Word Fluency Test

Alternate Names: COWAT, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Letter Fluency Test, Verbal Associative Fluency Test, Word Retrieval Task

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Word Fluency Test - English

This script implements a word fluency test (similar to the COWAT) as described in Borkowski et al (1966) in which participants type their responses.
Duration: 7 minutes
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Word Fluency Test (Verbal Responding) - English

This script implements a word fluency test (similar to the COWAT) as described in Borkowski et al (1966) in which verbal responses are recorded.
Duration: 7 minutes
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

References

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Anderson, N. (1965). Word associations to individual letters. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 4(6), 541-545.

Borkowski, John G., Benton, Arthur L., & Spreen, Otfried. (1967). Word fluency and brain damage. Neuropsychologia, 5(2), 135-140.

Ross, T. (2003). The reliability of cluster and switch scores for the Controlled Oral Word Association Test. Archives Of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18(2), 153-164.

Rodriguez-Aranda, C., & Martinussen, M. (2006). Age-related differences in performance of phonemic verbal fluency measured by Controlled Oral Word Association Task (COWAT): A meta-analytic study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 30(2), 697-717.

Holcomb, M., Kimball, T., Luther, E., Belsher, B., Botelho, R., Reed, A., . . . Kinoshita, T. (2009). Relationship between PTSD, Age, Education, and COWAT Responses in Older Veterans. Archives Of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24(5), 454-455.

Porter, James N., Collins, Paul F., Muetzel, Ryan L., Lim, Kelvin O., & Luciana, Monica. (2011). Associations between cortical thickness and verbal fluency in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. NeuroImage, 55(4), 1865-1877.

Oral, Elif, Canpolat, Serpil, Yildirim, Serap, Gulec, Mustafa, Aliyev, Elvin, & Aydin, Nazan. (2012). Cognitive functions and serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with major depressive disorder. Brain Research Bulletin, 88(5), 454-459.