the internal feeling state which takes place whenever an objective has been achieved, a source of danger has been abstained from, or the person is happy with the current state of affairs. The propensity to experience such states is referred to as positive affectivity.

POSITIVE AFFECT: "The patient's positive affect reassured the therapist that she had done her job well."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITIVE AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-affect/ (accessed February 28, 2021).