Are word association responses really the first words that come to mind?

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Playfoot, David; Balint, Teodor; Pandya, Vibhuti; Parkes, Averil; Peters, Mollie; Richards, Samantha;

Word association has been a popular tool for research in linguistics and psychology over the last century. The paradigm presents participants with a cue word and asks\ud them to respond with the first associated word that comes to mind. Inferences about the structure an... View more
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