Definition of associationist in English:

associationist

noun & adjective

  • See associationism

    • ‘Cognitive theories of learning have moved away from the associationist view and tried to explain the influences of other processes, such as attention, imagination, thinking, and feeling.’
    • ‘Not all behavioral associationists, to be sure, shared Skinner's disdain for theory.’
    • ‘He objects to both the associationist and Darwinian approaches to the understanding of mind.’
    • ‘He analyzes various traditions of nineteenth-century associationist psychiatry in remarkably original terms.’
    • ‘Consider now the rise of the associationist paradigm.’