FLAT AFFECT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 REACTIVE DEPRESSION POSITIVE EMOTION FLASHBULB MEMORY RESTRICTED AFFECT BRAIN DEATH SUPERSTITIOUS CONTROL ATTRIBUTE MODEL OF MEMORY STIMULUS SITUATION STIMULUS RELEASE THERAPY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FLAT AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flat-affect/ (accessed June 22, 2017).