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Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry
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Re: CR - Freud's theories [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2005, 01:44
mahesh004 wrote:
Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry


My answer is D.

(A) Too extreme
(B) Out of scope
(C) Out of scope
(D) "Freud's theories...while brilliant for their day.." gives the answer away
(E) Out of scope
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Re: CR - Freud's theories [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2005, 02:52
mahesh004 wrote:
Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry


My Answer is D:
A) Being extremist
B) Not discussed in the argument. Out of scope
C) Clearly out of scope. Argument doesn't talk about Freud's place in history
D) As described in argument, the knowledge of working of mind is now understood using the biology after the Freud's theory. So now the theory is to be reexamined.
E) Clearly out of scope. Argument doesn't talk about financial support.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2005, 01:43
I vote for D.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2005, 02:13
I vote for (D), too.

We should not be parrotting Freud's theory. We have to go further.
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Re: CR - Freud's theories [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2005, 02:21
Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if these advances had never occurred.It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to favor

(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology

The conclusion suggests that we shouldn't parrot Freud's psychological theories ----> we should reexamine it---> D it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2005, 19:24
D as well,

Good explanation, guys. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2005, 06:19
yup got D as well.
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