FORWARD ASSOCIATION By N., Sam M.S. - 42 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 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) EMOTION (Theories) CEREBRAL CORTEX BACKWARD ASSOCIATION CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS MASCULINITY-FEMININITY TESTS ASSOCIATION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FORWARD ASSOCIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/forward-association/ (accessed June 29, 2022).