associationism


as·so·ci·a·tion·ism

noun
\ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shə-ˌniz-əm, -ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of ASSOCIATIONISM

: a reductionist school of psychology that holds that the content of consciousness can be explained by the association and reassociation of irreducible sensory and perceptual elements
as·so·ci·a·tion·is·tic \-ˌā-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

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