APPROPRIATE AFFECT

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an expression of mood, emotion or feeling that is congruent with the subject matter being discussed or witnessed.

APPROPRIATE AFFECT: "A person failed to express appropriate affect when they laughed uproariously when they heard that a child had died."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "APPROPRIATE AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/appropriate-affect/ (accessed December 1, 2022).

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