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Affect (psychology)

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Affect is a concept used in psychology to describe the experience of feeling or emotion. [1]

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Affect may refer to.

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Affect consciousness

Affect consciousness, or affect integration (which is a more generic term for the same phenomenon),Solbakken, O.A., Hansen, R. S., & Monsen, J. T. (2011).

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Affect control theory

In control theory, affect control theory proposes that individuals maintain affective meanings through their actions and interpretations of events.

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Affect display

Affect displays are the verbal and non-verbal displays of emotion.

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Affect heuristic

The affect heuristic is a heuristic, a mental shortcut that allows people to make decisions and solve problems quickly and efficiently, in which current emotion—fear, pleasure, surprise, etc.—influences decisions.

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Affect infusion model

The Affect infusion model (AIM) is a theoretical model in the field of human psychology.

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Affect measures

One common way of studying human emotion is to obtain self-reports from participants to quantify their current feelings or average feelings over a longer period of time.

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Affect theory

Affect theory is a theory that seeks to organize affects, sometimes used interchangeably with emotions, or subjectively experienced feelings, into discrete categories and to typify their physiological, social, interpersonal, and internalized manifestations.

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Affective neuroscience

Affective neuroscience is the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion.

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Affective science

Affective science is the scientific study of emotion or affect.

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Affective spectrum

The affective spectrum is a spectrum of affective disorders (mood disorders).

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Alcohol myopia

Alcohol myopia is a cognitive-physiological theory on alcohol abuse in which many of alcohol's social and stress-reducing effects, which may underlie its addictive capacity, are explained as a consequence of alcohol's narrowing of perceptual and cognitive functioning.

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The amygdala (plural: amygdalae; also corpus amygdaloideum; Latin from Greek, ἀμυγδαλή, amygdalē, 'Almond', 'tonsil') is one of two almond-shaped groups of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans.

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André Green (psychoanalyst)

André Green (12 March 1927 – 22 January 2012) was a French psychoanalyst.

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Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.

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Arousal is the physiological and psychological state of being awoken or of sense organs stimulated to a point of perception.

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Attitude (psychology)

In psychology, attitude is a psychological construct, a mental and emotional entity that inheres in, or characterizes a person.

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Behavior (American English) or behaviour (Commonwealth English) is the range of actions and mannerisms made by individuals, organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the (inanimate) physical environment.

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Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses".

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Conation (from the Latin conatus) is any natural tendency, impulse, striving, or directed effort.

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Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies.

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In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decisionmaking) is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities.

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Emotion is any conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a certain degree of pleasure or displeasure.

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Emotional labor

Emotional labor is the process of managing feelings and expressions to fulfill the emotional requirements of a job.

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Evolutionary psychology

Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective.

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Experience is the knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it.

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Facial expression

A facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face.

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Feeling is the nominalization of the verb to feel.

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Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.

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A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech.

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Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze (18 January 1925 – 4 November 1995) was a French philosopher who, from the early 1960s until his death in 1995, wrote on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art.

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An idiosyncrasy is an unusual feature of a person (though there are also other uses, see below).

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Impression formation

Impression formation in social psychology refers to the process by which individual pieces of information about another person are integrated to form a global impression of the individual (i.e. how one person perceives another person).

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International Affective Picture System

The International Affective Picture System (IAPS) is a database of pictures designed to provide a standardized set of pictures for studying emotion and attention Lang, P.J., Bradley, M.M., & Cuthbert, B.N. (2008).

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Interpersonal communication

Interpersonal communication is an exchange of information between two or more people.

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Interpretation (logic)

An interpretation is an assignment of meaning to the symbols of a formal language.

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Methodology is the systematic, theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study.

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Mood (psychology)

In psychology, a mood is an emotional state.

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Mood repair strategies

Mood repair strategies offer techniques that an individual can use to shift their mood from general sadness or clinical depression to a state of greater contentment or happiness.

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Motivational salience

Motivational salience is a cognitive process and a form of attention that motivates, or propels, an individual's behavior towards or away from a particular object, perceived event, or outcome.

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Navon figure

A Navon figure is made of a larger recognisable shape, such as a letter, composed of copies of a smaller different shape.

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Negative affectivity

Negative affectivity (NA), or negative affect, is a personality variable that involves the experience of negative emotions and poor self-concept.

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Non-representational theory

Non-representational theory is a theory developed in human geography, largely through the work of Nigel Thrift (Warwick University), and his colleagues such as J.D. Dewsbury (University of Bristol) and Derek McCormack (University of Oxford), and later by their respective graduate students.

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In biology, an organism (from Greek: ὀργανισμός, organismos) is any individual entity that exhibits the properties of life.

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Physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions, which work within a living system.

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Physiology & Behavior

Physiology & Behavior is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier.

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Pleasure is a broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking.

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A preference is a technical term in psychology, economics and philosophy usually used in relation to choosing between alternatives; someone has a preference for A over B if they would choose A rather than B.

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Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.

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Recognition memory

Recognition memory, a subcategory of declarative memory, is the ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people.

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Reduced affect display

Reduced affect display, sometimes referred to as emotional blunting, is a condition of reduced emotional reactivity in an individual.

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Robert Zajonc

Robert Bolesław Zajonc (November 23, 1923 – December 3, 2008) was a Polish-born American social psychologist who is known for his decades of work on a wide range of social and cognitive processes.

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Self-report inventory

A self-report inventory is a type of psychological test in which a person fills out a survey or questionnaire with or without the help of an investigator.

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Silvan Tomkins

Silvan Solomon Tomkins (June 4, 1911 – June 10, 1991) was a psychologist and personality theorist who developed both affect theory and script theory.

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Social neuroscience

Social neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior, and to using biological concepts and methods to inform and refine theories of social processes and behavior.

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In sociology, socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society.

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Stimulus (psychology)

In psychology, a stimulus is any object or event that elicits a sensory or behavioral response in an organism.

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Subjective well-being

Subjective well-being (SWB) is a self-reported measure of well-being, typically obtained by questionnaire.

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Suffering, or pain in a broad sense, may be an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual.

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Sympathetic nervous system

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is one of the two main divisions of the autonomic nervous system, the other being the parasympathetic nervous system.

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In psychology, temperament broadly refers to consistent individual differences in behavior that are biologically based and are relatively independent of learning, system of values and attitudes.

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Valence (psychology)

Valence, as used in psychology, especially in discussing emotions, means the intrinsic attractiveness/"good"-ness (positive valence) or averseness/"bad"-ness (negative valence) of an event, object, or situation.

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Zajonc is a surname.

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