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Notice of intent to edit[edit]

Over the next few weeks, I will be editing this article for my Senior Psychology Laboratory at Clemson University. We are editing Wikipedia articles as a part of the APS Wikipedia Initiative, in an attempt to improve psychology-related articles to the status of "good" or "featured" articles. Any feedback or advice from more experienced Wikipedians would be welcomed. Thank you in advance. Laurenrampey (talk) 23:58, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Welcome Lauren! Please remember that Wikipedia is not an academic paper or essay. Wikipedia articles should not be based on WP:primary sources, but on reliable, published secondary sources (for instance, journal reviews and professional or advanced academic textbooks) and, to a lesser extent, on tertiary sources (such as undergraduate textbooks). WP:MEDRS describes how to identify reliable sources for medical information, which is a good guideline for many psychology articles as well. With friendly regards, Lova Falk talk 05:15, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your feedback, Lova! I am currently working on this article in my Sandbox and my edits should be posted in the actual article within the next week or so, pending approval of my professor, Dr. June Pilcher. I am currently adding information about the physiological, neurological, and cognitive components of emotionality, as well as different theories of emotion as they relate to these components. I also plan to include information about the different views of expressing emotion, as well as differences across gender and culture. If there is any additional information you would like to see in this article, I would really appreciate your suggestions. Also, once I have made my modifications public, I would love to hear your feedback about my progress. Thank you in advance for your time! Laurenrampey (talk) 17:57, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Good job Lauren! Could you add page numbers to Myers, D. G. (2004) Theories of Emotion? I also think you need to restructure sections and subsections. The way it is now, Theories of Emotional Response is a subsection of Emotion as Physiological, which in its turn is a subsection of Early Theories of Emotion. Lova Falk talk 09:31, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your feedback! My professor informed me that I was using an undergraduate textbook as one of my sources (Myers, D.G.), so I was able to correct that error with more primary sources. I also corrected the error with the sections and subsections. I have just uploaded my final edit and I look forward to hearing your feedback. Laurenrampey (talk) 23:19, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Explanation of latest edit[edit]

I have just uploaded the final draft of my edit of this article. I have added a few examples of emotionality, as well as information about the theories of emotion and gender differences. If anyone has more information regarding the differences of emotional response and expression across genders, I would love to see that section expanded. I would appreciate any feedback my fellow Wiki editors could provide me. Thank you in advance! Laurenrampey (talk) 23:19, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Continuation of edit[edit]

In my aforementioned class, we have been given the option to choose a new article to modify or to continue modifying the article from our first assignment. I have decided to continue adding to this page, as I feel I can find a lot more information on the cultural and gender differences, given this additional time for research. I look forward to any feedback provided from interested readers. Thank you in advance! Laurenrampey (talk) 13:53, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Explanation of latest edit[edit]

I have just uploaded my final edit to this article. I have added a few visual depictions of emotion, as well as more information about gender differences and a short explanation of the "6 basic emotions." I would like to see the section on culture expanded even more with any additional information anyone can add. Thank you for your patience as I have been completing this assignment for my course at Clemson. I appreciate all feedback I have received this semester and the feedback I will continue to receive in the future. Laurenrampey (talk) 14:45, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Ekman theorizes...[edit]

I am concerned about the last sentences of the section "Expression of emotion across cultures". It says "According to Ekman (1992),..." and "Ekman (1992) theorizes..." Since then, 21 years have passed. What has happened? Are these theories (still?) considered important, has any research been done that confirms or falsifies the theories? Are there any alternative theories that are just as important? You see, to get the answer to these questions, you need an up-to-date secondary source (or even a tertiary source). There is a reason why I keep on talking about secondary sources... Face-smile.svg Kind regards! Lova Falk talk 07:55, 24 April 2013 (UTC)