PERFORMATIVE By N., Sam M.S. - 86 adjective. designating an utterance whose very delivery achieves the stated objective of the speaker. PERFORMATIVE: "Her performative statement left me speechless." Related Psychology Terms A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Dissociative Identity Disorder OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION ATTITUDE SCALES HEARING (AUDITION) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PERFORMATIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/performative/ (accessed December 4, 2022).