associationism

noun as·so·ci·a·tion·ism \ ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shə-ˌni-zəm , -ˌsō-shē- \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

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

associationist

play \-ˈā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

associationistic

play \-ˌā-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

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1872

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associationism

noun as·so·ci·a·tion·ism \ ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shə-ˌniz-əm, -ˌsō-shē- \

medical 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

associationistic

play \-ˌā-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

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