FORWARD ASSOCIATION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term that is applied to the formation of an associative link between 2 items that will follow in a series or a sequence. Compare backward association. FORWARD ASSOCIATION: "Forward association is seen in a series of items." Related Psychology Terms BACKWARD ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATIVE STRENGTH ASSOCIATION GOAL OBJECT FUNNEL SEQUENCE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED PSYCHOL FORWARD CONDITIONING AUDITORY MEMORY SPAN BALANCED LATIN SQUARE VISUAL RECOGNITION TEST Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FORWARD ASSOCIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/forward-association/ (accessed January 26, 2020).