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Fluencja słowna i jej uwarunkowania
Verbal fluency and its determinants

Author(s): Barbara Gawda, Ewa Małgorzata Szepietowska
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: verbal fluency; semantic fluency; model of determinants of verbal fluency

Summary/Abstract: In the research were used tasks of verbal fluency. It showed the essential diagnostic value of them in reference to clinical analyses. However, psychological models explaining mechanisms of fluency were not created. The different factors modifying verbal fluency are presented in the literature. The aim of the study was to discuss the types of verbal fluency, the indicators of its realization as well as the variables modifying its realization. The results of own research on 200 people group in the age of 18–70 were used. The participants have done five tasks: associative verbal fluency, semantic fluency (animals, fruits) and affective fluency (positive, negative). Each task took one minute. Results of verbal fluency tasks were modified by set of variables: age, sex, education, anxiety trait, tendency to positive as well as negative mood. The interactions between many variables were observed. Moreover, the model of determinants of verbal fluency was proposed.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 63-90
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish