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affective Syllabification: af·fec·tive
Pronunciation: /əˈfektiv/

Definition of affective in English:

adjective

chiefly Psychology
Relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes: affective disorders
More example sentences
  • A therapeutic range has not been established for valproic acid in affective disorders.
  • Most defendants who were hospitalised had diagnoses of schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder.
  • There was also a low prevalence of affective disorders in the violent group.

Derivatives

affectively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • According to the McMaster model of family functioning, parents need to be affectively involved with their children.
  • Complex animal vocalizations appear more akin to music, with its vaguely defined, affectively rich ‘meaning.’
  • Pat appears to ‘extend herself out’ to her father, but she does this only cognitively, not affectively.

affectivity

2
Pronunciation: /əˌfekˈtivədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • For example, mothers high in trait negative affectivity may have more negative social information processing styles.
  • The song was politicised, reflexive and drenched in affectivity.
  • Such exposures resulted in decreased verbal attention, visual memory, motoricity, and affectivity.

Origin

Late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere (see affect2).

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