The author's attitude regarding stealing thunder can most accurately be described as

on September 16, 2019

C vs D

I was gravitating towards D but the last paragraph made me go for C. Can someone please explain? Thanks!

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Irina on September 17, 2019


The author cites studies that found the technique effective in a reasonably broad range of applications and argues that it is further supported by several psychological explanations in lines 11-20. The author uses the last paragraph to offer another explanation of why the technique may work, independent of studies and psychological explanations in the previous paragraph. The limitation author then mentions only relates to this specific context - when the technique is used to try to frame negative information in positive light to create a positive impression early on, it is not related to research results discussed in paragraph two as (C) appears to suggest.

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