User talk:Blackballoon86

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Well done[edit]

Good job on setting up your account, Blackballoon86. Let me know if I can do anything as you go along. 'Official' Wikiversity welcome below. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:03, 28 July 2008 (UTC)


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Social vs Antisocial[edit]

You posted: "I suppose I'm interested in this idea that, as personality traits, 'antisocial' is negative and 'social' is positive. Is it just because we're perhaps more likely to like and get along with a friendly, outgoing ('social' characteristics) person than we are someone who is shy or reclusive ('antisocial')? Or does it say something more about social psychology and humans as social beings?"

I think that you are ascribing values based on your own personal preferences, rather than any actual objective basis. Being 'antisocial' can be a positive if it helps you meet your goals more easily. Eg, if your goal is to get to know your friend's BF, a more antisocial approach may work better, say just you, Kate and him. Alex Topfer 10:42, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Image frustration[edit]

Thanks for posting about your frustration with images. It's not easy stuff, at first, so this is understable. A few thoughts, which may or may not help:

  1. Re: copyrights. Unfortunately, the Wikimedia Foundation (which hosts the site) is following correct legal procedure, whereas many sites, staff, and students, and "normal" people tend to violate copyright. And there is poor information available about this - i.e., its not commonly taught. So, its a bit of a bind.
  2. Wiki commons search is a bit frustrating - search in the top-right of the homepage commons: is better than the search in the left hand box.
  3. A better way perhaps to navigate for images on commons is via the social psychology category, commons:Category:Social psychology.
  4. Use of images per se is not part of the marking criteria, although well-selected and captioned/relevant images can help to demonstrate depth of understanding (but understanding can also be demonstrated in many other ways).
  5. Feel free to ask for help around any technical challenges (or content challenges). This is not meant to require much extra technical time (in theory) if you feel free to ask when hit a snag. Usually someone can help pretty fast. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:01, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  6. Feel free to also re-use images I've used around the place, e.g., on pages like Prosocial behavior, Aggression, Prejudice, etc. That's a pretty easy way to start, because then you can just copy/adapt. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:23, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks James - this was really helpful, I'll try and have another go now that my frustration and rage have subsided! Blackballoon86 04:16, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

E-portfolio Feedback for Blackballoon86[edit]

Hi Blackballoon86,

Thanks for participating in the social psychology unit. I have read your e-portfolio and have provided some feedback below. The marks will put be posted on WebCT 24 or 25 November. I will email the discussion list when they are available. Feel free to let me know if you have any comments, concerns, questions. I also welcome your feedback here.


Regular engagement with lectures and the textbook evident; little evidence of tutorial engagement? (CR)


Insightful engagement and reading evidence, with considerable reflection and connection to other reading and learning... I found myself reading in depth when I had intended to skim over things Smiley.svg. (HD)


Thanks for the final reflections and suggestions.


Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

P.S. If you are dissatisfied with the marking and feedback, please see the marking dispute process.