associationism(redirected from Associationist psychology)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Associationist psychology: Association of Ideas
In psychology, the theory that human understanding of the world occurs through ideas associated with sensory experience rather than through innate ideas.
The psychological theory that association is the basic principle of all mental activity.
as·so′ci·a′tion·ist adj. & n.