As a result of extensive testing of more or less normal individuals, the investigators were led to believe that word association might better be conceived of as a general mental process and that disturbances in association tests might be indicators of the amount of disturbance existing in a given individual's total process rather than rising from a specific situation which is presented to the subject's mind by the specific test word.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1936 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Kephart, Newell C. and Houtchens, H. Max
"The Specificity of Response Obtained on the Association Motor Test,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 43(1), 333-335.
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