ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORY OF LEARNING

one of various theories that describes learning as occurring through a process of forming associations among items. These items may be either stimuli and responses or, in contemporary theories, cognitive representations, for example, mental images.

ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORY OF LEARNING: "The associationistic theory of learning suggests that higher-order mental functions are occasioned by connections between mental items that may take varying forms - for example, stimulus and response."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORY OF LEARNING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/associationistic-theory-of-learning/ (accessed July 16, 2019).
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