feeling tone

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feel·ing tone

the mental state (pleasure, repugnance, etc.) that accompanies every act or thought.
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From this perspective, scholars recognize that the positive affective similarity of work groups--namely, positive group affective tone (PGAT)--also carries important implications (Collins, Jordan, Lawrence, & Troth, 2016).
It is possible to name an emotion and pin it down, but the affective tone of an experience is harder to label.
As in Piper's project, the artist in Voigt's series is doubled as both the one who drafts the model and an organization of sensors recording blips of affective tone.
The affective tone in produced content measures the extent to which offered support or exhibited destructive linguistic behavior is demonstrated.
Thus, for example, feeling and valuing are said to presuppose pregiven objectivities that function as substrates for further acts whose correlate is the affective tone or valence of the objectivities concerned: object-consciousness founds feeling-consciousness (14).
We also propose that events that have a positive affective tone are more significant for motivation than events that have a negative emotional tone.
It was thus predicted that people's belief about the presence of anxious feelings in their dreams would be correlated to the usual affective tone present in their everyday dreams in individuals with high DRF but not in individuals with low DRF.
Furthermore, different findings between studies in the literature may turn out to be partly due to variations in the affective tone of the climate dimensions that happen to have been studied in each case.
Smith and Crandell, 1984), a pairing that has been implicit in studies of group morale as "group spirit" (Muchinsky, 1983: 304), organizational climate defined as group affective tone (see Schneider and Reichers, 1983, for a review), and in the emphasis on the affective bonds between group members in the literature on groups and cohesiveness (Ashforth and Humphrey, 1995).
Despite the vast literature on caregiving, none is available where researchers focus explicitly on congruence in either the meaning (content), or the affective tone of the relationship between the care recipient and caregiver, let alone within spouse-spouse caregiving dyads.
Understanding the affective tone of a team's members is clearly of central importance, and yet is only a relatively recent area of research.