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Originally posted by vjsharma25 on 28 Mar 2011, 08:28.
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Based on the text:
1) Repressors exhibit significant increases in heart rate when they encounter emotion-provoking situations
2) Nonrepressors have similar physiological responses when they consciously inhibit displays of emotion
Conclusion) Thus, inhibiting displays of emotion causes a rise in heart rate, consciously or unconsciously.

Pre-phrase of assumption: "that the inhibition of emotions is what causes the physiological responses, not the emotions themselves"

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New post 28 Mar 2011, 19:48
(A) is correct.

The conclusion here is that repressing emotions is key to increasing heart rate. What would help justify this? If heart rate is not increased whenever emotions are not repressed.

In logical terms, a -> b, then !b -> !a must be true. So, if we are given !b -> !a, this justifies a -> b.

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Tricky question... :)
But more light on why option A can really help..
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New post 29 Mar 2011, 01:18
To help see why A is correct, let's look at why B-E are incorrect.

(B) The degree to which non-repressors can inhibit their emotions is immaterial, as long as the act of inhibition causes a spike in heart-rate. Eliminated.

(C) The level of excitement is not necessarily tied to heart-rate; if it is, the passage does not indicate anything about this connection. Eliminated.

(D) Note the wording: refrain from *feeling*, not from expressing. Refraining from actually feeling the emotions does not have to do with the conclusion, which draws a link between expression of emotions and heart rate. Eliminated.

(E) Our conclusion talks about a "spike" in heart rate, or, in other words, an increased heart rate as a result of repressing displays of emotion. It says nothing about the actual number to which the heart rate increased or by how much. Since this is a relative measure (one greater than the other) and not an absolute one (ie, exact number), the average heart rate of the two groups is immaterial (does not matter for the comparison). Eliminated.

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The cause of increased heart rate is inhibiting emotion and not the emotion provoking situation.
So if a non-repressor consciously chooses not to inhibit his/her emotion, he/she will not experience increased heart rate.
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Choice A and E are the main contenders here.

Author's claim suggests that nothing else but the act of inhibiting display of emotions causes heart rate to rise rapidly. Choice A points out another possible cause of increase in heart rate. Thus, author assumes this is not the case.

Choice E is a trap because argument clearly states that heart rates of both repressors and nonrepressors increased rapidly. Starting point is not really important here.

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New post 01 Dec 2018, 10:16
Bumping for discussion. This is a good LSAT assumption question
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