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# Studies have shown that children with behavioral issues

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Studies have shown that children with behavioral issues are more likely to commit the same kind of mistakes again when constantly asked not to repeat their past mistakes. An acclaimed study on child psychology hypothesizes that since such children, on being repeatedly reminded of their mistakes, accept that people around them are “used to” a certain behavior from them, they lack the motivation to improve on their behavior, making it difficult for them to break free from the pattern.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the explanation given above for the behavioral pattern observed in such children?

A) The pattern of repeating mistakes is common to both children who do well in academics and those who don’t.

B) It was also found in the study that most such children came from dysfunctional families in which the inter-personal relations between the parents were unusually strained.

C) Children with behavioral issues tend to find comfort in the company of similar children as they feel more accepted among such peers.

D) The siblings of such children who do not have similar behavioral patterns sometimes end up making mistakes not very dissimilar to the ones made by children with behavioral issues.

E) Therapy sessions for children with behavioral issues tend to be significantly more effective when their mistakes are not mentioned than when they are.

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08 Sep 2018, 06:47
I think B is the answer.
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08 Sep 2018, 07:50
Topic:- children ( with behavioral issues) are likely to repeat same mistake when constantly asked not to repeat.
Reason given:- children accept that these people are used to certain behaviour from them which results into repeating same mistakes.
So in order to evaluate this evidence we need to understand children's acceptance behavior.
Ans- C

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08 Sep 2018, 09:23
Since

Being reminded about mistake implies children with behavioral issues will repeat the mistakes in pattern. The opposite of reverse must be true. Hence, answer is E.

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08 Sep 2018, 21:08
As per the question stem, we need to opt for an answer choice that strengthens the "explanation" given by the author for the observed behavior in children with behavioral issues.

Choice A- Even if the pattern is common to both children who do well in academics and those who don't, that still doesn't in any way make sure that the explanation of author (regarding the mistakes being repeated) is correct.---ELIMINATE

Choice B- This choice goes in a completely different direction and can even be considered a weakness. It is giving us one completely different explanation for the behavior of the students concerned.---ELIMINATE.

Choice C- Same as A - Does nothing to strengthen author's explanation ---ELIMINATE

Choice D- (1)The study is not concerned about siblings. (2)even if siblings commit the same mistakes, that can be due to a lot of different factors (same environment etc.). (3) We don't know whether siblings' mistakes were treated the same way by the parents. - Adds nothing to the argument ---ELIMINATE

Choice E- From POE it is already clear that choice E is our answer. But for the sake for understanding let's think about this choice. The therapy sessions didn't remind the children of their mistakes again and again and thus proved effective. This strengthens the author's reasoning by doing what he said (not reminding children with behavioral issues of their mistakes ) and proved effective. Thus it certainly is a BIG hint that author's reasoning can be correct and thus strengthens the argument. -CORRECT
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08 Sep 2018, 21:58
IMO,

This question is similar to official credit card logo question.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/studies-in-r ... 00170.html

E) Therapy sessions for children with behavioural issues tend to be significantly more effective when their mistakes are not mentioned than when they are.--
It specifies that not mentioning their mistakes helps with behavioural issues
strengthen the fact that mentioning those mistakes creates the behavioural issues in children.

Answer is E.
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I think B is the answer.
Can you provide me the right answer !!

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Correct OA is E
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Studies have shown that children with behavioral issues are more likely to commit the same kind of mistakes again when constantly asked not to repeat their past mistakes. An acclaimed study on child psychology hypothesizes that since such children, on being repeatedly reminded of their mistakes, accept that people around them are “used to” a certain behavior from them, they lack the motivation to improve on their behavior, making it difficult for them to break free from the pattern.

Boil it down - Studies have shown that children with behavioral issues are more likely to commit the same kind of mistakes again when constantly asked not to repeat their past mistakes.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the explanation given above for the behavioral pattern observed in such children?

A) The pattern of repeating mistakes is common to both children who do well in academics and those who don’t. - Irrelevant

B) It was also found in the study that most such children came from dysfunctional families in which the inter-personal relations between the parents were unusually strained. - Irrelevant

C) Children with behavioral issues tend to find comfort in the company of similar children as they feel more accepted among such peers. - Irrelevant

D) The siblings of such children who do not have similar behavioral patterns sometimes end up making mistakes not very dissimilar to the ones made by children with behavioral issues. - Irrelevant - the type of mistakes is not the concern here but the repetition of mistake even when asked to not repeat it.

E) Therapy sessions for children with behavioral issues tend to be significantly more effective when their mistakes are not mentioned than when they are. - Correct

Answer E
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