SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF FREE WORD ASSOCIATIONS IN THE SELECTION OF WORDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SENTENCES.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Thirty 3-word sets were developed, and Ss were asked to write sentences containing one designated word of the three words and one of the two remaining words. It had been expected that associative relations among the words would systematically determine which choice word would be used. The evidence obtained did not support this expectation. A number of limitations in the method and materials employed are indicated as factors reducing the conclusiveness of this study and as problems to be met in further research. Author