ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS

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the process by which simple perceptions and ideas are combined into a total idea, which may vary in complexity and abstractness. For example, connecting the relatively simple idea of four legs, a furry coat, and a certain shape and size, into the compound concept cat.

ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS: "The association of ideas is the combining of ideas into a central concept. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/association-of-ideas/ (accessed December 2, 2022).

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