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* ''Series/TheCallOfWarr'': One of Gravesite's investigation tactics includes playing a game of Word Association with Prisoner Sarah. It doesn't go anywhere, and Prince protests that it isn't helping.


'''Bond:''' [[MI6 England]].\\

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'''Bond:''' [[MI6 [[UsefulNotes/SecretIntelligenceService England]].\\


* Doc Samson does this to Multiple Man when interviewing ComicBook/XFactor. The latter claims he himself isn't sure if the answers were genuine or if he made them up.

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* Doc Samson does this to Multiple Man ComicBook/MultipleMan when interviewing ComicBook/XFactor.him in ''ComicBook/XFactor''. The latter claims he himself isn't sure if the answers were genuine or if he made them up.


* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' - When the Joker is brought to Blackgate, this is part of the psych evaluation conducted by Harleen Quinzel. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCPH7_fN8g Listen here for the whole thing.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' - When the Joker is brought to Blackgate, this is part of the psych evaluation conducted by Harleen Quinzel. Joker doesn't limit himself to one-word answers; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCPH7_fN8g Listen listen here for the whole thing.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' - When the Joker is brought to Blackgate, this is part of the psych evaluation conducted by Harleen Quinzel. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCPH7_fN8g Listen here for the whole thing.]]

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* Occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga On the Couch", while Helga struggles not to give away her crush on Arnold.
--> '''Dr. Bliss:''' Love.
--> '''Helga:''' Hate.
--> '''Dr. Bliss:''' Pocket.
--> '''Helga:''' Locket...Crocket...Davy Crocket!
--> '''Dr. Bliss:''' Football.
--> '''Helga:''' Head...Did I say "Head"? I meant "Game", Football Game.
--> '''Dr. Bliss:''' Monday.
--> '''Helga:''' Night Football. ''(falls out of chair)''

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* At one point is season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', the Decepticons put BigBad Galvatron into therapy. The first words that come into his head in word association?
--> '''Galvatron''': [[CrushKillDestroy Kill! Smash! Destroy!]]
--> '''Therapist''': Go on.
--> '''Galvatron''': Rend! Mangle! ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Distort!]]''


-->Tonight's the night I shall be talking about with the flu the subject of word association football. This is ab technique out a living much used in the practice makes perfect of psychoanalysister and brother.

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-->Tonight's the night I shall be talking about with the flu the subject of word association football. This is ab a technique out a living much used in the practice makes perfect of psychoanalysister and brother.

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* John Cleese discusses and implements this on the album ''AudioPlay/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief''.
-->Tonight's the night I shall be talking about with the flu the subject of word association football. This is ab technique out a living much used in the practice makes perfect of psychoanalysister and brother.

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* In the ''Series/MannAndMachine'' episode "The Dating Game," Eve takes one while signing up for a dating service. Her answers are so eccentric ("Naughty"-->"Pine," "Pulsating"-->"Sphygmanometer," "Sperm"-->"Literature/MobyDick") that the service can't find a single match.


A common gag is for the person to say the same word every time no matter what word the psychiatrist says.



* Ginger attempts to give Gilligan a word association test on ''Series/GilligansIsland''. It does not work very well, however, as Gilligan can read minds at the time.

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Ginger attempts to give Gilligan a word association test on ''Series/GilligansIsland''. in one episode. It does not work very well, however, as Gilligan can read minds at the time.time.
** In another episode, the Professor tries one on Mr. Howell. He responds "money" to every word. Except "child", which makes him say "tax deduction".


In real-life therapy, the therapist doesn't really care about what a person responds, they are interested in seeing how long it takes to respond. The reasoning is that if a person takes a longer-than-average time to formulate a response to a particular prompt, they have a mental block (formally, a "complex") on that topic and it deserves to be probed deeper.



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* In real-life therapy, the therapist doesn't really care about what a person responds, they are interested in seeing how long it takes to respond. The reasoning is that if a person takes a longer-than-average time to formulate a response to a particular prompt, they have a mental block (formally, a "complex") on that topic and it deserves to be probed deeper.


* Done in an episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner''.

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* Done in an episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner''.''Series/ThePrisoner1967''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Psycho Therapy," Helen gets one. In this case it doesn't seem to be her answers that are important, so much as how quickly she's trying to jump in with the "correct" responses.


'''Larrity:''' I know this one, it's NewspaperComics/{{Garfield}}.\\

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'''Larrity:''' I know this one, it's NewspaperComics/{{Garfield}}.ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}.\\

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