Definition of Association theory
1. Noun. (psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity.
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
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Literary usage of Association theory
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1907)
"THE association theory OF SOLUTIONS. BY WILLIAM FRANCIS MAGIE. (Read April 19, 1907.) When it was discovered, by van't Hoff, that the osmotic pressure of ..."
2. The Monthly Miscellany by Cazneau Palfrey, Ezra S Gannett (1843)
"THE association theory. AMONG the devices in which the restless spirit and the diseased philanthropy that characterise our times present themselves to our ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"We may call the one the association theory, the other the apperception theory. We have acknowledged that the association theory is insufficient to solve the ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"We may call the one the association theory, the other the ... that the association theory is insufficient to solve 1 the whole problem, but it is hardly ..."
5. The Development of Taste, and Other Studies in Aesthetics by W. Proudfoot Begg (1887)
"THE association theory-ITS TRUTH AND ITS INADEQUACY. theory, as we have seen in the preceding chapter, has a great deal in combination with it that is true. ..."