FLAT AFFECT By N., Sam M.S. - 118 a term used for the absence or apparent absence of emotional response to any situation or event. Also called emotional flatness; flattened affect; flattening of affect. FLAT AFFECT: "A flat affect is one of no response." Related Psychology Terms Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams EMOTION (Theories) BENDER GESTALT TEST (Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test) ANTISOCIAL REACTION CIVILIAN CATASTROPHE REACTIONS INHIBITION REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) AVOIDANCE LEARNING Counselor and Client Safety RORSCHACH TEST Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FLAT AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flat-affect/ (accessed May 24, 2022).