Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Functionalist theory and self-tracking/Instructor notes

Functional perspective

  • Volunteer motivations provide excellent examples (e.g., blood donation, crisis phone counselling (e.g., Lifeline), and environmental volunteering) for functional analysis
  • Motivations also change over time - time is a 3rd dynamic that could be brought to the functionalist perspective


  • Front-load videos with the critical thinking questions what are the (motivational) pros and cons of self-tracking?
  • Move to the slide with space for pro and con responses soon after providing the video links

Google Scholar

  • Ask participants to volunteer an example book chapter topic for the search demonstration