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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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Based on a logical comparison of the CDDQ, EPCD, and CIP factors, we derived five broad and distinct domains of career indecision: neuroticism/negative affectivity, choice/commitment anxiety, need for information, lack of readiness, and interpersonal conflicts (see Table 1).
This way, both the positive association of transformational leadership with job satisfaction, and the differences in the magnitude of such an association caused by the employee's gender, were independent and observed above and beyond the participants' state of affectivity. Since this state also influences satisfaction, it is essential for studies that investigate attitudes to include this variable, to avoid their results being biased due to individual differences.
Past studies have indicated that high levels of negative affectivity correlates with employee deviance (Alias et al., 2012, 2013; Samnani, Salamon, and Singh, 2013; Aquino, Lewis, and Bradfield, 1999).
(32) Above this capacity for psychospiritual affectivity lies the unconscious heart, then the conscious heart, and finally the senses.
Results: The negative affectivity was inversely related with self-efficacy and burn specific health, whereas self-efficacy was significantly positively associated with burn specific health.
Our fifth hypothesis suggesting a negative relationship between negative affectivity and job satisfaction was not supported in the total sample (see Table 2).
The current research examines the links between NSE history and NSE construal and sexual satisfaction, while accounting for individual differences in affectivity.
Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder, involving important alteration of perception, thought and affectivity, subsequently leading to social impairment, loss of autonomy, feelings of worthlessness, autolytic ideation and suicidal attempts in many cases.
The searches confirmed that there were few masters and doctoral works aimed at affectivity. The results were grouped, for exposition purposes, considering the scope they have as to the way of focusing on affectivity within school context.
Putin questioned the affectivity of the airstrikes carried out by the US against ISIS as they have "yielded no tangible results so far," adding that Russia has taken several steps to form an international anti-terrorism coalition.
We also controlled for franchisee affectivity (i.e., stable individual differences in the tendency to experience positive and negative mood states), because of its demonstrated relationships with workplace deviance (Lee & Allen, 2002), and thus its likely relationship with our outcome variable.
Among individual characteristics, the most often considered were personality traits such as a high level of neuroticism, negative affectivity [19], temperamental traits responsible for low abilities of stimulation processing such as high perseverance and emotional reactivity, low tendency to sensation seeking [18,20], low levels of hardiness, and other factors such as external locus of control, poor self-esteem, type A behavior, and avoidant coping style [3].