AFFECTIVE TONE

the state of mind or sense corresponding with a particular encounter or stimulant. In therapy, whenever a patient doesn't work to acknowledge their affective structure, the professional might pull the patient's interest toward it as a main characteristic of the dialogue, thereby concentrating the patient's interest onto fundamental or unmindful emotions. Commonly referred to as feeling tone.

AFFECTIVE TONE: "Affective tone is often the difference between what one says and the inflection with which they say it, such as when a friend claims to no longer care for an ex, but their demeanor and tone say otherwise enough that another can tell they're not being honest."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AFFECTIVE TONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affective-tone/ (accessed September 17, 2020).
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