Question

The authors would likely attribute the differences in gift-giver and recipient mean appreciation as represented in the graph to

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An inability to shift perspective

B

An increasingly materialistic culture

C

A growing opposition to gift-giving

D

A misunderstanding of intentions

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Correct option is A)

The author in the given passage explains the trend of gift-giving on the occasion of holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and baby showers. 

The graph in the passage explains the predictions that how much a gift will be appreciated. These predictions are made based on the monetary value of the gift. Y-axis shows the appreciation level while X-axis shows the predictions of gift-givers and receivers based on the monetary value of the gift. 

There is a difference in gift-giver and recipient mean appreciation which is represented as an inability to shift perspective. 
Thus, option A is the correct answer.  

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