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A psychologist is treating a patient with multiple personality disorder. One of the patient ’ s personalities claims to be a blind Civil War veteran. When exhibiting this personality, the patient responds in the affirmative when asked, only in a written format, whether he is blind. None of the patient ’ s other personalities claims to be blind. The psychologist concluded that the patient ’ s personality is fragmented, and that the veteran personality claims to be blind, while another personality responds to the written question.

Asking which of the following questions can reveal a flaw in the psychologist ’ s explanation?

A.Why does the personality that answers the written question not answer “ No ” ?
B.Why does the psychologist feel compelled to explain the patient ’ s responses?
C.Why doesn ’ t another of the patient ’ s personalities convince the veteran personality that he can see?
D.Why does the veteran personality claim to be blind, but none of the other personalities make this claim?
E.Why don ’ t all the patient ’ s personalities claim to be blind?
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21 Jan 2010, 13:03
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A psychologist is treating a patient with multiple personality disorder. One of the patient ’ s personalities claims to be a blind Civil War veteran. When exhibiting this personality, the patient responds in the affirmative when asked, only in a written format, whether he is blind. None of the patient ’ s other personalities claims to be blind. The psychologist concluded that the patient ’ s personality is fragmented, and that the veteran personality claims to be blind, while another personality responds to the written question.

Asking which of the following questions can reveal a flaw in the psychologist ’ s explanation?

A.Why does the personality that answers the written question not answer “ No ” ?
B.Why does the psychologist feel compelled to explain the patient ’ s responses?
C.Why doesn ’ t another of the patient ’ s personalities convince the veteran personality that he can see?
D.Why does the veteran personality claim to be blind, but none of the other personalities make this claim?
E.Why don ’ t all the patient ’ s personalities claim to be blind?

Questions like this are certainly the toughest. Typically in an Evaluate the Argument question, providing contradicting answers to each of the questions in the answer options should impact the conclusion of the given stimulus. In that sense, I see that Option D could possibly change the conclusion that the patient's personality is fragmented.

My Take, option D. what is the OA?
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21 Jan 2010, 14:27
B,C & E are irrelevant. D doesn't make the argument flawed. Hence A.

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22 Jan 2010, 05:16
Its copy of OG question...answer is A
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Kaplan has a brand new course--so this seems like a great opportunity to test out our new Kaplan method!

Step 1: Identify the question type.

The word "Flaw" makes it clear what we're dealing with a flaw question (duh!). That means we can expect the standard argument elements of Evidence, Conclusion, and Assumption; however, we can expect that the assumption will be conspicuously weak.

Step 2: Untangle the stimulus.

Generally, the best place to begin untangling is with the conclusion. Fortunately, the word "concluded" identifies that for us; the psychologist's conclusion is that a 'veteran' thinks its blind while another personality responds to questions.

Why does the author think so? Because this so-called blind personality is responding to written questions.

So what's the gap between this stated evidence and the psychologists ultimate conclusion? Well, according to the doctor someone else is answering the questions--so why is that someone else answering the questions for the veteran?

The hole here is the question of why one personality is answer on the behalf of the blind personality. So, we can predict that we will look for an answer that says, "Why isn't the personality that's reading and writing just answering for itself?"

Step 4: Evaluate the choices.

(A) matches that prediction perfectly.
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27 Jan 2010, 06:30
A.Why does the personality that answers the written question not answer “ No ” ?
B.Why does the psychologist feel compelled to explain the patient ’ s responses?
nothing to do with psycologist.out
C.Why doesn ’ t another of the patient ’ s personalities convince the veteran personality that he can see?
personaluity interaction is not ensured
D.Why does the veteran personality claim to be blind, but none of the other personalities make this claim?
because they might be fragmented and detached
E.Why don ’ t all the patient ’ s personalities claim to be blind?
why should it if they are fragmented and not associated

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02 Jul 2012, 09:34
I would think this is a 700 level question. But then again, that's just my opinion.
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A psychologist is treating a patient with multiple personality disorder. One of the patient's personalities claims to be a blind Civil War veteran. When exhibiting this personality, the patient responds in the affirmative when asked, only in a written format, whether he is blind. None of the patient's other personalities claims to be blind. The psychologist concluded that the patient's personality is fragmented, and that the veteran personality claims to be blind, while another responds to the written question.

Asking which of the following questions can reveal a flaw in the psychologist's explanation?

A Why does the personality that answers the written question not answer 'No'?
B Why does the psychologist feel compelled to explain the patient's responses?
C Why doesn't another of the patient's personalities convince the veteran personality that he can see?
D Why does the veteran personality claim to be blind, but none of the other personalities make this claim?
E Why don't all the patient's personalities claim to be blind?

[Reveal] Spoiler:
The answer is A while I chose D, could anyone explain to me why the answer is A not D, many thanks!

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A psychologist is treating a patient with multiple personality disorder. One of the patient's personalities claims to be a blind Civil War veteran. When exhibiting this personality, the patient responds in the affirmative when asked, only in a written format, whether he is blind. None of the patient's other personalities claims to be blind. The psychologist concluded that the patient's personality is fragmented, and that the veteran personality claims to be blind, while another responds to the written question.

Asking which of the following questions can reveal a flaw in the psychologist's explanation?

A Why does the personality that answers the written question not answer 'No'?
B Why does the psychologist feel compelled to explain the patient's responses?
C Why doesn't another of the patient's personalities convince the veteran personality that he can see?
D Why does the veteran personality claim to be blind, but none of the other personalities make this claim?
E Why don't all the patient's personalities claim to be blind?

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The psychologist concluded that the patient's personality is fragmented, and that the veteran personality claims to be blind, while another responds to the written question.

From this part we get to know there is a difference in Fragmented personality and Multiple personality...

A careful reading of the stimulus is vital here, to find the difference between the Two,

Quote:
Multiple Personality : A state of mind in which the subject enters and acts as another person he is not.
Fragmented Personality : A state of mind in which the subject enters and Leaves a character.

Since here the Psychologist states that this is a case of Fragmented Personality , the other personality is expected to reply a negative ( that is he can see - when he actually does ) , but that isn't happening here...

So, Answer (A) is our flaw...

Similiar OG question to practice will be -

when-hypnotized-subjects-are-told-that-they-are-deaf-211697.html

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