Talk:Reminiscence therapy

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Hi all, so far this article is a stub, without any inline citations. it's on my to-do list to stop by sometime, do some research, and add inline citations. But to avoid attracting more link spam here, I'm moving what was the "references" section even though none were used as inline citations. Perhaps if anyone has time they could review these sources as possible in-line citations for the article? - Owlmonkey (talk) 21:38, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

APS class project[edit]

For a class project, I am going to be working on this page as part of the APS Wikipedia Initiative. When I first saw this page, I noticed that it was very short and lacked citations. My plan was to broaden the scope of the article by including an explanation of what reminiscence therapy is and illustrating its benefits through psychological research. Below are the articles I will most likely be using:

Fujiwara, E., Otsuka, K., Sakai, A., Hoshi, K., Sekiai, S., Kamisaki, M., & ... Chida, F. (2012). Usefulness of reminiscence therapy for community mental health. Psychiatry And Clinical Neurosciences, 66(1), 74-79. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02283.x

Wu, L. (2011). Group integrative reminiscence therapy on self‐esteem, life satisfaction and depressive symptoms in institutionalised older veterans. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 20(15-16), 2195-2203. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03699.x

Karimi, H. H., Dolatshahee, B. B., Momeni, K. K., Khodabakhshi, A. A., Rezaei, M. M., & Kamrani, A. A. (2010). Effectiveness of integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies on depression symptoms reduction in institutionalized older adults: An empirical study. Aging & Mental Health, 14(7), 881-887. doi:10.1080/13607861003801037

Chiang, K., Chu, H., Chang, H., Chung, M., Chen, C., Chiou, H., & Chou, K. (2010). The effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among the institutionalized aged. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(4), 380-388. doi:10.1002/gps.2350

Bohlmeijer, E., Kramer, J., Smit, F., Onrust, S., & van Marwijk, H. (2009). The effects of integrative reminiscence on depressive symptomatology and mastery of older adults. Community Mental Health Journal, 45(6), 476-484. doi:10.1007/s10597-009-9246-z

Bohlmeijer, E. T., Westerhof, G. J., & de Jong, M. (2008). The effects of integrative reminiscence on meaning in life: Results of a quasi-experimental study. Aging & Mental Health, 12(5), 639-646. doi:10.1080/13607860802343209

Ando, M., Tsuda, A., & Moorey, S. (2006). Preliminary Study of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression and Self-Esteem in Cancer Patients. Psychological Reports, 98(2), 339-346. doi:10.2466/PR0.98.2.339-346

Cappeliez, P. (2002). Cognitive-reminiscence therapy for depressed older adults in day hospital and long-term care. In J. Webster, B. K. Haight, J. Webster, B. K. Haight (Eds.) , Critical advances in reminiscence work: From theory to application (pp. 300-313). New York, NY US: Springer Publishing Co.

Watt, L. M., & Cappeliez, P. (2000). Integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies for depression in older adults: Intervention strategies and treatment effectiveness. Aging & Mental Health, 4(2), 166-177. doi:10.1080/13607860050008691

Singer, V. I., Tracz, S. M., & Dworkin, S. H. (1991). Reminiscence group therapy: A treatment modality for older adults. Journal For Specialists In Group Work, 16(3), 167-171. doi:10.1080/01933929108415604

Cully, J. A., LaVoie, D., & Gfeller, J. D. (2001). Reminiscence, personality, and psychological functioning in older adults. The Gerontologist, 41(1), 89-95.

Middleton, D., & Buchanan, K. (1993). Is reminiscence working? Accounting for the therapeutic benefits of reminiscence work with older people. Journal Of Aging Studies, 7(3), 321-333. doi:10.1016/0890-4065(93)90018-F

Cappeliez, P., & Robitaille, A. (2010). Coping mediates the relationships between reminiscence and psychological well-being among older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 14(7), 807-818. doi:10.1080/13607861003713307

Stinson, C. (2009). Structured group reminiscence: An intervention for older adults. The Journal Of Continuing Education In Nursing, 40(11), 521-528. doi:10.3928/00220124-20091023-10

Housden, S. (2009). The use of reminiscence in the prevention and treatment of depression in older people living in care homes: A literature review. Groupwork: An Interdisciplinary Journal For Working With Groups, 19(2), 28-45.

