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The third paragraph fulfills which of the following functions in the passage?
The first paragraph tells us about the opinions of some psychologists who believe objective tests are the best way to assess personality. The third paragraph tells us about the opinions of other psychologists who believe that projective tests provide a more thorough evaluation of personality.
In the second paragraph, the author expresses his or her objections to the use of objective tests. The third paragraph presents the opinion of those who support the use of projective tests, one possible alternative to objective tests. However, an objection to one type is not the same as an embrace of another type.
The author presents the opinions of other psychologists in the third paragraph, and we know from our Initial Reading that he or she does not agree with these psychologists.
The fourth paragraph expresses the author's disagreement with the opinion expressed in the third paragraph (that of other psychologists).
The author's recommended course of action (to use any kind of personality test while remaining aware of their weaknesses) cannot be based on the opinion of others who support wholeheartedly the use of one type of test over another.
Moreover, these other psychologists are not wary of projective tests' flaws, whereas the author specifically states that any personality test should be used with the caveat that the therapist be aware of the limitations of each test.