QUESTION TEXT: Psychiatrist: Take any visceral emotion you care…
QUESTION TYPE: Sufficient Assumption
CONCLUSION: There are always situations in which it is healthy to express anger.
REASONING: There are always situations in which it is healthy to express visceral emotions.
ANALYSIS: We don’t have any link between visceral emotions and anger. The right answer gives us one.
Here’s that in the form of a diagram. There’s a missing link.
Anger Visceral Emotions ➞ Healthy
And here’s the connection made by the right answer:
Anger ➞ Visceral Emotions ➞ Healthy
- This doesn’t tell us if it is healthy to express that anger.
- CORRECT. All visceral emotions (now including anger) can be expressed healthily.
- This doesn’t help us conclude that anger is healthy to express.
- This doesn’t tell us if anger is visceral. If anger isn’t visceral then we can’t prove our conclusion.
- This doesn’t involve anger in any way. We need to show that anger is visceral.
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