A Comparison of Symbolic Meanings of Words for Adolescents and Adults
On the next two pages a number of objects, plants, and animals are mentioned.
Will you please write down beside each of them, what it symbolically means to you.
For instance, ‘a lion’ might have a symbolic meaning for you such as ‘strength’, ‘courage’, ‘fierce’, ‘nobility’ or something else. Don’t reason about it but fill in the first symbolic meaning that comes to your mind. Also, ‘a rose’ might symbolically mean to you something such as ‘love’, ‘beauty’, ‘tenderness’, or something else. But whatever symbolic meaning each object, plant, or animal mentioned might have for you, no matter how intimate you find it, please write it down. Please read the words one by one and write down the symbolic meaning immediately after reading the word. Give only one symbolic meaning for each of the objects, plants, or animals mentioned.
KeywordsStimulus Word Adult Group Word Association Symbolic Meaning Abstract Category
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