Origin of affectiveFrench affectif from Medieval Latin affectivus from Classical Latin affectus: see affect
An example of something that would be described as affective is an opera.
- Influenced by or resulting from the emotions.
- Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.
(comparative more affective, superlative most affective)
From Medieval Latin affectivus, from Latin affectus, past participle of afficere (“to affect”)
- Other circumstances that may make a child or adolescent more likely to engage in binge eating include heredity and certain psychological affective disorders such as major depression.
- Follow-up studies of conduct-disordered children have shown a high incidence of antisocial personality disorder, affective illnesses, and chronic criminal behavior in adulthood.
- Seasonal Affected Depression; technically called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a real and debilitating form of depression that causes problems for many each year.
- Depression also can occur in bipolar disorder, an affective mental illness that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows.
- Because two thirds of bipolar patients have a family history of affective or emotional disorders, researchers have searched for a genetic link to the disorder.