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Researcher: The rate of psychological problems is higher

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Researcher: The rate of psychological problems is higher among children of divorced parents than among other children. But it would be a mistake to conclude that these problems are caused by the difficulty the children have adjusting to divorce. It is just as reasonable to infer that certain behaviors that increase the likelihood of divorce—hostility, distrust, lack of empathy—are learned by children from their parents, and that it is these learned behaviors, rather than the difficulty of adjusting to divorce, that cause the children’s psychological problems.

The assertion that children of divorced parents have a higher rate of psychological problems than other children figures in the argument in which one of the following ways?

(A) It is the conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is the claim that the argument tries to refute.
(C) It is offered as evidence for the claim that divorce is harmful to the children of the divorcing parents.
(D) It is offered as evidence for the claim that certain behaviors are often responsible for divorce.
(E) It is cited as an established finding for which the argument proposes an explanation.
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Researcher: The rate of psychological problems is higher among children of divorced parents than among other children. But it would be a mistake to conclude that these problems are caused by the difficulty the children have adjusting to divorce. It is just as reasonable to infer that certain behaviors that increase the likelihood of divorce—hostility, distrust, lack of empathy—are learned by children from their parents, and that it is these learned behaviors, rather than the difficulty of adjusting to divorce, that cause the children’s psychological problems.

The assertion that children of divorced parents have a higher rate of psychological problems than other children figures in the argument in which one of the following ways?

(A) It is the conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is the claim that the argument tries to refute.
(C) It is offered as evidence for the claim that divorce is harmful to the children of the divorcing parents.
(D) It is offered as evidence for the claim that certain behaviors are often responsible for divorce.
(E) It is cited as an established finding for which the argument proposes an explanation.


Is it E??
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New post 28 Aug 2007, 19:43
I believe the answer should be E

Its definetely not a conclusion because the premises in the arguement are not supporting it

and scanning through the choices E seems to make the most sense..

Whats the OA fistail?
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New post 28 Aug 2007, 21:20
Only E makes sense.

What is the source of this question? I believe that these kinds do not appear on the GMAT.
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Sumithra Sen wrote:
I believe the answer should be E

Its definetely not a conclusion because the premises in the arguement are not supporting it

and scanning through the choices E seems to make the most sense..

Whats the OA fistail?

you all are correct.

OA is E.
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New post 28 Aug 2007, 23:17
E is best. It cites that children of divorced parents have a higher rate of psychological problems than other children and follows that up with an explanation that the problems are due to the children picking up the negatives of their parents before the divorce.
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Fistail wrote:
Researcher: The rate of psychological problems is higher among children of divorced parents than among other children. But it would be a mistake to conclude that these problems are caused by the difficulty the children have adjusting to divorce. It is just as reasonable to infer that certain behaviors that increase the likelihood of divorce—hostility, distrust, lack of empathy—are learned by children from their parents, and that it is these learned behaviors, rather than the difficulty of adjusting to divorce, that cause the children’s psychological problems.

The assertion that children of divorced parents have a higher rate of psychological problems than other children figures in the argument in which one of the following ways?

(A) It is the conclusion of the argument.

conclusion is that these psych issues are learned behaviors and did not necessarily result from a divorce.


(B) It is the claim that the argument tries to refute.

They dont seem to refute this claim. Author only gives an alternate explanation.

(C) It is offered as evidence for the claim that divorce is harmful to the children of the divorcing parents.
(D) It is offered as evidence for the claim that certain behaviors are often responsible for divorce.

This is not an evidence but a given fact

(E) It is cited as an established finding for which the argument proposes an explanation.

Sounds correct to me

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