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).
For instance, how does his understanding of "affective tone," "atmosphere," and "way of life" intersect with what Raymond Williams (1977) calls a "structure of feeling" or what Thomas Rickert (2013) more recently identified as "ambient rhetoric"?
It is possible to name an emotion and pin it down, but the affective tone of an experience is harder to label.' (Veale, 2013) Fandom can be understood as a particular form of 'affect' (Grossberg, 1992; Hills, 2002), inspired by a media text that is then mobilised in negotiating the level of investment in that text.
A comparison can also be made to Adrian Piper's "Meta-Art," a work that traces "thought processes, procedures, and presuppositions" as they occur while we are "making whatever kind of art we make." 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. But all of these comparisons involve a deflection from Voigt's drawings, and from the deeper reflection on form the current series presupposed.
The affective tone can be positive, neutral or negative depending on whether the content is presented with a supportive tone, in a hostile manner, or with a neutral affection.
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.
This interest has included a joint inquiry into employee affect and group dynamics (e.g., 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).