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The psychological theory that association is the basic principle of all mental activity.
as·so′ci·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
(Psychology) psychol a theory that all mental activity is based on connections between basic mental events, such as sensations and feelings
as•so•ci•a•tion•ism(əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, -ʃiˈeɪ-)
any theory that explains complex psychological phenomena as built up from combinations of simple sensory and behavioral elements.
as•so`ci•a′tion•ist, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||associationism - (psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity|
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"