n. a psychological theorist who believes that the process of learning and higher-order functioning can be described as the acquisition, modification, and/or elaboration of associations. See also associationism.

ASSOCIATIONIST: "An associationist would likely reject any other explanation of higher-order mental functioning, apart from the one that suggests that associations between ideas are responsible for them."
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