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affective (əˈfɛktɪv Pronunciation for affective



  1. (psychology) relating to affects
  2. concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection

Derived Forms

affectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ Pronunciation for affectivity , afˈfectiveness noun

Example Sentences Including 'affective'

He also claims that he follows the affective aspect of his treatment with an `instinctual" approach.
Arthur Berger & Joyce Berger Reincarnation - Fact or Fable?
I have diagnosed myself with a milder version of seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
It is such a great feature, plus we use it so much that we certainly won't be suffering from seasonal affective disorder this winter.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
No longer were these February blahs a case of seasonal affective disorder.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
One in three people in the UK claims to suffer from seasonal affective disorder.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
We did not make any claims at all about suicide in bipolar affective disorder.
British Medical Journal (2002)


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