Cappeliez, P., Guindon, M., & Robitaille, A. (2008). Functions of reminiscence and emotional regulation among older adults. Journal Of Aging Studies, 22(3), 266-272. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2007.06.003

Sarah E. Daniels (talk) 15:21, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

  • This looks like a good list. It's nice that you have the DOI's, you can use those to build the reference section really easily using the template (under cite, as you edit). You don't need the link to EBSCOhost, however (that's not publicly accessible) Greta Munger (talk) 22:15, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Here's an example reference (just did your last one) [1]

Thank you for your help, Dr. Munger! Sarah E. Daniels (talk) 02:24, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

I have since taken out the material that was not cited, and have included a definition, method, and applications for this type of therapy through an exploration of the literature pertaining to this topic. I have also solidified which articles I will be using, and these can be seen embedded in the article and in the reference section on the actual article page. Sarah E. Daniels (talk) 14:37, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

References (example of markup)[edit]

  1. ^ Cappeliez, Philippe (2008). "Functions of reminiscence and emotional regulation among older adults". Journal of Aging Studies. 22 (3): 266–272. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2007.06.003.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

Student edit timeline, Spring 2012[edit]

As a senior capstone project, students are working improve the content of selected articles. More details are on the course page. Student first edits are due April 20, then we'll spend a week reviewing. Final project is due by May 14, 2012. Thanks for your encouragement and support. Greta Munger (talk) 15:20, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


We don't draw conclusions on Wikipedia. That's against Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and WP:SYNTHESIS. The article doesn't need a "Conclusion" section as its not an essay. Otherwise, the article is well done=D. You should also use more secondary source (WP:SECONDARY), these are reviews of research such as textbooks (tertiary) or reviews in journals, as opposed to primary sources which are the original journal articles themselves. The way you used primary sources looks fine though.Smallman12q (talk) 14:43, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Peer Review for Student Edits[edit]

Sarah, I really liked your sections and the way you divided all of your information into smaller sections which make the material easier to understand. I really like your methods section and the two main theories you explain. I think I may even use that same style on my own topic! Your page was very easy to read and everything had a citation. I think the topics on dementia and depression are very interesting and wikipedia users will definitely benefit from this!

The only advice I have is that in your conclusion section there aren't any citations which could make it seem like this is your opinion instead of research that you read. I think that if you add some citations and make it sound less like a personal opinion then that part would be fine. I'm also not sure if maybe the references at the beginning of some of your paragraphs are to much because it's so many. You might have to ask Dr. Munger about that cause that may be acceptable wikipedia writing. I'm also not sure about citation in regards to author then year in a sentence so that may also be a question for Dr. Munger. All in all, your article was great and I learned a lot!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mobell2012 (talkcontribs) 18:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Peer Review 2[edit]

I thought your article was really well done as well. Your use of bold words helped to pick out important topics among the reading and to see what some of the sentences/paragraphs were directly addressing. Your research was very thorough and very well done; you were able to apply many different studies and research in your article which helped to explain the different uses/therapy/etc and make the article as a whole very easy to understand and read.

I agree with Morgan about the conclusions though. I saw Smallman's comment about not having a conclusion section, and it does look like more opinion based. And to agree with Morgan again, I don't know much etiquette rules on Wikipedia, but some of your first sentences have many citations while others towards the end have none. All-in-all that's the only thing I can see from reading through it as it is. You did a very good job, and again, the amount of support you had was very effective in making the article understandable and readable. Cjchaney402 (talk) 18:45, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Duplicate article exists[edit]

The article Reminiscence Therapy, started in March 2012, should be merged into this one. I assume the author didn't know about capitalization in article titles and assumed the article didn't exist. StarryGrandma (talk) 23:22, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Merged content from Reminiscence Therapy to here.[edit]

I merged it --名無し 07:51, 1 March 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 俺はバカ (talkcontribs)