AFFECTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 AFFILIATION PSYCHIC NUMBING SEXUAL HARASSMENT CONVULSION SEX OFFENSE ANAPHYLAXIS ORAL-SUCKING PHASE AFTERPLAY SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM POSTFORMAL THOUGHT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AFFECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affection/ (accessed January 18, 2020).