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Psychologist: Some people contend that children should never [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 06:33
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Psychologist: Some people contend that children should never
be reprimanded
. Any criticism, let alone punishment,
they say, harms children's self esteem. This view is
laudable in its challenge to the belief that children
should be punished whenever they misbehave, yet it
gives a dangerous answer to the question of how often
punishment should be inflicted. When parents never
reprimand their children, they are in effect rewarding
them for unacceptable behavior, and rewarded
behavior tends to recur.

The view that children should never be reprimanded
functions in the psychologist's argument as a statement
of a position that the psychologist's argument

(A) is designed to discredit entirely
(B) is designed to establish as true
(C) is designed to establish as well intentioned
(D) claims has a serious flaw though is not without
value
(E) claims is less reasonable than any other view
mentioned
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: children should never be reprimanded [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 07:43
some people said adults should not punish children.
Pschy: parent might punish children when they have unacceptable behaviors but punishment them makes them tend to recur bad behavior....

what functions of sentences saying " parents should not reprimanded the kids" plays in the pschy. argurment?
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Re: children should never be reprimanded [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 08:17
diebeatsthegmat wrote:
some people said adults should not punish children.
Pschy: parent might punish children when they have unacceptable behaviors but punishment them makes them tend to recur bad behavior....

what functions of sentences saying " parents should not reprimanded the kids" plays in the pschy. argurment?
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This particular view has not been presented as to be true. As you can see that author himself is against the fact that "children should never be reprimanded." According to author sometimes reprimanding the children may be beneficial as against never reprimanding them.See the last sentence of the argument.
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Re: children should never be reprimanded [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 11:19
I have to go with
[Reveal] Spoiler:
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Argument summary:

More than one person has said children should never be reprimanded.
- Why? Because it lowers self esteem.
Psychologists view; While derserving, it is questionable because it rewards bad behavior.

The psychologist uses the statement "children should not be reprimended" how in the argument?

(A) is incorrect because the psycologist admits that the idea is deserving the in the second sentence. So he is not trying to demolish the thought.
(B) is incorrect because in the last sentence the psychologist explains why its not true.
(C) is incorrect. While the author does admit that there is credit to the theory, the purpose of the statement in the argument is not to establish that it is well intentioned. THe purpose of the arugment to say that despite its merit, the statement is flawed.
(D) is correct. This exactly what the psycologist does in the argument. He admits there is some merit to the idea, but that the idea is ultimately flawed.
(E) is incorrect because at no point does the psycologist discuss how reasonable anything is, especially from a relative perspective. To say something has a flaw is not to say that it is more or less reasonable than anything else. Further the psycologist never says or implies that some other view is more or less reasonable.

Let me know if there is anything I wrote above that is unclear.

Could you please confirm the OA?

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Re: children should never be reprimanded [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2011, 06:58
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Re: Psychologist: Some people contend that children should never [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 18:53
vjsharma25 wrote:
Psychologist: Some people contend that children should never
be reprimanded
. Any criticism, let alone punishment,
they say, harms children's self esteem. This view is
laudable in its challenge to the belief that children
should be punished whenever they misbehave, yet it
gives a dangerous answer to the question of how often
punishment should be inflicted. When parents never
reprimand their children, they are in effect rewarding
them for unacceptable behavior, and rewarded
behavior tends to recur.

The view that children should never be reprimanded
functions in the psychologist's argument as a statement
of a position that the psychologist's argument

(A) is designed to discredit entirely
(B) is designed to establish as true
(C) is designed to establish as well intentioned
(D) claims has a serious flaw though is not without
value
(E) claims is less reasonable than any other view
mentioned


Request you to explain the point in option C in general.

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