The act or process of free-associating. It is a technique used in psychoanalysis and is supposed to allow the analyst access to the unconscious thoughts of the analysand. See free-associate.
Technique of evoking spontaneous references or ideas to words or symbols, especially in dream interpretation (Freud).
In Freudian psychoanalysis, a technique for accessing the patient’s subconscious, by encouraging them to relax in a reclining posture and move freely and spontaneously from thought to thought
In psychoanalytic therapy, spontaneous, uncensored verbalization by the patient of whatever comes to mind.
a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
Free association is a process of generating ideas for writing through which one thought leads randomly to another.
is a process of generating ideas for writing through which one thought leads randomly to another. General words
Spontaneous, uncensored verbalisation of whatever comes to mind.
in psychoanalysis, saying whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial, unrelated or embarrassing.
A key psychoanalytic procedure in which the patient is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content. The assumption is that over time, repressed material will come forth for examination by the patient and psychoanalyst.
Method used in psychoanalytic therapy in which the patient is to say anything that comes to her mind, no matter how apparently trivial, unrelated, or embarrassing.
The method of saying or writing the first things that comes to mind in response to a particular word or picture. Ghost The most common use of the word ghost is to describe the soul of a disembodied spirit, imagined to be wandering amongst the living.
Prewriting technique to generate ideas; writer starts with an idea and connects other ideas by brainstorming
(a) The form of word-association experiment in which the subject gives any word he or she thinks of in response to the stimulus word. (b) In psychoanalysis, the effort to report without modification everything that comes into awareness.
Free association (Psychodynamic theory) is a technique used in psychology, devised by Sigmund Freud. In it, patients are asked to continually relate anything which comes into their minds, regardless of how superficially unimportant or potentially embarrassing the memory threatens to be. This technique assumes that all memories are arranged in a single associative network, and that sooner or later the subject will stumble across the crucial memory.