PT51.5 - A LR Question - Plea for Help

jocelyne
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PT51.5 - A LR Question - Plea for Help

Postby jocelyne » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:56 am

PT 51.5 (AKA June 07), LR 2, #13:

Question about cognitive psychotherapy..

I can't distinguish between B and D.
Will some genius please explain/diagram? :mrgreen:

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Re: PT51.5 - A LR Question - Plea for Help

Postby Woozy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:58 am

The therapist is arguing that a form of therapy that focuses on conscious beliefs (CB) is more likely to be successful than one focusing on unconscious ones (UB).

B and D are similar, but one is better than the other.

B says it is difficult for a therapy to work without focusing on CB.

D says a therapy focusing on UB cannot be effective if it does not address CB.

Clearly D is a stronger statement. B only means it is difficult for a therapy that focuses on UB to work, D means it is impossible.

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Re: PT51.5 - A LR Question - Plea for Help

Postby chewdak » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:39 am

Also,
the stimulus has one premise and a 'since premise2, thus conclusion' phrase, made more obtuse as 'thus...., since...'.
there is a logic gap between the second premise and the conclusion, (B) provides another premise to fill this gap.

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Re: PT51.5 - A LR Question - Plea for Help

Postby jocelyne » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:19 pm

Thanks for your explanations.

Is this question diagrammable? Thanks =)




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