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I feel the section of pathologies and contexts would benefit from review by an expert in psychology. Some questions that I'd like to see addressed are:
- Is an article about the general term, exaggeration, the right place to be discussing psychological pathologies?
- If so,
- Is this a good name for the section?
- Have we covered both the normal and abnormal psychological aspects of exaggeration well enough?
- Does the order of the list correspond to a natural prioritization from the field of psychology?
- To answer a few of your questions:
- a huge number of Wiki psychology articles need major work, maybe about 30% have zero citations and maybe about 20% are short in citations. There is also a big shortage of psychology experts available to improve them
- like hundreds of other Wiki psychology articles this one could do with being reviewed by an expert but there could be a long wait.
- I originally was going to do an "exaggeration (psychology)" article until i realised that the existing "exaggeration" redirect to "hyperbole" was inadequate so i decided on a general "exaggeration" article.
- the pathologies and contexts list is roughly listed in a logical sequence but there are obviously other ways of doing it.
- it is amazing that it has taken so long for an article on exaggeration to be done.
- The priority given to manipulation and pathology in this article is not balanced or credible. This is a descriptive term for mostly benign behavior. I reorganized a few paragraphs and deleted material that was out of context and overextended. The article needs further simplification and better context. → Wiki-psyc (talk) 00:25, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Edits by User:Jojalozzo here and in minimisation (psychology)
Image of statues in totalitarian states
I removed an image of Korean statues that had a caption about their use in totalitarian states without any sources and without clearly linking it to exaggeration. It appeared to be pushing a POV rather than illustrating a point in the text. Jojalozzo 21:11, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
I just edited the following passage for consistent punctuation:
In depression, exaggerated all-or-nothing thinking can form a self-reinforcing cycle: these thoughts might be called emotional amplifiers because, as they go around and around, they become more intense. Here are some typical all-or-nothing thoughts:
- my efforts are either a success or they are an abject failure
- I am/other people are either all good or all bad
- if you're not with us, you're against us<ref>Gilbert, p. 63 and p. 98.</ref>
Then I noticed that what appeared to be a mismatched trailing single quote was perhaps a long quotation beginning after the colon with the words 'these thoughts'.
If this really is a long quotation, it should either be made far more obvious, or reworked in original language. — MaxEnt 04:18, 19 October 2016 (UTC)