[ uh-soh-see-ey-shuh-niz-uh m, -shee-ey- ]
/ əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, -ʃiˈeɪ- /
Psychology. any of several theories that explain complex psychological phenomena as being built up from the association of simple sensations, stimuli and responses, or other behavioral or mental elements considered as primary.
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Related formsas·so·ci·a·tion·ist, adjective, nounas·so·ci·a·tion·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for associationism
This must be called their proton pseudos, if associationism pure and simple is to be accepted.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
The one-sidedness of the physiological sensory theories has been the hidden reason for the one-sidedness of associationism.
British Dictionary definitions for associationism
/ (əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /
psychol a theory that all mental activity is based on connections between basic mental events, such as sensations and feelings
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