- Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Hi dviera and pie,
Let's take this one from the top.
Our stimulus says that toddlers aren't being malicious when they bite. It then gives an example of a child biting when they want a toy as a way to get that toy. It's a causal relationship that maliciousness is not the cause of biting.
We want to strengthen that with a principle. What answer choice would help this conclusion that they aren't malicious? That's our goal here.
Answer choice (A): If biting was a way to solve problems, that would strengthen the idea that it wasn't malicious when they bite. This is the correct answer.
Answer choice (B): This doesn't apply to our situation here. The child is not attention seeking, and it's not clear if this would be malicious or not.
Answer choice (C): This would not apply to the situation either.
Answer choice (D): This doesn't address the malicious issue. This describes more of the goals and responses to biting, not the behavior behind biting.
Answer choice (E): This is similar to answer choice (D). It talks about what the effect of the biting was, not the cause.
Hope that helps!