User talk:Bryony

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Well done[edit]

Good job on setting up your account, Bryony. 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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Woof! My name is Jack(Russell). I am a dog and a Wikiversity mascot. I am pretty new around Wikiversity. Perhaps we can learn together! Tail wag...


I think you're spot on!!! I have been wondering why I haven't seen this observation yet much from other students - it is a perfect example of social categorisation as in- and out-groups. Yesterday I heard a radio discussion about how the "Chinese" have been "taking" medals off the other countries - LOL :). The media coverage is very parochial by country. I'd be more interested to see a "global coverage" emphasising the best performances, etc. by all atheletes/teams, not just an Aussie-centric coverage. My favourite so far was the Togo guy getting a kayaking bronze medal - the first ever medal for his country. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:10, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi Bryony...I think that this "in-group"/"out-group" applies heavily to sporting events...just this past weekend you would have noticed all the Hawthorne fans claiming that WE won and that MY team claimed the premiership. You may find that Geelong supporters may convert to becoming Hawthorne fans because they want to identify with the 'winning team'. As humans I guess we affiliate towards certain groups that we can relate to. I wonder if our country was terrible at sport, if we would place so much emphasis on claiming the team as our own?. --Teall McQueen 06:02, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey guys, I was just thinking about in and out groups in sport too. You only have to look at soccer hooligans who start fights in bars...or the fact many bars have to ban sporting team t-shirts to see how in and out groups are created by sport. On a more positive note sort brings many people together in our society. It allows strangers to become team mates, provides entertainment that is enjoyed socially and helps form our national identity. I guess you can see it both an inclusive and exclusive but the discussion is very interesting!

Cheers Nikki --NikkiHiggins


To create headings, use two equals signs either side e.g. ==Heading title==. Once you add four headings, your page will automatically show a Table of Contents which can help you and a reader to navigate your page. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:40, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi Bryony, your e-portfolio is coming along in leaps and bounds Smiley.svg. Happy to help. Regarding where discussion should take place

  1. usually discussion goes on the "talk" / "discussion" pages;
  2. where you have contributed to discussion on other's user talk pages (or other talk pages on Wikiversity), it can also be helpful to leave a link somewhere on your user page (or your user talk page) so that someone reading your e-portfolio could follow the discussion off your pages.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:47, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

I realise now you were probably wondering about Teall's comment - now above; I've moved it from your user page to your talk page. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi Bryony, hope you don't mind my next little tip! I've added a couple of links in this section User:Bryony#Ghosts of Rwanda. See what you think e.g., the idea is to add some "depth"), you might try it in some other places. In case be overdone (and takes some time to work out good links), so probably works best for particularly key or unfamiliar concepts. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:54, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi Bryony, To add images I find most of mine in Wiki commons. The formula to add it is:

Image:Catplay-fight.JPG|200px|thumb|left|Symbolic of the struggle and fun involved in participating in this assesment peice

with [[ ]] around the text.

Catplay-fight.JPG is the picture name. The 200px is just the size so you can make the 200 whatever you want, the thumb will give you a frame for a caption and left is just where i wannted it on the page you can make it right or center or whatever as well and the symbolic struggle bit is just the caption I put with the picture so you just change that to whatever you want as well.

Hope this helps MandaG 01:00, 22 October 2008 (UTC)MandaG

E-portfolio Feedback for Bryony[edit]

Hi Bryony,

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 in almost all lectures and tutorials (not cross-cultural or Jane Elliot or Hugh Mackay though?) evident. (DI).


The contributions indicate considerable depth of knowledge, engagement, and contemplation e.g., through personal examples and links. Perhaps it's a pity we didn't get images happening for you. (HD)


Well done, lots of interesting thoughts in here and clearly you've been reading, listing, discussing, and thinking!


Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

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