ASSOCIATIVE STRENGTH

the strength of an association between two items (e.g., a stimulus and response or between two items in memory). Associative strength is generally measured in terms of capability of the stimulus to elicit a response (e.g., a conditioned or operant response). In word association, this refers to the capacity of the first item to produce recall of the second.

ASSOCIATIVE STRENGTH: "A word that immediately elicited a second word by association, would be said to have a great deal of associative strength. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ASSOCIATIVE STRENGTH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/associative-strength/ (accessed August 18, 2019).
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