RESTRICTED AFFECT By N., Sam M.S. - 46 Subdued spectrum or force of emotional expression. See also: flat affect. RESTRICTED AFFECT: "The schizophrenia patient showed restricted affect." Related Psychology Terms Selecting a Diagnosis SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OBJECT RELATIONSHIP Diagnosis and Treatment Planning BODY LANGUAGE (Organ Language) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RESTRICTED AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/restricted-affect/ (accessed June 25, 2022).