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Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide
psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows
are expected to do so in ways that entertain a
broad audience. However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide
psychotherapy on talk shows.
Which one of the following principles must be assumed
in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly
drawn?
(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to
attempt to entertain a broad audience.
(B) The context in which psychological help is
presented has a greater impact on its quality
than the nature of the advice that is given.
(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a
context in which there is any chance that the
therapy might be of less than high quality.
(D) Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help.
(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to
provide psychological help in a manner that
makes it unlikely to be of high quality
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23 Feb 2014, 00:10
cherukuri1011 wrote:
Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide
psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows
are expected to do so in ways that entertain a
broad audience. However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide
psychotherapy on talk shows.
Which one of the following principles must be assumed
in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly
drawn?
(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to
attempt to entertain a broad audience.
(B) The context in which psychological help is
presented has a greater impact on its quality
than the nature of the advice that is given.
(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a
context in which there is any chance that the
therapy might be of less than high quality.
(D) Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help.
(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to
provide psychological help in a manner that
makes it unlikely to be of high quality

Confused between C and E. Can somebody please explain the differences..
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03 Mar 2014, 07:16
It must be B.

How the OA is E?

Argument says that "However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows"

Option E can't be assumed for reaching at conclusion.
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05 Mar 2014, 06:45
I think its D "Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help."

Because, this identifies the fact that members are more interested in getting entertained rather than physco help. After including this point in the argument, logical conclusion can be made..

Correct me if I am wrong..
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Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide
psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows
are expected to do so in ways that entertain a
broad audience. However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide
psychotherapy on talk shows.
Which one of the following principles must be assumed
in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly
drawn?
(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to
attempt to entertain a broad audience.
(B) The context in which psychological help is
presented has a greater impact on its quality
than the nature of the advice that is given.
(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a
context in which there is any chance that the
therapy might be of less than high quality.
(D) Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help.
(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to
provide psychological help in a manner that
makes it unlikely to be of high quality

Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows are expected to do so in ways that entertain a broad audience.

However, satisfying this demand is nearly always incompatible with providing high-quality psychological help.

For this reason, psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows.

Concl : psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows.

Basis of Concl : satisfying this demand (entertain a broad audience) is nearly always incompatible with providing high-quality psychological help

The argument is:
Because psychotherapy with an element of entertainment is incompatible with high quality psychological help, psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows.

Assumption : Psychotherapists should always provide high quality psychological help

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07 May 2014, 07:53
Difference between C and E, come again people?

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07 May 2014, 23:39
I don't see any difference between C and E? Picked D.
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12 May 2014, 23:21
Bumping because I also still don't see the difference between C and E.
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13 May 2014, 16:22
The confusion is certainly between C and E.However ,I believe the correct answer should be E. And Y not C? Because while coming down to the assumption,we should always think on a broader perspective and therefore skipping minor details.As in the question,the concern is more on the high quality of the psychological help rather than the means like talk shows or radio or any other mode which compromises on the same. C has narrower scope than E.
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11 Jun 2014, 19:26
the word "context" has a obtuse sense so E is better.
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12 Jun 2014, 02:47
Option E talks about Physiotherapist(a person who practises Physiotherapy.)

And what's the argument talks about???? --------------Physiotherapist.

Hence Option E.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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12 Jun 2014, 08:43
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Check the link, it clears the doubt.

http://www.manhattanlsat.com/forums/post868.html

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13 Jun 2014, 23:42
The 'context' in the option C restricts the scope of the mentioned argument. In E the logical relation can clearly be figured out.
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17 Jun 2014, 02:11
Took a lot of time to figure this one out. A little bit tricky.
The argument says that Psychotherapists who provide psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows lack high - quality and do so in an entertainment way.

Conclusion : psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows.

Assumption : It should be that psychotherapists should always provide psychotherapy in a high quality manner.

It is just basically the wording in the question that is making all confused in option E.
Psychotherapists should never attempt to provide psychological help in a manner that makes it unlikely to be of high quality .
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20 Jun 2014, 01:07
cherukuri1011 wrote:
Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide
psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows
are expected to do so in ways that entertain a
broad audience. However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide
psychotherapy on talk shows.
Which one of the following principles must be assumed
in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly
drawn?
(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to
attempt to entertain a broad audience.
(B) The context in which psychological help is
presented has a greater impact on its quality
than the nature of the advice that is given.
(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a
context in which there is any chance that the
therapy might be of less than high quality.
(D) Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help.
(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to
provide psychological help in a manner that
makes it unlikely to be of high quality

i always ask my self " why (the conclusion) " ,,,,, so in this case the question will be :
WHY the psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows ??
the answer is the premise : because they will provide low quality info….

then create another question with opposite of the reason above : what if they provide high quality ?
if the conclusion fall apart then you are close to the assumption.
if making high quality will harm the conclusion , then the assumption will be "they will never make high quality " which is a restatement to answer E.

