Origin of affectiveFrench affectif from Medieval Latin affectivus from Classical Latin affectus: see affect
The definition of affective is something that evokes feelings, or emotional actions or actions driven by feelings.
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.
affective - Medical Definition
- Influenced by or resulting from the emotions: affective gestures and facial expressions.
- Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional: affective therapy.
- af′fec·tivi·ty (ăf′ĕk-tĭvĭ-tē)
- 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.
- The doctor may use psychological tests or inventories to evaluate insomnia because it is frequently associated with mood or affective disorders.
- 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.