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Psychologist: Some psychologists mistakenly argue that because dreams

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Psychologist: Some psychologists mistakenly argue that because dreams result from electrical discharges in the brain, they must be understood purely in terms of their physiological function. They conclude, against, Freud, that dreams reveal nothing about the character of the dreamer. But since dream content varies enormously, then even if electrical discharges provide the terms of the physiological explanation of dreams, they cannot completely explain the phenomenon of dreaming.

The claim that dream content varies enormously plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

(A) It is used to support the anti-Freudian conclusion that some psychologists draw concerning dreams
(B) It is used to support the explicitly stated conclusion that a fully satisfactory account of dreams must allow for the possibility of their revealing significant information about the dreamer
(C) It is used to suggest that neither Freud’s theory nor the theory of anti-Freudian psychologists can completely explain the phenomenon of dreaming
(D) It is used to illustrate the difficulty of providing a complete explanation of the phenomenon of dreaming
(E) it is used to undermine a claim that some psychologists use to argue against a view of Freud’s

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Psychologist: Some psychologists mistakenly argue that because dreams result from electrical discharges in the brain, they must be understood purely in terms of their physiological function. They conclude, against, Freud, that dreams reveal nothing about the character of the dreamer. But since dream content varies enormously, then even if electrical discharges provide the terms of the physiological explanation of dreams, they cannot completely explain the phenomenon of dreaming.

The claim that dream content varies enormously plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

(A) It is used to support the anti-Freudian conclusion that some psychologists draw concerning dreams
(B) It is used to support the explicitly stated conclusion that a fully satisfactory account of dreams must allow for the possibility of their revealing significant information about the dreamer
(C) It is used to suggest that neither Freud’s theory nor the theory of anti-Freudian psychologists can completely explain the phenomenon of dreaming
(D) It is used to illustrate the difficulty of providing a complete explanation of the phenomenon of dreaming
(E) it is used to undermine a claim that some psychologists use to argue against a view of Freud’s

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Pre Thinking:
"Dream content varies enormously" acts as contrast to Freud's theory and psychologists against Freud.

(A) It is used to support the anti-Freudian conclusion that some psychologists draw concerning dreams
- Incorrect. It doesn't support Anti-Freudian conclusion
(B) It is used to support the explicitly stated conclusion that a fully satisfactory account of dreams must allow for the possibility of their revealing significant information about the dreamer
- Incorrect. It doesn't help in revealing any info about the dreamer
(C) It is used to suggest that neither Freud’s theory nor the theory of anti-Freudian psychologists can completely explain the phenomenon of dreaming
- Correct. This is in line with our Pre thinking
(D) It is used to illustrate the difficulty of providing a complete explanation of the phenomenon of dreaming
- Incorrect. This one is tempting but the statement in the stem doesn't illustrate anything
(E) it is used to undermine a claim that some psychologists use to argue against a view of Freud’s
- Incorrect. It doesn't support Freud's theory to undermine someone's claim who is against Freud
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Revealed early! The OA is (E). As there were no correct solutions posted, no kudos have been awarded for this problem. Here is an explanation from Powerscore: https://forum.powerscore.com/lsat/viewtopic.php?t=10247

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