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(psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity

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In this section, survey data will be used to examine the impact of associationism, door to door canvassing and media exposure on political participation.
21) The monologues that Tennyson wrote in 1833 reaffirm his debt to contemporary models of the embodied mind and to Hallam's reading of Hartleyan associationism in particular.
While Delano discusses Unitarianism, Transcendentalism, Associationism, and Fourierism, he does not explore the way in which these ideas, and not mundane misfortunes, were the true source of Brook Farm's ultimate demise.
English adherents of Associationism included not only Coleridge.
Rather than upon the narration, then, More's attack on Proust focuses upon this associationism, which he ascribes oddly to "an older discredited psychology" (55) and depicts as mental anarchy, a mind without logos.
For instance, when commenting on Burke, they fail to see his associationism and physiologism.
This was associationism, the doctrine that everyone carries within himself a storehouse of mental associations, taken from history or literature, which is unlocked by a work of art.
This is a subset of Associationism called serial list learning, where one stimuli triggers a "chain reaction" of associations.
60) There is no evidence that Gilman supported Associationism (Fourierism) or National Land Reform, two utopian movements whose principles were part of the labour-reform platform, but his radical rhetoric certainly suggests a strong commitment to fundamental reform.
Education entered a scientific era when it embraced associationism and behaviorism.
In subsequent chapters the author shows how the theory of evolutionary associationism, held by the Individualists, represented a big change from associationist psychology; how sociology in the hands of the Individualists changed from a tool for social engineering to a means for showing that such attempts to bring on desirable change were bound to fail; how the Individualists' theory of history "enabled them to present institutional conservatism as the truly progressive creed".
Put simply, associationism posits that humans learn through repetition to recognize people, things and events as more or less related to each other and as familiar or novel.
The Kantian imagination offered a way out of Hartley's materialism for Coleridge; but, according to Craig, "Humean associationism presents a more anguished conception of the imagination since, for Hume, the imagination is both the foundation of all our experience and, at the same time, its inevitable dissolution.
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