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pertaining to affect.
affective congruency consistency between the self-concept of an individual and the related behaviors and responses of others.
affective disorders mood disorders.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or a mental state.
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adj. Psychology
1. Influenced by or resulting from the emotions.
2. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

af·fec′tive·ly adv.
af′fec·tiv′i·ty (ăf′ĕk-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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Referring to or arising from moods or emotions.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or mental state.
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Pertaining to mood or emotion.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or a mental state.
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Patient discussion about affective

Q. Major mood disorder! Hi guys! My topic is all about major mood disorder, bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic features and I would like to ask if I could get some information regarding with its introduction on international, national and local. Hope you all understood what I mean to ask.

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

Q. Mood- disorder? What will happen to the people who refuse treatment? I know someone whose mother got diagnosed with "mood- disorder" and now this person says that she don't have it. But all her brothers and sisters have this, and are on medication. Is there a way to save our family heritage?

A. well done, i will start to collect with the agreement of Iri possible causes for disorders (bipolar, mood, whatever you want to call it) to help people to recognize themselves. they all can start in the moment we are in the embryo. parental conflicts, aggressions, sexual behaviours, drugs, alcohol, smoking in abondance can affect us from this moment on.

Q. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. Do I?

A. You are correct, according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Bipolar Disorder is a Mood Disorder. Other conditions in this category are Anxiety Disorders--and of course--Unipolar Depression.

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for every one percent increase in the perceived organizational support, there is a predicted increase of 0.545 percent in affective commitment.
In this study we proposed that work engagement can also uniquely moderate the effect of HPWS on affective commitment: From the AMO perspective (Jiang et al., 2012; Liao et al., 2009), the first function of HPWS is to help employees to improve their work abilities and skills by providing advanced personnel selection practices, and training and performance management programs.
People with seasonal affective disorder may feel tired, sad or irritable.
Cognitive and affective control are intertwined because these mental processes share neural projections from anterior cingulate cortex in order to integrate these separate domains for optimal behavioral response15.
Diverse studies and research have related high levels of work engagement with strong affective commitment with the organization in samples from diverse countries.
N170 response to facial expressions is modulated by the affective congruency between the emotional expression and preceding affective pictures [16].
Such "contestation" shows the multifaceted consequences of statist affective programs, and as such, this chapter usefully complicates the emphasis on "happiness" in contemporary China, showing how the relationship between affect and power is a complex one.
Affective temperament scores of parents of children with ADHD were significantly higher than those of the control group.
Affective computing is going to be an essential skill for all software developers in five years time."
In order to be officially diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, a person must exhibit symptoms of regular depression like feelings of hopelessness or loss of interest in activities in conjunction with a spike during the winter months in which they display low energy, overeating, weight gain, social withdrawal or other symptoms.
In terms of one's attitude, according to Zajonc (2000), affect is often the driving force behind responses to social stimuli, and perhaps the primary dimension of all interpersonal; affective attitude indeed functions as an independent, primary, and often dominant force in determining people's responses and dispositions to social situations.