associationism

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as·so·ci·a·tion·ism

(ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn-izm),
In psychology, the theory that human understanding of the world occurs through ideas associated with sensory experience rather than through innate ideas.

associationism

(ə-sō′sē-ā′shə-nĭz′əm, ə-sō′shē-)
n.
The psychological theory that association is the basic principle of all mental activity.

as·so′ci·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
as·so′ci·a′tion·is′tic adj.
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