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free association

Translation of free association in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [Psychology/Psicología] asociación (feminine) libre
    Example sentences
    • Before I started drafting the piece, I sat down and wrote out about two pages of free association, just listing images that fit with two of the themes of the story.
    • The exercise was a game and might be compared to free association of words.
    • In addition to that, this time I have more of an idea of what to expect in terms of the style in which the book is written, the whole stream of consciousness, free association thing.
    Example sentences
    • As anyone who has honestly experimented with free association knows, the technique inevitably and rapidly brings to mind topics about which one is emotionally concerned.
    • Psychodynamic therapists developed techniques such as free association where patients are encouraged to say whatever comes into their minds, and the therapist interprets the associations.
    • This is achieved by the technique of free association, whereby one starts with a dream image and allows one's thoughts to associate to it in complete freedom.

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