Accession Number:

AD0257363

Title:

THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING ON WORD ASSOCIATION ORIGINALITY AND UNUSUAL USES

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CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Number of words and number of repetitions were systematically varied in a 4x4 factorial design and the effects of this differential training on free association and unusual uses originality performances were studied. Results indicated that no siginificant trend developed as a function of manipulating the 2 independent variables. Number of words, failed to facilitate the production of uncommon responses both in training and in testing. Analysis of the repetition dimension showed that the groups receiving 8 repetitions of training were significantly more original than the control group on the free association test list, and significantly better than the 2-repetition groups on the unusual uses test. Both the training and test data suggest that, had a more homogeneous sample been obtained, this repetition variable would have yielded significant criterion trends. All of the correlations between the training and testing measures were highly significant and in the predicted directions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE