Claims – mhmokaysure

I asked the lead scientist, Marinus van IJzendoorn of Leiden University, what might account for other studies’ finding of secondary trauma in vets’ spouses or kids. He said he’s never analyzed those studies, and wonders if the results would hold up to a meta-analysis. But: “Suppose that there is a second-generation effect in veterans, there are a few differences that are quite significant” from children of Holocaust survivors that “might account for difference in coping mechanisms and resources.” Holocaust survivors “had more resources and networks, wider family members and community to support them to adapt to their new circumstances after a war.” They were not, in other words, expected to man up and get over it.

“other studies’ finding” – Comparative claim, as it compares the findings of other studies.

“lead scientist” – Categorical claim, as the scientist is a leader, falls into the category of leading the study.

“of Leiden University” – Factual Claim, as that is where the scientist conducts his research

“Spouses or kids” – Categorical claim, as the trauma can apply to vets’ spouses or kids, making up two different possibilities.

“He said he’s never analyzed those studies” – Factual Claim, the professor has never conducted this research.

“wonders if the results” – Evaluative Claim, as it brings the question of will the results hold up.

“Suppose that there is a second-generation effect in veterans, there are a few differences that are quite significant” from children of Holocaust survivors that “might account for difference in coping mechanisms and resources.”” – Comparative Claim, as it compares the effects on two completely different groups.

Causal Claim, as it gives a reason to why there may be a difference in coping mechanisms and resources.

“Suppose that there is a second-generation effect in veterans” – Evaluative claim, as it assumes there is a second-generation effect.

Causal claim, as it associates trauma with second-generation effects in veterans.

“They were not, in other words, expected to man up and get over it.” – Evaluative claim, as it assumes what they were expected to do.

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