Motivation and emotion/Book/2022/Indigenous Australian emotionality

Indigenous Australian emotionality:
In what ways is emotionality experienced by Indigenous Australian people?


The overview would be a summary sentence of the following topics outlined within this Indigenous Australian emotionality book chapter including -

· Definition of emotionality

Example - Emotionality includes a variety of subjective feeling states that predictably influence observable behaviour and physiological responses for functional purposes related to adaptation [1]

· Indigenous Australian people (inclusive of)

· General effects of emotionality

· What are the emotional needs of Indigenous Australian people?

· How is emotionality experienced by Indigenous Australian people?

This Overview section should be concise but consist of several paragraphs which engage the reader, illustrate the problem, and outline how psychological science can help.

Focus questions:

  • What is emotionality in psychology?
  • Who is 'Indigenous Australian people' inclusive of?
  • What are the general effects of emotionality?
  • What are the emotional needs of Indigenous Australian people?
  • How is emotionality experienced by Indigenous Australian people?


  • Define emotionality
  • Importance of understanding emotionality

Motivations of emotionalityEdit

This section would explore the key empirical literature relevant to the psychological science and motivations pertaining to emotionality.

Effects of emotionalityEdit

Within this paragraph, there would be information regarding the general effects of emotionality and the varying types of emotions the emotionality is inclusive of.

- Emotionality is a key component of subjective experience that influences memory. It has been found that the emotionality of words affects memory monitoring, specifically, judgments of learning, in both cued recall and free recall paradigms.[2]

  Suggestions for this section:

  • For the topic development, provide at least 3 bullet-points about key content per section. Include key citations.
  • For the book chapter, expand the bullet points into paragraphs.
  • If a section has a lot of content, arrange it into two to five sub-headings such as in the interactive learning features section. Avoid having sections with only one sub-heading.

Emotionality for Indigenous Australian peopleEdit

Emotional needs of Indigenous Australian peopleEdit

This paragraph would outline the emotional needs of Indigenous Australian people, the importance of having these emotional needs met and how the needs vary according to their self, community and Country.

Effects of emotionality for Indigenous Australian peopleEdit

Within this paragraph, there would be how emotionality is expressed and experienced by Indigenous Australian people.

  • "Embracing emotionality ultimately enabled me to engage in knowledge building as well as advocacy with and for Aboriginal women in prison".[3] It is important to explore the positive and negative effect of emotionality for female and male Indigenous Australian people and how this is experienced within various settings.
  • "The findings are consistent with biopsychosocial models and provide a more nuanced understanding of the patterns of risks, resources and adaptation that impact on the physical health of Aboriginal youth". [4] This article explores the presence of higher negative emotionality among Aboriginal youth living in high risk family environments.

Case studiesEdit

Case studies describe real-world examples of concepts in action. Case studies can be real or fictional. A case could be used multiple times during a chapter to illustrate different theories or stages. It is often helpful to present case studies using feature boxes.

  • Case study exploring emotionality of Indigenous Australian people


Boxes can be used to highlight content, but don't overuse them. There are many different ways of creating boxes (e.g., see Pretty boxes). Possible uses include:

  • Focus questions
  • Case studies or examples
  • Quiz questions
  • Take-home messages
Feature box example
  • Shaded background
  • Coloured border



Where key words are first used, make them into interwiki links such as Wikipedia links to articles about famous people (e.g., Sigmund Freud and key concepts (e.g., dreams) and links to book chapters about related topics (e.g., would you like to learn about how to overcome writer's block?).


Tables can be an effective way to organise and summarise information. Tables should be captioned (using APA style) to explain their relevance to the text. Plus each table should be referred to at least once in the main text (e.g., see Table 1 and Table 2).

Here are some example 3 x 3 tables which could be adapted.


Quizzes are a direct way to engage readers. But don't make quizzes too hard or long. It is better to have one or two review questions per major section than a long quiz at the end. Try to quiz conceptual understanding, rather than trivia.

