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As per a new study happy people are likely to eat sugary sweets, while hopeful people choose healthier options such as fruits to snack on. Researcher’s hypothesize that the reason behind this difference in choice is that when people feel hope, they are thinking about the future and hence make smarter eating choices. Accordingly, when people feel happy, they are either content with their present situation or taking pride in their past glory.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the researcher’s hypothesis?

A. The feeling of contentment is dependent on the expectation that the present actions will not bear negative consequences.

B. Some of the participants in the study felt neither happy while thinking about a past situation nor hopeful while thinking about a future one.

C. Access to sugary sweets was not greater for participants who felt hopeful.

D. Various other studies have shown that people who feel sad about their current or past situations choose to eat unhealthy foods.

E. It is not impossible for a person to feel contentment and pride at the same time.

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07 Aug 2018, 10:14
sandman13 wrote:
As per a new study happy people are likely to eat sugary sweets, while hopeful people choose healthier options such as fruits to snack on. Researcher’s hypothesize that the reason behind this difference in choice is that when people feel hope, they are thinking about the future and hence make smarter eating choices. Accordingly, when people feel happy, they are either content with their present situation or taking pride in their past glory.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the researcher’s hypothesis?

A. The feeling of contentment is dependent on the expectation that the present actions will not bear negative consequences.

B. Some of the participants in the study felt neither happy while thinking about a past situation nor hopeful while thinking about a future one.

C. Access to sugary sweets was not greater for participants who felt hopeful.

D. Various other studies have shown that people who feel sad about their current or past situations choose to eat unhealthy foods.

E. It is not impossible for a person to feel contentment and pride at the same time.

I marked A which seems correct.

But i don't know. It seems more of a assumption question than a weakening question.

May be it is just me over complicating things
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07 Aug 2018, 10:21
adstudy, can you provide a reasoning for choosing choice A?
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07 Aug 2018, 10:36
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adstudy, can you provide a reasoning for choosing choice A?

Hi sandman13

From what I could interpret from the stem is that,

1. If you are hopeful, then you are expected to have healthier fruits because basically you will be thinking about your future and considering health also under it.
2. If you are happy, that means that you are content with your present situation and would do something that will keep you happy now without considering your future self.

Now if you think, as a happy person that your eating sugary sweets will be harmful for you, then you are going from being happy to hopeful. So in this case you have to assume, as a happy person, that nothing bad will happen from my current actions.

Hope this makes sense.
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07 Aug 2018, 21:21
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As per a new study happy people are likely to eat sugary sweets, while hopeful people choose healthier options such as fruits to snack on. Researcher’s hypothesize that the reason behind this difference in choice is that when people feel hope, they are thinking about the future and hence make smarter eating choices. Accordingly, when people feel happy, they are either content with their present situation or taking pride in their past glory.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the researcher’s hypothesis?

A. The feeling of contentment is dependent on the expectation that the present actions will not bear negative consequences.

B. Some of the participants in the study felt neither happy while thinking about a past situation nor hopeful while thinking about a future one.

C. Access to sugary sweets was not greater for participants who felt hopeful.

D. Various other studies have shown that people who feel sad about their current or past situations choose to eat unhealthy foods.

E. It is not impossible for a person to feel contentment and pride at the same time.

+1 for A

A - Correct. The author concludes that when people feel happy, they are content with their present situation and when people are hopeful they think about future (both are different feelings). Statement A contradicts the conclusion by joining both hope and happiness . Contentment = Happiness but it is dependent on expectations about future, but we've seen that Future = Hope. Hence this weakens

B - Incorrect. Researchers hypothesis isn't a fact to be true for all the persons of the study. 'Some' can very from 1 to a small number. Hence this doesn't weaken as there still can be a large number of people who satisfy researchers hypothesis

C - Incorrect. This is inconsistent. The word 'greater' doesn't mean a complete 'NO'.

D - Incorrect. Other studies are irrelevant

E - Incorrect. Irrelevant
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