associative inhibition

associative inhibition

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv ‚in·ə′bish·ən]
(psychology)
Difficulty in establishing a new association because of previous associations.
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Analysis of the role of associative inhibition in perceptual learning by means if the same-different task.
What do psychologists really mean when they speak of associative inhibitions, functional fixedness and neurasthenic neurosis?
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