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Affective is sometimes a misspelling of effective.

Affective is a member of the word family affect, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective affective

What does affective mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characterized by emotion

Alternative definition of the adjective affective


  1. Relating to, resulting from, or influenced by the emotions.
  2. Emotional; emotionally charged.

Definition of the noun affective

What does affective mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun affective

Glossary of sports

relating to emotional responses (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with affective

  1. affective disorder
  2. major affective disorder
  3. Seasonal affective disorder

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affective

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

cf: affective learning; affective teaching;

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Affective education promotes emotional development by educating students about attitudes, thoughts, values, feelings, beliefs, and interpersonal relationships (Morse, Ardiz- zone, Macdonald, & Pasick, 1980). Through it, students are provided ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

by Maqbool Ahmad

Affective. Refers to certain aspects of growth deals with emotional development. • To do with feelings or emotions, such as the component of an attitude concemed with feelings. Affective assessment. A term used to refers to the measurement of ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

AFFECTIVE DISORDERS Disturbances of mood as in manic/ depressed. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, affective disorders are listed as mood disorders. For the most part they include mood ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory (2013)

by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland

conceptualizes the affective impact of film on the bodies of audience members. It will then examine changing ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2002)

by Raymond J. Corsini

affect tonal drive 25 affective separation affectional drive The compelling urge to give and to receive affection. possihly innate. since infams respond positively to cuddling and heing held from the start of life. possihly due to the need for sensory ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (2009)

by Richard Noll

affective disturbances (1904–88) presented evidence that “monopolar” depression or mania were distinct illnesses from “bipolar” illness. However, the official separation of MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS from major depression as distinct ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Negative reinforcement – Increasing the likelihood of a behavior by omitting a negative affective punisher. Positive emotions – A category of emotion that consists of appetitive prosocial emotions (e.g., happiness/joy) and consummatory ...

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Quotes about affective

I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain. (Ray Walston)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1C3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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