AFFECTIVE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 adjective. 1. with regard to sentiment or feelings. 2. able of creating or showing feelings. AFFECTIVE: "Marshall's lack of affective abilities concerned his therapist, who wanted to focus more on his childhood traumas." Related Psychology Terms PROTHETIC AFFECTIVE DISCHARGE ALLIACEOUS PERCIPIENT UNBIASED PHALLIC PRIDE ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACH PERFORMANCE GOAL CONTRAPREPARED UNRESOLVED Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "AFFECTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affective/ (accessed January 16, 2019).