study (transvestism) for the topic "Paraphilias". Additionally provided the original case study paper for reference and further research.
- 01:03, 14 October, 2017 - Contributed to the discussion board of "Hormones and Emotion", providing two studies examining the relationship between hormones and childbirth and male testosterone on emotion recognition. A further suggestion was made to examine the relationship between female hormones (PMS, menopause, post-menopause, and birth control).
- 18:48, 14 October 2017 - Provided two recommendations for presentation and suggested the fixing of some grammatical errors in the chapter "Ghrelin, Leptin, Hunger and Eating". Tried direct editing but changes were unable to be published due to conflicting edits made at the same time.
- 21:16, 22 October, 2017 - Linked the author of "Feedback and career development" to a recent news article examining the benefits of feedback in the work environment and recommended analysing the levels of competency and autonomy within organisations with these programs.
- 21:28 22 October, 2017 - Direct edits applied to the chapter "Dementia and vocally disruptive behaviour". Made minor direct edits to spelling in sentences and readjusted/relocated images to their appropriate sections to make the page more appealing. Directly linked some terms to their associated Wikipedia pages for clarification and added end of chapter 'see also' links to the pages dementia, motivation and dementia, emotion and dementia. Applied a caption to the video in the "What is dementia?" section, summarising what the video is to show
- 21:41, 22 October, 2017 - Summarised direct edits for the author of "Dementia and vocally disruptive behaviour" to see exactly what I changed in their chapter. Recommended the following suggestions: 1) adding references where none are provided but are required; 2) a 'see also' link at the bottom of the page for further statistics which may be relevant; 3) completion of biological basis section as it is unclear whether this is complete or not; 4) Layout and presentation needed some small tweaks to make it easier on the eyes (i.e. not all text).
- Contributed to the discussion of the chapter "Elder Abuse motivation", although chapter has shown little progress since topic submission. Linked the author to a national survey conducted in the US regarding elder mistreatment that examines all forms of abuse and provides updated statistics.
- 21:04, 19 August 2017- Posted on Motivation and Emotion discussion boards about BIS/BAS systems and engaged in discussion about individual results and our motivators.
- 15:56, 22 August 2017 - Engaged in conversation on the Moodle forums with one of my contributors (u3122707).
- 02:07, 4 October 2017 - Participated in a moodle discussion regarding chapter word count - what is to be expected in regards to max. limits and confirmation from teacher.
- 17:45, 18 October 2017 - Contributed to the discussion forum RE: Social Contributions with two other authors providing comments and recommendations based on chapter development.
- 15:51, 19 October 2017 - Engaged in discussion with another student on the forum boards about chapter edits and recommendations.