AFFECTIVE-COGNITIVE STRUCTURE

the blend of a sentimental encounter with a cognitive objective or visualization, such as the connecting of the sensations of alleviation and the lessening of feeling scared to the idea of a mother or father as a safe place.

AFFECTIVE-COGNITIVE STRUCTURE: "Brenda's affective-cognitive structure elicited feelings of apprehension in her when approached by strangers ever since an attempted childhood abduction years ago."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "AFFECTIVE-COGNITIVE STRUCTURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affective-cognitive-structure/ (accessed October 15, 2018).
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