associative facilitation

associative facilitation

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv fə‚sil·ə′tā·shən]
(psychology)
Ease in establishing a new association because of previous associations.
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Associative facilitation of word recognition as measured from a neutral prime.
In Expt 4 we examined further the nature of this associative facilitation, by comparing it to the facilitation observed when both prime and target are representations of the same person.
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