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Related to associationism: structuralism
In psychology, the theory that human understanding of the world occurs through ideas associated with sensory experience rather than through innate ideas.
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The psychological theory that association is the basic principle of all mental activity.
as·so′ci·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
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