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Affect in Psychology: Definition & Types

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Which of the following is NOT an example of affect?

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1. Joan went through an entire therapy session with a straight face and monotone voice. She did not smile, laugh, or frown. What kind of affect is Joan displaying?

2. Trisha wavered from crying uncontrollably to laughing hysterically throughout her therapy session. Which of the following types of affect is Trisha displaying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked about things related to affect in psychology, such as its examples, classifications, and when it applies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To clarify, you'll be tested on psychology patients who:

  • Are straight-faced and monotonous
  • Have trouble displaying the correct feelings
  • Demonstrate normal affect
  • Show different extreme emotions in one session

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what affect is
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different illustrations of affect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about affect in a psychological context

Additional Learning

To find out more about this concept, read our affiliated lesson titled Affect in Psychology: Definition & Types. This lesson will particularly cover:

  • Qualities of each type of affect
  • What can be indicated by affect
  • Affect's relationship with culture
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