Definition of Associationism

1. Noun. (psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity.

Exact synonyms: Association Theory
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology

Definition of Associationism

1. n. The doctrine or theory held by associationists.

Definition of Associationism

1. Noun. (psychology) A theory that association (of experiences etc) is the basis of consciousness and mental activity ¹

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Definition of Associationism

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Medical Definition of Associationism

1. In psychology, the theory that man's understanding of the world occurs through ideas associated with sensory experience rather than through innate ideas. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Associationism

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1. The Foundations of Psychology by Jared Sparks Moore (1921)
"Criticism of associationism.—These three principles may ... on the following grounds: (1) The doctrine of associationism is a metaphysical, not a scientific ..."

2. English Philosophers and Schools of Philosophy by James Seth (1912)
"Their Utilitarianism was rather a political ideal than an ethical principle, while their common empiricism and associationism were still more subordinate to ..."

3. A Manual of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1899)
"THE "FACULTY PSYCHOLOGY" AND associationism. § 1. Introductory.—There are two general theories of mental development of great historical importance. ..."

4. A History of the Association Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1921)
"Later French associationism The influence of Hartley, the Mills, and Bain was felt in the ... 1866) 1 is the best exponent of associationism in France. ..."

5. A History of the Association Psychology from Hartley to Lewes by Howard Crosby Warren (1921)
"CHAPTER III EVOLUTIONARY associationism 1. The Evolution Concept in Psychology BAIN occupies a peculiar position in psychology. ..."

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