theory of dissociation

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Noun1.theory of dissociation - (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
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The failure of Hull and his colleagues to find evidence that supported their theory resulted in a lack of interest on the part of psychologists in the theory of dissociation (Dell, 2010).
As discussed earlier, Janet's theory of dissociation has been neglected under the influence of other psychological paradigms like Freudian psychoanalysis and Skinnerian behaviourism.
Regarding the latter, Beere's (1995) recent perceptual theory of dissociation may be indicative of the type of models that will be further developed in the future.

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