Comparative Study

| Published: November 23, 0217

The Diagnostic Utility of Kent-Rosanoff Word Association Test In relation to Response Entropy

Dr. Sukhdev Singh

Director, Emerging Milestones Inc. 1172 Murphy Ave Suite #202 San Jose California 95131 USA/ (Ex Counseling Psychologist, Directorate of Education Govt. of NCT of Delhi India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.053/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.053


Kent-Rosanoff word association test was administered and scored for: one index of response entropy and seven categories of emotional indicators for each of the 100 stimulus words (N=250). The inference suggests that the diagnostic utility of Kent-Rosanoff word association test should be viewed with due regard to the relationship of emotional indicators and response entropy. Therefore, to validate the findings, a homogenous list of 68 stimulus words of average response entropy of Kent-Rosanoff word association test were selected and administered to psychiatrically diagnosed 8 paranoid schizophrenics, 10 non-paranoid schizophrenics, 10 non-psychotic psychiatric patients and 250 normal. Results reveal strong justification for the clinicians to use the joint occurrence of emotional indicators \'unique response-long reaction time-response repetition\' and \'unique response-long reaction time-misremembering\' for tapping a common factor associated with the willingness to be unconventional. The \'diagnostic potential\' of the list of 68 homogeneous stimulus words has been confirmed to a great extent.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.053/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.053

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017

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