BACKWARD ASSOCIATION

refers to the formation of an associative link between an item and the one preceding it in a series or sequence. Compare with forward association.

BACKWARD ASSOCIATION: "By using backward association, the person realized that the first person to chew on the bone, after several others, was the dog."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BACKWARD ASSOCIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/backward-association/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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