Blunted Affect: Definition & Overview


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1. What is affect?

2. What is blunted affect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Blunted affect refers to an individual's desensitized emotional response to something. The worksheet will teach you about characteristics of it and what causes it, and the quiz will ask you specific questions on definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of affect
  • How to describe what blunted affect is
  • The definition of flat affect
  • What disorders are associated with blunted affect
  • Identifying facts about affect

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on blunted affect
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as affect
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as blunted affect and flat affect

Additional Learning

To learn more about desensitized emotional responses in individuals, review the corresponding lesson on blunted affect. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what affect and blunted affect are
  • Examines the difference between blunted affect and flat affect
  • Explores blunted affect as a symptom of disorders, such as autism or depression