Essay on psych journal review

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PSYC101 Journal Article Review Assignment - Part 1
Article Content Identification and Summary
Due: 11:55pm ET Sunday at the end of Week 3 of the 8-week course term
You may work on this assignment ahead of its deadline but may not submit it prior to Week 3.
Points Possible: 60

OVERVIEW: This is Part 1 of a two-part assignment designed to guide you through the steps of critically reviewing a published, evidence-based, scholarly journal article. This is an activity in which students engage frequently across their college careers in the completion of a variety of assignments. The article you review will be selected from the classroom Resources folder.
For Part 1 and Part 2 of this assignment, demonstration of foundational skills
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In the space below explain why you picked the article you selected for this assignment from the classroom Resources folder. Include a description of what about the focus of the article you chose captured your interest and why.
I chose “Smoking behavior and motivational flexibility in light and heavy smokers,” (Darlow & Lobel 2012) because I have never understood why people chose to smoke. You know that smoking is bad for your health when you start smoking and you know it is hard to quit so why do people even start smoking in the first place? This article captured my interest because I work with a lot of people that smoke and have been smoking for years and I always wondered what their motivation was to smoke. I have also always wondered if there were certain triggers that caused them to, “crave,” a cigarette. I think learning why people smoke and what dictates when they do it would be informational.

2. APA Citation Format
Show in the spaces below how you would source credit and reference-list (in APA formatting style), if you were writing a formal paper, the article you selected in the body of the paper and in a Reference list that would be attached to the end of the paper (for examples of how to correctly source credit in APA formatting style see the classroom Resources folder entitled, “APA…