Psychologist: A study of 436 university students found that those who took short naps throughout the day suffered fr...

Julie Wednesday at 02:25AM

Answer Explanation

Hi LSAT Max, Originally I chose (B) as my answer, but looking back I was wondering if the flaw is that the question isn't talking about ALL instances of insomnia. Also, is (A) flawed because the argument is not comparing the college students surveyed with the general population? Thank you in advance for the help!

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Irina Wednesday at 04:47PM

@Julie,

That's correct. When you read this stimulus, you should immediately recognize it as a cause-and-effect flaw. Would not it make more sense that people who suffer from insomnia are likely to take naps during the day than the other way around?

(A) is flawed because the argument is saying that naps are correlated with insomnia, not that being a college student contributes to insomnia. (B) is flawed because it is saying that naps likely cause insomnia, not that ALL instances of insomnia are caused by naps.

Let me know if you have any further questions.