QUESTION TYPE: Principle
- Someone is told they must guess what a dream was about by asking a group yes or no questions.
- There is no dream, but the group uses a rule to decide how to answer.
- The questioner often constructs a coherent dream narrative.
ANALYSIS: It sounds like the questioner is seeing things that aren’t there. Because they’ve been told the group is describing a dream, the questioner imagines the answer mean something. The questioner invents a dream from the group’s responses.
It’s like how if a trusted friend describes a stranger as intelligent, you will assume they are intelligent unless strong evidence convinces you they aren’t. Your brain will interpret the stranger’s actions in a way that makes them seem smart.
- CORRECT. This makes sense. The questioner assumes that there is a dream with order. So this causes them to see order in the answers and invent their own story.
- Actually, the questioner did reach a false understanding of the group’s answers.
- There was no dream in the stimulus. That was a lie to deceive the questioner.
- Same as C.
- The questioner isn’t explaining his own behavior. He’s interpreting the group’s answers.
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