Personality Dispositions, Word Frequency, and Word Association1


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    This research, conducted at the Harvard Psychological Clinic, was facilitated by the Laboratory of Social Relations The experiment stems from a research project directed by Dr Henry A Murray and supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and grant M-700 from the National Institute of Mental Health, Public Health Service The author wishes to express his appreciation to Dr Murray both for making this study possible and for providing the clinical evaluations of the subjects The author also wishes to express his gratitude to Dr Charles W Eriksen who offered helpful suggestions for treatment and interpretation of the data, Mr Leo McNamara who helped with the scoring and data analysis, and Dr Frederick Mosteller who reviewed critically the statistical findings and their interpretation