in learning theory some types of behavioral psychology (see behaviorism), a theory of how complex behaviors, including some linguistic behaviors, are formed from varying combinations of simple stimulus-response associations,

ASSOCIATIVE-CHAIN THEORY: "The associative-chain theory explains how increasingly long behaviors can be chained together, to produce complex series of actions."
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