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Definition of "affective" []

  • Psychology Influenced by or resulting from the emotions. (adjective)
  • Psychology Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affective" in a sentence
  • "Because representations attack it at what we call the affective phase and cause a resulting experience, a disturbance, to which disturbance is joined the image of threatened evil: this amounts to an affection and Reason seeks to extinguish it, to ban it as destructive to the well-being of the Soul which by the mere absence of such a condition is immune, the one possible cause of affection not being present."
  • "Even Orbuch was surprised to find that men need what she calls affective affirmations - compliments, reassurances and other positive feedback - from their spouses more than women do from their husbands."
  • "I shouldnt be nodding my head in affective agreement with Tara on gender, Fred on Personal Profile Blogging and Internet StockBlog on Google vs Yahoo."