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word association test

n. Psychology
A test for assessing personality traits and conflicts, in which the subject responds to a given word with the first word that comes to mind or with a predetermined type of word, such as an antonym.

word association test

Psychology A test used to ID disorders of thought processes, based on a person's response to a stimulus word, which may be either as a free association or examiner-controlled association. See Free association, Psychological testing.
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Finally, an article compared two ways of codifying the answers of a Word Association Test in low and high-risk activities (such as alcohol and marijuana consumption): participants' auto-coding and researchers' coding; and found that the auto-coding improved the prediction of substance consumption (Krank, Schoenfeld & Frigon, 2010).
CVLT long-term memory; BVMT TL: Brief Visuospatial Memory Test total learning; BVMT LTM: BVMT long-term memory; SDMT: Symbol Digit Modalities Test; PASAT 3"and 2": Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test; JLO: Judgment of Line Orientation; DKEFS CS: Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System sorting test correct sort; DKEFS DS: DKEFS description score; COWAT: Controlled Oral Word Association Test; BDI: Beck Depression Inventory; STAI-Y: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form Y; RRMS: relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients; HC: healthy controls.
The Word Association Test also gave an indication of two types of emotions (Figure 3) present within the patient's subconscious mind, namely:
The purpose of this study is to investigate undergraduate biology students' representations of science and the scientist, using a free word association test. This study focuses on the following questions: How do biology students represent the terms "science" and "scientist"?
The Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) had to be tested with change of stimulus word.
Abbreviations: BDI-IA = Beck Depression Inventory-Amended; CI = confidence interval; COWAT = Controlled Oral Word Association Test; CVLT-II = California Verbal Learning Test, 2nd edition; MS = multiple sclerosis; MSQLI = MS Quality of Life Inventory; PASAT = Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test; PDQ = Perceived Deficits Questionnaire; QOL = quality of life; SD = standard deviation; SDMT = Symbol Digit Modalities Test; Stroop = Stroop color-word test; UFOV = useful field of view; VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
In the sketch, Chase interviews Pryor for a job, using a word association test. It starts out innocent, but escalates into an exchange of racial epithets, until Chase responds to Pryor's "honkey" with the dreaded word.
In a word association test, it's a safe bet that Gretna Green would illicit the response 'weddings' on every occasion.
These were the Shipley Hartford Vocabulary Test (Shipley, 1940) and a shortened version of the Benton Controlled Oral Word Association Test (Benton & Hamsher, 1989).
If you gave most gun dealers a word association test and said "surplus," they'd probably answer, "military." It's a conditioned response.
The 100 small chapters of In the Language of Love are based on the 100 words of the Kent-Rosanoff Word Association Test. Beginning with table and ending with afraid, the novel's course subverts the direction these words seem to promise.