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The argument in the stimulus is basically that Arnold holds a belief that is not based on any rational evidence, but is understandably based on emotional trauma that he experienced as a child, so therefore his irrational belief is justified.
Answer choice (C) matches this argument because, as in the stimulus, Joan has a belief that is not based on any rational evidence, but rather on past emotional trauma, and the author concludes that therefore her belief is justified.
Answer choice (E) does not match this argument because Sumaiya's belief that Anthony lacks the drive to be a successful pianist is not based on her past emotional trauma, but rather on her first-hand knowledge and experience of what it takes to make a career as a musician. Her belief is evidence-based rather than a based in emotional trauma, so it does not match the argument above with Arnold.
Hope this helps!