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The Word Association Test has been less frequently used in recent years with the advent and popularization of many new projective techniques. From a clinical viewpoint the method is limited in that it gives insufficient material for a description of the personality as a meaningful whole, individual administration is time consuming, and the tendency is to indicate the presence of an emotional disturbance without denoting the exact nature of that disturbance. A look at the Word Association Tests's long and respectable history will find that this test has been used clinically and experimentally by many prominent men. A survey of the history reveals no research has been done with this test and patients receiving electric shock treatment. It was for this reason that this project was undertaken.
Jennings, Lowell Franklin. (1954). Electric shock therapy and the Word Association Test. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1241