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free association:

see associationassociation,
in psychology, a connection between different sensations, feelings, or ideas by virtue of their previous occurrence together in experience. The concept of association entered contemporary psychology through the empiricist philosophers John Locke, George Berkeley,
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; psychoanalysispsychoanalysis,
name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis began after Freud studied (1885–86) with the French neurologist J. M.
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free association

[¦frē ə‚sō·sē′ā·shən]
(psychology)
Spontaneous, consciously unrestricted association of ideas or mental images.
A method used in psychoanalysis to gain an understanding of the organization of the content of the mind.
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While half of these states belong to the United Nations' least developed countries category, none of the microstates in free association with the United States--Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau--falls in this category.
Nor could the argument that the right to free association had been violated hold, the Court said.
BEIRUT: More than other forms of visual art, collage is an art of free association. Derived from the French word for "gluing," this childlike practice appeals to artists' magpie instinct -- a distant, more primordial, relative of the urge to archive.
The concept represents the cognitive dimension of mind based on the psychoanalytic methodology of Free Association Test.
That goes against our rights of free association and free speech.
We maintain very tight so-called 'Free Association' relationship, under the Pact of Association", she said.
Palau has retained close ties with the United States since independence in 1994 when it signed a Compact of Free Association with the US.
These records told dense, non-linear stories, with scenes linked by the logic of dreams, puns, free association, late-night channel-surfing, and a psychedelic anti-authoritarianism that wasn't so different from the libertarian politics of The Prisoner or the Illuminatus!
* The Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) held its annual board meeting for the first time in Jordan at Le Royale Hotel.Commemorating this very important event, Minister of Tourism Osama Dabbas joined board members for the press conference that took place after the meeting's proceedings.
The heart of interpretation can be found in questioning art (sometimes in its reciprocal questioning of ourselves), free association, comparing and contrasting, investigating, eliminating, suggesting, testing, and reflecting (p.
The hallmark of free association that allows the reader to speculate upon human minds and motives is prevalent in "The Lake", a narrative that circulates back time and again to the body of water that forms its name and the people who live alongside it.