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 (ə-sō′sē-ā′shə-nĭz′əm, ə-sō′shē-)
The psychological theory that association is the basic principle of all mental activity.

as·so′ci·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
as·so′ci·a′tion·is′tic adj.


(Psychology) a person who believes in and promotes the principle of associationism whereby an association of thoughts leads to intellectual progressions or processes
(Psychology) relating to the principle of associationism whereby an association of thoughts leads to intellectual progressions or processes
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It is also worth comparing these with earlier and contemporary Utopian socialist experiments such as the Owenite colonies, the Associationist phalanxes, and the Mormon commune at Kirtland, Ohio.
George also explains how Hume's associationist psychology tends to contravene criteria for evaluating testimony regarding miracles.
On the road to an associationist economy, Mill envisions a two-fold process whereby (1) workers come to exercise ownership and control over individual firms, and (2) the multiplication of such firms leads to a cooperative society marked by industrial democracy.
With the evolution of the studies currently understanding of brain function began to be studied based on the associationist theory and cognitive deficits and behavioural changes will depend on the site of injury associated with frontal circuits, parietal cortical temporal and subcortical (Catani et al.
The associationist (or connectivist) approach describes the system of knowledge as a densely interconnected network of primitive units.
Though this appears as anthropomorphism, or an associationist aesthetic, such imaginative moments are bound to re-visioning real subterranean environments and though the initial value of the cave is evoked through its association with the human imagination, it does begin to free the underground from hundreds of years of cultural oblivion.
In this sense, Merleau-Ponty (2012) proposes that we recover the associationist notion of body schema.
But she would also have agreed with the associationist assumption "that altruism was an essential part of human nature" (Tuchinsky 2005, 481, emphasis added).
This textbook on the principles of learning and behavior outlines concepts related to conditioning and learning, emphasizes that learning procedures are built on behavior systems shaped by evolution, and provides an account of the field in terms of both the Pavlovian associationist tradition and the Skinnerian behavior-analytic tradition.
the important point is that Freeman offers a model of learning which is not an associationist model according to which, as one learns, one adds more and more fixed connections, nor a cognitivist model based on offline representations of objective facts about the world that enable offline inferences as to which facts to expect next, and what they mean.
The sewing workshop was taken over by her granddaughter, Henriette Luce Benaben, who successfully promoted its artisanal embroideries to both European tourists avid for indigenous art and to colonial administrators eager to promote associationist policies.
In his earlier An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), Locke repeatedly devalues the faculty of the imagination against that of reason, but he also recognizes the functional importance of the imagination in associationist theory.
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