Affect in Psychology: Definition & Types


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of affect?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

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?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

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