word association

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word association

n
(Psychoanalysis) an early method of psychoanalysis in which the patient thinks of the first word that comes into consciousness on hearing a given word. In this way it was claimed that aspects of the unconscious could be revealed before defence mechanisms intervene
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Word association game - if I say Kim Kardashian, you say.
If we were to play the word association game, debt will immediately conjure negative thoughts and feelings.
If you were playing a word association game, the name "New York City" might trigger shouts of any of a dozen concrete and glass icons, like "Times Square
To prove this point, Her Majesty asked audience members to participate in a word association game and challenged her listeners to think of the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words "Middle East" and "Muslim.
IAPPRECIATE this scenario is of the unlikely variety, but if you ever nd yourself playing a word association game with Dara O'Briain, you might want to throw the word 'Newcastle' into the mix.
One of the exercises we did with them was a word association game.
IN a word association game, if I said 'cheap' you might well say 'nasty.
IF we were to play a vehicular word association game, I might say Mini and you would probably say Cooper.
London, April 24 ( ANI ): Madonna has been slammed by her fans after she used 'gay' as an insult for leafy vegetable kale in a word association game.
The New England Patriots announced Monday the signing of the three-time All-Pro cornerback who used that description of Bill Belichick in a word association game on ESPN in 2012.
Wurdy is a word association game that will be released on December 5 by friends Bob Makin, 27, and Darren Cuthbert, 25.
As a result, every interview is a bit like playing a word association game.