Write a 4-page assessment in which you describe the current understanding of motivation related to an identified behavior and discuss applications of research to social policies associated with that behavior.

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What Is Scholarly?

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

Whiteley, P. (2002). Motivation. Oxford, UK: Capstone Publishing.
Armeli, S., Conner, T. S., Cullum, J., & Tennen, H. (2010). A longitudinal analysis of drinking motives moderating the negative affect-drinking association among college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(1), 38–47.
Molnar, D. S., Sadava, S. W., DeCourville, N. H., & Perrier, C. P. K. (2010). Attachment, motivations, and alcohol: Testing a dual-path model of high-risk drinking and adverse consequences in transitional clinical and student samples. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 42(1), 1–13.
Litvin, E. B., & Brandon, T. H. (2010). Testing the influence of external and internal cues on smoking motivation using a community sample. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18(1), 61–70.

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