Association - this is a special connection that occurs between certain phenomena, objects or components. The human psyche has significant associative abilities. It can link a variety of mental phenomena in something new, complex, in stable and long chains. At excitement of links of this chain several of them or one can cause other associative chains. The perception of a person can “lead” a chain of ideas, concepts, emotions and judgments, if they previously consisted of an associative connection.
The term association is the meaning of a word - a connection that comes from the Latin "associatio". In psychology, it is defined as the natural connection between events, objects or facts that exists in the mind of an individual and is fixed by his memory.
In all associations, the conditioned-reflex essence, the physiological basis of the switching function of the cortex. All of them are subject to the basic laws of generating conditioned reflexes. For the rapid formation of associative links, according to the laws, the right combination of irritation is required, i.e. the need for the existence of the irritation that a person would like to associate with the well-known one, so that it slightly precedes the already formed idea. Also important in creating a repetition association is to consolidate a new link, while relying on the previously established link.
Association in psychology is a relationship that is formed in the process of thinking between the various components of the psyche and means that the appearance of one component causes the image of the second, associated with it.
Any memorization or memorization involves the establishment of certain neural connections. This is important for understanding the psychological nature of the associations themselves. An association consisting of a series of reflexes, which are also a sensation, is nothing more than a "perpetual sensation".