AFFECTION By N., Sam M.S. - 19 noun. Emotions of sensitivity and closeness, particularly when said emotions are not of a sexual nature. AFFECTION: "Valentine's Day isn't the only time one should show affection toward others." Related Psychology Terms SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams AFFECTIONAL DRIVE ADOLESCENCE (Theories) EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR SENSITIVITY DISTURBANCES ESTHETICS NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY BESTIALITY (Zooerasty, Zoophilia) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AFFECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affection/ (accessed December 1, 2021).