Can We Guess Your Age Based on This Word Association Test?

LIFESTYLE

Anna Papachristos

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

According to psychologists, word association games are "a procedure for investigating how word meanings are stored in memory." Much like the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's concept of free association, during which the subject says whatever pops into their mind without filter, word association encourages people to speak the first word that comes to mind when given a specific prompt. For instance, if someone says "springtime," the respondent might blurt out "flowers" or "sunshine." It's relatively simple and straightforward. 

Yet, while such tests typically explore the intricacies of human memory, word association can also provide insight into an individual's personality.

In this case, it's all about age -- we'll provide the word; you provide the answer. Of the four choices, pick the word that you feel most closely aligns with the prompt. Follow your instincts and don't overthink as you make your decisions. Your gut will guide you through and, at the end, we'll tell you how old you are. (Or, at least, how old you seem based on your responses.) 

We might not be psychologists or sociologists, but it's not hard to tell who's up on all the latest lingo and who's slightly out of touch. After all, slang terms and regional vernacular are constantly evolving, so now's the time to find out how your verbal maturity measures up with your actual age. Think you're up for the challenge?

Ready ... set ...

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