Associational Exercise

If you wanted to take an extra step with this exercise you could create a diagram similar to the one below which utilizes nodes and links. Nodes are the concepts or associations and the links represent the connections. In a very simplistic way, this is how our brains work. Allowing this network to fill out is what we mean by divergent thinking. If we began utilizing convergent thinking too quickly, we would begin cutting off pathways. Using the illustration below, this would be like you telling yourself not to think about vehicles or fruit, and you can see how this would limit your choices. 

 Associational Network

Associational Network

 
 

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