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Definition of the noun Affectivity

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noun - plural: affectivities

  1. The ability or tendency to experience (positive or negative) feelings, and to react to them.


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Google previewHuman Resource Management in Sport and Recreation (2006)

by P. Chelladurai

Positive affectivity refers to the tendency to be active, self-efficacious, interpersonal, and achievement oriented.

Google previewBetween Chora and the Good (2005)

Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood by Charles P. Bigger

Affectivity is a being's innate determinable, even essence, whose initial form is the infant's recognition of another. Through relations with the...

Google previewThe Knowledge Society (2012)

The Growing Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Relations by Gernot Böhme, Nico Stehr

Like our cognitive capacities, affectivity is a crucial but finite resource that leads to the emergence of certain social phenomena under conditions of growing social complexity. However, unlike cognitive limitations, the problems in allocating ...

Google previewOn the Evolution of Human Behavior (1981)

The Argument from Animals to Man by Peter C. Reynolds

Moreover, the social dynamics of human and ape object manipulation ought to be similar, because affectivity is a system specialized for the assessment and programming of social action. Given this theoretical perspective, evolutionary strategy ...

Google previewSpinoza Beyond Philosophy (2012)

by Beth Lord

Affectivity means we are intermeshed with things outside our physical and mental boundaries – things that affect and change us constantly. Our individuality is a composite of many lesser individuals, and a component of greater ones, each of ...

Google previewSize at Birth and Its Relation to Negative Affectivity and HPA Activity in Young Children (2007)

For instance, CBQ negative affectivity is a composite index of parent- reported fear and anger. As was observed in the current report, size at birth was unrelated to parent-reported and laboratory measures of anger/frustration, which may ...

Google previewPsyche and Eros (1920)

by Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum, Herbert Silberer, Edouard Claparède, Charles Baudouin

Affectivity is a necessary condition of intelligence, but not its sufficient condition. Truly objective intelligence depends on a perfect equilibrium between the two affectivities mentioned. This equilibrium is very unstable; it is not necessary to resort ...

Google previewJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease (1918)

Among the schizo-phrenoses — the dementia praecox cases — change in affectivity is an early and almost constant symptom. In these the connection between emotional stimuli and normal reaction through the vegetative nervous system is ...

Google previewDisruptive Mood (2015)

Irritability in Children and Adolescents by Argyris Stringaris, Eric Taylor

This tight but ambiguous relationship between the two phenotypes is also reflected in the psychological literature about personality: the dimension of negative affectivity refers to a spectrum of aversive emotions that includes both anger (as the ...

Google previewPsychotherapy (1908)

A Course of Reading in Sound Psychology, Sound Medicine and Sound Religion by William Belmont Parker

As in the machine some disharmony of mechanism disturbs the function and force of the whole apparatus, so in the human body some defect or disorder “ Affectivity is a term which has been suggested to include many intracentral perceptive ...

Google previewNew Philosophy for New Media (2004)

by Mark B. N. Hansen

In this sense, affection supposes a virtual field of forces (affectivity): it constitutes "an internal space which isolates an effort or a force rather than an object or A form. Affectivity is a field of forces that is internal ...

Google previewThe American Journal of Insanity (1917)

trols our actions, and as Bleuler says, we act only under the influence of pain or pleasure and the affects produced by them maneuver our logical reflections; also volition and effort represent but one side, while affectivity is a broader conception ...

Google previewAttachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults (2010)

by Joseph H. Obegi, Ety Berant

Although mentalized affectivity is a new concept, all forms of psychotherapy aim to expand it, whether implicitly or explicitly. In the first part of this chapter, we elaborate the issues described above by placing mentalization theory in the context ...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

Casting affectivity, the passions and sexuality along the axes of either normative or pathological behaviour, they say, is complicit with those selfsame political forces of biopower that discipline and control the expressive potentialities of a body.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Career Development (2006)

by Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan

Among these factors are relatively stable personality traits, such as self-esteem, self-efficacy, and positive/negative affectivity, with research suggesting that people with greater self-esteem, greater self-efficacy, greater positive affectivity, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parenting (2013)

Theory and Research by Charles A. Smith

MYERS-WALLS Affectivity, positive and negative. Affectivity is a stable pattern of exhibiting emotional expressions in various social situations. Parents influence children's affectivity through modeling, coaching, and contingency ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress, Three-Volume Set (2000)

One influential view is that neuroticism is essentially a dimension of negative affectivity, whereas extraversion may be identified with positive affect, although this perspective may be oversimplified. Current personality models generally adopt ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

One influential view is that neuroticism is essentially a dimension of negative affectivity, whereas extraversion may be identified with positive affect, although this perspective may be oversimplified. Current personality models generally adopt ...

Google previewThe HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism (1995)

by Richard P. McBrien

ELIZABETH DREYER affectivity, that aspect of experience that refers to feeling and emotion. Affectivity varies from warm feelings to passion toward an object of desire to revulsion from an object of aversion. Feelings can be fleeting, or can be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

Emotion-related personality factors, such as negative affectivity (the tendency to experience negative emotions, such as neuroticism or depression) and emotional expression (such as anger expression) have also generated a substantial ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 25 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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