Archive for August 23, 2014

I’ve done a few Word Associations and Places Associations with you over the last few months, but today’s Places Association is a little bit more specific – As the title suggests this blog post  is all about places in the UK. i.e. cities, countries, towns etc.

So instead of throwing words at you and responding with the first word that comes into your mind, today I’m going to throw names of places in the UK at you, and this time I want you to respond with whatever comes into your mind first about that place.

So here goes…cities

  1. Edinburgh
  2. Aberdeen
  3. Birmingham
  4. Scarborough
  5. Cambridge
  6. Penzance
  7. Millport
  8. Oxford
  9. Boscombe
  10. Glenrothes

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Capital
  2. Wind
  3. Spaghetti junction
  4. Holidays!
  5. Family
  6. End
  7. Cycling
  8. University
  9. Beach
  10. New town

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did you understand all my answers? Did any of your own answers surprise you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond to any of these words or place association games, with the first things that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state and our true feelings about a place.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?