User talk:Khayne

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Well done[edit source]

Good job on setting up your account, Khayne. 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 thought Social Psychology was about how groups interact and live together"[edit source]

What you're thinking of here is actually Sociology or Anthropology. Psychology is almost always about how a single individual works. The Jade Knight 08:45, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I would say, "yes and no" - social psychology is a bridge between individual psychology and sociology/anthropology. At the end of the day, though, social psychology is still ultimately interested in understanding individuals and how they influence and are influenced by their social contexts. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:23, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Image help[edit source]

Hi Khayne, you asked about using images. The easiest way to start (I think) is to search Wiki commons. Find an image you like. Copy its exact name. Then on a Wikiversity page, the basic syntax is e.g., [[Image:Gestalt3.PNG]] which will give e.g., Gestalt3.PNG. Then you can try some fancier stuff e.g, here's how to resize, caption, and right align: [[Image:Gestalt3.PNG|thumb|right|150px|An example of an image used in gestalt psychology experiments.]]

An example of an image used in gestalt psychology experiments.

. Have a go and leave any questions here or on click on "talk" in my signature, or leave questions on your user page and I'll keep an eye out. Hope this helps. Oh, you can also see Help:Images. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:29, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

As a follow-up to this message, if you have images you created yourself, then you can upload these to Wiki commons and then you (and others) can use these images as above. Note that if you are doing this, you should own the copyright and be prepared to apply an open license, or you need the copyright holder's permission to upload under an open license. The Wiki commons upload page has some helpful instructions/guidelines. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:18, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Regarding upload of powerpoint slides, boxes, colour, etc., there are several ways this might be tackled, although none of them are "direct" or "straight-forward". Options I'd consider are:
  1. Create an account on and upload your slides, then link to them from your e-portfolio - e.g., this is what I do with lecture slides - see
  2. Save each of your slides and/or boxes, etc. as images, then upload those images to Wiki Commons, and show on your e-portfolio as described above.
  3. Recreate the look/feel of your document on your e-porfolio page(s) - I can help with the technical part of doing this. For example, see Filmmaking as an example of a page with more colourful layout. There are plenty of templates for helping to do this, but it takes a little bit to learn. So, I would just start with one relatively simple request, we'll work on it, and then you can apply that to the next bit.
Each of these options is viable, but you may also want to consider prioritising efforts, e.g.,:
  1. Keep a close eye on the marking criteria (see Social psychology (psychology)/Assessment/E-portfolio#Marking for the exercise - the most important aspects are regularity and depth of reflections and comments (and not fancy layout, etc.)
  2. Getting your plain text up will allow for comments from myself and others, and discussion, leading to greater depth/regularity.
  3. You can sketch out what you want, then we can help to fill in the gaps.
I hope these ideas help. Keep asking questions. Sincerely, James. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:27, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Image uploads[edit source]

Well done on uploading this image commons:Image:What_is_social_psych.jpg! Note that it needs a copyright license attached (otherwise it will get deleted). See the link above for some links to pages explaining possible copyright tags, e.g. you could put it into the public domain by editing the image page link above and adding this code: {{PD-self}}. If you want others who use the image to attribute it back to you, then probably use {{GFDL}}. Let me know if you want a hand - getting one's head around various copyright options is probably the trickiest part of uploading images to these wiki projects. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:10, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Well done, Kate on "finding a way" - its quite a forest to jump into it, but you persisted and did it! Congratulations. You also found out that its easier to add the license when first uploading than to go back and do it later. There are now duplicate images, so I've added a message for the original to be deleted over at Commons: commons:Image talk:What is social psych.jpg. After doing this, now you know what's involved, I'm wondering how many slides you have and whether it seems to be worthwhile to approach putting them here via image uploads to commons? I don't have an answer, I'm just curious what you're thinking. Maybe you can try each kind of way, if you're inclined. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Positive psychology[edit source]

I noted your interest in positive psychology and just wanted to let me know that we can build related resources at this link. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Flowcharts/Figures[edit source]

Hi Khayne, Can you tell me how you created and uploaded those really great flowcharts/figures on your page? Are they made in PowerPoint and then uploaded as described by James above? Jenny O 07:27, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Some initial feedback[edit source]

This e-portfolio is really coming along! You're learning/adapting fast to the Wikiversity format, but more importantly, your reflections indicate a deep engagement with the unit (i.e., participating in the topics/activities, venturing your own experiences and views, trying this out in the real world (e.g., doing the stroop test with your family!), and looking for further related material beyond that which has been provided (e.g., youtube videos). And its clear that this has been a regular engagement - oh, and there is also productive sharing/conversation with others. SO, in brief, congratulations on your efforts, your e-portfolio is providing an excellent example of how I had hoped the e-portfolio might be used. Keep it up! Smiley.svg -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:42, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Image captions[edit source]

Image captions are optional; see this edit I did to help show you where/how to add captions if you would like to use them. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:56, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks so much for your feedback James - Good to know I am on the right track! Would have been a lot of work if I wasn't. I am finding this e-portfolio one of the most rewarding things I have ever done at Uni! I can't believe how much I am learning - by going off on a tangent to related things. I am spending every spare moment absorbed in reading / watching / investigating / listening. A completely worthwhile piece of assessment.! --Khayne 01:23, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

I agree Kate - this IS one of the best things I've done during this degree! Jenny O 04:16, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Image uploads[edit source]

  • Nice work Kate on the uploads, e.g., Image:Bella, Jesse Alex 0908.jpg; although it wasn't a requirement, you've learnt how to create various kinds of images and contribute them into a readily available central resource. What do you think about using image captions? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:53, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes definitely want to update with captions - just haven't got there yet! That's my next project!--Khayne 10:11, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

ABC post[edit source]

Hey Khayne, I agree whole heartedly with your post regarding your attitutde change after participating in this e-portfolio. I thought this e-portfolio was a terrible idea in the beginning but now I find myself spending more and more time on it...and i have to say I'm not hating it all the time! Its definitely made this unit more enjoyable.Bryony 00:30, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Honesty[edit source]

Hi Khayne, the honesty and openness to trying, learning/developing and applying to real life of topics explored in the unit which is evident in your e-portfolio is very encouraging and is an an excellent demonstration of "depth" of engagement. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:09, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Kahlil Gibran[edit source]

As for the piece at the end of my eportfolio - No I am not a religions nutbar! Kahlil Gibran was a poet, philosopher and artist born in 1883 near Mt Lebanon. ......get your hands on a copy of the Prophet - well worth a read! --Khayne 10:40, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

E-portfolio Feedback for Khayne[edit source]

Hi Khayne,

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.

Regularity/Continuity[edit source]

Clear evidence of genuine engagement throughout the unit around the key topics, including lectures, readings, and tutorials. (HD)

Depth/Insightfulness[edit source]

The depth of insight and engagement here was outstanding. I found myself bookmarking lots of the links you identified. Your voracious reading was effectively integrated with the unit topics to make for a very rich, insightful e-portfolio. Along with the use of images, links, references, and personal examples, as well as honest recording of your own reluctance and them embracing and learning of the use of Wikiversity, make for a wonderful, moving e-portfolio. (HD)

Overall/General/Other[edit source]

This is clearly an exceptional piece of work which demonstrates a rich, insightful engagement in all aspects of the unit. You made this exercise work for you, by connecting the unit into your interests, passions, reading/study, and personal experiences. Congratulations.

Contributions/Statistics[edit source]

Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

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