Association test



association test

association test n.
A word association test used diagnostically in psychiatry and psychology in which a word is spoken to an individual who responds with whatever word comes to mind as a result of hearing the first word.
Historical Examples

They both signed the “association test,” in 1776, with two hundred and seven others in the town.
Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men Various

They called upon all men to sign the test of loyalty, frequently known as the “association test.”
History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

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