FREE-FLOATING EMOTION By N., Sam M.S. - 68 the term for a diffuse and generalized emotional state that does not appear to be associated with any specific cause. A common example is free-floating anxiety. FREE-FLOATING EMOTION: "Joe suffered from free floating emotion." Related Psychology Terms Comparison of Assessment Tools EMOTION (Theories) DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) EMOTION (General) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Dissociative Identity Disorder ANTISOCIAL REACTION DEMYELINATING DISORDERS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FREE-FLOATING EMOTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-floating-emotion/ (accessed July 2, 2022).