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In the 20th century, the clearest heir to associationism is behaviorism , whose principles of conditioning are based on the association of responses to stimuli (and on one's association of those stimuli with positive or negative reinforcement ).What is associationism?
Associationism is one of the oldest, and, in some form or another, most widely held theories of thought. Associationism has been the engine behind empiricism for centuries, from the British Empiricists through the Behaviorists and modern day Connectionists.What is behaviourism?
Behaviorism is built on this assumption, and its goal is to promote the scientific study of behavior. The behavior, in particular, of individual organisms. Not of social groups. Not of cultures. But of persons and animals. In this entry I consider different types of behaviorism.What is the association theory in psychology?
Association appears in other modern contexts as well: the free association of ideas is a basic technique in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, and association plays a prominent role in more recent cognitive theories of memory and learning. Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.