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adjective as in concerning feelings and intuition

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The affective and humorous two-hander, now at Mosaic Theater Company, covers nearly 10 tense years of annual October visits home during which John and adult daughter Caitlyn, both avid birders, indulge in their gentle hobby when they’re not fighting.

That narrative connection allows us to better see a situation from another’s viewpoint, and stories with an emotional bent engage the affective empathy network of the brain.

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Soon he’ll go into winter hibernation, getting pasty and battling seasonal affective disorder like the rest of us.

Natural selection processes shaped not only human physiology but human psychology as well—our cognitive, affective, and motivational capacities and dispositions.

That fact alone demonstrates that more complex cognitive consciousness is dependent upon the basic affective form of consciousness that’s generated in the upper brainstem.

Studies show seasonal affective disorder is four times more common in women than men.

They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.

Instead, it turned out to be richly perceptual and affective.

The repetitive nature of his work is both effective and affective, especially in an exhibition of this scale.

Ariel Leve on why seasonal affective disorder does a disservice to those of us committed to year-round despair.

But the affective or appetitive powers tend towards external action.

The students of Religion have usually been content to describe it either in intellectual or in affective terms.

The passionate vehemence with which her words were uttered was affective.

Our work as educators will be to maintain a working harmony in the affective and instinctive life of the people.

Volition is here used in the wider sense, as including all motor and affective activities in mind.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affective, such as: emotional, emotive, feeling, intuitive, noncognitive, and perceptual.

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