ERIC Number: ED059572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Production of "Child-like" Word Associations by Adults to Unfamiliar Adjectives: A Research and Training Program in Selected Aspects of Lexical and Syntactic Development in the Mentally Retarded. Interim Report.
Stolz, Walter S.; Tiffany, Janice
Free word association testing with 224 college students showed that the free word association patterns produced by adults to relatively unfamiliar adjective stimuli tended to be similar to the association patterns given by young children to common adjectives. Adult responses to familiar adjectives were essentially the same as older children's responses to the same stimuli. Results were interpreted as supporting the view that previously reported patterns of associations of young children are principally due to the child's unfamiliarity with the stimulus word rather than his immature cognitive processes. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Research Inst., Houston.; Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Free Word Association Task