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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 [#permalink]

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abhinav24 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


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Re: CR - Freud [#permalink]

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[quote="abhinav24"]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

B is clearly supported by the highlighted portion in the stimulus.

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Re: CR - Freud [#permalink]

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New post 03 Nov 2008, 12:27
my take is D

I think B is a trick because the stem says "biological components ", so just a component not a whole

D calls for reexamination cuz Freud might be somewhat right
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B :

(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories - too strong of a wording
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of behavior - correct
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology - the author is not criticizing frued's
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology - the author just says to rely on new concepts , he never really said anything about reexamining
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry - finance is clearly out of scope

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D for me, agree with spiridon

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IMO D

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OA is D.

I marked B. As Spiridon explained, its a small catch which we should take care of.

Thanks Spiridon !!

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abhinav24 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



I was with B and D.. But then excluded D as author is saying "It would be foolish to continue parroting...." this shows that he is not even partially agreeing with theories

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D for me
A and C are extremes.(abandonment and critical reexamination)
E -- the passage does not talk about financial
From B and D i ll go with D

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