Here are some simple quiz questions which could be adapted. Choose the correct answers and click "Submit":

Are you looking forward to learning about how emotionality is experienced by Indigenous Australian people:


To learn about different types of quiz questions, see Quiz.


The Conclusion is arguably the most important section. It should be possible for someone to read the Overview and the Conclusion and still get a good idea of the topic.

  Suggestions for this section:

  • What is the answer to the question in the sub-title (based on psychological theory and research)?
  • What are the answers to the focus questions?
  • What are the practical, take-home messages?

See alsoEdit

Provide up to half-a-dozen external links to relevant resources such as presentations, news articles, and professional sites. For example:

  Suggestions for this section:

  • Only select links to major external resources about the topic
  • Present in alphabetical order
  • Include the source in parentheses after the link

Provide up to half-a-dozen internal (wiki) links to relevant Wikiversity pages (esp. related motivation and emotion book chapters) and Wikipedia articles. For example:

  Suggestions for this section:

  • Present in alphabetical order.
  • Include the source in parentheses.


List the cited references in APA style (7th ed.) or wiki style. APA style example:

Aboriginal Ways Tried and True |Canadian Best Practices Portal – CBPP. (2022). Retrieved 28 August 2022, from

Hopkins, K., Shepherd, C., Taylor, C., & Zubrick, S. (2015). Relationships between Psychosocial Resilience and Physical Health Status of Western Australian Urban Aboriginal Youth. PLOS ONE, 10(12), e0145382. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145382

Measuring the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Summary - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2022). Retrieved 28 August 2022, from

Yuen, F. (2010). Embracing Emotionality: Clothing My “Naked Truths”. Critical Criminology, 19(1), 75-88. doi: 10.1007/s10612-010-9123-7

Zimmerman, C., & Kelley, C. (2010). “I’ll remember this!” Effects of emotionality on memory predictions versus memory performance. Journal Of Memory And Language, 62(3), 240-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2009.11.004

  Suggestions for this section:

  • Important aspects for APA style include:
    • Wrap the set of references in the hanging indent template. Using "Edit source": {{Hanging indent|1= the full list of references}}
    • Author surname, followed by a comma, then author initials separated by full stops and spaces
    • Year of publication in parentheses
    • Title of work in lower case except first letter and proper names, ending in a full-stop.
    • Journal title in italics, volume number in italics, issue number in parentheses, first and last page numbers separated by an en-dash(–), followed by a full-stop.
    • Provide the full doi as a URL and working hyperlink
  • Common mistakes include:
    • incorrect capitalisation
    • incorrect italicisation
    • providing a "retrieved from" date (not part of APA 7th ed. style).
    • citing sources that weren't actually read or consulted

External linksEdit

  1. Decker, Scott L.; Cadenhead, Catherine (2011). Kreutzer, Jeffrey S.. ed. Emotionality (in en). New York, NY: Springer. pp. 946–947. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1454. ISBN 978-0-387-79948-3. 
  2. Zimmerman, Carissa A.; Kelley, Colleen M. (2010-04). "“I’ll remember this!” Effects of emotionality on memory predictions versus memory performance". Journal of Memory and Language 62 (3): 240–253. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2009.11.004. ISSN 0749-596X. 
  3. Yuen, Felice (2010-09-14). "Embracing Emotionality: Clothing My “Naked Truths”". Critical Criminology 19 (1): 75–88. doi:10.1007/s10612-010-9123-7. ISSN 1205-8629. 
  4. Hopkins, Katrina D.; Shepherd, Carrington C. J.; Taylor, Catherine L.; Zubrick, Stephen R. (2015-12-30). "Relationships between Psychosocial Resilience and Physical Health Status of Western Australian Urban Aboriginal Youth". PLOS ONE 10 (12): e0145382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145382. ISSN 1932-6203.