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About me[edit]

I am a third year psychology student at UC, currently enrolled in Motivation and Emotion. I recently climbed off the corporate treadmill and am loving life as a uni student. I have two kids, a border collie, and volunteer at Lifeline and Positive Minds.

Book chapter[edit]

I am working on the awe and well-being book chapter. I chose this topic because awe has played a big part in my own life - especially my love of travel, music, reading, and the great outdoors. Many of my most memorable experiences involve feelings of awe, though I'd never connected them before researching this chapter :)

I would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for improvement - please post on the chapter talk page.

And please send me a message on my user talk page if you would like any feedback/editing etc on your chapter.

Social contributions[edit]

I have made the following contributions:

Book Chapters[edit]

  1. 00:38, 11 August 2017‎: Direct edit to "Awe as an emotion" (Book Chapter, 2016) - fixed grammar and in-text referencing errors
  2. 23:11, 15 August 2017: Provided link to news article for "Social movement motivation" (Book Chapter, 2017)
  3. 14:35, 18 August 2017: Provided journal article - review of IPV perpetration motivations for "IPV Motivation"
  4. 09:30, 21 August 2017: Helped set up template, user page, and figure caption for "Risky Driving and Emotion"
  5. 13:06, 21 August 2017: Direct edit to fix headings "Paraphilia motivations" and suggested matching chapter heading to table of contents
  6. 15:47, 22 August 2017: Feedback on topic development and provided journal articles reviewing behavioural interventions and relationship to BAS/BIS for "Loneliness"
  7. 08:59, 26 August 2017: Suggested theory and supporting journal articles relating to "Stigma and emotion"
  8. 11:00, 26 August 2017: Provided link to Kids will be Kids Campaign with case studies, suggested references and other resources for "Parental pressure on children to perform in sport"
  9. 12:55, 31 August 2017: Suggested considering balanced time perspective and provided references for "Time perspective and happiness"
  10. 10:44, 3 September 2017: Direct edit: APA style figure captions and in text citations for "REBT"
  11. 19:07, 3 September 2017: Direct edits to fix spelling/grammar/formatting and provided feedback on topic development for "Hypothalamus and motivation"
  12. 13:45, 8 September 2017: Suggested relevance of self-perception theory and provided references for "The overjustification effect"
  13. 15:19, 9 September 2017: Advised link to awe and suggested articles for "Goose bumps and emotion" and direct edit to fix some formatting/grammar
  14. 13.40, 10 September 2017: Link to journal article for "Emotional chills"
  15. 16:29, 11 September 2017: Suggested including theory and differential impact of nature/human produced sound and provided supporting journal article for "Sounds and mood"
  16. 14:27, 15 September 2017: Suggested including theories to explain how emotions may impact attention (with supporting references) for "Risky driving and emotion"
  17. 11:54, 16 September 2017: Suggested including study showing 10 x increased crash risk when emotional to demonstrate importance of topic for "Risky driving and emotion"
  18. 12:20, 17 September 2017 : Direct edits to "Awe as an emotion" (Book Chapter, 2016) - subheadings, layout and sentence structures
  19. 23:25, 19 September 2017: Provided links to articles about mental health support for astronauts and the overview effect for "Emotional resilience in space"
  20. 04:59, 23 September 2017: Link to article "is pride a vice or a virtue" for "Pride" chapter
  21. 02:01: 24 September 2017: Link to article "adventure fuels mental toughness" for "Mental toughness" chapter
  22. 01:00: 26 September 2017: Feedback, suggested considering implications for autism, and provided links to help develop theory of constructed emotion section for "Emotion Perception"
  23. 08:45: 1 October 2017: Direct edits to "REBT" - added wiki-table and list to break up text. Suggestions for word count issues: focus on question, use wiki-links, subpage option
  24. 9:31: 1 October 2017: Provided link to article "when music makes you cry" for "Sad music and emotions" chapter
  25. 07:11: 1 October 2017: Provided link to article "neuroscience of contagious laughter" with practical application for chapter "Smiling, laughter, and happiness"
  26. 15:15: 10 October 2017: Direct edits to "Empowerment and employee motivation" (box for key questions and other formatting e.g. heading casing) and provided link to article "When love is the driving force at work"
  27. 15:26: 11 October 2017: Suggested adding table to compare reasons kids vs parents play sport to "Parental pressure on children to perform in sport"
  28. 18:10: 12 October 2017: Provided link to study comparing brain connectivity differences in people's emotional chill response to music for "Emotional Chills"
  29. 21:34: 15 October 2017: Suggested I3-model as an integrative model and other relevant theories and research for "IPV motivation"
  30. 09:18: 16 October 2017: Suggested 3-factor model of meaning in life and role of self-transcendence for "Meaning and happiness"
  31. 10:45: 18 October 2017: Direct edits to "Time Perspective and Happiness" to fix some spelling, grammar, and in-text citations and advised user
  32. 18:00: 18 October 2017: Direct edit to suggest table formatting for "Parental pressure on children to perform in sport" and sample APA reference format
  33. 19:30: 20 October 2017: Feedback for "Zoo visitor emotions": overview key questions, simplify structure, apply theories, consider implications for individuals
  34. 12:45: 21 October 2017: Direct edits to fix grammar and referencing in "Parents in youth sport"
  35. 18:27: 25 October 2017: Add external link to practical support advice and chapter feedback for "Stillbirth and emotion"


Various tweets relating to motivation and emotion


  1. 22 August 2017: Contributed to discussion relating to "Loneliness" chapter - provided article and query re best format to provide articles
  2. 10 September 2017: query re direct editing etiquette
  3. 20 September 2017: shared link to interactive emotion map
  4. 29 September 2017: contributed to discussion relating to chapter word count - clarified queries re word count as per chapter guidelines
  5. 8 October 2017: contributed to book chapter feedback discussion - requested feedback for my chapter structure and thanked response
  6. 17 October 2017: query re format of external links
  7. 19 October 2017: answered query about APA capitalisation formatting
  8. 20 October 2017: responded to request for feedback on "Zoo visitor emotions" and case study for "Hypothalamus and motivation"
  9. 28 October 2017: responded to request for help with choosing citations for "Disgust and prejudice"
  10. 2 November 2017: multimedia discussion