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22 Jun 2014, 02:00
Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows are expected to do so in ways that entertain a broad audience. However, satisfying this demand is nearly always incompatible with providing high-quality psychological help. For this reason, psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows.

Prethinking:psychologists must almost always provide high-quality psychological help

Which one of the following principles must be assumed in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly drawn?

(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to attempt to entertain a broad audience.

(B) The context in which psychological help is presented has a greater impact on its quality than the nature of the advice that is given.

(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a context in which there is any chance that the therapy might be of less than high quality.

(D) Most members of radio and television talk show audiences are seeking entertainment rather than high-quality psychological help.

(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to provide psychological help in a manner that makes it unlikely to be of high quality
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11 Sep 2014, 02:18
DesiGmat wrote:
Option E talks about Physiotherapist(a person who practises Physiotherapy.)

And what's the argument talks about???? --------------Physiotherapist.

Hence Option E.

Correct me if I am wrong.

physiotherapy as well as physiotherapists.
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11 Sep 2014, 02:24
shagalo wrote:
cherukuri1011 wrote:
Psychologist: Psychotherapists who attempt to provide
psychotherapy on radio or television talk shows
are expected to do so in ways that entertain a
broad audience. However, satisfying this demand
is nearly always incompatible with providing
high-quality psychological help. For this reason,
psychotherapists should never provide
psychotherapy on talk shows.
Which one of the following principles must be assumed
in order for the psychologist’s conclusion to be properly
drawn?
(A) It is never appropriate for psychotherapists to
attempt to entertain a broad audience.
(B) The context in which psychological help is
presented has a greater impact on its quality
than the nature of the advice that is given.
(C) Psychotherapy should never be provided in a
context in which there is any chance that the
therapy might be of less than high quality.
(D) Most members of radio and television talk show
audiences are seeking entertainment rather than
high-quality psychological help.
(E) Psychotherapists should never attempt to
provide psychological help in a manner that
makes it unlikely to be of high quality

i always ask my self " why (the conclusion) " ,,,,, so in this case the question will be :
WHY the psychotherapists should never provide psychotherapy on talk shows ??
the answer is the premise : because they will provide low quality info….

then create another question with opposite of the reason above : what if they provide high quality ?
if the conclusion fall apart then you are close to the assumption.
if making high quality will harm the conclusion , then the assumption will be "they will never make high quality " which is a restatement to answer E.

Kudo if u liked my analysis

Hi Shagalo,
I liked this approach, Kudos to you; but a clarification
option C too answers the question in the same fashion i.e. physiotherapy should not be provided in a context that compromises on the quality of the therapy.
Similar to option E, both the options actually mean the same; can you please help me out on this??

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11 Sep 2014, 04:28
Well I guess the answer to this is a straight E.

Conclusion: PSYCHOTHERAPISTS should not provide psychotherapy on talk shows...(but maybe some other person...some amateur who boasts of some knowledge on this subject can provide the therapy on talk shows....perhaps my best friend's great old grandpa who drew many people from his neighborhood for his ready-at-home psychotherapeutic treatments can go on a talk show and provide pschotherapy )..

To sum up, the essence of the conclusion lies in identifying that the focus is on the PSYCHOTHERAPISTS providing/not providing psychotherapy on talk shows SUBJECT to some underlying principles AND NOT PSCHOTHERAPY BEING PROVIDED/NOT PROVIDED on talk shows. E states the former, while C states the latter. The conclusion never states in any manner whatsoever whether the action of providing psychotherapy is under scrutiny. It is the person who is offering psychotherapy who is under scrutiny.

Hence, E emerges as the clear winner as against C.
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11 Sep 2014, 04:51
The arguments assumes that a psychotherapist tends to provide high-quality help, and they should not do so when the demand cannot be met with the same.
While A, B and D are clearly out! Between C & E, C mentions a slight probability or "any chance" of deviation from high-quality while E talks about situation where it is unlikely to maintain high-quality.
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