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Psychologists have claimed that many people are more [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 03:53
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Psychologists have claimed that many people are more susceptible to psychological problems in the winter than in the summer; the psychologists call this condition seasonal affective disorder. Their claim is based on the results of surveys in which people were asked to recall how they felt at various times in the past. However, it is not clear that people are able to report accurately on their past psychological states. Therefore, these survey results do not justify the psychologists’ claim that there is any such condition as seasonal affective disorder.

The author criticizes the psychologists claim by

(A) offering an alternative explanation of the variation in the occurrence of psychological problems across seasons

(B) questioning whether any seasonal variation in the occurrence of psychological problems could properly be labeled a disorder

(C) questioning the representativeness of the population sample surveyed by the psychologists

(D) questioning an assumption that the author attributes to the psychologists

(E) demonstrating that fewer people actually suffer from seasonal affective disorder than psychologists had previously thought
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Re: CR050210--psychological problem [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 07:04
The psychologists assume that the sample surveyed can accurately report their past psychological states during seasons. Negate and argument falls apart, so, IMO, (D).
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 10:58
"D"....these ppl can very well be a good sample to test, but, if one's test is based on an assumption then even a good sample will not work. Psycho has to assume that these ppl can accurately talk abt their past. "C" seems to be a trap abt questioning the sample of the survey itself. Chunj, where do u find these questions ? Looks like u have a plethora of them :)
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 11:05
I believe it is (D).

The psychologists assume that the data(opinion of the people) is correct to obtain a correlation. The authur questions the validity of the data hence questions the validity of the assumption.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 11:10
men, I felt on the trap...
I choosed C,

but after reading, I realize it should be D..

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 18:11
1) Psychologists have claimed that many people are more susceptible to psychological problems in the winter than in the summer
2) Psychologists call this condition seasonal affective disorder.
3) Their claim is based on the results of surveys in which people were asked to recall how they felt at various times in the past.
4) However, it is not clear that people are able to report accurately on their past psychological states.
5) Therefore, these survey results do not justify the psychologists’ claim that there is any such condition as seasonal affective disorder. <-- conclusion

The author criticizes the psychologists claim by

(A) offering an alternative explanation of the variation in the occurrence of psychological problems across seasons
- no. It criticizes the claim by debunking the accuracy of the accounts of the people surveyed

(B) questioning whether any seasonal variation in the occurrence of psychological problems could properly be labeled a disorder
- No.

(C) questioning the representativeness of the population sample surveyed by the psychologists
- The author isn't questioning if the sample can be representative.

(D) questioning an assumption that the author attributes to the psychologists
- This is the answer choice. The author challenges the assumption that the psychologists made (assumed that the people can accurately recall their psychological state)

(E) demonstrating that fewer people actually suffer from seasonal affective disorder than psychologists had previously thought
- No such demonstration stated in the passage

D it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2005, 08:57
Thanks all

OA is D.

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Re: Psychologists have claimed that many people are more [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 05:02
Nice post,This is something which i really didn't knew before.May be they are right i mean what they have claimed that can be right.
May be it effects badly in winters or get worse.Keep sharing your opinions people.
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Re: Psychologists have claimed that many people are more [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2013, 10:46
Its straight D.
The assumption of the psychologist is questioned.
Re: Psychologists have claimed that many people are more   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2013, 10:46
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