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Expert review[edit]

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?

Jojalozzo 19:53, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

To answer a few of your questions:
  1. 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
  2. like hundreds of other Wiki psychology articles this one could do with being reviewed by an expert but there could be a long wait.
  3. 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.
  4. the pathologies and contexts list is roughly listed in a logical sequence but there are obviously other ways of doing it.
  5. it is amazing that it has taken so long for an article on exaggeration to be done.
--Penbat (talk) 20:11, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

I applaud your initiative. Thank you! Jojalozzo 22:07, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Instead of waiting indefinitely for an expert I took a crack at it. Jojalozzo 02:21, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

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)[edit]

See Talk:Minimisation_(psychology) section "Edits_by_User:Jojalozzo_here_and_in_exaggeration" --Penbat (talk) 21:15, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Image of statues in totalitarian states[edit]

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)

Weird quotation[edit]

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)